Flash Report: Perfect 4-0 Day For Nakamura, Dismantles Bongcloud In CGC Finals

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Coming off of his first-ever world championship title, GM Hikaru Nakamura continues his unstoppable winning streak, sweeping  GM Jan-Krzystof Duda 4-0 on Wednesday at the Chess.com Global Championship Finals. This leaves the world number-18 in a must-win position for all four remaining games of their quarterfinals match.

GM Wesley So displayed his tenacious defensive and powerful attacking abilities to gain a 3-1 lead vs. GM Dmitry Andreikin. In our youngest matchup, GM Sam Sevian leads a close match vs. GM Nihal Sarin. Their games today offered us a preview of the exciting duel ahead between Sevian’s beyond-his-years understanding vs. Sarin’s resourcefulness. Lastly, GM Anish Giri leads his match vs. GM Teimour Radjabov, scoring the only victory so far. 

The quarterfinals continue on Thursday, November 3, starting at 9 a.m. PT / 17:00 CET.

The full report will be added soon.

Nakamura is in exuberant form. After winning the Fischer World Championship last Sunday, and then winning Titled Tuesday yesterday, today he applied a resounding rout to a chess player of Duda’s caliber, a candidate for the world title. Nakamura showed excellent opening preparation, playing a novelty in a variation that had been played by his opponent not long ago.

Quarterfinals Scoreboard

The 2022 Chess.com Global Championship (CGC) is the first Chess.com global championship cycle open to all Chess.com verified players. Players compete in official Chess.com verified events for their share of the $1,100,000 prize fund and the Chess.com Global Champion title.

Chess legends, such as GMs Viswanathan Anand, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Vladimir Kramnik, and Veselin Topalov, compete against today’s best (online) players, including GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Ding Liren, Levon Aronian, and Jan-Krzysztof Duda, and more.

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