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Chess is, though not a very popular and spectacular sport, but, of course, one of the most interesting and exciting. It is for this reason that famous grandmasters are praised and highly valued.
Hikaru Nakamura is one of the most famous and strongest modern chess players in the world, who has repeatedly defended his high title of grandmaster in chess.
Hikaru Nakamura is a United States citizen but was born in Japan. His father is Japanese and his mother is American. When Hikaru was only 2 years old, his family moved to the US for permanent residence.
The boy's interest in chess began to manifest itself in childhood, when he learned to play at the age of 7. The future grandmaster was mentored by his stepfather Sunila Veeramantri, who was an experienced chess coach. He taught him the basics of the game, showed him the most profitable moves and strategies, and the boy quickly absorbed the knowledge he had gained and learned to put it into practice.
A large number of various interesting facts are connected with his personality, and his career in professional chess is very exciting and remarkable.
Hikaru Nakamura: chess
His professional activity in chess began inchildhood. Already at the age of 10, he became a world famous chess player, having adequately shown himself at many prestigious tournaments and competitions. The number of awards began to grow by leaps and bounds.
Hikaru Nakamura is still an active participant in many different prestigious international chess competitions today after becoming an eminent athlete and receiving the title of grandmaster and many awards.
In 2009 he won the Fischer Chess Championship (chess960). And already in the next 2010 he became a finalist of the World Championship, where he played as part of the American team. This is a very high achievement in the world of chess sport, which for many remains unattainable.
In the game, he uses an attacking strategy, trying to put pressure on his opponents. On top of that, he is one of the best representatives in blitz chess, as he often wins in just a few moves.
Hikaru Nakamura has a lot of interesting things connected with his personality. For example, he became the youngest holder of the status of a master of the American Chess Federation (United States Chess Federation). This is the most prestigious organization in America associated with chess and checkers. Not all eminent and experienced chess players are honored to become its member, and Hikaru Nakamura managed to achieve this at the age of ten. This is a unique case.
An even bigger achievement was the title of FIDE Grandmaster (International Chess Federation), which he received at the age of 15, which is a record. PreviouslyRobert Fisher was considered the youngest holder of this title.
An equally interesting fact is his world-famous confrontation with the strongest computer chess program "Komodo". Hikaru Nakamura in the game against Komodo was defeated for the fourth time, and ended the first three games in a draw. The player was given a small handicap: a pawn and one move.
Despite the fact that the grandmaster was defeated in the fourth match, this is still a very strong indicator, since far from all professional chess players can play 3 games against Komodo.
Confessions of a Geisha
The famous chess player is often confused with the writer who wrote the novel Confessions of a Geisha. The fact is that their names are consonant. The author's name is Kiharu Nakamura, and Hikaru Nakamura has nothing to do with Geisha.
This novel is a prime example of modern Japanese prose, which is in high demand from readers all over the world. The book is very rich and interesting, has a peculiar style and atmosphere.
This is a melodramatic love story that tells the difficult life story of Kiharu Nakamura herself. In fact, these are her memoirs, where she openly tells what it was like for Tokyo geishas in the pre-war period.
After the Second World War, she moved to the United States, marrying an American. The whole story of her life, without beauty and fiction, is told by the author of the book.
Hikaru Nakamura is one of the most prominent representatives of modernchess sport. While still quite young (he is under 30 years old), he has already entered the history of sports as one of the outstanding grandmasters.
He not only continues to actively participate in sports, but is also a regular on various American TV shows and radio programs. In the media, he is often referred to as a brilliant chess player, although he himself does not consider himself one.
Despite his outstanding achievements in sports, few people know his name, since interest in chess is not so high. But among fans of this sport, he is a real legend and an idol for many beginner chess players. Now his career is in full swing, so who knows what else he will be able to surprise the audience with.