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Norway Chess 2013 Round 6

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/14/13, 12:23 PM.

php9qDrdy.pngMagnus Carlsen moved half a point closer to tournament leader Sergey Karjakin after winning his second game of the tournament in round six.

Teimour Radjabov has been the victim of Magnus Carlsen's endgame grinding before, notably in the recent Candidates tournament, and the Azerbaijani once again succumbed to Carlsen's insistent pressure in what was objectively a drawn endgame.

The other decisive game of the day came when Lev Aronian defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer. The Norwegian #2 was already under pressure when he slipped up with 21...Rae8 and was soon lost.

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The standings after 6 rounds

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

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Lev Aronian defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer

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Magnus Carlsen eventually ground down Teimour Radjabov

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Vishy Anand came close to beating Sergey Karjakin

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Veselin Topalov and Wang Hao was another draw

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Hikaru Nakamura and Peter Svidler were in good spirits after their draw

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The pairings in round seven

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

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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 by Norway Chess from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 19 months ago

    IJustLostAgain

    Fantastic games so far. Such high quality chess is a treat no matter what the result turns out to be. I hope the rest of the tournament is as great as well...

  • 19 months ago

    Deantasanto

    Hey guys, at least Hammer has at least ONE win...

  • 19 months ago

    Balachandar

    Skaboard: I didn't criticise Carlsen for trying to win by cheap endgame tricks and trying to induce mistakes. I like his play. I said that others have said it too, even those who are strong GMs. 

  • 19 months ago

    Skaboard

    @Balachandar: Trying to induce mistakes is a sportsman strategy, its just like Ivanchuck's opening roulette. Svidler mentioned today in the press that the day before playing Ivanchuck he doesn't bother with opening preparation and just call it a rest day. :D

  • 19 months ago

    Balachandar

    Alexey Dreev [Peak ELO - 2711], Vladislav Tkachiev [Peak ELO - 2672] and Gennadi Sosonko [Peak ELO - 2520] say exactly the same things about Carlsen.

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-players/carlsen---not-a-real-chess-player3

    I don't agree that rating justifies a person's opinion. They're as wrong as anyone else. 

  • 19 months ago

    Vingore

    Carlsen again utilized his science fiction, mind boggleing endgame skills to crush the competition!  He is truly the Mozart of chess!

    FACT: Carlsen has the highest rating of all time.  That is because he is the strongest player of all time.  Ratings inflation?  Yeah right.  Due to computers, training, TALENT he plays better than anyone has ever played this game in its entire history.  His critics are simply JEALOUS. 

  • 19 months ago

    Skaboard

    Radjabov made mistakes, he could hold. I bet Carlsen mentioned again that he "got lucky". I say he gave his "luck" a chance to work several times, and that's one reason why he is such a great player.

    Its curious that 45. Kc3 wasn't one of Houdini's first 3 suggestions just because 45. Be5+ holds well, but (according to Houdini) every other moves increases white's advantage. Then Radjabov played the mistake f5.

    Anand-Karjakin and Svidler-Nakamura were the best games for me.

  • 19 months ago

    sapientdust

    Patzers whining about Carlsen's "cheap tricks" yet again. Does the comedy never end? Here's a hint: until you have some kind of title, you are (like me) not capable of making any kind of an informed criticism of the games of super-GMs like Carlsen, so don't embarrass yourself by trying. It's like children who are learning their multiplication tables whining about boring mathematical proofs in journals because they don't have enough pictures.

    I think MC will probably win yet another tournament. He almost always starts off slower and then does much better later in the tournament than in the beginning. 

  • 19 months ago

    begentleifubeatme

    Carlsen the master of endgame!!

  • 19 months ago

    Balachandar

    Funny how a 2600 GM, who is otherwise regarded as quite strong, is too easy for everyone in this tournament to beat. 

  • 19 months ago

    Paulzzz

    Carlsen struggled hard to win in the endgame and won. Very impressive.

  • 19 months ago

    dragonair234

    Let's go Carlsen and Nakamura Laughing

  • 19 months ago

    AleSGCHESS

    is Magnus much better than the rest or not???

  • 19 months ago

    veryzxy

    Maguns manytimes wins by boring oppents to death.

    Unlike Vishy who is bored with extended games and goes for crisp wins.

  • 19 months ago

    Sahasrara

    @Tacticator match fixings? Please. Hammer, cannot win against these players if his life depended on it. Look at the rating difference. For match fixing you need a player who can at least compete against the majority of the crowd, Hammer cannot win even if he tried. 

  • 19 months ago

    Oraoradeki

    My thoughts:

    Mr. Anand managed to get what he wanted, a draw (even in a winning position).

    Matchfixings from the 2 Norwegians with Mr. Hammer giving out free victories to whom he feels like giving to.- Kind of "revenge" for the WCC.

    This is why I like Mr. Nakamura, Mr. Aronian, Mr. Svidler, and Mr. Wang Hao for playing legitemate chess.

  • 19 months ago

    sixtyfoursquares

    In Chess a Win is a WIN; no matter how it is achieved; due to one's own intelligence or opponents stupidity!!

    Carlsen should be given due credit!!

  • 19 months ago

    Sahasrara

    Agreed with Eternal, in 2700+ chess games there are no cheap end game tricks, it is pure calculation ability, Carlsen can calculate deeper than nearly anyone out there, THAT is why he can grind out anyone in the end game. I love seeing below 2000 rated players comment on Carlsen's playing style, comical really. 

  • 19 months ago

    EternalChess

    Cheap trick?

    The amount of idiots in this page is too damn high.

    There are only 3 people in the world that would not have lost that ending against Carlsen. Anand, Aronian, and Kramnik. Anyone else would have lost.

     

    EDIT: Oh Vodkarov claimed it was a cheap trick, the infamous troll from chessbomb is hilarious. He is the biggest idiot out there, so it is understandable that he is crying (I won't even mention how Carlsen won the Candidates and not Kramnik so he is crying even harder).

  • 19 months ago

    thedeliveryman

    More cheap end game tricks from Carlsen.

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