Rd. 9 - GM Hikaru Nakamura vs. GM Alexander Grischuk

Written and annotated by GM Alejandro Ramirez.


The final game of the tournament was the duel between Nakamura and Grischuk. The American won more out of sheer willpower than anything else. Grischuk’s mistakes in the second time trouble gave Nakamura a winning attack. Even though he did not play the most precise moves, Nakamura was still able to take the point home.