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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

54th Reggio Emilia Chess R6: Nakamura beats Vitiugov, extends lead

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Hello everyone,

American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura continued his good run at the 54th Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament in the sixth round on Monday. He beat Nikita Vitiugov extending his lead in the chess tournament. Meanwhile, Italian national champion Fabiano Caruana beat Alexander Morozevich and Vassily Ivanchuk went down fighting to Anish Giri.
In the women's section at the chess event, Sopiko Guramishvili beat Marina Brunello while Marianna Chierici – Maria De Rosa and Anna Sharevich – Iva Videnova chess matches were drawn.
You can check the official website for more details.

Round 6 standings (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw):
1. Nakamura Hikaru 2758 USA – 14
2. Morozevich Alexander 2762 RUS – 10
3-4. Ivanchuk Vassily 2775 UKR and Giri Anish 2714 NED – 8
5. Caruana Fabiano 2727 ITA – 7
6. Vitiugov Nikita 2729 RUS – 2

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