38th Biel Chess Festival Tournament, Christian Bauer v Hikaru Nakamura (Score Sheet)

Author: Nakamura, Hikaru (1987- ) signed by Nakamura and Christian Bauer

Publisher: Biel International Chess Committee

Location: Biel

Year: 2005



One page sheet (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") in Hikaru Nakamura's hand of round eight between him and Christian Bauer loosing with black and signed on the verso by both players.

The traditional International Chess Festival is took place from 17th-29th July 2005 in Biel/Bienne, in the Canton of Bern in Switzerland. The main event featured six strong Grand Masters in a double round robin with a category of 16 (average Elo 2637). The contestants were Andrei Volokitin, Boris Gelfand, Yannick Pelletier, Christian Bauer, Hikaru Nakamura and Magnus Carlsen. After seven rounds the US champion Hikaru Nakamura was in the lead, with 4.5 points, half a point more than Volokitin, Gelfand and Pelletier. Then disaster struck for this very talented and very determined young player. Hikaru lost his last three games, to Bauer, Pelletier and Gelfand. After leading for seven rounds in Nakamura crashed, losing the last three games to end fourth. Boris Gelfand and 19-year-old GM Andrej Volokitin ended on top the young 15 year old Magnus Carlsen came in last, but had a respectable score of (+0 -2 =8).


Signed on the verso by both contestants else a fine copy of one of the American champion's early tournaments.