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Norway Chess 2013 Round 3

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11-05-13 00:42.

phpUDsWBo.pngSergey Karjakin still has a perfect score at the Norway Chess 2013 tournament after scoring another victory in round 3.

Karjakin convincingly defeated Wang Hao to lead by a full point on 3/3 going into the first rest day on Saturday.

World champion Vishy Anand had an excellent game against his former challenger Veselin Topalov. The Bulgarian may be regretting his decision to play the Najdorf Sicilian, and Anand was delighted to score a memorable win.

Meanwhile home favourite Magnus Carlsen had a ding-dong struggle with Hikaru Nakamura. A very sharp encounter in the rare Vienna Game contained chances for both players, but a drawn result leaves the world #1 is still searching for his first victory of the competition.

Teimour Radjabov's poor form has plagued him for some time, but he made up ground with a win against tournament underdog Jon Ludvig Hammer.

The standings after 3 rounds

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2767 3
2 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2813 2
3 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2783 2
4 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2868 1½ 
5 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2775 1½ 
6 Svidler, Peter  RUS  2769 1½ 
7 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2745 1½ 
8 Wang, Hao  CHN  2743 1
9 Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2793 1
10 Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR  2608 0

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The pairings in round four

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

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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.

Pictures from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 19 maanden geleden

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    Well, at least Anand can't be acused of being a drawmeister in this tournament. It looks like he had an interesting, double-edged position against Nakamura, in which case it's nice to see him taking risks on the board.

    As for Karjakin, what can you say but 'WOW'? With 4/4 including a win over Aronian as black, you'd have to be nuts to bet against him winning this tournament.

  • 19 maanden geleden

    Balachandar

    Shame on you TraderDXB. Winning and losing is a part of the game. If you can't accept that, you don't deserve to be a chessplayer [or any sportsman for that matter.]

    Congrats to Karjakin and Nakamura. 

  • 19 maanden geleden

    RangerStewie

    Nakamura defeats Anand in Round 4 with the Black pieces!!! AWESOME JOB!!! and congrats to Sergey for continuing his incredible performance with another top notch win. 

  • 19 maanden geleden

    incredible_india

    jai India jai Anand

  • 19 maanden geleden

    melvinbluestone

    I'm a sucker for puns: Topalov should have taken the night off from the Najdorf.......

         (Apologies to Mr. Fischer)

  • 19 maanden geleden

    FanOfCarlsen

    Go Anand!!

  • 19 maanden geleden

    The_Aggressive_Bee

    Thank you LaskerFan and Enluz that cleared things up a lot! I really appreciate it!

  • 19 maanden geleden

    Enluz

    @the-Agressive-Bee

    I believe Rf1 would skewer the bishop and the king, thus winning a piece.

    And since the pawn cannot be taken en passant, it condemns all activity for black, which is then indeed lost due to weak pawns, especially on the king side...

  • 19 maanden geleden

    juanchito75

    Shankland and The Hammer struggling

  • 19 maanden geleden

    LaskerFan

    @The_Aggressive_Bee,

    good question! I think white (Karjakin) gets black's h-pawn by Re5 and Rxh5, and black has no good means to support it as his king is fenced by white's bishop pair, and none of black's pieces can reach it to protect it. This gives white an outside passed pawn and a won endgame.

  • 19 maanden geleden

    The_Aggressive_Bee

    why is the final position of the sergei karjakin-hao wang game lost?

  • 19 maanden geleden

    fabelhaft

    On Karjakin's marriages, there is this interview from a few months back (in German), where he talks about how his first marriage didn't work out because he and his wife were completely different as persons, and that they divorced after 2.5 years. His second wife is also a chess player, and works at the Moscow Chess Federation:

    http://de.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/176/PostId/4009070/interview-mit-sergey-karjakin-070313.aspx

  • 19 maanden geleden

    kidpoolside

    "ding dong stuggle?" lol

  • 19 maanden geleden

    Robert1811

    Both Vishwanathan and Magnus don't play well in this tourney, maybe wrong champion and wrong challenger?!

  • 19 maanden geleden

    Keplerb22

    i wanna see ivanchuk.....the game changer

  • 19 maanden geleden

    al_farabi

    lol

  • 19 maanden geleden

    The_Aggressive_Bee

    I'm so happy to see Nakamura playing my favorite opening, the vienna game, and doing so well with it!

  • 19 maanden geleden

    hohohohihihi

    poor ludving :(

  • 19 maanden geleden

    DESTROYER8

    Okay, great job to Sergey Karajkin for keeping a perfect score and Naka did a nice job keeping a draw from Magnus...

  • 19 maanden geleden

    IndianHarry

    I sincerely thank to Topalov for the game which he played against Anand. Topalov is the person not feared to play complicated game against a World Champion. Every one  play for safe game against WC by selecting  harmless openings like Berlin, Pertroff etc.. but Topalov challenge Anand by choosing a ultra sharp variation other side  our World Champion responded by Sicilian Najdorf English Attack. I love to see a challenger like Topalov against Anand.

    Chess will not die till a person like Topalov live.

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