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Nakamura marks first US win

Hikaru Nakamura after his win
Hikaru Nakamura won his first game of the tournament in the fifth round of the Tata Steel tournament, which brings him back to 50%. The leading pair drew on a day where the veterans Boris Gelfand and Vassily Ivanchuk both won with the black pieces. Harikrishna and Turov still retain the lead in the lower groups.

Here is the summary of the fifth round games:

Group-A:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Moves Opening
Loek Van Wely NED 2692 ½-½ Levon Aronian ARM 2805 31 Queen's Gambit 5.Bf4
Hikaru Nakamura USA 2759 1-0 David Navara CZE 2712 34 English Opening
Gata Kamsky USA 2732 ½-½ Fabiano Caruana ITA 2736 84 Spanish Neo-Archangel
Vugar Gashimov AZE 2761 0-1 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2766  35 Pirc Defence
Teimour Radjabov AZE 2773 ½-½ Veselin Topalov BUL 2770 28 Queen's Gambit 5.Bf4
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2835 ½-½ Anish Giri NED 2714 64 King's Indian Smyslov
Sergey Karjakin RUS 2769 0-1 Boris Gelfand ISR 2739 44 Sicilian Najdorf

The points tally:

Seed Name Age FED Elo

World

rank

Points
1 Magnus Carlsen 21 NOR 2835 1 3.5
2 Levon Aronian 29 ARM 2805 2 3.5
3 Teimour Radjabov 24 AZE 2773 5 3
4 Veselin Topalov 36 BUL 2770 6 2.5
5 Sergey Karjakin 22 RUS 2769 7 2
6 Vassily Ivanchuk 42 UKR 2766 8 3
7 Vugar Gashimov 25 AZE 2761 10 1.5
8 Hikaru Nakamura 24 USA 2759 12 2.5
9 Boris Gelfand 43 ISR 2739 16 2.5
10 Fabiano Caruana 19 ITA 2736 17 3
11 Gata Kamsky 37 USA 2732 20 2
12 Anish Giri 17 NED 2714 28 2.5
13 David Navara 26 CZE 2712 30 1
14 Loek Van Wely 39 NED 2692 54 2.5

The top two seeds are half-a-point ahead of three players.

Group-B:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Harika Dronavalli IND 2516 0-1 Lazaro Bruzon CUB 2691
Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2503 ½-½ Dimitri Reinderman NED 2581
Erwin L'Ami NED 2606 ½-½ Pentala Harikrishna IND 2665
Jan Timman NED 2568 1-0 Sipke Ernst NED 2606
Vladimir Potkin RUS 2684 ½-½ Daniele Vocaturo ITA 2545
Sergei Tiviakov NED 2677 ½-½ Illya Nyzhnyk UKR 2568
Kateryna Lahno UKR 2557 0-1 Alexander Motylev RUS 2677

The points so far: 

Rk Name Age FED Elo World rank Points
1 Lazaro Bruzon Batista 29 CUB 2691 55 2.5
2 Vladimir Potkin 29 RUS 2684 65 2
3 Sergei Tiviakov 38 NED 2677 70 2.5
4 Alexander Motylev 32 RUS 2677 72 3.5
5 Pentala Harikrishna 25 IND 2665 82 4
6 Sipke Ernst 33 NED 2606 - 1.5
7 Erwin L'Ami 26 NED 2596 - 3
8 Dimitri Reinderman 39 NED 2581 - 2.5
9 Jan Timman 60! NED 2571 - 3
10 Illya Nyzhnyk 15 UKR 2568 - 2.5
11 Kateryna Lahno 22 UKR 2557 5w 2
12 Daniele Vocaturo 22 ITA 2545 - 2.5
13 Dronavalli Harika 21 IND 2516 11w 1.5
14 Viktorija Cmilyte 28 LTU 2503 16w  2

Alexander Motylev is now only half-a-point behind the leader Pentala Harikrishna. 

Group-C:

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating
Daan Brandenburg NED 2527 ½-½ Tania Sachdev IND 2411
Baskaran Adhiban IND 2561 ½-½ Matthew Sadler ENG 2660
Etienne Goudriaan NED 2279 0-1 Sahaj Grover IND 2532
Elina Danielian ARM 2490 0-1 Hans Tikkanen SWE 2549
Maxim Turov RUS 2645 1-0 Lars Ootes NED  2326 
Lisa Schut NED 2290 0-1 Anne Haast NED 2290
Elisabeth Paehtz GER 2454 ½-½ Pieter Hopman NED 2342

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