Monday, May 18, 2009

Hikaru Nakamura is new U.S. Chess Champion

Hikaru Nakamura crushed Josh Friedel in the final round of the 2009 US Chess Championship for a total of 7 points and clear first place. This is his second title, earlier he won in 2004. Robert Hess also had 6 points before the last round but he couldn't beat Varuzhan Akobian and then finished on shared second place, together with Alexander Onischuk.

Final standings

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