GM Hikaru Nakamura (@Hikaru) defeated GM Haik Martirosyan (@Micki-taryan) 21-5 in their match in the 2020 Speed Chess Championship Main Event. The next match is Caruana-Duda on Sunday, November 15, at 9 a.m. Pacific / 18:00 Central Europe.
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Sometimes numbers don’t lie. Nakamura had scored +203 =19 -36 in earlier 3+0 and 1+0 games with Martirosyan on Chess.com. The highly talented Armenian GM will surely be a tougher opponent in the years to come, but on Thursday he was still no match for Nakamura, who lost just one game.
Nakamura’s win is the second biggest in the championship so far, after GM Magnus Carlsen’s 24-5 vs. GM Parham Maghsoodloo. The biggest win in SCC history is GM Ian Nepomniachtchi’s 27-2 win vs. GM Elina Danielian in 2019.