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Hikaru Plays to Win

Hikaru Plays to Win

Learn from multiple time US Champion, Super-Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura as he provides an in depth look at his thought process in games against World Champions and other top players.

  • Hikaru Plays to Win vs Anand

    Do you want to know how a world-class grandmaster thinks during a game? Hikaru Nakamura shares his impressive victory against former World Champion Vishy Anand.

    • 21 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Hikaru Plays to Win vs Topalov

    How do you handle a queen sacrifice from your opponent? Hikaru Nakamura is back to give you a personal lesson on one of the most exciting things that can happen in a chess game.

    • 32 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Hikaru Plays to Win vs Giri

    How do you beat one of the best chess players in the world? Let super-GM Hikaru Nakamura explain how he took apart the rock-solid Anish Giri.

    • 31 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Hikaru Plays to Win vs Carlsen

    Hikaru Nakamura shows us how to play for a win against the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen. It doesn't get any better than this.

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Hikaru Plays to Win vs MVL

    Two of the world's most aggressive, fighting players clash over the board. Hikaru shows us what happens when fire meets fire in his game with Maxime Vachier - Lagrave!

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Hikaru Plays to Win vs Bacrot

    How do you win in rapid chess against a legendary opponent? GM Hikaru Nakamura explains his winning method against GM Bacrot.

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
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