Just Watch! Nakamura “Attempts” Scholar’s Mate Against A Grandmaster

Hikaru Nakamura is a player who can always surprise his opponent with a rare and unorthodox opening. In this game Nakamura’s opponent was Anton Filippov and Nakamura went for unorthodox Danver’s opening. An opening which can be seen rarely at the top level. But though the early queen development violates conventional opening principles Nakamura got a pretty dangerous attack. This video covers that interesting encounter!
Hikaru Nakamura (2657) vs. Anton Filippov (2466)
2rd Champions Challenge, 2005.04.30, Wayward Queen, Danvers, Parnham (C20)
1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Qf3 Nf6 5. Ne2 Bg7 6. d3 d6 7. h3 a6 8. Nbc3 Na5 9. Bg5 h6 10. Be3 Nxc4 11. dxc4 Be6 12. b3 O-O 13. a4 Nh7 14. g4 f5 15. gxf5 gxf5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. Rg1 Bxc2 18. Qh5 Ng5 19. Bxg5 hxg5 20. Rxg5 Rf7 21. Kd2 Bh7 22. Rag1 Qf8 23. f4 Kh8 24. R1g4 Bh6 25. Rh4 Bxg5 26. fxg5 Rg7 27. g6 Qf6 28. gxh7 Rg5 29. Qh6
Video Thumbnail Credits: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Hikaru_Nakamura_and_Levon_Aronian%2C_Candidates_Tournament_2016.jpg


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