Weekly chess column
The US championship is well on its way, featuring the repatriation of Hikaru Nakamura to the event, as well as eleven other top US performers. Nakamura faced Robert Hess in the first round, and revealed his love of dangerous chess by playing as White the Evans Gambit. This opening was a favorite of Paul Morphy, but it went out of style with most gambits. Garry Kasparov revived it in a single successful game against Viswanathan Anand, and Nakamura now follows in his footsteps.