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Norway Chess Tournament

Magnus Carlsen10.5/16(+6 -1 =9)[games]
Yu Yangyi9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Fabiano Caruana8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[games]
Levon Aronian8.5/16(+3 -2 =11)[games]
Wesley So8.5/17(+2 -2 =13)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave8/17(+2 -3 =12)[games]
Viswanathan Anand7.5/17(+2 -4 =11)[games]
Ding Liren7.5/16(+3 -4 =9)[games]
Alexander Grischuk5.5/16(+1 -6 =9)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Norway Chess (2019)

The 7th edition of Altibox Norway Chess was a 10-player round-robin featuring World Champion Magnus Carlsen and six more of the world's Top 10 players. It took place from 3-15 June in the Clarion Energy Hotel (Rounds 1-6) and Stavanger Concert Hall (Rounds 7-9) in Stavanger. Classical games were worth 2 points for a win, but in case of a draw players got half a point and played an Armageddon game for the remaining point. Players received 2 hours for each classical game, with a 10-second increment only after move 40. No draw offers were allowed until move 30. In the Armageddon games White had 10 minutes to Black's 7, with a 3-second increment from move 61. In case of a draw the player with Black got the full point. If there was a tie for first at the end of the tournament a 3+2 blitz playoff would take place. (1)

Magnus Carlsen won with 13,5 points, ahead of Levon Aronian and Yu Yangyi.

Elo 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 So-B Euros 1 Carlsen 2875 ** 1 2- 0 1 1 1 1 1 2- 13 75000 2 Aronian 2752 0 ** 1 0- 1 1 1 0 2- 1 10 48 32500 3 Yu Yangyi 2738 0- 0 ** 1 0- 1 1 1 2- 2- 10 45.5 32500 4 Caruana 2819 1 2- 0 ** 0 0- 1 2- 0 1 10 45.5 19000 5 So 2754 0 0 2- 1 ** 0 0 1 1 1 10 39.5 19000 6 Ding Liren 2805 0 0 0 2- 1 ** 0 0 2- 0 8 17000 7 Anand 2767 0 0 0 0 1 1 ** 1 0- 1 8 32 15000 8 Vachier-Lagrave 2779 0 1 0 0- 0 1 0 ** 1 1 8 30 15000 9 Mamedyarov 2774 0 0- 0- 1 0 0- 2- 0 ** 0 5 18 12500 10 Grischuk 2775 0- 0 0- 0 0 1 0 0 1 ** 5 14 12500

Category: XXII (2784). Chief arbiter: Anemone Kulczak.

Official site: https://norwaychess.no/en/. ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/norwa... Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/alt... TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...

Previous edition: Norway Chess (2018). Opening Blitz tournament: Norway Chess (Blitz) (2019)

(1) https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 79  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ding Liren vs W So 1-0352019Norway ChessD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Aronian vs Grischuk 1-0502019Norway ChessA20 English
3. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yu Yangyi 0-1392019Norway ChessA28 English
4. Mamedyarov vs Caruana 1-0712019Norway ChessA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Carlsen vs Anand 1-0432019Norway ChessA21 English
6. Aronian vs Grischuk  ½-½352019Norway ChessA36 English
7. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½432019Norway ChessC42 Petrov Defense
8. Ding Liren vs W So  ½-½352019Norway ChessE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. Mamedyarov vs Caruana  ½-½322019Norway ChessA28 English
10. Carlsen vs Anand ½-½582019Norway ChessD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
11. Grischuk vs W So ½-½552019Norway ChessA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren 1-0562019Norway ChessE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Grischuk vs W So  ½-½152019Norway ChessC67 Ruy Lopez
14. Caruana vs M Vachier-Lagrave 1-0602019Norway ChessB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren  ½-½442019Norway ChessE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Anand vs Mamedyarov 0-1342019Norway ChessB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. Aronian vs Carlsen ½-½682019Norway ChessB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. Aronian vs Carlsen 0-1432019Norway ChessB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand  ½-½402019Norway ChessC78 Ruy Lopez
20. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand  ½-½322019Norway ChessC78 Ruy Lopez
21. Ding Liren vs Caruana 1-0772019Norway ChessA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. W So vs Yu Yangyi 1-0662019Norway ChessC42 Petrov Defense
23. Carlsen vs Grischuk 1-0342019Norway ChessD85 Grunfeld
24. Mamedyarov vs Aronian 0-1312019Norway ChessA28 English
25. Anand vs Ding Liren 1-0272019Norway ChessC50 Giuoco Piano
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Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < Sally Simpson: ***
Hi Messiah,

<I just found that in the top of this page, if you click on the trophy icon, the standings disappears. It might help you to sleep better. >

Great! But I've been awake all night trying to get it back again.>

Recklessly assuming you're serious, click on the trophy icon again.

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  soldal:

Thanks for kind words.

Someone read my post:

"Ignoring the Armageddon-points and using customary point-calculations, it's very even, with Carlsen, Aronian, So and Liren Ding all on 3 1/2 points."

https://bergensjakk.no/2019/06/11/a...

I swear I'm not IM Eirik Gullaksen.

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Re the scoring, for me <Sokrates> is obviously correct -- the standings are what the rules say they are. The more interesting question is whether the rules are affecting (classical) play. There don't seem to be that many games where White aimed for Armageddon. Possible examples:

Grischuk vs W So, 2019

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2019

Mamedyarov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019

Anand vs Yu Yangyi, 2019

If deliberate, the strategy didn't work very well. But it may be that the player headed for a draw is that he didn't think himself in form that day, and in Armageddon he proceeded to prove it.

(Can others think of other examples of someone trying to get to an Armageddon game?)

Carlsen, who you might think would be strongly motivated to head for Armageddon, doesn't seem to have done so.

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<keypusher> how can anyone score a half-point in Armageddon?>

My bad, old habits are hard to break. With Armageddon/Sudden Death games one has to keep in mind the difference between the game's <score> (1, 0) vs. the game's <result> (1, , 0). What I meant to say in Norway Chess (2019) (kibitz #337) instead of "the number of points scored" was "the sum of the games' results". But force of habit made me refer to the latter (which sounds a little awkward to me) as the former. Sorry.

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < AylerKupp: <<keypusher> how can anyone score a half-point in Armageddon?> My bad, old habits are hard to break. With Armageddon/Sudden Death games one has to keep in mind the difference between the game's <score> (1, 0) vs. the game's <result> (1, , 0). What I meant to say in Norway Chess (2019) (kibitz #337) instead of "the number of points scored" was "the sum of the games' results". But force of habit made me refer to the latter (which sounds a little awkward to me) as the former. Sorry.>

Ah, now I understand.

I think if I was doing it, I would not distinguish between draws and decisive games in Armageddon, because the players themselves are (or ought to be) indifferent to the distinction.

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

Rest Day.

Just watched Wei Yu playing Kramnik at:

https://worldchess.com/news/1408

The players have heart monitors attached.

Kramnik stayed between 110 and 120.

Wei Yu's stayed between 70 and 80 but in the long time scramble (a Queen v two Rooks ending) his rate at one stage went up to 140.

We need another pair of eyes for this one. Looking at the board, clock, computer evaluation and heart rate.

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Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <Sally Simpson: ***

The players have heart monitors attached.>

I hope you're kidding. :)

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: I thought Vlad had packed it in.
Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: Playing Armageddon as black, a perpetual check is just as desirable as a checkmate.
Jun-11-19  botvinnik64: This format does nothing for chess. Bring back the adjournment!
Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <keypusher:

Carlsen, who you might think would be strongly motivated to head for Armageddon, doesn't seem to have done so.>

I don't see why?
Makes it sound like he's afraid to play white.

He's shown that he can sometimes win
equal looking positions, so he should play on (for 2 points) until nothing is left.

He's too young to get tired.:)

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<keypusher> I think if I was doing it, I would not distinguish between draws and decisive games in Armageddon, because the players themselves are (or ought to be) indifferent to the distinction.>

Well, I guess great minds think alike. That's exactly what I did initially and for the same reason. It wasn't until I was trying to figure out how to compare the performances of the various players given that they had played a different number of Armageddon games that I came up with the idea of summing up their results on their Armageddon games and dividing by the number of Armageddon games they played in order to get their scoring %. So I did everything right (aside from the possible meaningless), I think, except referring to the sum of the Armageddon game results as "scores". :-(

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Diceman,

No joke, check the link. press the play button and forward the vid till you see the players.

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Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <AylerKupp: <<Fusilli>, Sally Simpson> If you are from either Argentina or Great Britain...>

I just saw this. Hilarious!

Jun-11-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

The parcel from Chile story, it is funny. I do hope it is true.

The same name thing is going on in Northern Island with Derry or Londonderry.

A tourist in Belfast wanted to buy a ticket for 'Derry' but was told there no such place.

This dispute has it's own very long wiki page where you will find the bus story. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry...

Chess sometimes has these debates over the naming of openings. Was there not once an attempt made to re-name the Exchange Lopez the Fischer Opening but Russia objected.

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Jun-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Diceman,

No joke, check the link. press the play button and forward the vid till you see the players.>

Wow, it's almost as if they're saying
they don't find Armageddon interesting.

If men are wearing heart monitors,
Id rather see them play females. :)

Jun-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < Sally Simpson: ***
The parcel from Chile story, it is funny. I do hope it is true.

The same name thing is going on in Northern Island with Derry or Londonderry.

A tourist in Belfast wanted to buy a ticket for 'Derry' but was told there no such place.

This dispute has it's own very long wiki page where you will find the bus story.>

I understand getting to Gibraltar from Spain can pose similar challenges.

<Chess sometimes has these debates over the naming of openings. Was there not once an attempt made to re-name the Exchange Lopez the Fischer Opening but Russia objected.>

It's Emanuel Lasker's heirs who should have objected.

Jun-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Carlsen is 11/14 against the very top of the world, and still has lost some 4.9 rating points.
Jun-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: Why not arm wrestling?
Jun-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Because his real score is 4/7.
Jun-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: <parmetd: Because his real score is 4/7.>

I actually knew that. Just pointing out the paradox.;)

Jun-12-19  gokusano: <Wow, it's almost as if they're saying they don't find Armageddon interesting.>

With result like this, you're going to say it's as interesting as a classical game

https://twitter.com/olimpiuurcan/st...

Jun-12-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: So, in round 7, one decisive game in classical, and White scored 2-2 in Armageddon. Overall 8 decisive classical games out of 35, and White has scored 12-15 in Armageddon.
Jun-13-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <gokusano:

With result like this, you're going to say it's as interesting as a classical game>

Depends on whose classical game. :)

Jun-13-19  jphamlore: And all of a sudden the Neo Gruenfeld Goglidze Attack 1. d4 ♘f6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 appears for this event.

Either Caruana decides to work on his prep as White in this line, or we are going to see another debacle where he only opens 1. e4 versus Carlsen and runs into a brick wall of Carlsen's Sicilian, over and over and over again. Caruana would simply be playing for Carlsen to overreach as White.

I don't care what happens in Anand's old age as a chess player -- I will always regard him as being 10 times the player a Caruana is. When he had to do it to win a world championship match, Anand could learn to attack the Catalan to counter Topalov or play this Neo Gruenfeld Goglidze Attack to save the match versus Gelfand.

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