Wednesday Workout: Hikaru Wins!

GM Hikaru Nakamura won his fifth Speed Chess Championship earlier this week, defeating GM Magnus Carlsen in a tense 14½13½ match on December 18th  The American speedster took advantage of his own winning chances throughout the series of knockout matches, but he dodged a few bullets too.

Here, you can replay some of his nicest finds and his opponents’ nastiest misses. Try our interactive LiChess study, or you can download and print our pdf worksheet to try to solve these exercises over-the-board.


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