Anish Giri becomes youngest GM to win Reggio Emilia 2012
Congratulations to Grandmaster Anish Giri for winning the Reggio Emilia Chess Event 2012 and also setting the record of becoming the youngest-ever chess player to do so.
It wasn't all that straightforward though. American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, who had been leading all the way, went into self-destruct mode even tweeting that he was "running out of gas" towards the end. The last round saw leaders Nakamura and Morozevich lose.
In the women's section, Sopiko Guramishvili held on to a steady show beating Anna Sharevich to collect the top honours.
Final standings, men (3 points for a win, 1 for a draw):
1. Giri Anish 2714 NED – 16
2-4. Nakamura Hikaru 2758 USA, Morozevich Alexander 2762 RUS and Caruana Fabiano 2727 ITA – 15
5. Ivanchuk Vassily 2775 UKR – 12
6. Vitiugov Nikita 2729 RUS – 8
Final standings, women (regular scoring):
1. Sopiko Guramishvili – 8.0
2. Anna Sharevich – 7.0
3. Marina Brunello – 6.5
4. Iva Videnova – 3.5
5. Maria De Rosa – 3.0
6. Marianna Chierici – 2.0
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