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

SP949 - RKBBRNNQ

01 August 2002

31 July 2002

SP941 - RKRBNQBN

27 July 2002

SP937 - RKRBBNQN

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

SP884 - RBBQKRNN

25 May 2002

SP874 - QRKRBBNN

19 May 2002

SP868 - QBBRKRNN

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

07 April 2002

01 April 2002

12 March 2002

SP800 - BBRKQNRN

01 March 2002

27 February 2002

23 February 2002

SP783 - QRKNRNBB

19 February 2002

SP779 - QRKNBRNB

01 February 2002

31 January 2002

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?

03 January 2002

01 January 2002