New York Knights Are Looking Bright

photo of the 2006 New York Knights by John Fernandez

U.S. Chess League Commissioner Greg Shahade has announced that Hikaru Nakamura is joining the New York Knights for the 2007 season. Hikaru has an uncompromising, go-for-broke playing style that makes his games a real treat for the crowd. He even trots out openings (like bringing his queen out on the second move of a double-king-pawn opening) that would get him laughed out of the local chess club if it weren’t for the fact that he is the second-highest rated player in the country.

The above photo is of the 2006 New York Knights; from left to right are two-time Canadian Champion Pascal Charbonneau, two-time U.S. Women’s Champion Irina Krush, two-time U.S. Women’s Champion Jennifer Shahade, Matthew Herman, and Robert Hess.

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One Response to “New York Knights Are Looking Bright”

  1. Future Bermuda Girl Says:

    Hi Paul,

    TKG was a GREAT book. I was wondering if you’d know or be able to find out when the Bermuda open is this year and who I’d contact to find out. I’m interested in playing and read that Pascal won it last year.

    Thanks
    Future Bermuda Girl

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