Sunday, January 23, 2011

Carlsen vs Nakamura today!

Have to say that seeing Nakamura as the sole leader with 5,5 out of 7 really surprises me! He is good but I always felt he was a step below the absolute top guys. Maybe he is just taking a jump recently and playing in these highest tournaments is improving the guy?

Anyway, this should be an interesting game. Recently they played a private blitz match in a hotel:

And this is from world blitz:

Today will hopefully be exciting!


  1. Well, it was exciting for fans of Carlsen and haters of either Naka or the Sicilian. I have to think that disasters like this make the SIcilian a risky choice at 2750-2800+ level. You see a lot more 1.e4 e5 at that level.

  2. Yeah most of them go for 1.e4 e5 and the Berlin these days it seems!