2016 Candidates Chess Tournament - Sergey Karjakin vs Hikaru Nakamura - Round 2
This is a Round 2 game from the 2016 Candidates Chess Tournament between Sergey Karjakin and Hikaru Nakamura. What is at stake in this tournament besides a big purse? Well, the winner of this lengthy 14 round event will earn a ticket to challenge the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in November at the 2016 World Chess Championship match which will be held in New York, United States. We see a couple opening finesses in this positional struggle out of the Queen's Indian Defense. Would it be Karjakin or Nakamura who would be better positioned for the structural change in the middlegame? Moreover, would it be Karjakin, or Nakamura who calculates better when the position sharpens and tactical opportunities become more of a possibility?