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Nakamura Takes Clear Lead in Spain Print E-mail
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 24, 2007
hikarulead.jpgIn the fourth round of the Casino de Barcelona event (October 18-26), Hikaru Nakamura defeated Rafael Vaganian on the black side of the King's Indian defense, propelling him into clear first. Updated: Nakamura defeats closest rival Lenier Dominguez, to cement lead. He is now a full point and a half ahead of the field!  The website is in Catalan , and you can also follow the action live on ICC or check CLO for more updates. Read the first CLO report here , with Hikaru's wins over Krasenkow and Fluvia.


Standings after six rounds

1-5.0 GM Nakamura

2-4-   3.5 GM Gashimov, GM Dominguez and GM Beliavsky
5-7-   3.0 GM Illescas - GM Oms - GM Krasenkow
8-    2.5 GM Narciso
9-10  1.5 IM Fulvià - GM Vaganian

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