Winning against Nakamura

Winning against Nakamura

Vlad_Akselrod
IM Vlad_Akselrod
Nov 9, 2009, 12:00 AM |
9 | Chess Players

GM Hikaru Nakamura (FIDE 2715) aka Smallville needs no introduction - we have already published an article on his epic battle against Alexander Grischuk. IM Vlad Akselrod (FIDE 2446) aka Raix, a second of WGM Natalia Pogonina and Peter Zhdanov, has finally had a chance to play against arguably the best bullet player in the world.

Vlad lost 3 games in a row (remember that the time control was 1 min per game for each player!), but the 4th one was sweet revenge:

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Raix - Smallville (click to see the game)

Bottom-line: believe in yourself, fight till the end, and you may end up winning in chess...and life in general!

Originally published at Pogonina.com

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