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|Nakamura Advances in Baku; Caruana and So Eliminated|
|September 22, 2015|
Congratulations to US Champion Hikaru Nakamura, who advanced to round five of the World Cup in Baku after defeating Michael Adams.
Only eight players will remain after a few playoffs tomorrow, and Nakamura will face the winner of Eljanov-Jakovenko. See full bracket here.
Nakamura wrote on his facebook fanpage, " I will never forget watching (Adams) defeat Nick De Firmian in a spectacular Marshall Gambit in New York City in 1996. As a young kid who had just started playing chess, I found the game to be truly fascinating. There is something surreal about playing against people whom you once idolized."
GM s Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana were both eliminated in round four of the World Cup by GMs Maxime Vachier La-Grave and Mamedyarov.
Wesley wrote on his own page,
"Dear FIDE, thank you for a wonderful experience at the 2015 World Chess Cup event in Baku. Thank you also to the very talented chess players who made me work hard on my game!
In all things, in all outcomes, AMDG!
Thank you to:
1. IM Parham Maghsoodloo
2. GM Csaba Balogh
3. GM Le Quang Liem
4. GM Maxime Vachier-LaGrave"
Follow live games at http://bakuworldcup2015.com/en.