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Norway Chess 2015 (Games and Results)

Norway Chess 2015

The Norway Chess tournament takes place 15th to 25th June 2015. Based in Stavanger there are away days in Flor & Fjaere, Rennesoy and Sandnes. This is the first of three events in the new "Grand Chess Tour" in 2015. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Jon Ludvig Hammer. I will have daily coverage here and regular updates of the games. The event opened with a blitz event on Monday 15th June to decide the player draw.

Round 1 Tuesday. 4pm local time 3pm UK time. Official live coverage at: http://live.norwaychess.com/. Updates periodically throughout play here and on my "live" page but less frequently than I normally do with an encouragement to visit the official sites.

Topalov wins Norway Chess 2015 (9)

Veselin Topalov managed to steer his final round game against Viswanathan Anand into a quick draw which gave him clear first place in the Norway Chess tournament 2015. The game saw the same moves seen in Ivanchuk-Carlsen Wijk aan Zee 2015 but also as far back as 2007 in Roiz-Adams. Anand didn't seem too displeased to secure second place either and didn't really have an opportunity to make a fight of it. Anand seems really back in form and should be a danger for the rest of the year.

Magnus Carlsen played very poorly again losing to Jon Ludwig Hammer for the first time since he was 10. Carlsen was surprised in the opening but also continued to make mistakes. 5...dxc4 was poor but after Hammer's reaction 10...Qd7 may have been reasonaly alright for Carlsen, instead he spent a lot of time before playing 10...Kh8?! after which he was in big trouble. However a few inferior moves culminating in 27.b3 should have led to a draw with the fairly obvious 27...c5, instead 27...Rd8 led to the loss. Afterwards on Facebook Carlsen said "It's just extremely frustrating not to be able to show anything close to what I am capable of in my home country." All this following on from a great result in Shamkir. Hammer finished on 3/10 and performed to about his rating.

Hikaru Nakamura beat Levon Aronian in a sharp interesting game. Aronian's 19.Rc1 was a very poor move and Nakamura took full advantage of it. Nakamura's result are very good and very stable at the moment. Aronian seems a long way off his best.

Fabiano Caruana and Anish Giri drew an interesting Open Ruy Lopez. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave had the better of his draw against Alexander Grischuk.

Final Standings: 1st Topalov 6.5pts, 2nd Anand 6pts, 3rd Nakamura 6pts, 4th Giri 5.5pts, 5th Caruana 4pts, 6th Vachier-Lagrave 4pts, 7th Carlsen 3.5pts, 8th Grischuk 3.5pts, 9th Aronian 3pts, 10th Hammer 3pts.

Next major events Dortmund Round 1 Saturday 27th June: Nepomniachtchi-Caruana, Meier-Hou, Kramnik-Naiditsch, Nisipeanu-So.

Next Grand Tour event 21st August, the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis.

3rd Norway Chess 2015 (9)

Jon Ludwig Hammer beat Magnus Carlsen in the final round. Carlsen's bad form and Topalov's win were the stories of the event. :Photo ©

Jon Ludwig Hammer beat Magnus Carlsen in the final round. Carlsen's bad form and Topalov's win were the stories of the event. :Photo © | http://2015.norwaychess.com/

3rd Norway Chess 2015 (Stavanger NOR)
Mon 15th Jun 2015 - Fri 26th Jun 2015 - Official Site - Results - Live

3rd Norway Chess 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m(40)+60m+30spm) - Games in PGN: Games

3rd Norway Blitz 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games

3rd Norway Chess 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m(40)+60m+30spm) - Games in PGN: Games

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3rd Norway Chess 2015 Stavanger NOR (NOR), 17-25 vi 2015 cat. XXII (2782)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2798 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 2946
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2804 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6 2904
3. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2802 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 2904
4. Giri, Anish g NED 2773 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 2862
5. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2805 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 4 2736
6. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2723 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 2745
7. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2781 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 2702
8. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2876 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * 1 0 2691
9. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2780 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ 3 2657
10. Hammer, Jon Ludvig g NOR 2677 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ * 3 2668
Round 1 (June 16, 2015)
Anand, Viswanathan - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 37 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Nakamura, Hikaru - Hammer, Jon Ludvig 1-0 53 A20 English Opening
Giri, Anish - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 42 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Aronian, Levon 1-0 59 D38 QGD Ragozin
Carlsen, Magnus - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 60 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Round 2 (June 17, 2015)
Topalov, Veselin - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 52 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Giri, Anish - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 53 A14 Reti Opening
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 45 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Grischuk, Alexander - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 30 A22 English Opening
Hammer, Jon Ludvig - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 61 A29 English Four Knights
Round 3 (June 18, 2015)
Anand, Viswanathan - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 41 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Nakamura, Hikaru - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 56 A35 English Symmetrical
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 28 D47 Queens Gambit Meran
Carlsen, Magnus - Giri, Anish ½-½ 76 B51 Sicilian Rossolimo
Aronian, Levon - Hammer, Jon Ludvig ½-½ 57 A29 English Four Knights
Round 4 (June 19, 2015)
Topalov, Veselin - Aronian, Levon 1-0 58 D38 QGD Ragozin
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 47 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Giri, Anish - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 59 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 42 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Grischuk, Alexander - Hammer, Jon Ludvig 1-0 49 A20 English Opening
Round 5 (June 21, 2015)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 45 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 47 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Carlsen, Magnus - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 45 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 60 A30 English Symmetrical
Hammer, Jon Ludvig - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 74 D12 Slav Defence
Round 6 (June 22, 2015)
Anand, Viswanathan - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 29 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Giri, Anish - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 36 D39 QGD Ragozin
Caruana, Fabiano - Hammer, Jon Ludvig ½-½ 44 A13 Reti Opening
Grischuk, Alexander - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 39 E20 Nimzo Indian
Carlsen, Magnus - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 95 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Round 7 (June 23, 2015)
Topalov, Veselin - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 44 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Nakamura, Hikaru - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 40 A37 English Symmetrical
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 17 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Aronian, Levon - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 20 A29 English Four Knights
Hammer, Jon Ludvig - Giri, Anish ½-½ 61 B08 Pirc Defence
Round 8 (June 24, 2015)
Anand, Viswanathan - Hammer, Jon Ludvig 1-0 36 A20 English Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 47 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Giri, Anish - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 56 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Grischuk, Alexander - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 51 A49 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Carlsen, Magnus - Aronian, Levon 1-0 40 C90 Ruy Lopez
Round 9 (June 25, 2015)
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 18 D38 QGD Ragozin
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish ½-½ 43 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 38 D38 QGD Ragozin
Aronian, Levon - Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 40 A25 English Sicilian Attack
Hammer, Jon Ludvig - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 34 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)

3rd Norway Blitz 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 3m+2spm) - Games in PGN: Games

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3rd Norway Blitz 2015 Stavanger NOR Mon 15th Jun 2015 - Mon 15th Jun 2015. Category: 22. Ave: (2782)
Rk Name Title FED Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts TPR
1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime GM FRA 2723 # 0 1 = = 1 = 1 1 1 6.5 2954
2 Nakamura, Hikaru GM USA 2802 1 # 0 = = 1 0 1 1 1 6 2905
3 Carlsen, Magnus GM NOR 2876 0 1 # = 1 = 0 1 = 1 5.5 2851
4 Giri, Anish GM NED 2773 = = = # 1 0 = = 1 1 5.5 2863
5 Anand, Viswanathan GM IND 2804 = = 0 0 # 1 1 = 1 1 5.5 2859
6 Aronian, Levon GM ARM 2780 0 0 = 1 0 # = 1 1 1 5 2825
7 Grischuk, Alexander GM RUS 2781 = 1 1 = 0 = # 0 0 = 4 2739
8 Topalov, Veselin GM BUL 2798 0 0 0 = = 0 1 # 0 1 3 2655
9 Caruana, Fabiano GM ITA 2805 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 1 # 0 2.5 2613
10 Hammer, Jon Ludvig GM NOR 2677 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 # 1.5 2521
Round 1. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Hammer, Jon Ludvig 0-1 Aronian, Levon 104 C69 Ruy Lopez
Giri, Anish 1/2-1/2 Carlsen, Magnus 60 C60 Ruy Lopez
Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 Topalov, Veselin 28 A01 Nimzovich-Larsen attack
Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 Anand, Viswanathan 31 A45 Queen's pawn game
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 Caruana, Fabiano 45 A07 Reti
Round 2. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 75 A05 Reti
Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 Hammer, Jon Ludvig 48 A07 Reti
Nakamura, Hikaru 0-1 Grischuk, Alexander 52 A02 Bird's opening
Topalov, Veselin 0-1 Caruana, Fabiano 51 A05 Reti
Aronian, Levon 1-0 Giri, Anish 30 A61 Benoni defence
Round 3. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Giri, Anish 1-0 Anand, Viswanathan 26 C50 Giuoco Pianissimo
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 Aronian, Levon 41 A07 Reti
Grischuk, Alexander 0-1 Topalov, Veselin 38 D00 Queen's pawn, Mason variation
Caruana, Fabiano 1/2-1/2 Carlsen, Magnus 64 B01 Scandinavian (centre counter) defence
Hammer, Jon Ludvig 0-1 Nakamura, Hikaru 82 B52 Sicilian
Round 4. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2-1/2 Hammer, Jon Ludvig 69 A45 Queen's pawn game
Topalov, Veselin 0-1 Carlsen, Magnus 39 B06 Robatsch (modern) defence
Aronian, Levon 1-0 Caruana, Fabiano 88 E10 Queen's pawn game
Nakamura, Hikaru 1/2-1/2 Giri, Anish 59 A22 English
Anand, Viswanathan 1/2-1/2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 36 B35 Sicilian
Round 5. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 Anand, Viswanathan 56 E06 Catalan
Giri, Anish 1/2-1/2 Grischuk, Alexander 57 A37 English
Hammer, Jon Ludvig 0-1 Topalov, Veselin 54 C03 French
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 Nakamura, Hikaru 32 B08 Pirc
Carlsen, Magnus 1/2-1/2 Aronian, Levon 43 C36 KGA
Round 6. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Topalov, Veselin 0-1 Aronian, Levon 37 C53 Giuoco Piano
Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 Caruana, Fabiano 32 A33 English
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2-1/2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 51 B23 Sicilian
Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 Carlsen, Magnus 49 C60 Ruy Lopez
Hammer, Jon Ludvig 0-1 Giri, Anish 51 B46 Sicilian
Round 7. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Giri, Anish 1/2-1/2 Topalov, Veselin 46 C00 French
Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 Grischuk, Alexander 52 B31 Sicilian
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 Hammer, Jon Ludvig 33 A07 Reti
Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 Nakamura, Hikaru 64 A04 Reti opening
Aronian, Levon 0-1 Anand, Viswanathan 52 E06 Catalan
Round 8. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 Aronian, Levon 84 A20 English opening
Hammer, Jon Ludvig 1-0 Caruana, Fabiano 51 B41 Sicilian
Topalov, Veselin 1/2-1/2 Anand, Viswanathan 46 E10 Queen's pawn game
Giri, Anish 1/2-1/2 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 47 E60 King's Indian
Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 Carlsen, Magnus 54 A90 Dutch defence
Round 9. Mon 15th Jun 2015
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 Topalov, Veselin 36 A07 Reti
Aronian, Levon 1/2-1/2 Grischuk, Alexander 49 A48 King's Indian
Anand, Viswanathan 1/2-1/2 Nakamura, Hikaru 20 B52 Sicilian
Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 Hammer, Jon Ludvig 55 D31 QGD
Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 Giri, Anish 38 B90 Sicilian

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