Nakamura: Fireworks in Italy
January 2, 2012

GM Hikaru Nakamura is leading the Reggio Emilia tournament in Italy (December 27-January 6) with 4/5 ahead of GMs Vassily Ivanchuk, Anish Giri Alexander Morozevich, Fabiano Caruana and Nikita Vitugov. Of his three wins so far, Nakamura told CLO the following over Vitugov was his favorite so far.


Update 1/2/2012: 

Hikaru played a beautiful endgame against Nikita Vitugov to rocket up to 5/6. 


The second half of the double round-robin begins on January 2nd. You can watch the games live at 9 AM EST on the official site.