Nov 28, 2009

Nakamura downs Carlsen to win BNbank Blitz in Norway

Nakamura has won the BNbank Blitz tournament in Norway, defeating Magnus Carlsen--newly crowned World Blitz Champion--by the score of 3-1. The loss to Carlsen in the first game of the finals was the only game Nakamura failed to win in the tournment. Following the first round loss, Nakamura swept Carlsen in the next three rounds to take first. Nakamura is arguably one of the most formidable speed players in the history of the game. Hopefully, bigger things await him. The BNbank Blitz official site, here. The USCF coverage is here. Nakamura gives his own account of this tournament very well on his blog.

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