Monday, February 15, 2010

(Trailer) Changing of the Guard: The 2009 U.S. Championship and Nakamura/Friedel game

I just found this trailer for the 2009 U.S. Championship. As you may not know, Hikaru Nakamura, 21, of White Plains, N.Y., won the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship after winning in the ninth and final round at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis.

Hikaru Nakamura won after winning in the ninth and final round of the event. Second-seeded Nakamura, who also won the title in 2004, when he was just 16, took the venerable 164-year-old title and the first prize of $40,000 ($35,000, plus a $5,000 outright winner's bonus) after beating Josh Friedel of New Hampshire. Nakamura finished with seven points over nine games, and never lost a game.

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Here is the already mentioned game.

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