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Nakamura Leads Unive At Halfway

  • SonofPearl
  • on 24-10-12 09:20.

Hikaru_Nakamura_USChamps_2010_resized.jpgHikaru Nakamura is leading the Crown Group at the 2012 Unive Tournament in Hoogeveen, Netherlands at the halfway point.

Nakamura has won both his games with the white pieces, and drawn with black to lead by a clear point from Sergei Tiviakov.

Today (24th October) is a rest day, so the tournament continues with round four on Thursday 25th October.

All rounds start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC), and the official website (in Dutch) is providing live video coverage of the games at this page.

The standings after 3/6 rounds

Nakamura, Hikaru  USA 2775 * ½ 1 1
Tiviakov, Sergei  NED 2656 ½ * ½ ½
Giri, Anish  NED 2693 0 ½ * ½ 1
Hou, Yifan  CHN 2623 0 ½ ½ * 1

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Hikaru Nakamura beat Anish Giri in the first round

Unive 2012 round 1 Nakamura Giri.jpg

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Hou Yifan pushed hard against Anish Giri in round two

Unive 2012 round 2 Hou Yifan Anish Giri.jpg

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Nakamura responded well to Hou Yifan's rare choice of 7...e5?! in the Keres Attack

Unive 2012 round 3 Nakamura Hou Yifan.jpg

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Pictures from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 2 jaar geleden

    SonofPearl

    @ Czechman I'll be posting a final report later today. The link to the official website is in the article.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Czechman

    Where is the update on this? Play was supposed to continue on the 25th. If I missed it, how about a link.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    JustKurt

    Not a Naka shill or anything...don't know the guy...hope he does well as he's a fellow American.

    @sittingpawn - Thank you for clarifying the very well known saying (at least well known here). To think Americans get bashed for their lack of tolerance for things non-American.

    @Serbianchessstar - Of course you are entitled to your opinion on the strength of any player. However, a statement like "a female that any 2700 would beat." is offensive, bordering on mysoginistic. Ms. Yifan has earned an invitiation at that tournament. You, however, have done nothing to earn the right to look down your nose and dismiss her as merely "a female". Neither you're rating, your patheticly egotistic nickname, nor anything else about you will put you in such a position where you can disrespect her because of her gender like that. Troll!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    mcireni

    If Nakamura could compete only in women tournaments, or in 2600 rated events, he would be world champion!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Champeknight

    Who cares about nakamura?

  • 2 jaar geleden

    IM DanielRensch

    Wow, Naka's back baby!!!

    That kind of win (a grind it out victory) is exactly what he needed to get his groove back Wink... He IS going to have an awesome London Chess Classic!!!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    sittingpawn

    @ClavierCavalier

    X-p back at ya! LOL.

     

     btw, kudos points for the most clever and and witty response I've ever seen on these forums.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    thekashyap

    @novzki41 not the best game though. See how many opportuinities were missed.. good analysis here: http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/

  • 2 jaar geleden

    novzki41

    Hikaru goes for the kill with g6 against Hou. No castle. Just attack. Great! 

  • 2 jaar geleden

    corpsporc

    Wait. What's wrong with being a hypocrite?

  • 2 jaar geleden

    nerv

    I see most people doesn't realize how rating is calculated. In fact there is small error in calculation which causes that plaing weaker players is disadvantageous. The only possibility how to unfairly pick rating points from weaker is playing someone significantly weaker (cca more then 500 points weaker which is not the case). The minimum rating gain for win is about 0.8 fo someone who is 400 or more points weaker. Those it will start paying off with cca 500 point difference as mentioned.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    drumdaddy

    Naka is a great player and a nice guy. Haters go home!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    ClavierCavalier

    sittingpawn, after thoroughly analyzing your post...

    :-p

  • 2 jaar geleden

    wik8

    today's news:  sun still rises in east, pope still catholic, grandmasters still have egos.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    sittingpawn

    Man I never knew one person could bring about so much hatred for really not doing much at all.


    First you have to do your homework on the rating points comments that he made and realize he wasn't criticizing Caruana like many wanted to just thrust at him. You people realize that tweets have a character limit and therefore is limited it's it ability to convey meaning. This means that your personal subjectiveness comes into play with most things he'll write. I'm sure the same can be said for your little snippet comments made on chess.com forums. Have you never been misunderstood by someone when you made a comment online because you didn't go into extremem depth in explaining youself? I mean seriously, stop over-analyzing everything a person says...

    and on that note, I hope you people realize that Nakamura didn't coin the term, "when the going gets tough, the tough get going." It's a common American idiom and has very little to do with considering oneself tough or claiming to be better. It's more mantra for stating that when situations become difficult, like having gone through a rough spot and maybe loosing some self-confidence, you can either buck up and rise to the challenge or you can wallow in your own self-pity and become defeated. His tweet is far from arrogant and more of a humbling reminder of his past play... but then again you might know that if you didn't try to attribute everything he said to being some type of pompous arrogance... It's almost arrogant of you to feel that way.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    friendjonny

    When the choice is Nakamura or Kamsky, I always root Kamsky (I was so dissapointed when Kamsky lost the U.S. championship to Nakamura earlier this year). But Kamsky is getting older and soon we'll only have Nakamura left to root for on the world stage.

    We need a new Nakamura alternative. Hopefully one of our up and coming young players will be a future top ten name. (go go go Kayden Troff!)

  • 2 jaar geleden

    EternalChess

    LOL at Naka's tweet..

    The tough get going when the going gets tough? Wow. There's a softy Giri, a weak Tiviakov and a female any 2700 would beat.

    I hope he doesn't win, he's so arrogant he actually thinks hes doing good LOL.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Vimitsu

    Nakamura probably was invited, as some of you said, to the tournament long before the Grand Prix. Nor does Nakamura really have the ability to select the other people that he plays in the tournament!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    sixtyfoursquares

    For all those players who "harp" about "ratings" here is what I say:  Get a Life; the players irrespective of their ratings are World Champion or the Challenger; till date; because they played right at the right time!

    The so called "higher rated" players who failed to become World Champion or Challenger; till date; deserve their status due to their own performance or otherwise!

    Let us all just enjoy the beautiful Game of Chess!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Lawdoginator

    Go Naka! 

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