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  1. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    02 Feb '14 00:55
    Nakamura is probably wondering what he has to do to beat Carlsen! He lost again to Magnus,making him +0-8 with a few draws lifetime.
  2. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    02 Feb '14 01:24
    He was totally winning too. He will probably never get another chance better than today. Shame.
  3. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    02 Feb '14 12:13
    Say it ain't so (name that rhymes with so) say it ain't so 🙁
  4. 02 Feb '14 14:12
    Hi Woody.

    "He was totally winning too."

    Not having a go mate but if you refer to a game in this day and age it so
    easy to drop it into the forum. You have obviously seen the game and
    sharing is nice. (end of lecture) 😉

    According to some lad on chessgames.com this makes it 8-0 (with 15 draws) in Carlsen's favour.
    If so then the Nak has some big psycological hurdle to get over.
    When he does...and surely he eventually will, Things may turn around.
    I had a 9-0 (no draws) score over a Scottish lad then one day he won one.
    then another...and another....he pulled it back to 9-5 till I finally drew one.

    Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen Zurich Chess Challenge (2014)
    I'm sure we would all like to see a World Championship between these two
    ·

  5. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    03 Feb '14 00:17
    Stranger things can happen. I remember Alekhine was +0-8 lifetime against Capa before taking the world title in 1927. Maybe Nakamura should devote himself to really studying the game on his own,and stop depending on engines,databases,and seconds doing all the work for him. Carlsen grew up reading and digesting the works of the Old pre-war masters,something that most young players don't even know about.
  6. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    03 Feb '14 07:18
    Yes, Nakamura is 0-8 career vs Carlsen but against (legitimate) World Champions he is 11-11 (3-0 vs Anand, 7-3 vs Kramnik, and 1-0 vs Karpov). That's not bad. He's never played Kasparov.
  7. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    03 Feb '14 13:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    Yes, Nakamura is 0-8 career vs Carlsen but against (legitimate) World Champions he is 11-11 (3-0 vs Anand, 7-3 vs Kramnik, and 1-0 vs Karpov). That's not bad. He's never played Kasparov.
    and why is Carlsen not a "legitimate" WC?
  8. 03 Feb '14 15:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sundown316
    and why is Carlsen not a "legitimate" WC?
    He is, which is why Nakamura's score against "legitimate" World Champions is 11-11 and not 11-3!