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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nakamura-Kasparov chess partnership revealed

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Hi everyone,

America's number one grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is working with 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Their collaboration started before the Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee last January. This was reported in the latest issue of New in Chess Magazine, which reaches mailboxes today.

What his nearest colleagues already knew, and what has been rumoured for many months on the internet, was confirmed today by  New in Chess: top grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura (USA) is working with former World Champion and arguably the best player ever, Garry Kasparov (Russia). In issue 2011/07 there's an interview by Macauley Peterson which confirms everything, and there's also a press from New in Chess as well, stating: 

Kasparov and Nakamura started working together before the Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee last January, which ended in the American’s greatest triumph to date. Looking back with new knowledge it’s easy to understand what part Kasparov played in his success. Nakamura reveals that he first talked with the 13th World Champion about a possible cooperation at the London Chess Classic. 

The Internet is abuzz with the news, give google a shot! Chessvibes has a detailed story with updates about the 'previous partnership' with Magnus Carlsen.

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  • At November 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    Sorry but I found the Kasparov-Carlsen more romantic. Hope this helps Naka. Yes quite a few rumours about it anyway.

  • At November 1, 2011 at 1:40 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    The confirmation is interesting but guess it was obvious after the very strong rumours. What will remain to be seen is now how Nakamura's performance changes in the coming months.

  • At November 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    Fantastic for both of them. Maybe American chess needs a world champion!

  • At November 1, 2011 at 2:05 PM , Anonymous Brenda Kroll, Berlin said...

    All the credit to the chess great Kasparov. He just doesn't seem to stop contributing. I just saw he again released a new book Kasparov on Kasparov. Kasparov has set the bar very high. He has stopped playing professionally but still does so much for chess. A great sportsman. I am sure no one can match him - in the chess world at least.

  • At November 1, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Didn't Naka read Carlsen's biography published recently?

  • At November 2, 2011 at 2:41 AM , Blogger fyzy said...

    The future of chess lies in the hands of this young man. - (0n Kasparov at age 11) - Mikhail Botvinnik (Former World Chess Champion).
    this is true...kasparov is the greatest players in the matter in which era..he is absolutely the greatest...

  • At November 3, 2011 at 6:06 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "I had the opportunity to work extensively with Magnus, and I have been working less formally with Hikaru since the start of the year."


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