Posts Tagged ‘nakamura’

2014 Sinquefield Cup Strongest Chess Tournament in History

The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world’s top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Last year, the inaugural super-tournament thrilled spectators as the strongest chess competition ever held on U.S. soil. For its 2014 encore, beginning August […]

U.S. Chess Championship – Favorites at the Top

The bell curve of scores began to take shape after today’s round three of the 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship. With six of the 11 games pitting first-time opponents against each other, a lot of unknowns preluded the afternoon. The top two rated players pulled ahead in both competitions, with one surprising party […]

Zatonskih Stays Perfect at 2012 U.S. Championships

After two rounds of play at the U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship, only one player out of 22 remains with an unblemished record. Defending champion IM Anna Zatonskih continued her unparallelled recent success at the event by beating WGM Camilla Baginskaite. No other player in either tournament could string together a second win in […]

Nakamura seeks third U.S. Championship title in St. Louis

Fields set for 2012 U.S. Championship and U.S. Women’s Championship The fields are set for both the 2012 U.S. Championship and 2012 U.S. Women’s Championship, scheduled to be held simultaneously May 7 through May 20 in St. Louis. Grandmaster Gata Kamsky and International Master Anna Zatonskih each look to defend their respective titles against strong […]

Whirlwind Rapid Play Ends International Match

Tornado warnings sent the four grandmasters in the international match to the basement more than once at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis Wednesday, but the unusual had already hit the boards. GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson each won with black in the first of their two rapid games on the […]

Saint Louis GMs Prevail in First Rapid Showdown

The two Saint Louis grandmasters prevailed in the first day of rapid chess in the international match Tuesday at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, each notching a win with white and holding with the black pieces. GM Hikaru Nakamura showed a risky plan that would not work in longer time controls […]

Nakamura, Robson Pull Ahead in Round 6

Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Ray Robson each won with white Sunday to take the lead going into the rapid portion of their international matches at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Nakamura’s win gives him a 3.5-2.5 lead over Ukrainian Grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov. Robson leads Finegold 4-2. The match resumes with two […]

Draws Abound in Rounds 4 and 5 in Saint Louis

The world did not end Saturday, even though Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura again played the King’s Indian Defense against GM Ruslan Ponomariov, and the fifth game in the international match ended in a draw. Their match is tied at 2.5 each. The game between GM Ben Finegold and GM Ray Robson went a epic 137 moves, […]

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