GM Hikaru Nakamura did not allow World No. 2 Levon Aronian to get away with a blunder and won the first game in the Sinquefield Cup easily. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King in the extended post.


Nakamura, Hikaru GM (2772) – Aronian, Levon GM (2813)

Result: 1-0
Site: Saint Louis Chess Club
Date: 2013.09.09
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.♗b5 a6 4.♗a4 ♘f6 5.O-O ♗e7 6.♖e1 b5 7.♗b3 O-O 8.a4 b4 9.d4 d6 10.dxe5 ♘xe5 11.♘bd2 ♘fd7 12.♘d4 c5 13.♘f5 ♘f6 14.♘e3 ♗b7 15.f3 ♘g6 16.♘dc4 d5 17.exd5 ♘xd5 18.♘f5 ♕c7 19.♘xe7+ ♘gxe7 20.♗g5 ♘f5 21.c3 bxc3 22.bxc3 h6 23.♕d3 g6 24.♗d2 ♖ad8 25.♕e2 ♘f4 26.♗xf4 ♕xf4 27.♖ad1 ♗d5 28.♘d2 ♗xb3 29.♘xb3 ♕xa4 30.♘xc5 ♕b5 31.♕xb5 axb5 32.♘d7 ♖xd7 33.♖xd7 ♖a8 34.♔f2 ♖a6 35.g4 ♘h4 36.f4 ♖c6 37.♖e8+ ♔g7 38.♖ee7 ♖f6 39.♔g3 g5 40.f5 h5 41.♖e6