Breaking the rules

Nakamura’s slump continues. I don’t know what is wrong with him. The only explanation – apart from physical issues – is that he is trying to break the rules of positional play on purpose in order to confuse his opponents. That clearly seems to backfire though.

When I look at this game I can recognize that black is a former World Champion. I don’t know who was playing white though.

It is quite interesting to play around with graphs. Surprisingly the top-player whom Naka shows the most similarity with, is Kramnik. Going by opposite performance the Anti-Naka seems to be Nepo.