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Norway Chess 2013 Round 1

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/8/13, 11:57 AM.

phprl3qjB.pngThe first round of the inaugural Norway Chess 2013 tournament didn't disappoint eager chess fans watching the excellent online coverage from around the world.

The winner of the blitz tournament Sergey Karjakin continued where he left off, making the most of the white pieces to beat Teimour Radjabov.

Hikaru Nakamura also made a good start to his Nordic campaign with a nice win against the Chinese GM Wang Hao.  First to finish was the game between Vishy Anand and Lev Aronian, which was an evenly matched draw. Magnus Carlsen tested Veselin Topalov's endgame technique, but the Bulgarian never really looked in danger, and the game was drawn after 51 moves.

In the last game to finish tournament underdog Jon Ludvig Hammer was eventually ground down by Peter Svidler for the third decisive game of the day.

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The pairings for round 2

CARLSEN Magnus  v ANAND Viswanathan
TOPALOV Veselin  v RADJABOV Teimour
ARONIAN Levon  v NAKAMURA Hikaru
WANG Hao  v SVIDLER Peter
HAMMER Jon Ludvig  v KARJAKIN Sergey

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Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 12 months ago

    Robert1811

    vishy-magnus: draw!!!

  • 12 months ago

    cimzowitsch

    No CHUCKY no story...

  • 12 months ago

    chessmaster102

    wow hammer played grunfeld against one of the leading grunfeld experts now thats brave cant wait to see how the rest of this goes.

  • 12 months ago

    novzki41

    I'd like to see Topalov win this tournament. 

    mactannewtown.net

  • 12 months ago

    melvinbluestone

    Poor Teimour indeed! The least they could have done is post one of his wins in the article on the blitz competition. Well, in the spirit of positive thinking, I predict Radjabov will win this tournament by a two-game margin........

  • 12 months ago

    ssvsr99

    Good games indeed.

  • 12 months ago

    GoodGoodChess

    Cool...

  • 12 months ago

    PhilipN

    Radjabov actually did pretty well in the blitz tournament (I think he had something like a 5-game win streak).  I thought it might be a sign of breaking out of the slump, but now I think we'll have to wait and see whether that was not the case, or whether this round was just a fluke for him.

  • 12 months ago

    Marcokim

    These games were tooo GM like... very difficult for us amateurs to understand. But then the average Elo is 2700+... what do you expect.

  • 12 months ago

    Appa

    They should invite Ivanchuk instead of Radjabov ,pity

  • 12 months ago

    sixtyfoursquares

    Carlsen-Anand match result - DRAW; because both may not want to reveal much to the other; before the World Championship!!

  • 12 months ago

    LaskerFan

    At last, they meet!

    CARLSEN Magnus  v ANAND Viswanathan
  • 12 months ago

    C0ldSh0ckW1z

    Nakamura really needed this good start.  He's got Aronian, Carlsen, Anand, and Topalov in the next four rounds.  Absolutely brutal stretch of games for him.

  • 12 months ago

    HaydenPanettiere

    Tomorrow  Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand CoolCool

  • 12 months ago

    archmage81

    poor teimour, he is just having one bad tournament after another, tournament after tournament.

  • 12 months ago

    drumdaddy

    Hikaru played a nice game. The tournament website is pretty cool.

  • 12 months ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    The Svidler-Hammer endgame is rather instructive. Especially the analysis during the press conference.

  • 12 months ago

    SonofPearl

    The livestream link for video coverage is http://www.livestream.com/norwaychess

  • 12 months ago

    terhje

    Hey, where can i find the stream? thanks

  • 12 months ago

    EternalChess

    Cool story bro.

    Blocked.

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