|Norway Blitz (2016)|
The Norway Blitz is played immediately prior to the main event, Norway Chess (2016), basically to determine who gets five starts as White and four starts as Black.
Monday 18 April 2016.
Scandic Stavanger City in Norway.
Round robin event, nine rounds.
3 min + 2 sec increment for each move.
1. Sonnenborn Berger
2. Most wins
3. Most wins with the black
4. Drawing of lots
Carlsen had 7.5/8 leading into the final round. He overplayed his game in an attempt to win and lost to Giri. However, he still won the event and lifted his blitz rating to over 2900.
Norway Chess (Blitz) (2015)
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|1. Eljanov vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||23||2016||Norway Blitz||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|2. Aronian vs Carlsen
||0-1||43||2016||Norway Blitz||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. A Giri vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||42||2016||Norway Blitz||B30 Sicilian|
|4. Kramnik vs Li Chao
|| ||1-0||29||2016||Norway Blitz||A48 King's Indian|
|5. Topalov vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||24||2016||Norway Blitz||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|6. Li Chao vs Harikrishna
|| ||0-1||56||2016||Norway Blitz||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|7. N Grandelius vs A Giri
||0-1||41||2016||Norway Blitz||A20 English|
|8. Carlsen vs Kramnik
||1-0||35||2016||Norway Blitz||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Eljanov
||1-0||36||2016||Norway Blitz||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|10. Eljanov vs Li Chao
|| ||½-½||62||2016||Norway Blitz||A48 King's Indian|
|11. Eljanov vs N Grandelius
|| ||1-0||47||2016||Norway Blitz||A48 King's Indian|
|12. Harikrishna vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||0-1||43||2016||Norway Blitz||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|13. Li Chao vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||0-1||45||2016||Norway Blitz||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. Harikrishna vs Topalov
|| ||1-0||43||2016||Norway Blitz||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. A Giri vs Carlsen
||1-0||23||2016||Norway Blitz||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|16. Kramnik vs N Grandelius
|| ||½-½||46||2016||Norway Blitz||A48 King's Indian|
|17. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||70||2016||Norway Blitz||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Topalov vs Eljanov
|| ||½-½||61||2016||Norway Blitz||A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System|
|19. N Grandelius vs Harikrishna
|| ||0-1||37||2016||Norway Blitz||A13 English|
|20. Carlsen vs Li Chao
||1-0||53||2016||Norway Blitz||D75 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5|
|21. Aronian vs A Giri
||½-½||12||2016||Norway Blitz||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|22. Aronian vs N Grandelius
|| ||½-½||65||2016||Norway Blitz||A48 King's Indian|
|23. A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||0-1||57||2016||Norway Blitz||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|24. Harikrishna vs Kramnik
|| ||0-1||39||2016||Norway Blitz||A13 English|
|25. Li Chao vs Topalov
|| ||1-0||40||2016||Norway Blitz||E01 Catalan, Closed|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
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