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A video interview with Hikaru Nakamura
Sunday, October 28, 2012 19:37
Here's our video interview with Hikaru Nakamura, conducted right after his victory at the Univé Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands where he finished ahead of Sergey Tiviakov, Anish Giri and Hou Yifan. The American top grandmaster speaks about his strategy for his last round game, his overall performance in Hoogeveen, his previous...
Nakamura beats Tiviakov, wins Univé tournament convincingly
Saturday, October 27, 2012 18:01
Hikaru Nakamura won the 16th Univé Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen convincingly on Saturday by beating Sergey Tiviakov. The American grandmaster only needed a draw to win outright, but decided to "just play chess", and then won his last white game to finish 1.5 points ahead of Tiviakov. Anish Giri and Hou Yifan drew their final game. The open...
Both games drawn in Hoogeveen on a day of surprises
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Saturday, October 27, 2012 0:51
The penultimate round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen saw two draws. Sergey Tiviakov built up a nice endgame advantage against Anish Giri, but then missed a good chance to catch Hikaru Nakamura in first place. The American kept his half point lead by drawing a slightly worse ending against Hou Yifan, where the presence of opposite-coloured...
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Friday, October 26, 2012 3:31
In the 4th round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands Sergey Tivakov inflicted the second consecutive loss upon Hou Yifan. The Dutch grandmaster is now half a point behind Hikaru Nakamura, who drew his game with Anish Giri. In the open section GM Friso Nijboer grabbed the lead. He hayos 6/7, half a point more than IMs Riemersma...
Nakamura beats Hou Yifan, extends lead in Hoogeveen
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:21
On Tuesday Hikaru Nakamura extended his lead to a full point in the Univé Tournament's Crown Group. The American grandmaster beat Hou Yifan of China, while Dutch GMs Anish Giri and Sergey Tiviakov drew their game. Drawing his first three games, the latter is in second place with1.5 points. Nakamura beats Hou Yifan in round 3 | Photo courtesy of...
Nakamura leads Univé Tournament after two rounds
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:48
Having won the only decisive game so far, Hikaru Nakamura is leading the Univé Tournament with 1.5/2. He defeated Anish Giri on Sunday in the first round, in a Berlin Ruy Lopez. Tiviakov held Hou Yifan to a draw in a French Opening. A day later both games in the Crown Croup, Tivakov-Nakamura and Hou Yifan-Giri, ended in draws. In the open...
How is that, beating Ivan Sokolov, and two weeks later Jan Timman
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Sunday, October 21, 2012 18:53
21 year old Danny de Ruiter has quickly risen to fame in the Dutch chess scene. Not even an FM yet, rated 2182, the chess player from Alkmaar, the Netherlands managed to beat two famous Dutch grandmasters in a period of two weeks: Ivan Sokolov and Jan Timman! Danny de Ruiter during the 3rd round in Hoogeveen | Photo © Lennart Ootes It happens...