18 August 2002

SP959 - RKRNNQBB

12 August 2002

SP953 - RKRBBNNQ

  • Being Outplayed • This position has two striking features. The first is the RKR bunched in the corner and the second is the Queen in the opposite corner.

08 August 2002

31 July 2002

SP941 - RKRBNQBN

27 July 2002

21 July 2002

SP931 - BRKRNQNB

  • An Early Queen Sortie • Developing the Queen to a square considered dangerous in traditional chess
  • Nakamura's 1.g4/b4 • Was there any particular characteristic of the start positions that led him to choose these moves?

07 July 2002

SP917 - RKBBRQNN

16 June 2002

SP896 - BBRKQRNN

08 June 2002

SP888 - RBQKBRNN

06 June 2002

SP887 - RQBKRNNB

04 June 2002

25 May 2002

SP874 - QRKRBBNN

19 May 2002

15 May 2002

SP864 - BBQRKRNN

12 May 2002

SP861 - RKNBRNBQ

30 April 2002

SP849 - BRKBNRNQ

  • Passive vs. Active Play • The most striking characteristic of this SP is the Queen in the corner, facing a Bishop on the long diagonal.

16 April 2002

SP835 - BRKNRQNB

  • Four Weak Pawns (SP835) • Another start position with two undefended Pawns and two Pawns defended only by the King

12 March 2002

27 February 2002

23 February 2002

19 February 2002

SP779 - QRKNBRNB

22 January 2002

SP751 - RKNNQRBB

  • Nakamura's 1.g4/b4 • Was there any particular characteristic of the start positions that led him to choose these moves?