GM Nakamura wins at Wijk aan Zee

American GM Hikaru Nakamura finishes on top

The 2011 Tata Steel Chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the “Wimbledon of chess,” finished this weekend, with GM Hikaru Nakamura on top in Section A, ahead of Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, and Kramnik.

Nakamura played in the Toronto Open in 2009. With this victory, he is now the seventh highest-rated player in the world (and Anand also nudged ahead of Carlsen for the top world rating.)

In section C, top Canadian GM Mark Bluvshtein finished in a three-way tie for fourth. With a record of +6-4=3, this was fighting chess at grandmaster level! He has a week off before the start of the Aeroflot Open in Moscow. Check his blog over the next few days for updates about his experiences at Tata Steel.

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