Nakamura Wins San Sebastian

Nakamura Wins San Sebastian

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 16, 2009, 2:11 PM |
31 | Chess Event Coverage

He needed a tie-breaker to do it, but Hikaru Nakamura (pictured) has won the San Sebastian tournament in a dramatic finish.

Ruslan Ponomariov won his last round game against Francisco Vallejo Pons to catch Nakamura on 6.5/9 and force the 2-game rapid tie break, but Nakamura won both games.

A heartbreaking end for the Ukrainian, but a great breakthrough victory for Nakamura!

The final standings:

Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2710 ½  *  ½  ½  1 ½  1 ½  1 1  
Ponomariov, Ruslan   UKR   2727 *   ½   ½   ½   1 1 1 1 ½   ½     
Svidler, Peter  RUS  2739 ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  1  
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB  2672 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  0 1 ½  1 5
Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP  2693 0 0 ½  ½  *  ½  ½  1 1 1 5
Movsesian, Sergei  SVK  2716 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  1  
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA  2703 0 0 0 1 ½  ½  *  ½  1 1  
Granda Zuniga, Julio E  PER  2647 0 ½  ½  0 0 ½  ½  *  1 ½   
San Segundo Carrillo, Pablo  ESP  2570 ½  0 ½  ½  0 ½  0 0 *  ½   
Karpov, Anatoly  RUS  2644 ½  0 0 0 0 0 0 ½  ½  *   

 

 

 

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