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Carlsen vs Norway Match 2014 (Games and Results)

Carlsen draws match vs Norway 2014

Magnus Carlsen and Mystiske Nordmannen for Norway in action.... Photo ©

Magnus Carlsen and Mystiske Nordmannen for Norway in action.... Photo © | http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge

Magnus Carlsen took on the rest of Norway in a match on the VG Newspaper website on Thursday 8th May 2014. There was a television quality program for over three hours presented by Mads Andersen. The whole event was hosted by the Oslo City shopping center. A team of three wise men Simen Agdestein, Jon Ludvig Hammer and Leif Erlend Johannessen suggested moves and their suggestions were voted on by the public. Carlsen had one minute to decide on his moves, his opposition five.

Hans Olav Lahlum enforced the rules (he took Carlsen's mobile from him when he started voting) and had his own team of experts in the sofa area.

A striking "Mystiske Nordmannen" dressed in red made the moves at the board. The audience tried to guess who it was, he wasn't good at chess having to be prompted to play the right moves. It turned out to be skier Oddvar Bra who is famous in Norway.

Carlsen looked well on top at one stage but got a little careless. The three players could ask for help from Houdini three times each during the game by ringing a bell. Houdini or they found a strong counter-attack eventually Carlsen decided to force a draw.

"Like facing a quiz master using Google" Espen Agdestein.

A really imaginative event that worked very well. I took some screen grabs of the key moments.

Three wise men: Simen Agdestein, Jon Ludvig Hammer and Leif Erlend Johannessen.

Three wise men: Simen Agdestein, Leif Erlend Johannessen and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Jon Ludvig Hammer rings the bell to ask Houdini for help

Jon Ludvig Hammer rings the bell to ask Houdini for help. Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

So who is going to ask Magnus for his phone?

So who is going to ask Magnus for his phone? Hans Olav Lahlum was the man nominated after Magnus started voting for moves... Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Moves made by a 'mystiske nordmannen'. The viewers had to guess who. Turned out to be skier Oddvar Bra who is extremely famous in Norway

Moves made by a 'mystiske nordmannen'. The viewers had to guess who. Turned out to be skier Oddvar Bra who is extremely famous in Norway. Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Sofa panel

Hans Olav Lahlum and his sofa panel. Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Oslo shopping centre

Oslo shopping centre. Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Magnus Carlsen offered a draw.

Magnus Carlsen offered a draw. Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Carlsen post-game

Carlsen and manager Espen Agdestein. Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Carlsen post-game

Carlsen post-game. Tarjei J. Svensen reports he said he "pulled the emergency brake" when he realised the Norwegians had started to use Houdini. "You had to use Houdini to have a chance against me." Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Who is that masked man?

Who is that masked man? Photo © http://direkte.vg.no/studio/carlsen-vs-norge.

Carlsen vs Norway Match 2014 (Oslo NOR)
Thu 8th May 2014 - Thu 8th May 2014 - Official Site

Carlsen vs Norway Match (2 players 1 Rds Match Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games

Carlsen vs Norway Match (2 players 1 Rds Match Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games

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