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American GM Hikaru Nakamura, himself a former U.S. junior champ, could not repeat his stunning performance in winning the Tata Steel Tournament earlier this year, finishing in a tie for third at the King’s Tournament in Medias, Romania. Norwegian superstar GM Magnus Carlsen finished first on tiebreaks just ahead of Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the Category 21 event.

Strenzwilk-Guill

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c3 c5 4. dxc5 b6 5. cxb6 axb6 6. Bc4 Qc7 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8. Qd5+ e6 9. Qxa8 Nf6 10. Nf3 Na6 11. Be3 Ng4 12. O-O Bb7 13. Qa7 Nxe3 14. fxe3 Ra8 15. Qxa8 Bxa8 16. Nbd2 Kg8 17. Nd4 Nc5 18. b3 Nxe4 19. Nxe4 Bxe4 20. c4 Qc5 21. Rad1 Qg5 22. Nf3 Qxe3+ 23. Kh1 Bc6 24. Rfe1 Qf4 25. Rf1 Qg4 26. Rd2 e5 27. Rdf2 e4 28. Ne1 e3 29. Rf4 e2 0-1.

Getz-Harper, U.S. Junior Closed, June 2011

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nxe5 Qg5 7. d4 Qxg2 8. Qf3 Qxf3 9. Nxf3 Bg4 10. Ne5 Be6 11. Be3 Bg7 12. Nd3 b6 13. Nd2 a5 14. f3 O-O-O 15. Nf4 Bd7 16. Kf2 Ne7 17. h4 f6 18. a4 Kb7 19. Rhb1 Ra8 20. Nc4 Ra7 21. b4 axb4 22. Rxb4 Rha8 23. a5 b5 24. d5 cxd5 25. Bxa7 dxc4 26. Bc5 Nc8 27. Nd5 f5 28. a6+ Kc6 29. Bd4 Bxd4+ 30. cxd4 fxe4 31. fxe4 Nd6 32. Nc3 Kb6 33. Nd5+ Kc6 34. Ne7+ Kb6 35. e5 Nf5 36. Nxf5 Bxf5 37. Ke3 c6 38. Rb2 c5 39. d5 b4 40. Rf2 Kb5 41. e6 b3 42. Rxf5 gxf5 43. e7 c3 44. Kd3 Kb4 45. d6 c4+ 46. Kd4 c2 47. d7 b2 48. Ra4+ Kxa4 49. e8=Q Rd8 50. a7 c1=Q 51. a8=Q+ Rxa8 52. d8=Q+ Kb3 53. Qb5+ Kc2 54. Qxc4+ Kd1 55. Qf1+ Kc2 56. Qd3 mate 1-0.

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