Rising Stars Increase Lead

Rising Stars Increase Lead

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 20, 2010, 5:47 AM |
16 | Chess Event Coverage

Round seven of the NH Tournament in Amsterdam brought renewed success for the Rising Stars, as they won two games to stretch their lead to a more comfortable three points.

On target for the Rising Stars were Hikaru Nakamura (pictured) and Fabiano Caruana.  Nakamura had a quick win when Loek van Wely seemed to forget his opening prep in a sharp Najdorf Sicilian, thereby losing in an embarrassingly brief 17 moves.

So, in the race to be the best Rising Star, Nakamura catches up with Anish Giri to share the lead with 4.5/7.

Overall, the top individual scorer so far is Boris Gelfand with 5/7.

The results in round seven:

Nakamura – van Wely 1 – 0
Caruana – Nielsen 1 – 0
So – Svidler ½ - ½
Giri – Gelfand ½ - ½
Howell – Ljubojevic ½ - ½


The overall standings and scores:

Experience

16.0
Gelfand, Boris ISR 2739 5.0
Svidler, Peter RUS 2734 3.5
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir SRB 2572 2.5
Van Wely, Loek NED 2677 2.5
Nielsen, Peter Heine DEN 2700 2.5
Rising Stars

19.0
Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2729 4.5
Giri, Anish NED 2672 4.5
Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2672 4.0
Howell, David W L ENG 2616 3.0
So, Wesley PHI 2674 3.0

 

 

 

 

 

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