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Norwegian Championship Tournament

Magnus Carlsen7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Simen Agdestein7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Leif Erlend Johannessen6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Rune Djurhuus5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Kjetil A Lie5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Atle Groenn5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Roy Harald Fyllingen5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Oystein Hole5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Bjornar Byklum4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Helge Andreas Nordahl4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Einar J Gausel4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Frode Elsness4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Bjarte Leer-Salvesen4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Harald Borchgrevink4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer4/9(+4 -5 =0)[games]
Oystein Dannevig3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Bjarke Barth Sahl3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Erik Fossan3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Joran Aulin-Jansson3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Carl Fredrik Ekeberg2.5/9(+0 -4 =5)[games]
Silje Bjerke2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C F Ekeberg vs A Groenn  ½-½312005Norwegian ChampionshipA90 Dutch
2. Carlsen vs O Dannevig 1-0652005Norwegian ChampionshipB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. L E Johannessen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe  ½-½472005Norwegian ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. J L Hammer vs S Agdestein  0-1482005Norwegian ChampionshipC00 French Defense
5. E Fossan vs E J Gausel  ½-½572005Norwegian ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. B Leer-Salvesen vs K Lie  0-1532005Norwegian ChampionshipA10 English
7. R Djurhuus vs O Hole  ½-½482005Norwegian ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. B Byklum vs R H Fyllingen  ½-½332005Norwegian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. F Elsness vs J Aulin-Jansson  1-0332005Norwegian ChampionshipE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
10. H Nordahl vs S Bjerke  ½-½672005Norwegian ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. B Barth Sahl vs H Borchgrevink  ½-½192005Norwegian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
12. E J Gausel vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½602005Norwegian ChampionshipA15 English
13. G Tallaksen Ostmoe vs C F Ekeberg  ½-½242005Norwegian ChampionshipA80 Dutch
14. H Borchgrevink vs E Fossan  0-1432005Norwegian ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. K Lie vs F Elsness  1-0422005Norwegian ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
16. H Nordahl vs R H Fyllingen  ½-½402005Norwegian ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
17. A Groenn vs L E Johannessen  ½-½782005Norwegian ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. S Bjerke vs R Djurhuus  0-1432005Norwegian ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
19. O Hole vs B Byklum  1-0322005Norwegian ChampionshipA15 English
20. S Agdestein vs Carlsen ½-½302005Norwegian ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
21. O Dannevig vs J L Hammer  0-1282005Norwegian ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. J Aulin-Jansson vs B Leer-Salvesen  0-1332005Norwegian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. C F Ekeberg vs B Leer-Salvesen  ½-½82005Norwegian ChampionshipA13 English
24. O Hole vs B Barth Sahl 0-1202005Norwegian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. H Borchgrevink vs O Dannevig  1-0282005Norwegian ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-09-05  Knight13: <Agdestein and Carlsen both finished with 7/9.> Congratulations to you both!
Jul-09-05  admiralnemo: what happens now? how does the tiebreak work for these championships?
Jul-10-05  cuendillar: I think it's a tie-break match. Magnus faced Berge Ostenstad in such a match last year, but fell in it.
Jul-10-05  EeEk: There will be a tiebreak match in the end of September, but the rules are changed since last year, so 1-1 is not enough to take the title. If the playoff is tied, they will play two and two rapid games until a winner is decided.
Jul-10-05  priluki: The 81. game is good
Jul-24-05  Arawak: Isn't Agdestein Carlsen's coach?
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  Appaz: <Arawak> Yes, but there are more coaches around Carlsen. Peter Heine Nielsen is one, and there has also been talk about Carlsen going to Russia.
Jul-24-05  Montreal1666: <Appaz:> You have to admit that it is odd that Agdestein is both Magnus's trainer and opponent!! It could happen that in a tournament they end up playing one game against each other, but this is totaly different. He is supposed to play a match against Magnus to determine the champion of Norway. Agdestein should never compete in a tournament where he would become the obstacle for Magnus to win it.
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  Appaz: <Montreal1666> I don't see any problem with that, really. Of course that means Carlsen has an extra obstacle to pass if they meet, as Agdestein should know him very well. But my impression is that Agdestein always have had a relaxed attitude about titles and such, and he may have passed that attitude to Carlsen.

The important thing for Carlsen now is not titles, but to experiment and develop his play, and maybe competing head to head with his trainer just is an inspiration for him.

Agdestein was 15 year when he became Norwegian Champion, and in a way he is defending his own "title" as the youngest ever, not bad for a man of his age! :)

Jul-24-05  Montreal1666: <Appaz:> If Agdestein does his best to win and wins this match, I am afraid I disagree with you. Let's hope Magnus wins. If not we will talk about it then.
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