Monday, January 02, 2012

Breaking News-- Hikaru Nakamura reaches #5 on Live Rating List

American GM Hikaru Nakamura, with yet another impressive win today at Reggio Emilia, has jumped into the #5 spot in the world Live Ratings and has taken a commanding lead in the Supertournament. Although unofficial, he is the first American to reach the Top 5 since Gata Kamsky was ranked #4 in 1996.

GM Nakamura had previously climbed as high as #6 in the World, but with his second strong performance in a row (see the London Classic, where he became the first American to win over a reigning World Champion in a long time), he now seems poised to make the still difficult charge at the rarefied 2800 club.

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