Hikaru Nakamura's Best King's Indian Victory? - Top 10 Of The 2010s - Gelfand vs. Nakamura, 2010 - T
Nakamura won at least three King's Indian brilliancies last decade, against Anand, So, and Gelfand.

Hikaru Nakamura's Best King's Indian Victory? - Top 10 Of The 2010s - Gelfand vs. Nakamura, 2010 - T

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Hikaru Nakamura is one of the best King's Indian Defense players of all time. With magnificent victories against stars like Viswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand, and Wesley So in the 2010s, he established his reputation in this modern romantic opening. His victory against Gelfand features a humorously pleasing insistence to sacrifice his queen for a mate on g2.

Top 10 Games of the 2010s

Lessons:

  • The King's Indian requires full commitment!
  • In pawn chain structures, you must attack in the direction of the pawns.
  • In pawn chain structures, advance the free pawn NEXT to your most advanced pawn.

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