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Karjakin Wins Norway Chess 2013

  • SonofPearl
  • on 18.05.2013, 09:13.

phpVJKLdk.pngSergey Karjakin sealed victory in the Norway Chess 2013 tournament with final round draw against Veselin Topalov.

The Karjakin v Topalov game brought the curtain down on a thrilling tournament, and the Bulgarian did his best to win with black and force Karjakin into a playoff with Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura.  However, Karjakin did enough to draw, and was even placed better when a repetition ended the game.

Magnus Carlsen faced Lev Aronian in the final round with the black pieces, and their evenly-fought game ended in a draw to leave the world #1 half a point behind the winner.

Hikaru Nakamura completed his strong finish to the competition by thrashing Jon Ludvig Hammer with the black pieces to finish equal with Carlsen on 5½ points.

Wang Hao also ended his tournament on a high, following up his win against Carlsen by beating the world champion Vishy Anand in the final round!

The final standings of Norway Chess 2013

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

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Sergey Karjakin's nerves were tested by Veselin Topalov...

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...but the blitz tournament winner also triumphed in the main event

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Magnus Carlsen and Lev Aronian drew their final round encounter

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Hikaru Nakamura finished with a sacrificial flourish against Jon Ludvig Hammer

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Wang Hao ended the tournament winning chances of world champion Vishy Anand

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Teimour Radjabov and Peter Svidler ended their tournament with a draw

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Congratulations to Sergey Karjakin on a well-deserved tournament victory!

Photos by Norway Chess from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 16 miesięcy temu

    pkkushwaha

    @albatrosses

    Well that is it. Perhaps be you are right.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    albatrosses

    Never said Anand's accomplishments were a joke. Anand is good but his time is up.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    pkkushwaha

    @albatrosses

    " He is the current champion but Carlsen is the future."

    All present becomes past and the future becomes present and then after sometime it is also past.

    Anand has to go some day or other (even if he retains title by defeating Magnus Carlsen!); so will Magnus Carlsen (even if he defeates Anand).

    This doesn't rob Anand of his greatness. Just because Magnus is supposed to defeat him in future it doesn't undo Anand's past achievments. The achievement of being five time World Champion is not a joke!!. Magnus Carlsen's dethroning of Anand (in future) can't make this achievment a joke.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    albatrosses

    Carlsen will face much stronger opposition than Anand ever did in his prior championship matches.  But Carlsen will prove how great a competitor he is and come November, he will be the new world champion. 

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    ClavierCavalier

    Of course he doesn't have 5 world championship matches under his belt.  This is his first one.  This doesn't matter.  Fischer won his first WC match and so did Karpov (not counting Fischer's forfeit).  Kasparov eventually won the title from Karpov, who held it longer than Anand has.  The fact that Carlsen doesn't have any WC matches to his name, nor the title, doesn't give any support to claims that he won't win and/or hold the title for less time than Anand.

    Unfortunately, the random, off topic ranting that accompanied the last post shows that you're irrational.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    ClavierCavalier

    The point isn't that Anand has an impressive record and is a great chess player.  This is a fact, and his mighty career stands as proof.  Claiming that Carlsen will never achieve greatness as Anand has is purely a prediction based upon a personal bias for either Anand, against Carlsen, or both.  One fact that you seem to ignore is that Carlsen is close to Anand in the number of major torunaments won, and has out done Anand in some of these.  Carlsen has 20 more years to go before we can accurately compare Anand's current record with Carlsen's future record.

    A more accurate prediction one can make is that Anand won't give up without a fight.  Carlsen is probably in for his toughest match so far.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    Deantasanto

    @chessdoggblack Facepalm. Did you even read what I just wrote?

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    Deantasanto

    @chessdoggblack You are a slow yourself. You said "Carlsen will never have a chess history record like Anand, even (if)  he becomes world champion." even though it is impossible to know this without being from the future. Carlsen is only 22, and he's not even at his prime, which is typically found around age 30. If Carlsen were to match Anand's four consecutive wins (Yes, four. Not five. While Anand has a win from 2000, that is not consecutive and that win is often disregarded because the Classical World Chess Championship match between Kasparov and Kramnik was more relevant due to stronger players on both sides at the time.) and win from 2000 at a younger age, would that not be more impressive? Also, this is not Carlsen's last chance to aim for the title ("So he has one more chance to be employed among the elite.") , especially since Carlsen is still only 22. A sidenote: Carlsen didn't participate in the 2008-2012 championship cycle.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    ClavierCavalier

    Chessdoggy, it's great to see such confidence in stating that Carlsen won't achieve records as Anand has.  Perhaps you're a time traveller, a psychic, or perhaps some sort of god.  How was the journey back from Trenzalore?

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    ClavierCavalier

    I feel sorry for Hammer.  That's a terrible score.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    Deantasanto

    @Vingore You can't compare ratings from two different time periods. Carlsen has yet to prove whether or not he is one of the greatest. Also... Carlsen is 22, so he's not really a prodigy anymore, and as for greatest endgame player ever... he's made mistakes with lower rated players that have led to losses before. Carlsen and Anand are both amazing players, but let's not exaggerate either here.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    Vingore

    Carlsen is still the greatest player of all time!  He has the highest rating of all time.  He is the greatest endgame player ever.  He is the most talented prodigy of all time.  Naysayers are simply jealous! Well, too bad.  You better get used to him being world champion for the next two decades, or go find another game to play!

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    albatrosses

    You are not an Anand fanatic who says bad things about Carlsen. You are just an Anand fan. He is the current champion but Carlsen is the future.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    Deantasanto

    @pkkushwaha

    @albatrosses

    @chessdoggblack

    It seems the first Anand fanatic has arrived! By no means has Carlsen had a bad tournament, or a "loss". Carlsen arrived at second place, and had great games. Also, wouldn't best be synonymous with who has the champion title, not with ratings? If so, the best still "lost" and did worse than Magnus, who placed four ranks higher. Carlsen has no beef with India; rather, he would prefer to play the championship match in Norway or France (as such, he is still attending the match). Even Anand himself said that he doesn't prefer India. I highly doubt that Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the Candidates tournament, will "continue to lose", whatever that means. Perhaps instead of crying about how someone else is being a "crybaby", maybe you should just focus on what is good, like how Anand had great, crushing games. Maybe I'm asking for too much; I don't expect an internet troll to take me very seriously.

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    HeadlessBishop

    good show, Nakamura! that should silence your critics. keep it up, you'll make the next round of candidates matches. 

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    Marcokim

    Wow... Nakamura... amazing games he has played...

    poor Mr. Hammer, the field average of 2750+ was really above his weight class although I suspect his real rating strength is somewhat closer to 2500.

    Herein lies the problem with the science of rating, super-GMs play amongst each other more often so their ratings will be a truer reflection of their present strength, weaker-GMs may play in IM strength tournaments, and if they have the resources to enter many FIDE competitions and do OK they can notch enough points to inflate their ratings above their actual playing strength.

    2600 GMs don't lose 80% of games with white against 2750 GMs. Take an average Russian, Armenian or Latvian 2600 GM and I bet you he is much stronger than Hammer. Nothing against our friend I was just making a point. 

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    Marcokim

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  • 16 miesięcy temu

    restinpeace

    close tourney results from the participants, just like the 2013 candidates. they've gone throuht the wire!!!

  • 16 miesięcy temu

    bishshoy_das

    28. Qh6 leads to forced mate in 9 for black. Hats off to Naka... 



  • 16 miesięcy temu

    jcm1978

    You're right, thanks.  I actually saw 28...Rxf4, but was looking for a mate by Black. Somehow I forgot about trying to refute White's idea.

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