Nakamura Wins in Round 1 vs. Carlsen of Bilbao Masters Final 2016

The rest of the games were drawn, thus leaving Nakamura the sole leader at the end of the very first round.

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After 12 losses and 18 draws in their previous match ups, Hikaru Nakamura finally won against Magnus Carlsen in a classical format game. That happened in the very first round of the Bilbao Masters Final 2016.

The rest of the games were drawn, thus leaving Nakamura on the lead at the start of this tournament.

Bilbao Masters Final 2016 is one of those tournaments that award 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and nil for a loss, encouraging players to fight it out till the end instead of settling for easy draws. As such, standings after Round 1 follow:

Bilbao Masters Final 2016 Standings after Round 1

#NameRtgCountryPts
1Nakamura, Hikaru2787United States3.0
2Giri, Anish2785Netherlands1.0
3Karjakin, Sergey2773Russia1.0
4So, Wesley2770United States1.0
5Wei Yi2696China1.0
6Carlsen, Magnus2855Norway-

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