Hikaru’s Bongcloud Speedrun to 3000 needs a deep rewind

At the age of 15, Hikaru Nakamura was the youngest American prodigy to earn the GM title. He’s reached a peak ranking of No 2 in the world and is a 5 time US Chess Champion, but all this pales in comparison to reaching a 3000 blitz rating (which only ~35 people people have) while using the worst opening in chess- the Bongcloud opening. To fully understand how truly absurd this is, let’s rewind. Notice me Jon Bois.

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