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Norway Chess 2013 Round 8

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/17/13, 1:05 PM.

php3r4hNY.pngThe penultimate round of the 2013 Norway Chess tournament produced four decisive games and some real surprises in Stavanger!

The biggest shock was Magnus Carlsen losing with white against Chinese GM Wang Hao in the last game of the day to finish. Carlsen lost a pawn and Wang Hao brought home the full point in a rook endgame.

The only good news for the world #1 is that the tournament leader also lost his game. Sergey Karjakin was defeated by Peter Svidler in a tremendous battle, but still holds on to top spot.

Vishy Anand made ground on the leader, joining Magnus Carlsen on 5 points after beating Jon Ludvig Hammer. The Norwegian #2 played a bold game, but the world champion was too strong.

Hikaru Nakmaura also improved his tournament standing by beating Teimour Radjabov.

The standings after 8 rounds

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

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Magnus Carlsen lost his first game of the tournament to Wang Hao

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Sergey Karjakin lost to Peter Svidler, but remains the leader

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Hikaru Nakamura won a wild game with Teimour Radjabov

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Vishy Anand scored a victory over Jon Ludvig Hammer
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Veselin Topalov and Lev Aronian drew in the first game to finish

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The final round pairings (games start 3 hours earlier)

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

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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

    FakeName6

    No, Anand had the repitition if he wanted it. (He was white)

  • 16 months ago

    dweezil28

    is it just me, or didnt hammer have a perpetual at move 28? wouldnt you take a draw against the world champion if you were in an unclear position like that?

  • 16 months ago

    sixtyfoursquares

    It is amazing that the NORWAY CHESS 2013 crown is slipping away from Worlds highest rated player Magnus Carlsen and a Norwegian!!

    Magnus would have loved to get this crown; as this is Norways first SUPER GM Tournament.  Hypothetically he could win even now; but due to the action/inaction of others in the Tournament; not his OWN performance!!

  • 16 months ago

    vodkarov

    It was a great day in the Norway Tournament! A fierce battle between Svidler and Karjakin, very dificulty to play at the end: congrats to Peter but also to Sergey for that gift to us! Fantastic game by the world champion, who played a very bold, creative and strong chess!!! You are the best Anand!!! And MC, as predicted, tried one more time to win in a boring equal endgame in his true fashion: the cheap endgame tricks. But this time it backfired and the chinese missile had no problems in demonstrating the number one of the world is not that strong when you are not afraid of his cheap tricks. We can already see what is going to happen in november, a massacre where one side will try to use dubious endgame weapons, and the other side will play real strong and beautiful chess.

  • 16 months ago

    aravot

    Wang has a nice personality and sense of humor. Today he won , because he proved to be stronger than Carlsen thought he is. Peter on the other hand, was very excited and felt the hero of the day: perhaps by the fact that his victory over Sergey contributed to a most desired scenario of local public.

    I guess  if Carlsen, Karjakin  and Anand will keep strong competition, then Levon will win this tournament. I am for this scenario and I am totally biased. 

  • 16 months ago

    Seb_T

    Wow, exciting stuff.

  • 16 months ago

    opla

    @al_farabi he was naked

     

     
  • 16 months ago

    Pete_the_Pirate

    from official website:

    Tie-break rules

    In case more players tie for first with an equal number of points a blitz match will decide who wins the tournament. The blitz match will consist of 2 games with 4 minutes + 2 seconds (per move) per player.

    If it´s still tied an Armageddon game will decide the outcome. In the Armageddon game the player with the white pieces will have 5 minutes + 2 seconds (per move) while the player with black pieces will have 4 minutes + 2 seconds. If the game ends as a draw Black wins.

  • 16 months ago

    Mercurial1

    I think the game between Karjakin-Topalov will be very excitment! Karjakin needs to draw or win against superGrandmaster topalov!

  • 16 months ago

    Skaboard

    @Chessrook: Hammer hammered Wang that hammered Carlsen that hammered Hammer...

  • 16 months ago

    Sahasrara

    Magnus needs to do more cardio and build up his stamina for these long tourneys :p.

  • 16 months ago

    Melchizedek10

    Who would have thought...Mr. funny Wang Hao beat Magnus with black in endgames...Magnus is very strong but certainly beatable and has weakness...This is a great year of chess with many great tournaments and games...chess is rising!!

  • 16 months ago

    geographybuff

    nemotahiti:

    This is why Magnus had to resign:

  • 16 months ago

    Vingore

    Carlsen actually lost.  Life is so unfair!

  • 16 months ago

    chessrook1234

    Wang Haoooooo   HAMMERed Carlsen...more than 120 points behind? the other norwegian also got HAMMERed..

  • 16 months ago

    drknow

    After Qg1+ the white king must move to the h file and his queen is lost next move

  • 16 months ago

    Mkhitar

    When I was telling guys in ICC that Magnus can lose the game they just laughed "no way"...

    Now its very hard to win for him the game against Aronian, I even think that if he pushes hard, he can lose again in the last round.

    I think Karjakin is able to hold draw and he will take the deserved 1st place.

  • 16 months ago

    Fisikos

    And the tournament just started...

  • 16 months ago

    sixtyfoursquares

    Go Vishy; GO!!

  • 16 months ago

    nemotahiti

    In Carlsen game I don't see why the white King doesn't take the black pawn.

    Why is it mate ?

    PS: I'm a beginner :)

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