Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nakamura takes the lead at Norway

Hikaru Nakamura, Lev Aronian, and Anish Giri all won yesterday in round 4 of the super strong 5th Norway chess tournament. Naka, who defeated the French man Maxime Vachier-LaGrave with the white pieces in a Najdor Sicilian, takes a half-point lead over the field with 2 wins and 2 draws. Aronian's victory over world champion Magnus Carlsen puts him in a tie for second with the Russian Vladimir Kramnik who beat Viswanathan Anand with black in round 2.

Today's round 5 pairings:

Magnus Carlsen Anish Giri
Vishy Anand Wesley So
M. Vachier-Lagrave Levon Aronian
Sergey Karjakin Fabiano Caruana
Vladimir Kramnik Hikaru Nakamura

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