Anand – Nakamura, London Chess Classic 2011 Round 4

Here’s a fascinating commentary on one of the big games from London with commentary by Daniel King and the winner himself, Hikaru Nakamura. There were some interesting observations such as Nakamura’s comment that Anand isn’t really a 1.d4 player because he’s only played it for the last couple of years. It does take a while for positions to get into your blood and our most ‘natural’ openings are those that we start with.

Of course I hasten to add that this kind of chess is for young and brilliant calculators.

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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Besides teaching chess, Nigel is a registered tai chi and qigong instructor and runs several weekly classes.