Monday, June 11, 2007

Nakamura wins Las Vegas International Chess Festival 07

After six rounds, GM Nakamura emerged as the sole winner of the National Open with 5.5 points. In his last round, Nakamura faced the only perfect score so far in the person of IM Renier Gonzalez. Gonzalez's list of the vanquished included GMs Mitkov, Ehlvest, Kolev and Gagunashvili, but he lost to GM Nakamura who took home close to $6,000. A great performance by IM Gonzalez and congratulations! After Nakamura, six players scored five points. They are: 2. Korchnoi 3. Sevillano 4. Serper 5. Friedel 6. Gonzalez 7. Matikozyan. Each of them took home over $1,000. There were over 700 players in the National Open. Other notable players and their standings are Ehlvest (25), Shabalov (26), and Akobian (8). A great event, indeed.


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