Monday, February 28, 2011

USCF recognizes GM Nakamura's ties to Memphis!

From the USCF!

GM Hikaru Nakamura could be seen wandering the streets of Memphis from February 16-22. What in the world was he doing in Memphis, you might ask? No, he didn’t get lost. He took a break from his role at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to meet with friends, help promote chess and let people know about the super Mid-South Chess summer camp. This year’s camp at the Lausanne Collegiate School from June 5-10, 2011 will stand out among the nine others that they organized. The star-studded cast of instructors includes Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky, newly-elected Grandmaster Robert Hess, International Master Raja Panjwani, and Women’s International Master Alisa Melekhina. For more information, see

Nakamura has visited Memphis often as he loves spending time with friends. He could be seen relaxing and enjoying a few drinks on Beale Street (at places that he loves like Silky’s and BB King’s) and listening to jazz music or going to a show at the Orpheum.

For the entire interview click here!

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