Hikaru Nakamura: "Chess960 Is Great. Fischer Would Almost Certainly Lose to All of Us"

Время публикации: 28.02.2014 01:37 | Последнее обновление: 28.02.2014 01:47

GM Hikaru Nakamura participated in a live chat held on the website reddit. Chess24.com publishes some parts of the conversation. Namely, American GM was asked what he thinks of chess960.

"Do you think there will ever be a time in the future when Chess960 is a serious competitive chess format?

I think chess960 is great as it is simply pure intuition and understanding without theory or computers. In my opinion, a lot depends on the trends. For example, at the moment everyone is playing the Berlin Defense which has severely reduced the number of games with 1.e4. If this trend of attempting to "kill" the excitement continues, it is hard to believe 960 won't take over at some point. However, if we start seeing a lot of deep preparation and exciting games in in the Najdorf or Dragon, then I think the scope of normal chess will continue for a very long time.

How do you think Fischer would do against top players like yourself, Carlsen, or Kasparov?

Fischer would almost certainly lose to all of us, but this is due to the fact that the game has so fundamentally changed. If Fischer had a few years to use computers, I think he would probably be on the same level."


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