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Old 09-23-2020, 05:06 PM   #16
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Re: Hikaru Nakamura vs Chess Brahs

Just looking at the top ~50 players or so, pretty much everyone in his generation from other countries clearly had chess friends or competition coming up. Hikaru probably never fit in here. Everyone his age was too weak at chess to act normally around him.

Shankland is the only one who could come close to fitting the bill and he started chess waaaay too late and until very recently was way weaker than Hikaru. He's only 4 years younger but the way he talks about Hikaru, it's like they are a full generation apart.
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