Archive for Hikaru Nakamura

Grand Prix R8: Nakamura in sole lead after lucky win
Monday, September 30, 2013 22:00
After a few quiet days, the Grand Prix in Élancourt heated up again on Monday with four decisive games. Hikaru Nakamura was worse throughout his game, but defended well and even won as Vassily Ivanchuk lost on time in a drawn position. The American grandmaster is the sole leader now as Boris Gelfand lost to Fabiano Caruana. Alexander Grischuk won...
Friday, July 05, 2013 10:31
In April Hikaru Nakamura spent some time in Tarragona, Spain to train with his new coach Artur Kogan for his next tournaments: the Zug Grand Prix, the Norway Chess tournament, the Thessaloniki Grand Prix and the Tal Memorial. While he was there, the Catalan news website El Jornal Diari produced an interview with the American grandmaster. The video...
Mamedyarov beats Kramnik 1.5-0.5, wins first Geneva Masters
Sunday, June 30, 2013 21:47
On Sunday Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the first edition of the Geneva Chess Masters. The grandmaster from Azerbaijan, who won the World Rapid Championship earlier this month, defeated Etienne Bacrot 2.5-1.5 in the semi-final and Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5 in the final. Mamedyarov wins in Geneva | Photo courtesy of the official website This final...
Saturday, June 29, 2013 12:02
Vladimir Kramnik became the fourth player to reach the semi-finals of the Geneva Chess Masters on Friday. The 14th World Champion needed a blitz playoff to beat Swiss grandmaster Yannick Pelletier. On Thursday, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura had already qualified for Saturday's semis. Photo courtesy of the official...
Geneva: Mamedyarov & Bacrot lead their groups
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Friday, June 28, 2013 8:39
On the second day at the Geneva Chess Masters, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Etienne Bacrot and Hikaru Nakamura have qualified for Saturday's semi-finals. Mamedyarov tops the A group with 6 "tiebreak points", where Yannick Pelletier and Vladimir Kramnik are sharing second place with 3 points. The B group has been decided: Bacrot has 6 "tiebreak points"...
Good start for Pelletier, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Bacrot in Geneva
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:34
The Geneva Chess Masters started on Wednesday with the first four matches, and it was a good day for Yannick Pelletier, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Hikaru Nakamura and Etienne Bacrot. In the A group, Pelletier won both games against Judit Polgar, while Mamedyarov beat Vladimir Kramnik 1.5-0.5. In the B group, Bacrot scored 1.5-0.5 against Alexandra...
Geneva Masters starts today
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:18
Today the first Geneva Chess Masters starts in Geneva, Switzerland. In this brand new rapid tournament three World Champions and a female chess legend will be playing, as well as strong players from France and Switzerland.   The first Geneva Chess Masters will take place June 26th-30th, 2013 in the Pitoeff Theater in Geneva. The tournament is...
Boris Gelfand
Friday, June 21, 2013 21:08
Boris Gelfand is the new leader at the Tal Memorial in Moscow. The Israeli grandmaster defeated Hikaru Nakamura in a Sveshnikov on Friday, and overtook his opponent in first place. In the seventh round Dmitry Andreikin broke the spell and became the first Russian player to win a game, at the expense of his compatriot Vladimir Kramnik. On Saturday...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 22:19
At the Tal Memorial, Hikaru Nakamura is the sole leader once again after beating Vishy Anand with Black on Wednesday. The American grandmaster played 3...g6 in a Ruy Lopez, became active on the kingside and eventually decided the game in a knight ending. The other four games ended in draws. Thursday is a rest day. All photos © Lennart Ootes After...
Tal R5: Gelfand joins Nakamura in the lead, Carlsen crushes Anand
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 17:46
In the fifth round of the Tal Memorial in Moscow Boris Gelfand joined Hikaru Nakamura in the lead. The Israeli grandmaster beat Alexander Morozevich, while Nakamura drew quickly with Dmitry Andreikin. In their last game before the World Championship match, Magnus Carlsen scored a crushing victory against Viswanathan Anand; it was a Nimzo-Indian...

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