76th Tata Steel Chess R7: Hikaru Nakamura loses to Loek van Wely, Richard Rapport beats Pentala Harikrishna

Loek van Wely plays 33….d2 and there’s no saving Hikaru Nakamura

76th Tata Steel Chess 2014 Round 7: Levon Aronian consolidated his lead despite a draw with Boris Gelfand and the game of the day was Loek van Wely beating Hikaru Nakamura. The other decisive game was Richard Rapport beating Pentala Harikrishna. Read a full report on Chess Blog and replay all the games with Chess King.


Rapport, R. (2691) – Harikrishna, P. (2706)

Result: 1-0
Site: Wijk aan Zee NED
Date: 2014.01.19
[…] 1.e4 c6 2.♘c3 d5 3.d4 dxe4 4.♘xe4 ♗f5 5.♕f3 ♗g6 6.♘e2 e6 7.c3 ♕d5 8.♘2g3 ♘d7 9.h4 h6 10.♗d3 ♘gf6 11.♘xf6+ gxf6 12.♕xd5 cxd5 13.♗e2 ♗d6 14.h5 ♗c2 15.♘f1 a6 16.b3 ♖c8 17.♗d2 ♖g8 18.♘e3 ♗h7 19.c4 dxc4 20.♘xc4 ♗f8 21.♖c1 ♖d8 22.♗f3 ♘b8 23.♘a5 ♖xd4 24.♘xb7 ♗a3 25.♖c7 ♘d7 26.♘a5 ♘e5 27.♘c6 ♘xf3+ 28.gxf3 ♖d5 29.b4 ♖gg5 30.♗xg5 fxg5 31.O-O ♔f8 32.♖e1 ♗b2 33.a4 ♗c3 34.♖e3 ♗f6 35.♔g2 ♗c2 36.♘e5 ♗xe5 37.♖xc2 ♗d6 38.♖e4 ♔e7 39.♖c6 a5 40.bxa5 ♖xa5 41.♖b6 ♖a7 42.♖b5 ♔d7 43.♖d4 ♔c6 44.♖c4+ ♔d7 45.♔f1 ♗c7 46.♔e2 ♔d6 47.♔d3 ♔d7 48.♖d4+ ♔c6 49.♖c4+ ♔d7 50.♔c2 ♔d6 51.♔b3 ♗a5 52.♖d4+ ♔e7 53.f4 gxf4 54.♖xf4 f5 55.♖f3 ♗c7 56.♖d3 ♔f6 57.♖d7 ♔g5 58.♖e7 ♗b6 59.f4+ ♔xf4 60.♖xe6 ♗e3 61.♖xh6 ♖f7 62.♖g6 ♔f3 63.h6 ♗d4 64.h7 ♖xh7 65.♖xf5+ ♔e4 66.♖fg5 ♖e7 67.a5 ♗e5 68.♔c4

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