US Champs 7: Zviad the Impaler
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US Champs 7: Zviad the Impaler

Zviad Izoria has beaten Hikaru Nakamura to leave the 4-time champ’s lingering hopes of winning the 2018 US Championship in ruins. Hikaru now trails another of Zviad’s victims, Fabiano Caruana, by two points, after Fabi crushed Varuzhan Akobian’s French Defence to catch Sam Shankland in the lead. The hero of the women’s section is 15-year-old Annie Wang, who tricked Anna Sharevich in a lost position to move to a stunning 6/7, a full point ahead of her nearest pursuer, Nazi Paikidze. There are four rounds to go in both events.

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