Norway Chess 2013 Round 7
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The 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 Radjabov has also withdrawn from the next FIDE Grand Prix event for undisclosed personal reasons.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
|10||Hammer, Jon Ludvig||NOR||2608||1½|
Vishy Anand defeated Teimour Radjabov
Magnus Carlsen was the expected winner of the Norwegian derby
Sergey Karjakin took home the full point against Hikaru Nakmaura
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|
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.
Tournament Schedule (Times = UTC + 2)