Following that victory, Nakamura played a challenge match dubbed the "Duelo de Jóvenes Prodigios" in Mexico against Ukrainian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin and defeated his fellow prodigy, 4½–1½. In the same year he won the 16th North American Open in Las Vegas.
In November and December 2005 Nakamura entered the FIDE World Chess Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, seeded 28th (of 128 players) but failed to advance beyond the first round. team win the bronze medal in the International Chess Olympiad at Turin, playing third board behind Gata Kamsky and 2006 U. In July 2009, Nakamura won the Donostia-San Sebastian Chess Festival, tying with former FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov with 6½/9 before defeating Ponomariov in a blitz playoff to win the title over a field including former undisputed world champion Anatoly Karpov, former FIDE world champions Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Ponomariov, 2009 World Junior champion Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Peter Svidler among others.
He lost each of his two games to Indian grandmaster Surya Ganguly. In August 2009, Nakamura became the 960 World Chess Champion, beating GM Levon Aronian 3½–½ in Mainz, Germany.
In November 2009, Nakamura participated in the BNbank blitz tournament in Oslo, Norway.
Nakamura skipped the Chess World Cup 2009 in favour of the London Chess Classic in December 2009. Kc1 Bd6~~ After the game, when I analysed with Novikov, he suggested this line. In the end he had to settle for a losing endgame down an exchange.
Although he drew with the black pieces against eventual winner Magnus Carlsen and with white against former world champion Vladimir Kramnik, Nakamura failed to win a game during the tournament and ended in seventh place out of eight. I did not find anything which was winning for White, and I think that Black is at least even in this position if not better.
In the round-robin stage, he drew Kamsky before losing to Shulman, with the white pieces in both games. From November 5 through 14th, Nakamura competed in the 2010 Mikhail Tal Memorial in Moscow; the field consisted of world No. Nakamura's performance at this tournament, his first involving an entirely super-elite field allowed him to "force (the chess elite) to respect him", according to noted Russian commentator grandmaster Sergey Shipov. A German documentary analyzed the market and uncovered multiple problems of online dating sites.Amongst them are "romance-scamming" (persons registering on the sites to get money from people falling in virtual love with them), using controllers or animators registered with multiple fake accounts, using unexpected and sometimes unlawful conditions in the terms and conditions leading to longer contracts a client intended to sign.In May 2014, when FIDE began publishing official rapid and blitz chess ratings, Nakamura ranked number one in the world on both lists. Nakamura was born in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, to a Japanese father, Shuichi Nakamura, and an American mother, Carolyn Merrow Nakamura, a classically trained musician and former public school teacher. On June 20, 2005, Nakamura was selected as the 19th Frank Samford Chess Fellow, receiving a grant of ,000 to further his chess education and competition. Nakamura defeated Stripunsky in two straight rapid chess playoff games to claim the title and become the youngest national champion since Fischer. Nakamura finished the tournament without a loss and, in the seventh round, defeated grandmaster Gregory Kaidanov, then the nation's top-ranked player. The loss to Shulman eliminated him from defending his 2009 title. Although he defeated Lê Quang Liêm and drew Kramnik with the black pieces during the tournament, the U. From November 16 through 18th, Nakamura made his debut at the 2010 World Blitz Championship in Moscow. Bb6 h5 This is the only move which makes any sense here, but it allows White to win the exchange. Despite a disastrous start and losing four of his first five games to Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Sergey Karjakin, he recovered to score 5/7 in the second half of the day and finished with a score of 7½/14, 2½ points behind coleaders Carlsen and Levon Aronian, whom he defeated in their individual games. Maybe Novikov felt like giving up the exchange to get some counterplay because if he does not play h5 White has all the play. He has also written a book about bullet chess called Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate. In October 2015, he reached his peak FIDE rating of 2816, which ranked him second in the world.