Nakamura Leads Unive At Halfway

Nakamura Leads Unive At Halfway

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Hikaru_Nakamura_USChamps_2010_resized.jpgHikaru Nakamura is leading the Crown Group at the 2012 Unive Tournament in Hoogeveen, Netherlands at the halfway point.

Nakamura has won both his games with the white pieces, and drawn with black to lead by a clear point from Sergei Tiviakov.

Today (24th October) is a rest day, so the tournament continues with round four on Thursday 25th October.

All rounds start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC), and the official website (in Dutch) is providing live video coverage of the games at this page.

The standings after 3/6 rounds

Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2775 * ½ 1 1
Tiviakov, Sergei  NED 2656 ½ * ½ ½
Giri, Anish  NED 2693 0 ½ * ½ 1
Hou, Yifan  CHN 2623 0 ½ ½ * 1

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Hikaru Nakamura beat Anish Giri in the first round

Unive 2012 round 1 Nakamura Giri.jpg

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Hou Yifan pushed hard against Anish Giri in round two

Unive 2012 round 2 Hou Yifan Anish Giri.jpg

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Nakamura responded well to Hou Yifan's rare choice of 7...e5?! in the Keres Attack

Unive 2012 round 3 Nakamura Hou Yifan.jpg

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Pictures from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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