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Norway Chess 2013 Round 5

  • SonofPearl
  • on 13-05-13 11:51.

phpQlo8Fr.pngIt was a great day for the home fans in the Norway Chess 2013 super-tournament, as both Magnus Carlsen and Jon Ludvig Hammer won their fifth round games.

In the first four rounds nothing had seemed to work for Magnus, but in round five the chess Gods were definitely on his side as he beat runaway tournament leader Sergey Karjakin. Afterwards Carlsen said "I wasn't pleased with how the game was going...sometimes you play provocatively and get rewarded; sometimes you play badly and get rewarded. Today was probably the latter!".

Jon Ludvig Hammer also scored his first win of the tournament, defeating Chinese GM Wang Hao. It's Hammer-time! (sorry, but it had to be said! Cool).

Despite his loss, Sergey Karjakin still leads the tournament. The other games were drawn.

The standings after 5 rounds

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

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A crucial game: Carlsen halts the Karjakin train

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A broad smile from Jon Ludvig Hammer at the press conference

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The pairings in round six

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

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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.

Karjakin/Carlsen picture from the official website. Hammer screenshot by Tarjei J. Svensen. Games via TWIC.

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  • 11 maanden geleden

    GoodGoodChess

    Nice games. Hammer scored his first win for the tournament! Cool game!

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    @ Aaronsky72

    Not the response I was expecting, but funny!

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Aaronsky72

    Adrian_Kinnersley - "Well, I had predicted that Mangus and Sergey would draw. :-)"
    ..conjuring up images of a kilted Scottish claymore wielding psychopath and a Russian mob enforcer during crayon art class at the mental hospital.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    novzki41

    Hmm.. Carlsen is implying that he can beat anyone even if he is 'off' mode, even the tournament leader. 

    mactannewtown.net

  • 12 maanden geleden

    sunandthreestars

    I like Carlsen too, but the greatest chess player of all time? not yet, time will tell.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    melvinbluestone

    "Carlsen again shows he is the greatest player of all time!"

          Well, that's it! Case closed! Everybody else can just quit the game and take up bridge.......  Wink

  • 12 maanden geleden

    ssvsr99

    Carlsen may not be pleased with the game was going on,but indeed he played so well that put fullstop to the series of victories of Karjakin,who still leads the table.He has yet to gain his full form.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    bolshevikhellraiser

    @Marcokim So u figured out the theory of the impact of luck in a chess game. Well, were can i get a prescription of this bit of luck and is medicaid accepted? Personally I think youre full of it. Luck has no place on the chessboard unless your opponent is hungover and has the craps. 

  • 12 maanden geleden

    chessdoggblack

    Anyone get the feeling that "CHESS" is getting real hot around the world? For those that play the game, its incredible to perform with the brain under these conditions of stress and imagination. Its beautiful minds on the wings of new creations with every game played. Go Chess.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Marcokim

    "Congrats to Hammer for getting that elusive win.  After watching some of the interviews over the past rounds, I must stay that I find Nakamura very pompous and annoying."

    Octopus_Knight... I find that ironic coming from an American. Americans are by nature pompous and loud (and a bit annoying in Intl airports)...

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Marcokim

    Nobody seems to acknowledge that luck does play a part in top modern tournaments - apart from Magnus himself. Magnus basically said he was lucky to win that game and that he didn't play particularly better than Karjakin. The winning advantage is usually so small that a bit of luck can be what the doctor prescribed. (a missed line, for example, because some guy for a micro-second let his mind wonder)

    The human brain is not a machine and a milli-second of neuron misfiring can mean that a 2700 GM misses a tricky line that he would usually spot.

    In summary it can be said that Magnus was lucky to have won, and has been unlucky not to have won against Radjabov. Karjakin and Nakamura seem to be the most resourceful players so far according to expert opinion.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Abhishek2

    Karjakin got overconfident, for sure. His lead will diminish.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    bolshevikhellraiser

    Hey chessheromaniac, U can't touch this!

  • 12 maanden geleden

    engrave52

    Karjakin 31: K-H2 is the turning point and the move that turned the game around. until then he was at least =

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    @Wicuber55 "Notice that Carlsen hasn't lost yet. All he did was draw the next best 4"

    Interesting. This would be strictly true if you switched Svidler and Aronian. But Anand, Topalov, and Nakamura are all in the top 6, which is the next best 4 aside from Kramnik (who isn't playing), and Carlsen himself. Wang, Radjabov, and Hammer all offer interesting chances for Carlsen to find a win. Aronian is always tough for Carlsen to beat.

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Vingore

    Carlsen again shows he is the greatest player of all time!

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    Well, I had predicted that Mangus and Sergey would draw. :-) I'd really like to see a good analysis of that game. Can someone let me know if they see one pop up in the next couple of days?

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    @Octopus_Knight "I find Nakamura very pompous and annoying."

    I love Nakamura for exactly this reason: He's exactly my girlfriend's stereotype of the pompously professorial chess nerd. "Ah, yes, chess, of course..." How can you not laugh? :-)

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Wicuber55

    Notice that Carlsen hasn't lost yet. All he did was draw the next best 4. Now he gets to win :) 

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Chessheromaniac

    Hammertime! (Sorry - had to say it!)

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