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Nakamura Extends Reggio Emilia Lead

  • SonofPearl
  • on 1/2/12, 2:25 PM.

Hikaru Nakamura has extended his lead at the 2011/12 Reggio Emilia tournament in Italy with another win in round six.

Nakamura won for the second time against last-placed Nikita Vitiugov to put himself in a commanding lead.

His closest challengers Alexander Morozevich and Vassily Ivanchuk both lost today and now have a mountain to climb to catch the American.

As a result of his strong results so far, Nakamura is up to #5 in the live rankings!

The scores after six of ten rounds (3-1-0 scoring):

 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2758 14
 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2762 10
 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2775 8
 Giri, Anish  NED 2714 8
 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2727 7
 Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2729 2

 

Nakamura seeing in the New Year in style with players from the women's event

Hikaru Nakamura Regiio Emilia 2011-12 New Years party.JPG

 

 

 

 

The games in round seven on 3 January will be Morozevich v Giri, Caruana v Nakamura, and Vitiugov v Ivanchuk. Games start at 15:00 local time (14:00 UTC), and live coverage is available from the official website here.

Photo from Accademia Internazionale di Scacchi.

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  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    That French game against Vitiguov by Naka was awesome...

  • 3 years ago

    platolag

    Naka is the ultimate Poker man. What is his live rating on poker.com.

  • 3 years ago

    antonioGM

    Wow! even grandmasters make stupid mistakes. Unbelievable blunder by Ivanchuk, who lost today against Vitiugov

  • 3 years ago

    TheYear9876

    wow ! what a blunder today in round 7 by ivanchuk !

  • 3 years ago

    C0ldSh0ckW1z

    Round 7 update: Nakamura and Morozevich both with quick draws, Ivanchuk blunders badly (with plenty of time on the clock) and loses to Vitiugov.

  • 3 years ago

    LetsReason

    Aarnos said, "Go Nakamura, there's nothing that can stop you from winning anymore!"

    Um...Sure there is.  His name is Carlsen. Smile

    Nakamura still needs humility. He lacks it greatly.

  • 3 years ago

    TacticalKnightmare

    Naka's a stud!!....The lady's love him!!

  • 3 years ago

    ozzyking

    well he did play the last ranked player twice.

  • 3 years ago

    kiliagono

    in the morozevich-caruana i wanted to ask to someone who knows better after 20...Bf6 why morozevich doesn't take the pawn with 21Bxc5. I can't see a special reason to play h5

  • 3 years ago

    cpu1

    very good games supised thier was no daws very stong and amazing moves by the winners.

  • 3 years ago

    mobidi

    Funny games ! Maybe champagne is guilty? Happy New Year!

  • 3 years ago

    Aarnos

    Go Nakamura, there's nothing that can stop you from winning anymore!

  • 3 years ago

    quatrodecopas

    I'm obviously happy to see Caruana winning against a very good opponent like Morozevich. Hope to see him build from here and finish tournament in third place.

    BTW I visited the official site and i'm not sure they use the 3-1-0 system, i saw the standard 1- 1/2 -0

  • 3 years ago

    templar57

    Nakamura riding High! Cute picture with ladies field, too.   Would love to see Carlsen vs. Nakamura match. It would probably be more interesting than the upcoming  World Championship.

  • 3 years ago

    dracoms

    I like how Naka splits with Kaspa and then starts dominating. :D

  • 3 years ago

    Diyarbekirli

    Uuuhh Naka with  WGM Martha Fierro.Good job Naka! Go for it!We love you and proud of you.

  • 3 years ago

    adoggoboom

    USA! USA!

  • 3 years ago

    dannyhume

    knight >> bishop in the top 2 games.

  • 3 years ago

    lovinfeelin

    love d game, not players

  • 3 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Cheers to Hikaru, he really knows how to grind out a victory. Big win for Giri, too.

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