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Norway Chess 2013 Round 2

  • SonofPearl
  • on 09/05/13 13:56.

phpEqbCn7.pngSergey Karjakin is the sole leader after two rounds of the Norway Chess 2013 tournament in Stavanger.

Karjakin maintained his perfect start by winning his second round game against the lowest seeded competitor Jon Ludvig Hammer. Hammer once again held his own in the opening, but was eventually outplayed.

However, the game everyone wanted to see was the clash between world champion Vishy Anand and his challenger world #1 Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen had the white pieces and pressed the champion hard for the whole game, but never managed to find a way through Anand's defences. Once Anand had exchanged off his weak d-pawn the draw came soon after.

Wang Hao bounced back from a loss in the first round to beat Peter Svidler with the white pieces in a Gruenfeld defence. By contrast, Hikaru Nakamura followed his first round win with a loss to Lev Aronian on the second day.  Nakamura struggled hard to try to save the game, but had to admit defeat after 70 moves.

The standings after 2 rounds

Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2767 2
Aronian, Levon  ARM  2813 1½ 
Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2783 1
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2868 1
Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2775 1
Wang, Hao  CHN  2743 1
Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2793 1
Svidler, Peter  RUS  2769 1
Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2745 ½ 
Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR  2608 0

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Tournament leader Sergey Karjakin

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Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand discussing their game

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Lev Aronian's win moved him into second place

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Teimour Radjabov was relieved to draw his game with Veselin Topalov

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The pairings in round three

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

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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.

Screenshots from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • hace 15 meses

    Skaboard

    Just my opinion, i still think Anand is a bigger name in chess history than Carlsen. But i do expect Carlsen to surpass him. And i mean surpass in terms of importance for chess, in current strenght he probably did it already (still has to prove in a match though).

    By the way, i expected Hammer to get a better performance. Not his best tournament i guess. Wish him luck for the next rounds.

  • hace 15 meses

    Aaronsky72

    BleedDodgerblue. The vast majority of the hate is actually directed at Carlsen if you've been paying attention.
    Oh and TraderDXB, just because you attend beiber concerts screaming, showing your waxed stomach and throwing your frilly underwear at beiber it doesn't mean the rest of Carlsen's fans do the same.

    One notices that the haters of Carlsen, indeed the haters of any of the top chess players tend to have lower IQs as their assertions have no correlations with the facts.

    How can we mere mortals criticise a superGM? When I hear such criticism and insults I wonder at the idiocy of those involved.
    The superior class of Carlsen is borne out by the facts, highest ELO in history, consistent high performance, achievements at a young age etc.

    Anand is a great player and hard to beat though, he has a lot of experience and is a resourceful competitor but I think even Anand would admit to Carlsen being more naturally talented.
    That doesn't guarantee victory though and it will be a great match up.

  • hace 15 meses

    kidpoolside

    drawarlsen!

  • hace 15 meses

    sixtyfoursquares

    Round 3 results in NorwaY:

     

    ANAND Viswanathan 1-0 TOPALOV Veselin
    NAKAMURA Hikaru ½ -½ CARLSEN Magnus
    SVIDLER Peter ½ -½ ARONIAN Levon
    RADJABOV Teimour 1-0 HAMMER Jon Ludvig
    KARJAKIN Sergey 1-0 WANG Hao
  • hace 15 meses

    ramanjudge

    7Beaufeet7....HATS OFF TO YOU...U R A COPY PASTE WIKI PEDIA WORLD CHAMP....

  • hace 15 meses

    pulpfriction

    Anand just beat Topalov in Round 3.

  • hace 15 meses

    khan57

    well said vistascan..Being a pakistani, i am a die hard fan of anand..wish him all the best for world champion match.. and Yes he defended the world champion title 4 time, won it one time. make it total 5. 

  • hace 15 meses

    vistascan

    @aih8

     

    Everyone knows that to be a great commentator in Chess, one only needs to memorise some names like Fischer, Capablanca, Lasker etc, and scream that Carlsen is the greatest at the top of ones voice.

    People are talking about Lasker, without mentioning that there was a little thing called World War I which delayed a lot of the matches, enabling him to be champion for 27 years. Chess championships were also a lot less regular back then. Of course, I don't intend to diminish the skill of Dr. Lasker.

  • hace 15 meses

    tridev1234

    I watched with awe and interest.Both played well.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • hace 15 meses

    a1h8

    @ 7Beaufeet7  'even if Carlsen decides to not defend the title.'

    Really beaufeet? Thats a most ridiculous argument. You are taking all these big names and their feats that Anand hasn't performed. But you know what, Carlsen hasn't achieved any of that either. And here is something else that Carlsen HAS NOT achieved that Anand HAS.. winning WC title 5 times. So back to my original point- until Carlsen does it, people can shut it. No one doubts Fischer's talent- no one doubts Carlsen is very talented- but so is Anand- and WITH 5 titles. Let Carlsen match that first. Until then, Anand rules.

  • hace 15 meses

    GoodGoodChess

    Great game Anand VS Carlsen... hard to see which one will win the world championship!

  • hace 15 meses

    Sir-j

    @7Beaufeet7 Fisher has negative scores against some Soviet grandmasters i.e. Geller and Tal.

  • hace 15 meses

    _valentin_

    Carlsen's first 3 rounds are/were against 3 of the top 4 contenders by rating (besides him).  He's probably okay drawing all those, if necessary, and coming after the lower-rated (relatively speaking) other 5 players for a series of wins.  He's played well so far; his first two opponents (incidentally both world champions, current and former) were just too good to outplay at this time.

  • hace 15 meses

    grandman3000

    Playing with black Anand defended very well. Rather Carlsen lost winning chances. So criticizing Anand for draw is ridiculous.

  • hace 15 meses

    ramanjudge

    7Beaufeet7

    Longevity matters, only weak hearted run away, like Fischer, all other world champions other than him faced the challenges...unlike him. Only true champions retain it or even better regain it...

  • hace 15 meses

    chessrook1234

    at 7Beaufeet7 : you are a joker...every one is better than u ..lol..comparison across periods makes no sense. its tougher to win now (than earlier times) with all the computers and preps..

  • hace 15 meses

    chessrook1234

    Hope Naka rebounds from 0-2 and beats Carlsen!

  • hace 15 meses

    chessrook1234

    Whats with hammer? He was coming up so fast..and then no news about him at all (until now)

  • hace 15 meses

    muniprasad

    For first Game Its white game after 45th move Instead Of Rd5

  • hace 15 meses

    ChocolateTeapot

    47.Rxc5 leads to a K+2P+N vs K+4P ending, but it is an easy win for Black, e.g. 47.Rxc5 bxc5, 48.b6 Ra2, 49.b7 Rb2, 50.b8=Q Rxb8, 51.Nxb8 Ke6.

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