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Sunday, January 30, 2011

News Flash - Congratulations to Nakamura for winning Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011

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Hi everyone,

We've been following the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 from Wijk aan Zee and today, in the final round, drawing with Wang Hao, Hikaru Nakamura has walked away with the championship title. He notched up a total of 9 points.

Standings after round 13 of Group A

1. H. Nakamura 9
2. V. Anand
3. L. Aronian, M. Carlsen 8
5. V. Kramnik, M. Vachier-Lagrave
7. A. Giri, R. Ponomariov
9. I. Nepomniachtchi, Wang Hao 6
11. A. Grischuk, E. l'Ami, J. Smeets
14. A. Shirov 4

 Standings after round 13 of Group B

1. L. McShane, D. Navara
3. Z. Efimenko 8
4. L. Liem, G. Sargissian, W. So
7. V. Tkachiev 7
8. R. Wojtaszek
9. L. Fressinet, Li Chao 6
11. S. Ganguly
12. W. Spoelman 5
13. J. Hammer 4
14. F. Nijboer

Standings after round 13 of Group C

1. D. Vocaturo
2. I. Nyzhnyk 8
3. I. Ivanisevic
4. K. Lahno, D. Swiercz 7
6. M. Bluvshtein, M. Kazhgaleyev, T. Sachdev
9. B. Bok 6
10. S. Siebrecht
11. J.W. de Jong, R. Pruijssers, M. van der Werf, R. van Kampen 4

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  • At January 30, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous saira fernandes, madrid said...

    How cool. Guess it's his biggest tournament triumph. Meanwhile, hoping for a similar great performance from you in Moscow Chess Queen. PLAY AWESOME like you always do.

  • At January 30, 2011 at 9:40 AM , Anonymous Andrea Simone, London said...

    He played pretty steady throughout the tournament. Great performance. But I am really sad Carlsen goes for this self-destruct thing. I hate him for that.


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