Some of the other top Grandmasters at the tournament were Li Chao and Yu Yangyi from China, Pendyala Harikrishna and Viswanathan Anand from India, Jakovenko Dmitry of Russia, Wojtaszek Radoslaw of Poland, former US Champion Gata kamsky, Britain's Nigel Short amongst others.
However, Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave were the only two players out of the 8 to secure wins against 20 year old Spanish Grandmaster Anton Guijarro-David and Captain of the French chess team, Sebastien Maze respectively, finishing the tournament with 8.0 points each out of a total of 10.
The tiebreaks consisted of 5 games of speed chess as opposed to just 2 after draws were recorded in all four games before Nakamura siezed the initiative in the 5th, defending a title he won last year and going home with £20,000 in prize money and Vachier-Lagrave taking home £16,000
Elsewhere, this will be a tournament GM Viswanathan Anand of India would love to put behind him as he finished in 41st place with a total of 6.5 points despite being the 3rd seed at the tournament. His run saw him suffer a loss in the hands of 16 year old Hungarian International Master, Benjamin Gledura in the 7th round.
However, his compatriot, India's second highest rated player, GM Pendyala Harikrishna finished in 3rd place with a total of 7.5 points
Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine ended the tournament as the Highest place female and took home a £15,000 award in respect of that.
Several players received Title norms, notable among them was Natalia Pogonina from Russia who received her Grandmaster norm.
Winner of the Challenger A section - Longa Yauca Javier
Winner of the Challenger B section - Boado Rodriguez Martin
Winner of the Amateur A section - Gaspar Ioan-Dan
Winner of the Amateur B section - Cernuda Orejas Victor Manuel
Winner of the Blitz Teams of 4 section - Latinos
Winner of the Blitz Pairs section - Conquest of Caleta
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