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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura plays poker too!

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Hi everyone,

We have grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura playing poker too! Check the photos at this link.

Here are the grandmaster's tweets on his poker game.

  • July 13: Got it all in with KK vs 88 preflop. Flop 8... sigh. Oh well. Back to chess.
  • July 13: So card dead but fighting incredibly hard to stay alive. At 31K going into the dinner break.
  • July 13: Not a very good first 2 hours. Got a straight cracked by a river flush. Down to 40K.
  • July 13: Uh oh, the dealer at my table recognized me! July 13: Here we go! Day 2 of the Main Event at the Rio!
  • July 11: I'm still alive in the WSOP Main Even, Hardly missing out.

You can read more poker-related tweets at the grandmaster's twitter page.

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  • At July 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    I would so love to see a all-chess stars poker event with Chess Queen, Skripchenko, Nakamura, Carlsen, Korchnoi, Morozevich, Grischuk, Kramnik and Humpy. My pick - shrug.


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