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Norway Chess 2013 Round 3

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/11/13, 12:42 AM.

phpUDsWBo.pngSergey Karjakin still has a perfect score at the Norway Chess 2013 tournament after scoring another victory in round 3.

Karjakin convincingly defeated Wang Hao to lead by a full point on 3/3 going into the first rest day on Saturday.

World champion Vishy Anand had an excellent game against his former challenger Veselin Topalov. The Bulgarian may be regretting his decision to play the Najdorf Sicilian, and Anand was delighted to score a memorable win.

Meanwhile home favourite Magnus Carlsen had a ding-dong struggle with Hikaru Nakamura. A very sharp encounter in the rare Vienna Game contained chances for both players, but a drawn result leaves the world #1 is still searching for his first victory of the competition.

Teimour Radjabov's poor form has plagued him for some time, but he made up ground with a win against tournament underdog Jon Ludvig Hammer.

The standings after 3 rounds

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2767 3
2 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2813 2
3 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2783 2
4 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2868 1½ 
5 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2775 1½ 
6 Svidler, Peter  RUS  2769 1½ 
7 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2745 1½ 
8 Wang, Hao  CHN  2743 1
9 Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2793 1
10 Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR  2608 0

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The pairings in round four

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

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The tournament is a single-round-robin and the official website has live commentary from Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam and Simen Agdestein, as well as live game broadcasts and live video.

The time control is 100 mins for 40 moves, then 50 mins for 20 moves, and then 15 mins to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start. The "Sofia" anti-draw rules apply.

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Tournament Schedule (Times = UTC + 2)

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The main sponsors are the Norwegian companies HTH and Jadarhus.

Pictures from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 16 months ago

    Balachandar

    For the info, Anand's son is named Akhil. 

  • 16 months ago

    LaskerFan

    [EDITED thanks to Balachandar]

    @nunoap,

    Balachander has made an accurate statement regarding his name. In his society (unlike the usual title system common to all members of the family), father's name goes first, his name goes second! Anand's son is named Anand Akhil, his grandson will be named Akhil ....

  • 16 months ago

    marklimpin

    i bet Mr. Hammer will not win even a single game!! a two draw is enough for himCool

  • 16 months ago

    godbobby

    Well!!!!!  whole world believes carlsen will win wc match against Anand..

    capablanca vs alekhine.. world believes capa will win except two grandmasters Reti and alekhine himself....

    Guys Anand will retain the title 100%  wait and watch!!!!!!!!!!!!  

    By the way I am not Grandmaster?????????

     

     

  • 16 months ago

    GoodGoodChess

    Perfect score by Karjakin so far. Keep going!

  • 16 months ago

    Balachandar

    nunoap: His name is Anand. Viswanathan is his father's name.

  • 16 months ago

    drumdaddy

    I still pick Hammer to win it all.

  • 16 months ago

    Seb_T

    Lol @ fabelhaft.

  • 16 months ago

    nunoap

    Chess fans, please don't call Mr. Anand "Vishy"...He once told that he doesn't like to be called "Vishy"...is name is Viswanathan.

  • 16 months ago

    albatrosses

    Carlsen will become world champion this year.

  • 16 months ago

    fabelhaft

    Anand is usually very calm, but he got quite irritated during that press conference and just left after a sharp comment to Agdestein. Karjakin is accompanied to the tournament by his second wife, now that is fast work for someone that still looks as if he is 15, he may well be on the way to beat Alekhine in number of wives.

  • 16 months ago

    Zinsch

    I hope that Hammer won't finish with 0 points.

  • 16 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @sixtyfoursquares - I had a bit of a backlog to catch up with. There's a lot of chess going on at the moment!

  • 16 months ago

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    It's great to see opposite-side-castling open Sicilian variations in two of the five games today (Anand, and Karjakin). Just a year or two ago it seemed that grandmaster chess openings were headed toward a dreary blah of endless 1.d4 stuff, but that seems to be turning around a bit. I wonder what choices will be played in the world championship. :-)

  • 16 months ago

    KamranKazemi

    Go Anand !!!!

  • 16 months ago

    sixtyfoursquares

    @sonofpearl:

    We did miss your quick reporting (which you usually do) for this Norway Chess Round 3!!

  • 16 months ago

    ttukhun

    Anand seemed to be finished by the end of last year, as if he'd lost his motivation to play after a very long career and having won everything. But he's back and he's already created two of the best games of the year so far: his win against Aronian in Tata Steel (another inmortal for his collection) and yesterday's win against Topalov. Only Fressinet's amazing victory with Black over Kramnik in the Alekhine Memorial has produced the same sense of awe in me. 

    Obviously it's become difficult for Anand to play every single game with maximum concentration and hunger for the victory, and the critics he's received for not winning more often are understandable. But I think he doesn't need to proof anything at this point of his career and I'm grateful for the masterpieces he still manages to create.

     In the internet forums some people have commented that Carlsen "will crush him" at the WCh in November. Well, I still think Carlsen will defeat him but it's going to be much tighter than many fans seem to think. I wish Anand manages to reach his best form for that match. That would be excellent news for the chess world and would put a golden final note to the career of a true legend of chess.

  • 16 months ago

    pinneese

    the good news is Anand is playing very well in tournaments .he has achieved everything in chess.i am sure he will defend his title.go ahead Anand.you have no equal.

  • 16 months ago

    Tinku_Basumatary

    all the wins with white pieces, all the best to all the fighters for the next round

  • 16 months ago

    dancentino

    Vishy is still so dangerous! 

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