Hikaru Finishes with Two Bangs
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 26, 2007
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Photo Betsy Dynako
In the Casino de Barcelona (October 18-26) tournament, Hikaru Nakamura finished with back to back wins against Illescas and Narciso, finishing the event with 7/9, a full point ahead of his closest rival, Lenier Dominguez of Cuba.

Final Standings

1. GM Hikaru Nakamura- 7/9
2. GM Leiner Perez Dominguez- 6/9
3-4. GM Vugar Gashimov and GM Alexander Beliavsky- 5.5/9
5-6. GM Rafael Vaganian and Michal Krasenkow- 4.5/9
7. GM Josep Pallise Oms-4/9
8. GM Miguel Cordoba Illescas- 3.5/9
9 GM Marc Dublan Narciso- 3/9
10. IM Jordi Fluvia, 1.5/9

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Here are Hikaru's final two wins: