Nakamura also takes Corsica Masters

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After his tournament victory in Barcelona, this week the 19-year-old American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura also won a strong rapid tournament which was held 28-30 October on the French island Corsica. The first stage was a 10-round Swiss event in which 95 players participated. This was won by Nakamura and together with 13 others he qualified for the knockout stage, where they were joined by former world champions and renowned rapid specialists Anatoly Karpov and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. In the semi-finals Nakamura defeated Evgeny Bareev 3-1 while Kazimdzhanov eliminated Karpov with 3-1 as well. Naka then beat Kasim 2-0 in the final.

Below you'll find all Nakamura games. Quite amazing stuff. This guy has an immense natural feeling for the game.



All games of the knockout phase can be found here (PGN). In this file the last game Nakamura-Kasimdzhanov is given as a draw but I presume somebody made a mistake entering the game because the official results give 2-0 and Nakamura is winning in final position.

The huge youth tournament that was also part of the Corsican Circuit

The semi-finals of the main rapid event

The winner

Photos courtesy of the French Chess Federation
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