In the seventh round at the 75th Tata Steel Chess 2013, the 2010 Tata Steel winner had a difficult pairing on paper, facing his nemesis Wang Hao with Black. Wang Hao was on plus 4 after just 7 games with Nakamura. However, the past was soon forgotten when the Chinese Grandmaster made a few errors in the opening, allowing the American Grandmaster to seize the initiative. Nakamura won an exchange and had no difficulties with the technical phase. Review the game with Chess King, watch the post-game comment and read a report on Round 7 at Chess Blog.

Wang,Hao (2752) – Nakamura,Hi (2769)

Result: 0-1
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2013.01.19
[…] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.¤f3 c6 4.£c2 dxc4 5.£xc4 ¤f6 6.¥g5 b5 7.£c2 ¥b7 8.e4 ¤bd7 9.¤bd2 £b6 10.a4 a6 11.axb5 cxb5 12.¥d3 ¦c8 13.£b1 h6 14.¥e3 ¤g4 15.O-O ¤xe3 16.fxe3 e5 17.¤b3 ¥b4 18.£a2 O-O 19.¤a5 ¥a8 20.¢h1 ¥xa5 21.£xa5 £xa5 22.¦xa5 f5 23.¦xa6 fxe4 24.¦xa8 ¦xa8 25.¥xe4 ¦ad8 26.¦a1 exd4 27.exd4 ¤b6 28.¦a5 ¦xd4 29.¥c2 ¦b4 30.¥d3 ¦a8 31.¦xb5 ¦a1+ 32.¤g1 ¦xb5 33.¥xb5 ¦b1 34.h3 ¦xb2 35.¥c6 ¢f7 36.¤f3 ¢f6 37.¢h2 ¤c4 38.¢g3 ¤e3