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2nd Norway Chess 2014 (Games and Results)

2nd Norway Chess 2014

Carlsen on VG TV talking about his convincing win in the opening blitz tournament. Photo ©

Carlsen on VG TV talking about his convincing win in the opening blitz tournament. Photo © | http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/82862/direkte-norway-chess-lynsjakk

The 2nd Norway Chess tournament takes place Monday 2nd June (for the opening ceremony and blitz tournament) to Saturday 14th June 2014. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk, Fabiano Caruana, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Anish Giri and Simen Agdestein

Karjakin retains Norway Chess title after final round win against Caruana (9)

Sergey Karjakin retained the Norway Chess title with a run of wins against Anish Giri (final move blunder by the Dutchman after pressing all the way), offering a draw against Kramnik and then going on to win and today beating Fabiano Caruana after being in a very bad position (32.Na4? was the mistake that turned everything around. It would be wrong to talk of luck as almost nobody looked good in this event I think in part because the players put up so much resistance that there were hardly any easy games for anyone. Caruana looked extremely disappointed having fallen away so badly. ""You have to play well to have a good result, and I just didn't." Caruana.

Magnus Carlsen eventually ground down Simen Agdestein to relegate his countryman to last place. Agdestein's opening play looked bad but he started to make the position work. After first time control Agdestein said that the tiredness he was having at the end of the event really hit him and he went down to a loss. Nevertheless Agdestein gained 9 rating points and performed far better than we had any right to expect and fully contributed to the event. For Carlsen he congratulated Karjakin and accepted that he had really lost his chance in not beating Svidler the day before. Carlsen wasn't in general that unhappy but said he "never got going." As to Agdestein Carlsen thought he played well and hoped it would bode well for Norway in the Olympiad "It's a bit unfair that he finished in last place,""

Vladimir Kramnik went down to a final defeat against Alexander Grischuk from a sharp Gruenfeld prepared by Grischuk (and probably also Kramnik but he not surprisingly didn't attend the press conference). Kramnik had a huge centre and also a big advantage on the clock but first Kramnik missed a win (31.fxg6!) and then with 32.Qf3? got a lost position, all with 15 minutes left. From leading the tournament Kramnik scored 0.5/4 and the tensions around the game against Topalov were obviously key. Grischuk finished third and moves to number three in the world. He admitted his routine was awful for the event and at least half the time had breakfast at 6am before going to bed.

Levon Aronian had a very bad event and could have finished with a loss after 22...Qb5? (22...Qc6 was better) 23.Rac1 Bg7? when 24.Qxb5 axb5 25.d5 Nd8 26.Rxc7 Rxe4 27.Nc2 is crushing. Topalov was relieved with his score but disappointed to miss this chance. For Aronian he said he was recovering from a nasal operation and said he was ready to be better in the Olympiad.

Anish Giri said he didn't know when he came to the board that he was playing for a draw but having got a comfortable position from the opening in Maroczy Bind but decided to bring to an end a disappointing event for both him and Peter Svidler.

Final Standings: 1st Sergey Karjakin 6pts/9 (€100,000), 2nd Magnus Carlsen 5.5pts (€60,000), 3rd Alexander Grischuk 5pts, 4th Fabiano Caruana 4.5pts, 5th Veselin Topalov 4.5pts, 6th Levon Aronian 4pts, 7th Peter Svidler 4pts, 8th Anish Giri 4pts, 9th Vladimir Kramnik 4pts, 10th Simen Agdestein 3.5pts.

It's been a tiring event but today saw some wonderful coverage. Below I embed the segment of the official coverage with Alexander Grischuk explaining his win and talking chess and other things very entertainingly followed by Magnus Carlsen and Simen Agdestein.

Norway Chess 2014 (9)

Sergey Karjakin the winner interviewed by VG Sport. Photo ©

Sergey Karjakin the winner interviewed by VG Sport. Photo © | http://direkte.vg.no/studio/norway-chess-2014-runde-9

2nd Norway Chess 2014 (Stavanger NOR)
Mon 2nd Jun 2014 - Sat 14th Jun 2014 - Official Site

2nd Norway Chess 2014 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

2nd Norway Blitz 2014 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games

2nd Norway Chess 2014 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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2nd Norway Chess 2014 Stavanger cat. XXI (2774) NOR Tue 3rd Jun 2014 - Sat 14th Jun 2014
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtg123456789PtsTB1TB2TB3Perf
1Karjakin, SergeygRUS2771*½11½0½11626.25422899
2Carlsen, MagnusgNOR2881½*½½½1½½½23.50202841
3Grischuk, AlexandergRUS27920½*011½½1521.00322814
4Caruana, FabianogITA27910½1*½½1½019.75212771
5Topalov, VeselingBUL2772½½0½*½½0119.50212774
6Aronian, LevongARM2815100½½*½½½418.25102726
7Svidler, PetergRUS2753½½½0½½*½½418.25002733
8Giri, AnishgNED27520½½½1½½*0417.75102733
9Kramnik, VladimirgRUS27830½010½½1*417.00212729
10Agdestein, SimengNOR2628½0½½0½½½½15.75002710
Round 1 (June 3, 2014)
Karjakin, Sergey - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 48 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Carlsen, Magnus - Giri, Anish ½-½ 32 A34 English Symmetrical
Grischuk, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 39 A62 Benoni
Aronian, Levon - Agdestein, Simen ½-½ 41 E15 Queens Indian
Svidler, Peter - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 40 A29 English Four Knights
Round 2 (June 4, 2014)
Caruana, Fabiano - Svidler, Peter 1-0 39 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Topalov, Veselin - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 36 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 55 E15 Queens Indian
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 60 E00 Catalan
Agdestein, Simen - Giri, Anish ½-½ 36 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 3 (June 5, 2014)
Karjakin, Sergey - Agdestein, Simen ½-½ 63 C11 French Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 67 D70 Gruenfeld Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon 1-0 40 A18 English Opening
Svidler, Peter - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 42 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 43 E06 Catalan
Round 4 (June 7, 2014)
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 54 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish ½-½ 53 A29 English Four Knights
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 28 D38 QGD Ragozin
Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 41 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Agdestein, Simen - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 45 E54 Nimzo Indian
Round 5 (June 8, 2014)
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon 1-0 93 D38 QGD Ragozin
Grischuk, Alexander - Agdestein, Simen ½-½ 49 C11 French Defence
Svidler, Peter - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 38 A35 English Symmetrical
Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 43 B67 Sicilian Rauzer
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 52 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Round 6 (June 9, 2014)
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 38 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 31 A34 English Symmetrical
Topalov, Veselin - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 44 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish ½-½ 48 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Agdestein, Simen - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 42 A41 Modern Defence
Round 7 (June 10, 2014)
Carlsen, Magnus - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 74 D91 Gruenfeld 5.Bg5
Caruana, Fabiano - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 66 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Svidler, Peter - Agdestein, Simen ½-½ 23 A05 Various
Giri, Anish - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 131 A35 English Symmetrical
Kramnik, Vladimir - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 63 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 8 (June 12, 2014)
Karjakin, Sergey - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 72 D35 QGD Exchange
Grischuk, Alexander - Giri, Anish ½-½ 66 A34 English Symmetrical
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 38 A04 Dutch System
Svidler, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 37 A27 English Dutch System
Agdestein, Simen - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 45 A29 English Four Knights
Round 9 (June 13, 2014)
Carlsen, Magnus - Agdestein, Simen 1-0 54 E15 Queens Indian
Caruana, Fabiano - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 51 A35 English Symmetrical
Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 41 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Giri, Anish - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 20 A35 English Symmetrical
Kramnik, Vladimir - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 40 D85 Gruenfeld Defence

2nd Norway Blitz 2014 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 4m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Blitz Games

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2nd Norway Blitz 2014 Flor & Fjaere NOR (NOR), 2-14 vi 2014 cat. XXI (2774)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2881 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 3034
2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2815 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 2935
3. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2792 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 2851
4. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2771 0 1 0 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 2854
5. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2753 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 0 1 1 1 5 2819
6. Giri, Anish g NED 2752 0 0 1 1 0 * 1 0 ½ 1 2776
7. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2783 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 * ½ ½ 1 2692
8. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2791 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 2691
9. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2772 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 2 2554
10. Agdestein, Simen g NOR 2628 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2517
Round 1 (June 2, 2014)
Aronian, Levon - Svidler, Peter 1-0 28 A35 English Symmetrical
Grischuk, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 46 A34 English Symmetrical
Giri, Anish - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 65 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 35 C44 Scotch Gambit
Agdestein, Simen - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 31 B07 Pirc Defence
Round 2 (June 2, 2014)
Carlsen, Magnus - Giri, Anish 1-0 63
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 73 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Kramnik, Vladimir - Svidler, Peter 1-0 39 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 53 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Agdestein, Simen - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 34 E70 King's Indian Fianchetto
Round 3 (June 2, 2014)
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 50 D10 Slav Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 40 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Svidler, Peter - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 25 A04 Dutch System
Giri, Anish - Agdestein, Simen 1-0 27 B40 Sicilian Classical
Topalov, Veselin - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 46 B01 Centre Counter
Round 4 (June 2, 2014)
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 44 D38 QGD Ragozin
Karjakin, Sergey - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 44 B40 Sicilian Classical
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 39 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Topalov, Veselin - Giri, Anish ½-½ 38 B50 Sicilian Defence
Agdestein, Simen - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 67 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Round 5 (June 2, 2014)
Aronian, Levon - Agdestein, Simen 1-0 43 E15 Queens Indian
Grischuk, Alexander - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 48 C46 Four Knights
Svidler, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 37 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 48 B01 Centre Counter
Caruana, Fabiano - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 45 A04 Dutch System
Round 6 (June 2, 2014)
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 11 C07 French Tarrasch
Giri, Anish - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 156 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Kramnik, Vladimir - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 39 D27 QGA
Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon 0-1 30 C44 Scotch Gambit
Agdestein, Simen - Svidler, Peter 0-1 29 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Round 7 (June 2, 2014)
Aronian, Levon - Giri, Anish 1-0 96 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Grischuk, Alexander - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 41 D36 QGD Exchange
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 34 C60 Ruy Lopez
Svidler, Peter - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 49 A20 English Opening
Caruana, Fabiano - Agdestein, Simen 1-0 66 A07 Barcza System
Round 8 (June 2, 2014)
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 48 C24 Bishop's Opening
Giri, Anish - Svidler, Peter 0-1 33 B40 Sicilian Classical
Kramnik, Vladimir - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 52 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Topalov, Veselin - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 31 A08 Barcza System
Agdestein, Simen - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 30 E58 Nimzo Indian
Round 9 (June 2, 2014)
Carlsen, Magnus - Agdestein, Simen 1-0 30 B42 Sicilian Paulsen
Aronian, Levon - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 76 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Karjakin, Sergey - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 42 A07 Barcza System
Svidler, Peter - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 27 A37 English Symmetrical
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish 1-0 42 A05 Various

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