Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 1: An inspired Hikaru Nakamura went for a Kingside attack after castling long. Black managed fine, but White made the most of Black inaccuracies of 15…Re4 and 16… Re6. Having weakened his kingside with h6, Wang felt forced to exchange queens at the cost of a pawn. Sacrificing two minor pieces for a rook later could not help. A computer could have drawn, but a human in time trouble lost. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog.


Nakamura, Hikaru (2775) – Wang, Hao (2743)

Result: 1-0
Site: Sandnes NOR
Date: 2013.05.08
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