Moments of Norway Chess 2015
GM Veselin Topalov (6,5/9 points) became the winner of the first leg of The Grand Chess Tour with a little help from Norwegian hosts WCC GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Jon Ludvig Hammer. Carlsen lost his game in a winning position because of his unawareness of the time control, Hammer lost a totally drawn endgame with 1 silly blunder after 6,5 hours of play.
For Norway Blitz 2015 moments in puzzle format click here.
There was a missed brilliancy in Carlsen vs. Giri game which I analysed detailedly a few days ago in my blog.
Now let's look at the other exciting moves:
Giri vs. Grischuk Development Gone Wrong
Caruana vs. Carlsen Cracked Berlin Wall
Nakamura vs. Caruana Rook Endgame 101
Topalov vs. Aronian No Need to Prevent Promotion
Anand vs. Carlsen Breyer Defense Fail
Anand vs. Vachier-Lagrave Bxh6
Also we should not forget:
- Vachier-Lagrave vs. Aronian, Queen and Pawn endgame, 1-0
- Carlsen vs. Giri, f-g-h Pawns vs. Knight, ½-½
- Aronian vs. Caruana, Knight and Pawn endgame, 1-0
- Hammer vs. Carlsen, fight against eternal rival, 1-0