Hikaru Nakamura of the United States won the first 10,000 € in the 73rd Tata Steel aan tournament after a thrilling battle for first place in the final round of chess Wijk Zee annual spectacular Sunday. World champion Viswanathan Anand of India in second place, half a point behind Nakamura, earn up to 7000 €.
Nakamura goes into the final round with the smallest possible lead over Anand played black in Ben Oni against China's Wang Hao, the treatment given to an outstanding opening to a slight lead. The advantages do not last long, however. Fifteen tracks in the game, Nakamura has been compensated seven shots later, and a random agreed.At this point, Anand was certainly no better in his game the last round of black against the Russian national champion Ian Nepomniashchi. He opted for a Najdorf in a last attempt to catch up but in vain until Nakamura "Nepo" World Champion significant opportunities for speculative exchange sacrifice on his 21st improved. Anand tried, of course, but "could not find anything convincing air" as he called himself and suggested that the sign of peace in 17 moves later. Apparently he estimated go for a win would be too risky.
"Disappointing," said Anand. "When I reached a plus-four, I felt good on my way to win a final victory, but Hikaru has just taken, pick-six straight points, which was quite surprising. But I'm not unhappy, it is more difficult-four dissatisfied customers. It is a pity that I failed to win the tournament, but I think my assessment is undertaken, not bad at all. "
Nakamura was in his hotel room to watch his opponents, based on the relay. "It was totally unexpected to see it ends in a draw," he told reporters. "I was kind of jumping up and down the hall. I was so happy. Winning a tournament is always nice, but winning a tournament elite of this kind is something completely different. I do not remember the last time an American has won a major tournament. I hope to make my victory more interested in the house of failures back to the States. "The winner of the tournament said that his" kind of chess has changed recently. "I have more and more serious failures. 2.Qh5 No more, no more openings crazy for me. My improved results. I hope I can go. I hope in 2800 to the end of this year to break, "he said.
Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has agreed to a draw after 19 moves with black Chigorin against Russia, Alexander Grischuk , to exit the tournament in third place. Levon Aronian of Armenia fought the Dutch National Champion Jan Smeets a circulation of more than 61 moves from a Semi-Slav come near Norway. They share the € 6.000 third and fourth world champion Vladimir prize.Former Kamnik and World Junior Champion-Maximilian Vachier Lagrave declared void on the last lap uninspired match after 23 moves in a green field, the tournament in fifth place shared . The two remaining matches of the series were also moved to Holland Anish Giri and Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine Stop the clock to 32 from a Bogo-Indian and Spaniard Alexei Shirov and Erwin Ami Holland admits defeat established after 35 moves from a Ruy Lopez Open.
Disappointed by a tour with the results anything but peaceful, GM Ivan Sokolov any decision of the A-group competitors won the 500-euro "Piet Zwart Prize for the best game in the day.Italy the Vocaturo Daniele took first place in Group C after having moved the 14-year Ilya Nyzhnyk Ukraine to a draw in 39 with a white Najdorf. The Italian won € 1,000 and an invitation to participate in group B of the 2012 edition tournament.
The "Price Piet Zwart" at 100 € in group C was Mark Bluvshtein of Canada for his victory in 47 moves with white quality in an English game of Serbia Ivan Ivanisevic.
1. Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 9/13 (+6 -1 =6)
2. Viswanathan Anand (India) 8.5/13 (+4 -0 =9)
3. Magnus Carlsen 8/13 (Norwegia) (+5 -2 =6)
4. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 7.5/13 (+3 -1 =9)
5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (French) (7.5/13 (+3 -1 =9)
6. Levon Aronian (Armenia) 7.5/12 (+3 -0 =9)
7. Anish Giri (Netherlands) 6/12 (+2 -2 =8)
8. Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine) 6/12 (+2 -2 =8)
9. Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia) 6/13 (+3 -4 =6)
10. Wang Hao (China) 6/13 (+3 -4 =6)
11. Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 5/13 (+1 -5 =8)
12. Erwin L'Ami (Netherlands) 4.5/13 (+0 -4 =9)
13. Jan Smeets (Netherlands) 4/12 (+2 -6 =4)
14. Alexey Shirov (Spain) 3.5/12 (+1 -6 =5)
The match when Nakamura and Anand played a draw in round 9