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
| Morozevich, Alexander
| Ivanchuk, Vassily
| Giri, Anish
| Caruana, Fabiano
| Vitiugov, Nikita
Nakamura seeing in the New Year in style with players from the women's event
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.