1/30/11. Aside from being 1/2 point back in second place after round 5, Naka was in first place through the entire tournament. From start to finish he and World Champion Anand were tied / not tied / tied again for first until a round 11 win by Naka put him ahead by 1/2 point. They both drew their last 2 games.
Hikaru had a performance rating of around 2900! And now he is firmly in the top 10 in the world – I heard either #7 or maybe #5 after these results. Wow! I remember when he used to play in the New York State Open in Albany. Some day he may be World Champion himself.
Congrats to Naka!