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Norway Chess 2013 Round 7

  • SonofPearl
  • on 15/05/13 12:01.

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 Radjabov has also withdrawn from the next FIDE Grand Prix event for undisclosed personal reasons.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


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


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.

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

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  • hace 15 meses


    Wang kills Carlson ..... oopSS! that hurts , Anand win's his game so easily Smile

  • hace 15 meses


    Hao HAMMERed Carlsen??? Cant wait to see that game!

  • hace 15 meses


    @Morphy147, Carlsen does not always grind out opponents in endgame, that is why I disagree with you. Carlsen has beaten top level players before the endgame is even reached many times, take a look at some examples: 

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1693032 Magnus wins in 30 moves vs Vishy.

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1599150 Magnus wins in 32 moves vs Topalov. 

    I can find more...

  • hace 15 meses


    In Svidler-Topalov Rd8 What was wrong with 23 Nxf7+ just winning a pawn??

    Or am I missign something???

  • hace 15 meses


    Morphy147, I'll see your bold 18pt and raise you 24point!!!

    feel my 24pt wrath!!!

    Um..anyway both players are brilliant and I'm just tired of people bagging out Carlsen for unfathomable political reasons. I don't think anyone on chess.com has the knowledge or ability to criticise a superGM.

  • hace 15 meses


    This evening I will delight myself with great games from round 8.

  • hace 15 meses


    @Indian Harry of course i agree that not impossible to beat carlsen.Everyone knowsIvanchuk at his best>>>>> Carlsen

  • hace 15 meses


    Brilliant game by Carlsen!

  • hace 15 meses


    Nice, aggressive game from Anand.

  • hace 15 meses


    I am not sure if a break what Radjabov really needs now. Look what happened to Leko after he took one. Breaks are not necessarily help you to improve. Having an intensive training camp would be better. 

  • hace 15 meses


    Carlsen have killer instinct? I don't see anything like that in him, he is a pure positional player. I feel current Super Grand masters are not like earlier, since they are so weak in endgames. Example its virtually impossible to beat players like Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Karpov i can add in this league Aronian also, but others are not to the par in endings. Gelfand and Ivanchuck also plays well in endings but they often get into time pressure and there is chance for loosing the game. 

    In the same time Carlsen is a very good player, but the same time he is not invicible to beat him. Ivanchuck and Svidler beaten him in the candidates match.

    Only Kasparov have the killer instinct, now Anand trying to bring his lost glorious killer instinct again. He his showing it in this current tournament. 

    He his testing his tactical play in this tournament. It means in Novemeber we can expect high tactical match against Carlsen or he may misguide his opponent also in this tournament.

  • hace 15 meses


    Very beutiful game by anand

  • hace 15 meses


  • hace 15 meses


    if 35 Rxc4... pxQ=N+ 

        36 Kd1  RxR and the pawn is unstoppable.

  • hace 15 meses


    @Aaronsky  Carlsen is an exceptional player,  one of the best in the world  and has a killer instinct but on what basis do u think he has better understanding than kramnik.Its just that kramnik is a very solid player who doesnot like to take risks whereas carlsen plays on taking risks and by pushing hard in objectively drawn positions.Thats why kramnik draws a lot and has lower rating than carlsen.If he has better understanding let me see if he can dominate vlady in a match and ofcourse he didnot reflect his better understanding against kramnik in the candidates.Kramnik effortlessly held him to a draw and with black he was suffering positionally and could barely escape with a draw.

  • hace 15 meses


    Thank you newzild.

  • hace 15 meses


    @Newzild...thanks for the helping hand info...job well done.Cool

  • hace 15 meses


    Once again I'm scratching my head at Anand's result...After Bxd2, my feeble powers of calculation can't see any eventual advantage for black. Can someone give a rundown of the winning path?


    EDIT: Never mind, read Newzild's analysis and of course I'd missed 36...Nxe1+. 

  • hace 15 meses


    someone badly needs a rest.. 

    teimour is getting killed out there.. 


  • hace 15 meses


    vodkarov stop the carlsen hate and most of all stop trying to find a rationale to support your crazy ideas of carlsen being a mediocre player. 

    he wins just about every tourney he enters, what more do you want from him? how else is he to prove he is an exceptional player? he comes, he wins. ho comes again, he wins again. its simple really - no other player today does that, that makes him exceptional. 

    whenever he comes to a tourney he is the favourit to win it - not based on his rating, based on his past results.

    give me the number of top level tourneys magnus has entered in the past three years and tell me how did he do in them....?  

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