US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura moved up to second place in Round 10 at the 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2013 after a nice victory over Italian talent Fabiano Caruana. Nakamura came prepared with a surprise and Fabiano was confused soon enough. Utilizing his bishop pair, Nakamura kept leaning on White’s position until finally Caruana slipped up, allowing a venomous tactic: 54…g4! 55.hxg4 h3! and White is lost on account of 56.gxh3 Rf8! 57.Kd3 Rf4 and Black wins a piece due to the threat of 58…Bxe4. Replay the game with Chess King, watch the post-game video comment and read a full report on Round 10 at Chess Blog.


Caruana,F (2781) – Nakamura,Hi (2769)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.23
[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 g6 4.¤c3 ¥g7 5.e4 d6 6.¥d3 O-O 7.¤ge2 ¤bd7 8.¥c2 ¤e8 9.O-O ¤c7 10.a4 ¤a6 11.f4 ¤b4 12.¥e3 e6 13.dxe6 fxe6 14.£d2 ¤f6 15.¦ad1 ¤g4 16.¥b1 ¤c6 17.¢h1 ¤xe3 18.£xe3 ¤d4 19.e5 dxe5 20.fxe5 ¦xf1+ 21.¦xf1 ¥d7 22.¤xd4 cxd4 23.£xd4 ¥c6 24.£g4 £e7 25.b3 ¥xe5 26.¤e2 ¦d8 27.¥e4 ¥e8 28.£f3 b6 29.¤f4 ¥f7 30.¤d3 ¥d6 31.£e3 £h4 32.h3 £g3 33.£xg3 ¥xg3 34.¦f3 ¥c7 35.¢g1 ¦d4 36.¦e3 g5 37.¢f2 h5 38.¦e2 a5 39.¢e3 ¦d8 40.¥f3 ¢g7 41.¦b2 ¥d6 42.¦b1 ¢f6 43.¦f1 ¢e7 44.¥e4 ¦g8 45.¦h1 h4 46.¥f3 ¦f8 47.¦d1 ¦d8 48.¦f1 ¥g6 49.¥e4 ¥h5 50.¥f3 ¦f8 51.¤f2 ¥g6 52.¤e4 ¥c5+ 53.¢d3 ¦d8+ 54.¢c2 g4 55.hxg4 h3 56.¦d1 ¦f8 57.¢d3 h2 58.¦h1 ¥g1 59.¢e2 ¥xe4 60.¥xe4 ¢f6 61.¥f3 ¦d8