Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian – Chess960 World Championship Game 1 (Rd 1.1)

As far as I can tell, this is the first YouTube Chess Analysis of a Grandmaster-level Chess 960 game! If you’re going to analyze you should analyze the best, so I chose this game from the World Chess 960 Championships. Hikaru Nakamura played white, and Levon Aronian, played black. Naka came up short in this game but went on to win the 2009 tournament in stirling fashion to become the World Chess 960 Champion. Time control: 20min + 5 second increment for each side Official home page of the Chess960 World Championship (Rapid) in Mainz, Germany: chesstigers.de Please LIKE our Chess 960 (Fischer Random) page on Facebook, which is updated regularly with all things CHESS960!!! www.facebook.com Here’s Bobby Fischer describing the rules of Fischer Random (Chess 960 as it will later be called), including the proper accurate nomenclature for castling procedures: www.bobby-fischer.net Also see the history of good history of Chess 960 at Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org