2014 Aronian vs. Nakamura

Nakamura Knocks Out Aronian in Blitz Offensive

GM Hikaru Nakamura upheld his reputation as one of the world's finest blitz players on Tuesday afternoon, scoring 9.5 times in 16 games with Levon Aronian on Tuesday afternoon. With the round victory, Nakamura wins the Showdown in Saint Louis.

Match in Doubt: Blitz it Out

A second draw in Monday's fourth Classical game kept the Showdown in Saint Louis tied entering the final day of the match. Tuesday's fifth round will settle the score with 16 games of Blitz chess, with the winner claiming a king's share of the $100,000 prize purse.

Aronian Dances Out of Sharp Grunfeld; Draw Keeps Showdown Knotted

Armenian super GM Levon Aronian dodged Hikaru Nakamura's attack in the third round of the Showdown in Saint Louis, leaving the match tied with one Classical game remaining.

Nakamura Stumbles Late, Aronian Hits Hard to Even Score

Armenia's pride Grandmaster Levon Aronian evened the score to the Showdown in Saint Louis, taking advantage of an endgame misstep by Hikaru Nakamura on Saturday evening.

Nakamura Connects, Takes Early Lead in Showdown

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura knocked down Armenia's Levon Aronian in the first round of their $100,000 match, the Showdown in Saint Louis.


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