ECC: SOCAR still perfect; Nakamura beats Svidler with the KID

On Thursday top favorite SOCAR maintained a perfect score at the European Club Cup in Rhodes, Greece. Thanks to victories by Veselin Topalov and Wang Hao, the team sponsored by the Azerbaijani state oil company defeated Ugra of Russia. On board one of the match St Petersburg – Padova, Hikaru Nakamura won a spectacular King’s Indian with Black against Peter Svidler. In the women’s section Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo also beat CS Politechnica-Antibiotice Iasi and is now three points ahead of the rest.

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