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Meet The New Norwegian Prodigy

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/2/13, 9:23 AM.

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13 year old Norwegian Aryan Tari made a sensational result in the Open Norwegian Championship scoring a GM norm before ever having made any IM norms.

The 13 year old, FIDE rated at 2293 on the March 2013 list, is considered to be maybe the greatest chess talent in the country since Magnus Carlsen. His best result in Youth Championships is 5th in the World Under 12s. Last year he became the youngest ever Norwegian Junior U20 champion, having just turned 13 years of age.

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In the Open Norwegian Championship, Aryan was ranked as 23rd, but finished at 7th place with 6 out of 9 points. Along the way the 13 year old, with parents originating from Iran, scored full points against Norwegian #2 GM Jon Ludvig Hammer (2629), National team member IM Frode Urkedal (2470) and Serbian GM Misa Pap (2511).

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With the fantastic result, Aryan picked up a whopping 51 points climbing rapidly towards 2400 Elo. Turning 14 in June, Tari is well on his way becoming one of the youngest players to ever achieve the grandmaster title in chess. Magnus Carlsen himself achieved the title at the age of 13 years and 4 months.

Aryan Tari is leading the group of Norwegian chess talents who are selected to be on one of Norway’s three teams in the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø.

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Photo: Bjørn Berg Johansen

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  • 17 months ago

    Magnutized

    TheMagicianPaul:

    "Why didn't God award me with a decent brain..."

    Because you were the last one in line Wink

  • 17 months ago

    HeadlessBishop

    the blunder hurts, but it happens. the opposing queen was invisible for moment, it seems.

  • 17 months ago

    _staph_

    @"...Ok, so where can I meet him?..."

    In his games Smile

  • 17 months ago

    Elubas

    Wow, honestly, the Misa Pap blunder is perhaps the worst blunder I've ever seen from such a strong player, and I've seen a fair amount of piece hangs. Even when Petrosian hung his queen, at least he could argue there were lots of pieces on the board and it sort of looked strange :) Here there aren't any distractions so this is incredibly surprising, even if it was in heavy time pressure.

  • 17 months ago

    zakaryah

    themiddlegameinchess: Sure, but after Rxf2 Qxe3 Qxe3 Bxe3 Rf1, it doesn't look nearly as bad as after 22. Qxe6.  Did you have a refutation?  I don't see any mate, and sure white looks busted, but the material is more even (white comes out a pawn down) and the endgame is a bit more difficult that in the game shown.

  • 17 months ago

    titust

    Nice games played by Aryan Tari.

  • 17 months ago

    themiddlegameinchess

    Rcd1 Rxf2

  • 17 months ago

    zakaryah

    In the game vs. Hammer, why not 22. Rcd1?  This looks much better than the chosen move 22. Qxe6...

  • 17 months ago

    Indian_Tiger_24

    nice game!!

  • 17 months ago

    Khaos90

    Really amazing how early these kids are getting good at this game. I'm wondering how many countless hours they've been using to get that good.. However it will take a while before he will be as strong as Carlsen, it will most likely never happen 

  • 17 months ago

    drumdaddy

    These annoying young kids . . . they're everywhere!

  • 17 months ago

    TheMagicianPaul

    Why didn't God award me with a decent brain...

  • 17 months ago

    LittleStirling

    That Pap game has to be extreme time trouble; even if he didn't blunder his queen, that draw is not an easy find.

  • 17 months ago

    Vorax

    Good wins against Urkedal and Hammer. But the Pap game... I mean, obviously Tari had to play at a high level to get to that position against a grandmaster, but Pap's blunder is very unbecoming of a 2500+ player. How silly I feel when I blunder a pawn or a minor piece, I imagine how Pap must have felt!

  • 17 months ago

    NM SHoshall

    No Pap wasnt winning but had a draw with 33...Qf3+

  • 17 months ago

    Krangmx

    Seemed liked Pap was winning till he blundered...right?

  • 17 months ago

    Konstricta

    beat him twice when he was still in the 1700s. right now I will just run away, literally!

  • 17 months ago

    geographybuff

    "Meet the new Norwegian prodigy!" Ok, so where can I meet him?

  • 17 months ago

    Twobit

    It would be nice to know who his coach is.

  • 17 months ago

    ALISHA_A

    wow

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