My Game vs. Hikaru Nakamura

My Game vs. Hikaru Nakamura

DanielGuel
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Yes, the title gave it away! Normally, I'd continue on my series about my experience at the Chess.com Club's League. It did happen, but I was not able to play in the rapid portion (the games I commentate on)... because I got to play GM Hikaru Nakamura in a simul!

If any of you have been living under a rock, Hikaru Nakamura has a Twitch channel now with half a million followers, and since COVID hit, with many forced to stay inside, his Twitch channel blew up and helped popularize chess on the internet. He hosted a simul for charity this weekend. Without further ado, let's see how the game went!

I was very proud of the way I played. I did not expect to win or even draw, but I did play my best. He simply took advantage of some light-squared weaknesses which came to be by move 11, and I simply did what I could. 27... Rxe5 was a missed opportunity, but at that point, I was dejected, and when emotions take over, it's extremely difficult to calculate these unnatural moves

For the record, my team did play this weekend. I got to play the blitz section. I will show you the results:

RAPID:

BLITZ:

The regular season of the Chess.com Club's League begins next weekend. I will be updating you on that! I hope you enjoyed the read, and I will see you soon for another one!