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Hikaru Nakamura after Day 1 at the 2022 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz: It is what it is

The 2022 Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz kicked off yesterday with the three rapid rounds. Defending the 2021 STL Rapid & Blitz Champion title, Hikaru Nakamura is considered one of the favorites to win the tournament. However, after losing to Leinier Dominguez and Alireza Firouzja during the Day 1, Nakamura ties for the 7th place after three played rounds. (Day 1 recap can be found here)

Just as he did at the Candidates Tournament 2022, Nakamura publishes daily recaps of his games in Saint Louis. Commenting on a tough Day 1, Nakamura shortly commented: “It is what it is“.

Replay Nakamura’s Candidates recaps here: I cared too much (Round 14) / Revenge is sweet! (Round 8) / With perfect play, chess is a draw (Round 5) / Alireza Sacks a Piece Against Me!! (Round 3)

Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz 2022: All information / Pairings & Schedule / Live games / Day 2 live video coverage

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