Tune-in for Chess Talk with IM John Watson on ICC Chess.FM. John’s weekly 60+ minute show (members only) will feature an interview with leading chess personalities.

John’s special guest this week (Tue., 4 Dec.) will be man-of-the-moment GM Hikaru Nakamura, the youngest US champion since Bobby Fischer. In his prodigy days, Hikaru, who at 15 years and 79 days is the youngest US grandmaster ever, broke every Fischer age-group record save for that of US champion. In 2004, at the age of 16, he won the US championship in San Diego.

Hikaru is regarded as something of a legend on ICC (playing under the handle of Smallville), where his status as one of the best blitz players in the world – both o.t.b and online – is seldom challenged. After a lean period on the international scene, Hikaru hit a purple patch in October with big back-to-back victories in two very strong European tournaments: the Magistral D’Escacs in Barcelona, and the Corsican Masters.


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