GM Hikaru Nakamura Wins Tata Steel Chess!
January 30, 2011
Nakamura250.jpgUS #1 rated player GM Hikaru Nakamura is the new champion of Tata Steel Chess (January 14-30, Wijk Aan Zee)! Nakamura scored nine points, half a point more than his closest rival, World Champion Anand. This moves Nakamura up to #7 in the World Live rankings! This is two-time US Champion Hikaru Nakamura's best performance ever. On twitter, GMHikaru just had this to say: YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep your eyes on for his thoughts on the event (he has already submitted a blog on the first four rounds). Also see GM Ian Rogers' CLO report, Nakamura Close to Career-Best Triumph in Wijk aan Zee and look for his upcoming Chess Life Magazine piece.