Archive for Hikaru Nakamura

Two wins in a row make a difference for Magnus Carlsen
Monday, July 30, 2012 19:52
Magnus Carlsen collected six points in just two days, and is now in shared first place in Biel together with Wang Hao. On Sunday Carlsen beat Victor Bologan with Black in their postponed game, and in Monday's 7th round the Norwegian also won against the tournament leader from China. The other two games, Giri-Nakamura and Bologan-Bacrot, ended in...
Bologan and Giri at the start of a game that would last seven hours
Saturday, July 28, 2012 21:07
Wang Hao is still leading the Biel Chess Festival after round 6, but runner-up Anish Giri is just 2 points behind the leader. On Saturday the Dutch grandmaster defeated Victor Bologan in a game that lasted just over seven hours. Long before this result, the games Nakamura-Carlsen and Bacrot-Wang Hao had ended in draws. Bologan, who substituted for...
Wang Hao, 4 points ahead of Giri & Nakamura
Friday, July 27, 2012 19:02
Wang Hao increased his lead to 4 points at the Biel Chess Festival on Friday. The Chinese grandmaster defeated Victor Bologan to score 3 more points, while runner-up Anish Giri only collected 1 point after drawing with Magnus Carlsen. Hikaru Nakamura beat Etienne Bacrot and is now in shared second place with the Dutch GM. Wang Hao, 4 points ahead...
Wang Hao beats Giri, leads in Biel after round 4
Friday, July 27, 2012 0:08
Wang Hao is the new leader at the GM tournament of the Biel Chess Festival. On Thursday the Chinese grandmaster defeated Dutchman Anish Giri to reach 9 points out of 4 games. Hikaru Nakamura won his first game, against Victor Bologan, while Etienne Bacrot and Magnus Carlsen drew their game. Wang Hao, the leader after round 4 | Photo © Biel Chess...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 19:12
Helped by excellent preparation, Anish Giri grabbed the lead with a win against Etienne Bacrot on Wednesday. Hikarua Nakamura buit up an advantage in a Polugaevsky Najdorf against Wang Hao but then missed a tactic and even lost. The biggest news from Biel today, however, was the withdrawal of Alexander Morozevich. See the official statement by the...
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Monday, July 23, 2012 21:21
Anish Giri and Wang Hao started with a win in the first round in Biel, Switzerland. The fresh Dutch Champion won against Alexander Morozevich, who took many risks trying to win. Wang Hao defeated Etienne Bacrot in a very nice King's Indian, Bayonet Attack. The game between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura ended in a draw. Anish Giri beats...
Fabiano Caruana, close to achieving his career's best performance
Sunday, June 17, 2012 20:10
With one round to go, Fabiano Caruana is half a point ahead of the field at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. On Sunday the Italian beat Vladimir Kramnik. Luke McShane won again; the Englishman inflicted the third consecutive loss upon Alexander Morozevich. Alexander Grischuk won against Hikaru Nakamura.  Fabiano Caruana, close to achieving his career's...
7th Tal Memorial starts tomorrow, Carlsen & Aronian top seeds
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:00
Tomorrow the Tal Memorial, one of the strongest round roubin tournaments of the year, takes off in the Pashkov House in Moscow, Russia. On Thursday a special opening ceremony is planned, in which the drawing of lots will be based on the results of a blitz tournament. During the main event it is not allowed to offer a draw before move 40. Event...
The Full English Breakfast #22: Championship Fever
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 12:24
I'll take a World and US Championship, no fruit, and hold the draws please. Or, in other words: The Full English Breakfast #22 is out! About the Full English Breakfast Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. Definitely not tongue in cheek. ;) Origins: The Full English Breakfast started life as a late...
Hikaru Nakamura clinches third U.S. Championship title
Sunday, May 20, 2012 12:05
Hikaru Nakamura won the U.S. Championship on Saturday after beating Yasser Seirawan with white in the last round. The top rated American grandmaster finished a full point ahead of Gata Kamsky and with a point less, third came Alexander Onischuk. A report on the final two rounds. Hikaru Nakamura wins his third U.S. Championship | Photos courtesy of...

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