Rapid Success from Vegas and Berlin: Nakamura and Carlsen
GM Nakamura vs. Kamsky at Millionaire Chess
The only FIDE rating list where Magnus Carlsen doesn’t tower over his competitors is rapid chess. That honor currently belongs to Hikaru Nakamura -- by a 3 rating point margin.
Over the weekend, both players battled in momentual rapid matches--on opposite sides of the world.
Millionaire Chess: Nakamura battles to the top.
How did Nakamura convert his better position into a material advantage?
World Rapid Championship: Carlsen is the first player in history to win two years in a row
In the endgame, often the more advanced passed pawn determines the winner. How did Carlsen turn his into a victory?
Read the full article, including more tactics and the recent successes of Nakamura and Carlsen, at US Chess News: