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Nakamura & Kasparov: It's Official!

  • ChessMarkstheSpot
  • on 11/1/11, 8:42 AM.

   After all the rumors, hearsay, and everyone thinking about what they know or don't know, it's just been confirmed: Garry Kasparov and Hikaru Nakamura are working together!

   An article in this month's New In Chess magazine has the details behind the latest, and possibly one of the greatest, team-ups in chess history. Interviewed by journalist Macauley Peterson, American GM and now #10-rated in the world, Hikaru Nakamura, speaks at length about this long-talked-about and rumored story.

   If you subscribe to New In Chess magazine, your mailbox will soon house an historic issue containing the salivating details, including information on Gary Kasparov’s coaching of World #1-ranked Magnus Carlsen.

   The chess world will seriously speculate what the future holds for Nakamura, now that it has been officially announced he is being coached by perhaps the greatest chess player in history. Is there the possibility of Naka competing in the upcoming World Championship Cycle or one not too far off in the future? Will the next batch or two of Candidates matches feature BOTH Naka and Magnus?

   What doesn’t need speculation is that the next few years in chess should prove to be very interesting and exciting!

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  • 3 years ago

    ChessMarkstheSpot

       I thought we weren't going to talk about this sorta thing again?

      -Mark

  • 3 years ago

    NM BMcC333

    You knew Abe? Don't tell me a lawyer could be telling a fib. I heard there was way to tell when you lawyers were lying. Can anyone clue me in?

    Hikaru as a Navajo!? Now that is a TN to this discussion!

  • 3 years ago

    Jebcc

    lets see here Hikaru looks like a Navajo Indian to me.  So I guess that would make him, geneticly, a lot more American than a good ol boy from south carolina 

  • 3 years ago

    NM BMcC333

    Alaskadog,

    I am not going to debate this any further. The definition of nationality I prefer is simple and given in the dictionaries but will point out lawyers like to take the position they expect to generate the most income.

    Abraham Lincoln was famous for asking the question, if I say a dog's tail is a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Some yes man (maybe a lawyer?) replies 5 and Abe says, 4. Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg!!

  • 3 years ago

    NM BMcC333

    Thanks OBO, the 10th time was the charm. BTW, I did receive my new in chess with this article. I haven't read the whole thing but how it came together is interesting. It was certainly not because Garik loves US chess but rather the benefactor of the ST Louis Chess club, millionaire Rex Sinquefield, opening his wallet. I wonder what Kaspy's rate is. Probably a little more than the 33 bucks an hr I charge.  

  • 3 years ago

    Yigor

    Forrie: hmm it recalls me that New Zelandians are supposed to be All Blacks!SealedSmile

  • 3 years ago

    forrie

    Yigor: "South Africans are probably green like aliens!Laughing"

     

    Especially during rugby/soccer/cricket matches.....green, gold and various other colours....

     

  • 3 years ago

    OBraveOne

    Yup, you got that right (at last!).  Let's get back to the subject of chess, not politics, nationality, citizenship, blah blah, ad nauseum. 

    CHESS!

  • 3 years ago

    NM BMcC333

    Some people can't accept a moderator's request despite the fact they have gotten away with many more insults than 90% of internet sites would allow. At least it is funny to see people laughing at his trolling. Since my name has been bought up, with my views misrepresented again, it is only fair to state the simple fact, imo.

    As I said many times, the citizenship issue was meant to be a side point. A person's nationality is determined by where they are born. You can choose your citizenship. I never said Nakamura was not a US citizen. Citizenship is not the same as nationality. It does not take a lawyer or any kind of expert. Nakamura is Japanese because he was born there and given the America bashing that was going on here, it was a very on-topic point.

    I cited 2 different web sites with a review of the law, claiming otherwise is a lie and hardly the 1st one told by mariah.

    What is irrational is pretending a leopard can change his spots by filling out some paperwork with a lawyer.

    Let's hope this finally ends this topic.

  • 3 years ago

    Yigor

    South Africans are probably green like aliens!Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    forrie

    Ha!....looks can be deceiving.....

    ....so he is american?

  • 3 years ago

    OBraveOne

    Just what is going on here!?  I came to this page to read about a possibly historic event of a powerful chess partnership, and all I can see is indignant griping of a political nature.

    All you so-called chess enthusiasts, stop bitching and biting and let's see what becomes of this alliance between Kasparov and Nakamura. It can only be for the good of chess!

  • 3 years ago

    LobowolfXXX

    As another immigration lawyer (though not exclusively), I have to say, if I'd known the direction this thread was going to take, I'd have checked back on it sooner!  I can't believe I missed all that.  lol

  • 3 years ago

    Titin_Spector

    anyway, who likes Nakamura?

  • 3 years ago

    NM BMcC333

    Ok, I have made my points more than once. It is your thread if you want to kill the discussion, fine by me. I don't think anyone was forced to read it. I don't know how many hits were generated by it, but it will certainly be more hits than after this discussion ends.

  • 3 years ago

    peacefulblue

    Okay, I get the point, fellow members that some people are getting annoyed by this long discussion. I was going to raise a few more points regarding BMcC's arguments, but I will no longer do so. I just want to say that this long discussion would never have happened if someone had not negatively reacted to my post that Hikaru Nakamura can be considered to be a natural born American grandmaster in the top ten of FIDE. I think that was such a harmless comment related to chess, since I want all nations as much as talent will allow to be represented in the top FIDE list. But it struck a negative chord in some. I will no longer read nor post comments on this article and I apologize to the other members for this overly long discussion. 

  • 3 years ago

    Twobit

     @ ChessMarkstheSpot: Amen!

  • 3 years ago

    ChessMarkstheSpot

       Guys, this is about *chess* NOT politics. Discuss Obama and nationality and all this political stuff somewhere else please. Thanks.

       -Mark

  • 3 years ago

    NM BMcC333

    This is the post you claimed was edited, it states the same as before, without 2 parents I said you had to be born here, no editing.

     

     

    Alaskadog, you might consider a little research before proclaiming yourself an immigration expert and playing the birther card. When both of your parents are Americans,you can be born anywhere and  still be American as were both of McCain's parents, although this hasn't stopped people from falsely accusing. As you mentioned, Hikaru, like Barry Hussein Obama, does not have 2 American parents, so they would have to be born in America to be natural born Americans. Hence this is why the president felt the need to release his photoshop document.

    I have known Hikaru since he attended tournaments in a stroller, he has never disputed his Japanese origin.

  • 3 years ago

    NM BMcC333

    I never edited the statement about Naka not being able to be president, at least not intentionally. i cleaned up some typos, but did make that statement and never intentionally deleted it and never denied it.

    I never claimed birth was the only way to be presidential eligible, you are wrong there. The proof is in my support of McCain and his 2 parents. If I believed what you claim I believe, why would I have supported McCain as eligible to be pres??

    I also said that by looking at more federal law pages, naka could be presdential eligible by the 5 yr 1 parent clause you mentioned.

    My initial point was that Naka was Japanese not American,my comment about him beong eligible to be president was a side issue, never the main issue.

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