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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


  • 19 months ago

    Seb_T

    Go Magnus!

  • 19 months ago

    av_puhov

    So far so good for Karjakin

  • 19 months ago

    rahul_11297

    Go Anand !!!!

  • 19 months ago

    Sutirtha11

    This is the way to go Vishy. Go Anand!!

  • 19 months ago

    GeniusKJ

    Go Vishy!

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