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Norway Chess 2013 Round 6

  • SonofPearl
  • on 14/05/13 12:23.

php9qDrdy.pngMagnus 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

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2767
2 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2868 4
3 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2775
4 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2813
5 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2783 3
6 Svidler, Peter  RUS  2769 3
7 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2745
8 Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2793
9 Wang, Hao  CHN  2743 2
10 Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR  2608


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

HAMMER Jon Ludvig  v CARLSEN Magnus
SVIDLER Peter  v TOPALOV Veselin
RADJABOV Teimour  v ANAND Viswanathan


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.


Tournament Schedule (Times = UTC + 2)

Norway Chess 2013 Schedule.jpg


The main sponsors are the Norwegian companies HTH and Jadarhus.

Pictures by Norway Chess from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • hace 14 meses


    Nakamura's game is cool. Svidler 12...Nxe4 was so destructive.

  • hace 15 meses


    Anand defeated Radjabov in R7. 

  • hace 15 meses


    just lookin at these guys games is a great buzz for me.

    November is gonna be a fantastic game & clash of styles.

  • hace 15 meses


    @Zacharaven Because 58. Qa7+ and it's draw.

  • hace 15 meses


    omfg, Vodkarov CAN you realize that you are a TOTAL TROLL ? Everything you say is at least inexplicably ridiculous... Please... You need to live at least 400 years to come to a position to understand Carlsen's Chess... So... You could try shoot yourself. END OF STORY

  • hace 15 meses


    Can someone explain why Karjakin agreed to a draw against Anand? Seems like the king can safely withdraw towards the rook and sit out the checks until he's able to mate.

  • hace 15 meses


    @orionBR - I use the word "grinding" as a compliment to Carlsen, not in any pejorative sense.  I actually admire that sort of victory more than flashy tactical brilliancies. Smile

  • hace 15 meses


    Judging by anand's play so far, he seems to be getting ready for the long grinding games.(For later this year)

    He has pressed hard even as black, with c5. rather than the usual e5.

    Good sign for all of us. We are going to be entertained for sure, this november.

  • hace 15 meses


    OMG! Anand's last move wasn't a blunder. It was a very nice move. Practically Karjakin gets stuck in perma-check or he gives up his rook and his pawns: the white queen will do a disaster. So I guess a drawn was well accepted by Karjakin.

    Nice game!

  • hace 15 meses


    //Teimour Radjabov has been the victim of Magnus Carlsen's endgame grinding //

    Just don't get this end game grinding argument. He's just playing by the rules. If it's drawn end game, let the opponent prove it by 'actually' getting into a draw. They are not able to do it. That means they are not 'good enough' to find the draw position. Also, the risk of losing is also is there for Magnus as well(if he makes some mistake).

    Let's not use terms such as "end game grinding in drwan positions"

  • hace 15 meses


    Of course there will always be critics,.But Carlsen is in his prime...as time goes by he will get tense and commit mistakes and even blunders just like Kasparov and Anand.

  • hace 15 meses


    I respect him for his contributions to the game so far and look forward to many great things from him! :)


    That's the way I also look at the things. It's a great time for chess lovers all over the world...

  • hace 15 meses


    I have to disagree with those individuals who say that Carlsens play seems 'computerized' really?!

    I think Carlsen is a highly practical player, his moves are more influenced by intuition than precision; this much has been said by many great players including former world champions Kramnik and Kasparov.

    to nit pick I would say using a term like "computer-influenced"  seems more logical than computerized, which seems to imply that the individual has interacted with computers to such an extent that its tendencies (character?) becomes assimilated; they begin to think with the exactness of a computer, they become... hmmm call me crazy but that seems a lil too Scifi for me. especially in lieu of the fact that no human plays consistently flawless chess.

    I think "Computer-influenced" is a better description; its identity is especially revealed in the phase of the game which greater lends itself to study- the opening. computer influenced players may have tells- a mechanical output, an often rigid adherance to 'book moves', sophisticated subtleties, quick-handed novelties too rich to be contrived over-the-board. a greater flair for complex structures and tactical schemishes;

    overall I learn a lot from Carlsens games because he is so pragmatic, nothing flashy- not the cut throat sacs of a tal, nor the flabbergasting calculation accuracy of a kasparov, perhaps in this modern world his endgame flourishes may bring no genuine surprises,

    but in my humble opinion there is a humanity to his play, a kind of freshness that makes you think

    'that move  makes complete sense, I could have played that!' (even when you probably couldn't lol) there is this practical ease to his games that almost seems to be the anti-thesis of computer influenced play.

    he places his pieces on 'correct' squares, he plays any and every position like he wote a book on it, he whips out creative plans in lackluster teritory and perhaps his greatest asset- his indomitable will to win. Carlsens endgames have taught me more than some books, id go as far as calling it revolutionary. most Gm's will just assume that the player on the other side of the board has the know--how to draw and the game ends abruptly. carlsen makes no such assumption and thank goodness for that!

    in Carlsens own words, among the top players there is no 'Best' just different styles of play. still, no one himself including could counter the argument that His playing style has been the most effective.

    I respect him for his contributions to the game so far and look forward to many great things from him! :)

  • hace 15 meses


    Move on people...Sealed stop the hate

  • hace 15 meses


    I mean as his playing style

  • hace 15 meses


    so nice to see a top GM like Carlsen execute his plans in the endgame.

    very instructive, I just love a lot of the ideas (like his final Ra3+ where black's king cannot step onto the diagonal of the bishop or the nice zwischenzug 60. f4) Smile

  • hace 15 meses


    All of those potential knight forks in the Carlsen - Radjabov endgame looked hard to deal with. Neat win for Carlsen.

  • hace 15 meses


    At GM level, one must have capability to play long games. dont blame carlson to win in objectively drawn games.

  • hace 15 meses


    Carlsen is an end game animal... however Anand and Nakamura are also playing brilliant chess. 4games to go this is very interesting.

  • hace 15 meses


    never thought it was possible, anand made a blunder

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