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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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Comments


  • 18 months ago

    adamsremba

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

  • 18 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.

  • 18 months ago

    heavygeardiver

    Well done Lad!!

  • 18 months ago

    Ann_belle

    congrats Sergey!! :D

  • 18 months ago

    fransisco

    CHESS FONDEST SPORTS....

  • 18 months ago

    stupid_chess

    congratulation karjakin

  • 18 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 

  • 18 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.

  • 18 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! 

  • 18 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. 

  • 18 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)

  • 18 months ago

    Oraoradeki

    Lots of decisive games - I'm liking it!

  • 18 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!!

  • 18 months ago

    slush3825

    How much money do they receive for participating and winning?

  • 18 months ago

    pulpfriction

    Great performances from Karjakin and Wang Hao.  Wang Hao beat the World No. 1 and the WC.  Amazing!

  • 18 months ago

    Tyozao

    thanks for the news!

    amazing tournament.

  • 18 months ago

    GoodGoodChess

    Congratulation Karjakin!

  • 18 months ago

    Ghost79

    I wish to see more of giri though, i know he does a lot more than chess but just imagine if that was his primary focus!

  • 18 months ago

    shotdown

    That is TOP chess ! 

  • 18 months ago

    Ghost79

    All the elite players seem to be steppin it up lately, i like it, carlsen comes along and dominates for awhile and in return the whole game evolves at the highest level! props to sergey, naka, aronian... well, everyone.

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