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Altibox Norway (Blitz) Tournament

Wesley So6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Viswanathan Anand5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Magnus Carlsen5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Fabiano Caruana4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Sergey Karjakin3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Levon Aronian3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Ding Liren3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Altibox Norway (Blitz) (2018)

This 9 round blitz event was a warm-up to Altibox Norway (2018) and also determined the pairings. The time control was 3 minutes per side plus 2 seconds increment per move. Wesley So won the event with 6/9:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 SonBe 1 So * 0 1 1 1 1 6 2 Nakamura * 1 1 5 23 3 Anand * 1 0 1 1 5 22.75 4 Carlsen 1 * 1 0 5 5 Mamedyarov 0 * 1 1 0 0 1 4 20 6 Vachier-Lagrave 0 0 * 1 1 4 19 7 Caruana 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 4 17.75 8 Karjakin 0 0 1 0 * 1 0 3 9 Aronian 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 3 14 10 Ding Liren 0 0 0 0 1 * 3 12.5

Giving the Round 1 pairings Carlsen vs Caruana, Mamedyarov vs Vachier-Lagrave, Nakamura vs Ding, So vs Karjakin, and Anand vs Aronian.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/wes.... Live games: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½622018Altibox Norway (Blitz)E60 King's Indian Defense
2. Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½292018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. Nakamura vs Ding Liren  ½-½542018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
4. Carlsen vs Caruana 1-0532018Altibox Norway (Blitz)E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
5. Ding Liren vs Aronian  ½-½622018Altibox Norway (Blitz)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
6. Caruana vs Mamedyarov  0-1442018Altibox Norway (Blitz)B07 Pirc
7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura  ½-½392018Altibox Norway (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. W So vs Karjakin  1-0372018Altibox Norway (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Anand vs Carlsen  ½-½292018Altibox Norway (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. Karjakin vs Mamedyarov  1-0312018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. Aronian vs Anand 0-1422018Altibox Norway (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
12. Mamedyarov vs W So 0-1392018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Aronian vs Caruana  0-1462018Altibox Norway (Blitz)B40 Sicilian
14. Mamedyarov vs Ding Liren  1-0252018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Karjakin vs Anand  ½-½242018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
16. Nakamura vs Carlsen  ½-½382018Altibox Norway (Blitz)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. Anand vs Nakamura  ½-½392018Altibox Norway (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. Caruana vs W So  0-1552018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A37 English, Symmetrical
19. Ding Liren vs Karjakin 1-0332018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
20. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov  0-1382018Altibox Norway (Blitz)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. Carlsen vs Aronian 0-1522018Altibox Norway (Blitz)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. Anand vs Caruana 0-1292018Altibox Norway (Blitz)C50 Giuoco Piano
23. Nakamura vs W So  ½-½422018Altibox Norway (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
24. Aronian vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1452018Altibox Norway (Blitz)B50 Sicilian
25. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ding Liren ½-½622018Altibox Norway (Blitz)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
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Jun-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<john barleycorn> nobody of the "hardcore WS fans" has put 1 ("one" in writing) centavo where their mouth is. >

I learned a long time ago not to attempt to use facts and logic to try to convince someone who has a different opinion based on faith as to the error of their ways. It's like trying to convince someone of the soundness of your opinion when you're both speaking different languages and can't understand one another.

The only reason I bother responding to <chessalem> and others that have similar opinions that are based on faith and wishful thinking instead of facts and logic is that there may be some readers of their posts that consider that they might have a point. But, of course, their "logic" is always very easy to unravel since the arguments are always selective, and sometimes they are even manufactured by them.

Besides, as I told <Absentee> above, it amuses me to do this. And perhaps it's time to treat these posters differently since ignoring them doesn't seem to work. Maybe it's better to show the errors in their thinking <provided> that you use facts to support your position and, if your position is based on your opinion, provide a basis for it. And, sometimes if you have different opinions, you just have to agree to disagree.

And, above all, always observe <chessgames.com> posting guidelines and, specifically, do not resort to personal attacks even though you might be tempted to do so. It only discredits your arguments and doesn't prove anything anyway.

Jun-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <closed his account due to a hacking incident>

<chessalem> What do you know about that incident?

You know I mean.

Jun-18-18  chessalem: <hacking incident>

an iranian accused wesley of posting unsavory remarks against their beliefs ...wesley denied it was him...his account was hacked at the time he was leading the Leuven tourney in an apparent effort to derail him.

Their strategy did not work as Wesley <alpha> So won the Grand Chess Tour first leg....He will soon augment a second leg to enable him to walk the path to Mt. Calvary for the realization of his prophecy.

Jun-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: < chessalem: <hacking incident>

an iranian accused wesley of posting unsavory remarks against their beliefs ...wesley denied it was him...his account was hacked at the time he was leading the Leuven tourney in an apparent effort to derail him. ...>

According to your "messiah" he stays away from social media and CG during tournaments. Any effort to "derail" him would be misplaced at Leuven tournament, wouldn't it?

Jun-18-18  chessalem: not misplaced at all...the accusation carries with it grave consequences:https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=...
Jun-18-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <chessalem> You have been following Wesley's career for a long long time, and you know he doesn't talk like that. Who here would hate him so much to do this?

Do you think it was a former close associate who later turned on him, or a Norwegian repeat offender who gained access to his old account?

Jun-19-18  chessalem: it was an iranian who claimed wesley accused a 14 year old GM from iran of cheating after Wesley lost to him in a blitz encounter at chess.com...

the iranian was irked by the alleged accusation of Wesley against his countryman...I reckon he is behind the posts to put Wesley in a dire strait as a way of getting back at him.

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/ch...

Jun-19-18  chessalem: <Do you think it was a former close associate who later turned on him> this rests in the realm of possibility...
Jun-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  epistle: And do you think it is the husband who killed the wife and not any unnamed intruder? Certainly within the realm of possibility.
Jun-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <chessalem> Thank you for your help in solving this interesting mystery, as we must protect Wesley against repeat offenders of all nationalities.

At the moment, Supremo is the only one who believes Wesley really did this - right in the middle of a tournament - while everyone else knows it couldn't have been him. We will have to see how deeply <Mohammad> himself was involved, as I wouldn't want <fat ugly philipino> or <fake egoistic American> anywhere on my record. Fortunately this tempest did not affect his play the next day, and perhaps even more fortunately, an entire group of onlookers is realizing that social media skirmishes have real life consequences, particularly involving name players.

One puzzling factor about this case is how the writing itself does not match any known cyberstalker here, so I am leaning toward <Francis> or <Bradah> as the most likely to create such childish content, but then who had access to his Chess.com account? Three theories:

1) A former BW Hardcore member who fancied himself as his manager and his handler, who drove him around RP and lobbied to become the Biographer of his page, who made a big deal about rewarding him with a computer. But maybe he retained secret access to that computer and his accounts, which he used later to sabotage his career.

2) During the practice sessions with Magnus Carlsen, a wealthy Norwegian patron let Wesley stay with them in their igloo, then the Norwegian host ranted and raved about "stupid americans" and "stupid american tournaments" and how Jon Ludvig Hammer should take modeling lessons so he could become a top model like Magnus Carlsen, and at some point Wesley used that computer for practice games, so they retained access to his account years later.

3) A British floorlayer career criminal chav potato repeat offender drug addict drama queen YouTube star <one of the good guys> sausage chaser was so giddy about the success of his new Web site, treating everyone fairly and equally except for Nigel Short, that he used his contacts in the criminal underworld to hack his handle and maybe get some straight sausage out of the deal.

Go Wesley!

Jun-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Dr. Nutcase is at it again. The slightest sign of controversies and he dives right in, with the usual vague accusations and conspiracy theories - and of course repeated childish threats of how the bad guys will be exposed one day.

Weirdo.

Jun-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Appaz> 1) Did you really have to harass Wesley So on the Wesley So page right before the Candidate's Tournament?

2) Why did Jon Ludvig Hammer leave this site again?

<The slightest sign of controversies> Someone hacked the Wesley So account during a tournament. This is serious.

Jun-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <tpstar> I don't know what the post said because it has been deleted but his wouldn't be the first time that someone claiming to be Wesley So posted offensive remarks that were completely out of character for So to make. Therefore I for one don't believe that it was So who posted the offensive remarks.

I would clarify one thing that you said; hacking into anyone's account, whether it's done during a tournament or when there is not tournament in progress, is a serious matter, and it should be dealt with appropriately.

Jun-19-18  chessalem: hmmmm...these scenarios and plots could make for a blockbuster film or best selling novel. I'd like to see or buy one.

I would go for my iranian model hypothesis...in any case, the perpetrator may have been an accomplished hacker or hired someone to crack wesley's password...using tested tactics: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/t...

hacking has evolved into a science...watch these videos to see what i mean.https://www.youtube.com/results?sea...

<we must protect Wesley against repeat offenders of all nationalities.> then again, Wesley should hire someone to help him in this area:

https://www.youtube.com/results?sea...

Personally, I suggest he makes up an extremely difficult password to hack...some tips: https://www.mkyong.com/computer-tip...

Jun-19-18  chessalem: < I don't know what the post said because it has been deleted >

it's in the link I pasted. Just as I thought, you are not as resourceful as you make us believe.

can you prove me wrong instead? I doubt it. Your inability to do so will reflect of your posts and put them in question and scrutiny...whereas validating mine as more accurate and true.

Jun-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: Get a life <tipsy> and start acting like a grownup. You are just very, very pathetic.
Jun-19-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: You know <tipsy>, your behavior in here is not normal for a grownup. Maybe you should visit a professional? It probably has a name. Or several names.

Maybe you could get rid of this infantile, uncontrollable urge to create, stir up and feed of conflicts among strangers on the internet.

Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Henrik Carlsen has not posted here since 2010 User: bukkerogtakker and Jon Ludvig Hammer has not posted here since 2012 User: gmhammer which can only be explained by the toxic atmosphere created by Norwegian repeat offenders.

<Appaz> Maybe you could get rid of this infantile, uncontrollable urge to create, stir up and feed off conflicts among name players on the Internet, like when you crashed the Wesley So page right before the Candidate's Tournament. Wesley So (kibitz #214256)

The WSSFCI supports Wesley So all the way, win or lose or draw, and I do not appreciate you Norwegian repeat offenders antagonizing him on his player page here, just because you are insanely jealous and desperate to be relevant. Please stop.

Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: How did <appaz> "crash" the Wesley So page?

He posted and noted a clear error So, or somebody posting in his name, had made.

Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: <tpstar<<Appaz> Maybe you could get rid of this infantile, uncontrollable urge to create, stir up and feed off conflicts among name players on the Internet, like when you crashed the Wesley So page right before the Candidate's Tournament. Wesley So (kibitz #214256)>> I cant realy see how correcting an obvious mistake justifies any of these accusations. All he said was <<Appaz><Wesley So: rogge I tied for third place. > With four people ahead of "you", that would be "tied for fifth".>
Jun-20-18  Absentee: At least this time nobody's whacking white people with a baseball bat.
Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <Appaz> He's sometimes talking about "real life consequences", and I recently saw my real name posted by him in his forum. I'm not worried though.

Just be observant.

Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<chessalem> it's in the link I pasted. Just as I thought, you are not as resourceful as you make us believe.>

If you think that I have either the time or the inclination to follow every single link that people post on this site, you are more deluded than I thought. And I never claimed that I was resourceful, all I try to do is post facts and information and let others educate themselves and form their own opinions.

<can you can you prove me wrong instead? I doubt it. Your inability to do so will reflect of your posts and put them in question and scrutiny...whereas validating mine as more accurate and true.>

Why would I bother to yet again try to show you that you are wrong in your beliefs? You apparently don't bother to even check the sources that I've provided to try to learn something. If that's the case, I certainly have nothing new to say. Although I fail to see how stubbornly clinging to opinions based on ignorance somehow validates them.

Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Appaz: <saffuna: How did <appaz> "crash" the Wesley So page? He posted and noted a clear error So, or somebody posting in his name, had made.>

Of course no such thing happened, it's just the usual strategy from <tipsy> with vague accusations and blatant lies. It's the same with his claims about GM Hammer, which no one seems to recognize to have any foundation in reality. He isn't even concerned about providing links, exposing his own lies for all to see.

They are probably truths in his own private reality.

<Tabanus: <Appaz> He's sometimes talking about "real life consequences", and I recently saw my real name posted by him in his forum. I'm not worried though.>

That is one of his oldest techniques, trying to spread fear among the ones he is quarreling with, of how they will all be exposed some day in the future. He has been going on about that for years now. It's all very childish.

You are right in not being too concerned about him, but at the same time he has clearly shown what he is capable of if he gets his hands on personal information. He has no scruples and will do exactly what he blames others for.

The so called "hacking" of the Wesley So account (wasn't it just a false profile?) is a gift for someone like him, and it makes me wonder, in particular when seeing how eager he is to nail someone (anyone!) here on cg.com to it.

<tipsy> is THE dominating troll on cg.com, by far.

Jun-20-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: Some supportive members seem to have an account for trolling purposes only.

Solution is simple: let them have access to this site, but ban them from kibitzing.

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