Norway Chess 2013 Round 7

Norway Chess 2013 Round 7

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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 Radjabov has also withdrawn from the next FIDE Grand Prix event for undisclosed personal reasons.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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