Hikaru Nakamura held onto the leader position with a decisive win today in round 8 of the 2009 U.S. Chess Championship.
The last and final round 9 will prove to be an extremely interesting one. Who will handle the pressure best with all the money and prestige on the line? We will find out soon enough! Games will be shown live on the official tournament site, and as soon as the final PGN is available it will be up on http://www.jrobichess.com.
[Event "2009 U.S. Championship"]
[Site "St Louis"]
[White "Brooks, Michael"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Ne7 9.c4 Ng6 10.Bd3 Be7 11.O-O O-O 12.Bxg6 hxg6 13.Be3 f5 14.f3 b6 15.f4 a6 16.Nc3 exf4 17.Bxf4 Bf6 18.Be3 Bd7 19.Bd4 Rc8 20.Qd3 Qc7 21.Bxf6 Rxf6 22.b3 Qc5 23.Kh1 b5 24.Rae1 bxc4 25.Qg3 cxb3 26.Ne4 fxe4 27.Rxf6 Bf5 28.Rxd6 b2 29.Rc6 Rxc6 30.dxc6 Qc1 31.Qb3 Kh7 32.Qd1 Qxd1 33.Rxd1 e3 34.c7 e2 0-1
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