Nakamuka’s 2nd rank setup!
In the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, one position caught my eye and I thought it was worthy of a Chess Curiosity entry. Hikaru Nakamura playing with white against Levon Aronian had a most fascinating position after 16 moves and one that might be unique in high level chess. Lets have a look at it.
I think this has to be unique because after 16 moves, white has ZERO pieces beyond the 2nd rank!! Despite that white has a very small pull because of the bishop pair.