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Norway Chess 2013 Round 7

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/15/13, 12:01 PM.

phpK9ihlI.pngThe fierce competition continued at the Norway Chess 2013 tournament, with three more decisive games in round 7.

The heartache continued for Teimour Radjabov, as he was swept aside by Vishy Anand with the black pieces. Radjabov has also withdrawn from the next FIDE Grand Prix event for undisclosed personal reasons.

Magnus Carlsen won with the black pieces, beating his compatriot Jon Ludvig Hammer to score his third win in succession. However, Sergey Karjakin kept his nose ahead in the standings by beating Hikaru Nakamura in a Najdorf Sicilian which was the last game of the day to finish.

Thursday is a rest day so the next, penultimate round, is on Friday.

The standings after 7 rounds

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

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Vishy Anand defeated Teimour Radjabov

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Magnus Carlsen was the expected winner of the Norwegian derby

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Sergey Karjakin took home the full point against Hikaru Nakmaura

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The pairings in round eight

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

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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.

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

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  • 16 months ago

    Aaronsky72

    Vodkarov, you do realise that Carlsen consistently beats SuperGMs? One cannot just beat 'rabbits' to achieve his ELO because it's like approaching the speed of light the higher the speed/rating the more energy/higher opponent ratings one needs to beat, Carlsen would need to play a ridiculous amount of games with 'rabbits' to reach his rating in the same way that Cartman, Stan and the boys from South Park had to spend every waking moment killing boars in the World of Warcraft forests to gain a sufficient level to take on a rogue super villian.

  • 16 months ago

    chessrook1234

    Anands game was great...I never saw the ending come...d2? I had to think through that move!

  • 16 months ago

    thedeliveryman

    More cheap end game tricks from Carlsen I see.

  • 16 months ago

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    Carlsen's frequent endgame wins can be described as 'grinds', but that doesn't always do them justice. His win against Radjabov in round 6 was more like an intricate dance of his pieces, with knight, rook, pawn and king circling around with finely choreographed coordination. I don't watch as many Kramnik games so I can't weigh in too seriously on the comparison, but don't sell Carlsen short as someone who just sits there and pushes pieces stubbornly until his opponent's brain fries.

  • 16 months ago

    morphy147

    @vodkarov i agree with u, i dont know why Sahasrara finds the truth funny

    @Sahasrara everyone knows if carlsens "endgame technique" will work against vlady or not  .The fact is that he is a great player who but his chess understanding maybe equal NOT better than Vlady. He is better at grinding down opponents because of his youth and energy , thats his only advantage compared to vlady(if u disagree the please explain)

  • 16 months ago

    GoodGoodChess

    Carlsen and hammer had a same chess teacher named SIMEN. But afterwards Carlsen is better after all!!!

  • 16 months ago

    cimzowitsch

    Move on people....Sealed

  • 16 months ago

    Sahasrara

    @vodkarov, you make me laugh man, do I need to show you where Carlsen beat Kramnik? Yes, he did beat Kramnik, more than once. There are no such things as tricks in chess, there is a board and you play on it. Plus, Carlsen does not just play so called "rabbits," he plays the same players Anand, Kramnik and Aronian play, and he wins more and loses less, THAT is why his rating is high. 

  • 16 months ago

    Chesspanzer

    @Chesspanzer, are you saying that Hammer did really expect the number one of the world to blunder a piece playing 28. ...Qxb5? Do you really believe this? A GM would not consider that it's not necessary to recapture the pawn imediately? Really? Free point as predicted.

     

    The move described as terrible does not immediately lose anything. Don't pretend you have the technical skills to even evaluate that position. Hammer currently is a far better player than you ever will be. Someone so conservative as you should not even be playing chess. If you want to whinge, play football.

  • 16 months ago

    ntsimple

    Awesomvanathan Anand!

  • 16 months ago

    newzild

    Chessdoggblack:

    I'm no grandmaster, but to me the move 34...d2! is winning because of these lines:

    1) 35. Rxc4 dxe1=Q   36. Rxc8+ Ke7 and Black has a queen for a rook and an easy win

    2) 35. Qxd2 Qxc1  36. Qxc1 Rxc1  37. Bxc1 Nd3 and White cannot stop the b-pawn from queening

    3) 35. Bxd2 Nd3, forking the rook and queen. If White tries 36. Rxc4 then 36...Nxe1+ is check, and after 37. Bxe1 Rxc4 Black has a rook and an advanced b-pawn versus a bishop, which is an elementary win

  • 16 months ago

    jcm1978

    "that's not fair, you used endgame play to win!"

    lol

  • 16 months ago

    Marcokim

    Feel sorry for Radjabov... he definitely has some issues outside chess that are distracting him. He needs a break to recover and get his form. Its sad to see a once almost 2800GM slump like this.

    Anand and Karjarkin are really playing exciting chess, Carlsen has been consistent though not brilliant. They all deserve the title. Although I am not sure the NCF isn't above offering Hammer a holiday package to play easy on Carlsen (speculation is not condemnation)... its not inconceivable.

    Anand looks deadly... the WC match won't be easy for Carlsen.

  • 16 months ago

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    "Earlier days GM will used to make draw when they judge the position if its draw... I can say that is called sportmanship."

    Ahm, isn't the starting position kind of a draw, given perfect play? So the whole point of the game is to try to provoke your opponent to make a mistake and then capitalize on it. Simply agreeing a draw when the position is about equal defeats the entire purpose of the game.

  • 16 months ago

    vistascan

    Give Mr. Hammer a break. He lost the first rounds and he's playing in a supoer strong tourney where all others are higher rated than him. Those two factors are bound to have a psychological toll. Chess players are human.

  • 16 months ago

    zBorris

    In my opinion Carlsen has the highest rating.

  • 16 months ago

    sapientdust

    I really feel for Radjabov. He is down to #19 now, with a live rating of 2737. Two months ago he was #4 and almost 60 points higher.

    I hope he can stop the free-fall and work on slowly getting back into his old form again.

  • 16 months ago

    forgetmenots26

    i mo give nakamura chess lessons

  • 16 months ago

    EternalChess

    Carlsen is 22 Vokanoob, he last loss to Anand was a while ago, and when he lost to him, wasn't it because he was a kid?

    So smart little child.

  • 16 months ago

    HenryLoveChess

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