Norway Chess 2013 Round 6
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Magnus 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.
The standings after 6 rounds
|10||Hammer, Jon Ludvig||NOR||2608||1½|
Lev Aronian defeated Jon Ludvig Hammer
Magnus Carlsen eventually ground down Teimour Radjabov
Vishy Anand came close to beating Sergey Karjakin
Veselin Topalov and Wang Hao was another draw
Hikaru Nakamura and Peter Svidler were in good spirits after their draw
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|
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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