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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Reggio Emilia R5: Nakamura beats Ivanchuk, takes lead

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Hello everyone,

The chess news update from the Reggio Emilia Tournament currently on in Italy is that Hikaru Nakamura has beaten Vassily Ivanchuk to take a clear lead after five rounds. There is also a parallel women's event which is being led by  Sopiko Guramishvili . You can access the official website at this link.

Round 5 results

  • Nakamura, Hikaru - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0
  • Morozevich, Alexander - Vitiugov, Nikita 1-0
  • Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish 0-1
Standings after 5 rounds

1. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2758 11
2. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2762 10
3. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2775 8
4. Giri, Anish g NED 2714 5
5. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2727 4
6. Vitiugov, Nikita g RUS 2729 2

In the women's section the standings are as follows:
1.Sopiko Guramishvili wg GEO 2374 4
2.Anna Sharevich wg BLR 2267 3.5
3.Marina Brunello wm ITA 2221 3
4.Mariagrazia de Rosa ITA 2122 2.5
5-6. Iva Videnova wg BUL 2297, Marianna Chierici wg ITA 2048 1

Here is a video from the event with New Year greetings for everyone!

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  • At January 2, 2012 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    its amazing how strong chess has become among the top grandmasters. anyone can win anyone can lose.


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