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Karjakin Wins Norway Chess 2013

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/18/13, 9:13 AM.

phpVJKLdk.pngSergey Karjakin sealed victory in the Norway Chess 2013 tournament with final round draw against Veselin Topalov.

The Karjakin v Topalov game brought the curtain down on a thrilling tournament, and the Bulgarian did his best to win with black and force Karjakin into a playoff with Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura.  However, Karjakin did enough to draw, and was even placed better when a repetition ended the game.

Magnus Carlsen faced Lev Aronian in the final round with the black pieces, and their evenly-fought game ended in a draw to leave the world #1 half a point behind the winner.

Hikaru Nakamura completed his strong finish to the competition by thrashing Jon Ludvig Hammer with the black pieces to finish equal with Carlsen on 5½ points.

Wang Hao also ended his tournament on a high, following up his win against Carlsen by beating the world champion Vishy Anand in the final round!

The final standings of Norway Chess 2013

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2767 6
2 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2868
3 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2775
4 Svidler, Peter  RUS  2769 5
5 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2813 5
6 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2783 5
7 Wang, Hao  CHN  2743
8 Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2793 4
9 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2745 3
10 Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR  2608

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Sergey Karjakin's nerves were tested by Veselin Topalov...

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...but the blitz tournament winner also triumphed in the main event

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Magnus Carlsen and Lev Aronian drew their final round encounter

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Hikaru Nakamura finished with a sacrificial flourish against Jon Ludvig Hammer

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Wang Hao ended the tournament winning chances of world champion Vishy Anand

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Teimour Radjabov and Peter Svidler ended their tournament with a draw

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Congratulations to Sergey Karjakin on a well-deserved tournament victory!

Photos by Norway Chess from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 16 months ago

    David_Ch

    Xiyue is suggesting that we may see a Chinese world champion in 20 years.

    More likely within 10 years I would think!

  • 16 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Fantastic win by Hikaru. Nakamura could have won this thing. 

  • 16 months ago

    Baldvin

    Great tournament, well done.

  • 16 months ago

    kinimaru

    CONGRAT FACEBOY SERGEY

  • 16 months ago

    bondiggity

    "Drawnand lost to a china man. Haha."


    Such ignorance...Anand was in the middle of the pack in terms of # of draws. Topalov on the other hand....drew every game other than his loss to Anand

  • 16 months ago

    adamsremba

    congrats to nakumura!!!!!!!!!!

  • 16 months ago

    Deantasanto

    What a great tournament. Great play from Karjakin, Carlsen, and Anand, with a surprising turnout of events: Wang Hao losing to the lowest rated player, but beating the world champ and the number one rated player. Congrats to Sergey for a wonderful win.

  • 16 months ago

    heavygeardiver

    Well done Lad!!

  • 16 months ago

    Ann_belle

    congrats Sergey!! :D

  • 16 months ago

    fransisco

    CHESS FONDEST SPORTS....

  • 16 months ago

    chessdoggblack

    This was a great tournament. Yet, i have never seen so many disappointed faces among these tournament players. Hat's off to GM Hao who today made me a very humble chess player. Opps up side the head for Anand, and congrats to Naka for a good show of talent. It goes to show us that chess players should never under-estimate the will power of the person playing against them. The brain has its own way of thinking. We all have our favorites and as someone noted we are only human. We assume that our favorite player should always win; but in chess this will never be the case. So, we have a lot to learn not from players but chess theory, and the game itself. Congrats to Sergey. For those who kept up with his previous tournament playing style...we certainly could see it coming. Wonderful win.  

  • 16 months ago

    stupid_chess

    congratulation karjakin

  • 16 months ago

    herbyrawley

    THAT WANG  BEAT  WHO HE BEAT IS INDICITAVE OF THE WODERFUL

    ORGANIZING AND ALSO OF THE CLOSENESS IN STRENGTH OF THIS LATEST

    CROP OF YOUNG TALENTS

    THE NEXT 10 YEARS HAVE A LOT OF GREAT CHESS COMING 

  • 16 months ago

    329469337

    I'm very happy to see that we Chinese chess player defeat both Carlsen and Anand.      I wish that one day we Chinese can win the world chess champion.

    Maybe it will come true in twenty years.

  • 16 months ago

    aravot

    Wang is Ivanchuk of this Tournament Laughing  and proved that nothing is impossible. Good job!

    Congratulations to Karjakin - a well deserved win of the tournament. Another quality event for chess lovers! 

  • 16 months ago

    bondiggity

    Did anybody see the post-game interview with Anand? His 16th move just looks like a brainfart, would love to hear what he was thinking. 

  • 16 months ago

    DESTROYER8

    WOW! This was amazing. Wang Hao defeating both Magnus and Anand in last two rounds and then Magnus and Naka doing great to catch up to Sergey. This was probably best one I've seen. (Maybbe the candiates)

  • 16 months ago

    Oraoradeki

    Lots of decisive games - I'm liking it!

  • 16 months ago

    sixtyfoursquares

    I wonder if Vishy Anand could have played better!  

    Think he went for a win (not happy with a draw); but lost!!

  • 16 months ago

    slush3825

    How much money do they receive for participating and winning?

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