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Saturday, May 18, 2013 17:36
Sergey Karjakin won the Norway Chess tournament on Saturday. The Russian grandmaster was the only player to finish on 6/9 after a draw with Veselin Topalov in the final round. Magnus Carlsen drew his black game with Levon Aronian quickly to end on shared second place with Hikaru Nakamura, who beat Jon Ludvig Hammer. Just like in Wijk aan Zee this...
Carlsen & Karjakin both lose in dramatic 8th round in Norway
Friday, May 17, 2013 21:55
In a dramatic penultimate round Sergey Karjakin kept his half point lead despite losing his game to Peter Svidler because Magnus Carlsen also lost, to Wang Hao. There were two more decisive games: Vishy Anand defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer and Hikaru Nakamura beat Teimour Radjabov. This report starts on Thursday the 16th, the rest day, when two of the...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 20:13
Sergey Karjakin kept his half point lead at the Norway Chess tournament on Wednesday. The tournament leader defeated Hikarua Nakamura and his main rival Magnus Carlsen also won, against Jon Ludvig Hammer. Teimour Radjabov again wasn't a shadow of the player he used to be and lost without a real fight to Vishy Anand. Thursday is a rest day. Flor...
Norway Chess: Carlsen beats Radjabov, narrows gap with Karjakin
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 21:48
Sergey Karjakin recovered well from his first loss yesterday by holding a difficult position with black against Vishy Anand. The Russian grandmaster is still leading but Magnus Carlsen is now half a point behind him after grinding down Teimour Radjabov in an ending. Something went terribly wrong for Jon Ludvig Hammer, who lost to Levon Aronian in...
Norway Chess: Carlsen beats Karjakin, first win for Hammer
Monday, May 13, 2013 20:29
Anything is possible at the Norway Chess tournament as tournament leader Sergey Karjakin lost his first game on Monday to Magnus Carlsen. In a Ruy Lopez, just before the time control the Russian grandmaster lost his way in the complications. Jon Ludvig Hammer won his first game against Wang Hao in a Sämisch King's Indian. With four rounds to go,...
Norway Chess: Karjakin on a rampage, Nakamura beats Anand
Sunday, May 12, 2013 22:31
After the 4th round on Sunday Sergey Karjakin should be considered the main favorite for tournament victory in Norway, even though there are still five rounds to go. After the rest day the Russian grandmaster simply continued what he was doing before: winning. Karjakin defeated Levon Aronian with Black in 38 moves in a Queen's Indian, and is now 1...
Karjakin wins again in Norway, Anand and Radjabov score as well
Friday, May 10, 2013 19:59
Sergey Karjakin also won his third game at the Norway Chess tournament in Sandnes. The Russian grandmaster defeated Wang Hao in a Rauzer Sicilian in which his bishop pair became stronger and stronger. World Champion Viswanathan Anand scored an excellent victory in a Sicilian Najdorf against Veselin Topalov while Teimour Radjabov won his first game...
Norway Chess: Karjakin on 2/2
Friday, May 10, 2013 0:31
Sergey Karjakin took an early lead at the Norway Chess tournament in Sandnes. The Russian grandmaster won his second game in a row against Jon Ludvig Hammer on Thursday. In the same round Wang Hao recovered and beat Peter Svidler, while Levon Aronian defeated Hikaru Nakamura. The big game Carlsen-Anand as well as Topalov-Radjabov ended in a draw....
Norway's first super tournament takes off, Karjakin wins the blitz
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 21:07
The Norway Chess tournament, Norway's first ever super tournament, took off on Tuesday night with an exciting blitz event designed as both a warm-up for the main event and a way to produce the pairing numbers for the players. The winner of this blitz was Sergey Karjakin, who chose pairing number 5 to start and finish his main tournament with White...
Participants Norway Chess 2013 announced
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 15:20
The full line-up of the first "Norway Chess" tournament was announced today and it's an impressive list: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Wang Hao and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Photos by New in Chess Today the organizers of the "Norway Chess 2013"...