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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  • 5 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


    well he did play the last ranked player twice.

  • 5 years ago


    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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


    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

  • 5 years ago


    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.

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


    USA! USA!

  • 5 years ago


    knight >> bishop in the top 2 games.

  • 5 years ago


    love d game, not players

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


    Naka!  Naka!  Naka!  

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