Nakamura Extends Reggio Emilia Lead

Nakamura Extends Reggio Emilia Lead

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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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