Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
His Best Games annotated by Karsten Müller
Publisher: Edition Olms, 2012
Edition: Paperback medium
This is the very first book to focus exclusively on Hikaru Nakamura, the greatest American chess player since the legendary Robert James Fischer. The book features a prologue penned by Lubosh Kavalek, who was none other than Bobby's insider and supporter at the "match of the century" against Boris Spasski in 1972.
In ten chapters. the authors focus on the main reasons for the success of Nakamura, who, like arch-rival Magnus Carlsen, was coached for nearly a year by Garry Kasparov.
In addition to an exclusive interview, of special interest are contributions by prominent chess greats, such as three-time U.S. national champion Lubosh Kavalek. Kavalek has been following Hikaru's ascent to the summit of chess at close range.
Which is why he is ideally placed to deliver a reliable verdict on this exceptional player. Many chess fans admire Hikaru Nakarnura's furious attacking talent. and wish him all the best for a successful career.
In this book, grandmaster Karsten Müller from Hamburg document the 24-year-old’s fascinating journey to the top of world chess.
Interestingly, Hikaru was not a typical child prodigy, and at his first Junior World Championships didn’t even make it onto the winners’ podium. Although he won a World Cup medal aged just 13, today he creates true miracles.
Translated by Eugene Edwards and edited by Ken Neat.