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🏆 Norway Chess (2022)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Wang Hao, Aryan Tari

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Norway Chess (2022)

Type: 10-player Round-robin

If a classical game is drawn, the players play one rapid Armageddon game.
Time control (Classical): 120 minutes for the entire game and a 10-second increment starting at move 40.
Time control (Armageddon): 10 minutes for white and 7 minutes for black with a 1-second increment starting at move 40. If draw, black wins

Final Standings —————————————————————————— Magnus Carlsen 16.5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 15.5 Viswanathan Anand 14.5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 14 Wesley So 12.5 Anish Giri 12 Veselin Topalov 9.5 Aryan Tari 9.5 Teimour Radjabov 8 Wang Hao 7.5

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 76  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Wang Hao ½-½472022Norway ChessA06 Reti Opening
2. Giri vs Topalov 1-0332022Norway ChessE10 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Mamedyarov vs A Tari ½-½282022Norway ChessE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. So vs Radjabov 1-0382022Norway ChessC50 Giuoco Piano
5. Carlsen vs Wang Hao 1-0422022Norway ChessE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
6. Giri vs Topalov ½-½322022Norway ChessE10 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Anand vs Vachier-Lagrave 1-0402022Norway ChessB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. Mamedyarov vs A Tari 1-0362022Norway ChessE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
9. Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov  ½-½322022Norway ChessD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
10. Radjabov vs A Tari  1-0422022Norway ChessE20 Nimzo-Indian
11. Vachier-Lagrave vs Mamedyarov 1-0522022Norway ChessC42 Petrov Defense
12. Radjabov vs A Tari  ½-½332022Norway ChessD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. So vs Carlsen 1-0502022Norway ChessC50 Giuoco Piano
14. Wang Hao vs Giri 0-1592022Norway ChessB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Wang Hao vs Giri  ½-½322022Norway ChessB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Topalov vs Anand 0-1372022Norway ChessD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. So vs Carlsen  ½-½382022Norway ChessD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Carlsen vs Radjabov 1-0362022Norway ChessE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
19. A Tari vs Vachier-Lagrave 0-1292022Norway ChessB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. Giri vs So  ½-½312022Norway ChessE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Mamedyarov vs Topalov 1-0612022Norway ChessE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Anand vs Wang Hao  1-0442022Norway ChessB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. Giri vs So 0-1442022Norway ChessC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
24. Mamedyarov vs Topalov  ½-½572022Norway ChessD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Anand vs Wang Hao  ½-½392022Norway ChessB33 Sicilian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 76  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-10-22  Atking: <Atterdag: MVL had the upper hand in both games vs. Carlsen, and the latter barely escaped. Only the gift 49.-Nb4??? gave him the victory after many moves in a worse position. The "luck" of a world champion?> Totally agree! Armagedon could explain the fact that in time pressure Black made this mistake. The position is still complex, as MVL is not afraid of such complication like more pragmatic players could and draw was surely not his motivation (A 0-1 means MVL in the top 3 in the tournament.).
Jun-10-22  Judah: <Atking: ...draw was surely not his motivation>

Don't forget that a draw is a win for Black in Armageddon.

Jun-10-22  Atking: <Judah> Yes I know that and of course Maxime knew it. I'm pretty sure he fought for a win from the start - even with Black - I want to show himself he is able to do it and wasn't far to realize one of his dream.
Jun-10-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Seeing the Magnus trolls spewing crapola and Carlsen winning a tournament never gets old. Funny, he now has won that tournament five times after Karjakin won the first two, while Aronian, Topalov and Caruana won one each.

So who gets the last laugh again?

https://compote.slate.com/images/59...

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Jun-10-22  thebully99: Was that the best Altibox Norway performance from Carlsen?

Was that the most active game between Mamedyarov and Radjabov in the last 10 years?

Jun-10-22  Olavi: I still don't get it that people don't get it that an "Armageddon" game starts with a winning position for black, and this is somehow considered legitimate.
Jun-10-22  Albertan: Norway Chess:Mamedyarov climbs to second place as Anand blunders:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/norwa...

The Red Wedding of Norway Chess:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/202...

Norway Chess 8:Carlsen escapes as Anand blunders:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/no...

Results Round 8:

https://norwaychess.no/en/2022/06/0...

Standings Round 8:

https://norwaychess.no/en/2022/06/0...

Jun-10-22  Atterdag: <chancho> Critical analysis of Carlsen's play in a game is not a trolling against the champ. Carlsen himself is very objective and critical towards his own gameplay. A differentiation between analytically based assessments and emotionally based hatred/bias is recommended.
Jun-11-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <MagnusCarlsen @Magnus Carlsen 5h

Everyone always says it’s great for Chess when I don’t win.

So today was another bad day 🥶>

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Jun-11-22  greed and death: Wow Carlsen's 2900 goal is going to be hard to reach. Finishes +3 =6 -0 and only picks up 0.3 Elo for this tournament.
Jun-11-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Even if Carlsen were to reach 2900, it would be a no-win situation for him in the eyes of his many detractors.

You'll hear how there's a lot of rating inflation, how today's players are nowhere as good as the players from the past, and that he was just plain lucky.

But it's all good, though... he'll get his just due from the historians of later generations based on his results and overall record, not bias and envy.

He'll be just fine...

Jun-11-22  Albertan: Magnus Carlsen wins Norway Chess fo a fourth straight time:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/norwa...

Magnus Carlsen wins 5th Norway Chess Title:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ma...

Norway Chess 2022:Carlsen clinches fifth title:

https://www.fide.com/news/1805

Carlsen edges Mamedyarov after Anand makes one move blunder:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...

Norway Chess:Final standings:

https://norwaychess.no/2022/06/10/f...

Magnus Carlsen claims his 5th Norway Chess Title:

https://www.chessdom.com/magnus-car...

Congratulations Magnus!!

Jun-11-22  dempun: <@greed and death>

Not that I've paid a lot of attention to Carlsen's interviews, but does he actually have the goal to raise his rating to 2900?

I ask because the master level chessplayers I've known always said they didn't worry about rating. Maybe different at the world championship level?

Jun-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <dempun....I ask because the master level chessplayers I've known always said they didn't worry about rating. Maybe different at the world championship level?>

Back in the day, I played, played, then did it some more; was never worried about attaining any particular number, or exercised about failing to get beyond being a borderline 2300 player.

At more august levels, in the FIDE world, not being 2700-2750 might exclude one from more lucrative invitations and create the need to play open swisses, featuring dozens of other GMs, for one's daily bread.

Jun-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Everett: <chancho: Even if Carlsen were to reach 2900, it would be a no-win situation for him in the eyes of his many detractors. You'll hear how there's a lot of rating inflation, how today's players are nowhere as good as the players from the past, and that he was just plain lucky.

But it's all good, though... he'll get his just due from the historians of later generations based on his results and overall record, not bias and envy.

He'll be just fine...>

Agreed

Jun-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Had the internet been around for past greats, no doubt we should have heard the same sort of rot about them--one can well imagine how matters would have gone in this hypothetical social media of 1931 after Alekhine's crushing win at Bled, to name merely one example.
Jun-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Reaching the Candidate Master and Master levels meant a lot to me, as did maintaining the Master rating. Esp. after it became clear my rating wasn't going even one level higher.
Jun-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: The Tournament is over and they have only results up to round 5. It would be good to see cross tables and also (up to date) results.

Re rating. I like to be a reasonable rating but I have no illusions about my real status. Basically I am a reasonably strong club player but I enjoy chess when I play. My CM title is nothing, people think I'm a master! Which is ridiculous. But at 74 I am still playing and winning quite a few games on line and sometimes OTB. The point of chess is the interest of the struggle. Of course it would be great to win more but it doesn't happen. Partly as I am too lazy to study openings very much. But I do look into my games and the resulting endings, and I like interesting combinations and the beauty of strategy. Getting the right or a reasonable plan is half the battle. I would like to make fewer blunders. But I think I made as many as a teenager so I have possible improved a bit after about 60 odd years of chess on and off (with periods of not playing).

Such is life.

Jun-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: The site us in shambles right now. Uploading the games of the most pertinent tournament is hardly a priority.
Jun-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: Chess is not a priority here anymore. SF prefers the snotty banter that has nothing to do with chess. There are far more (hundreds) non-chess posts each and everyday.
Jun-12-22  Atterdag: Sadly true, <fredthebear>. The site has never recovered from the death of DF - it has become a barely visited memorial of what once was.
Jun-12-22  Z free or die: <<CIO> Uploading the games of the most pertinent tournament is hardly a priority.>

Well, maybe not the <top>-priority, but hopefully still a priority.

And given today's better performance of the website, maybe the games will soon follow.

* * * * *

Daniel had a special blend of communtity, technical expertise, patience and sense of humor (or tolerance thereof!).

Jun-12-22  Albertan: More endgames from Stavanger:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/endga...

Jun-22-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I feel it has declined since the two founders died although some of those still involved seem good. This still has value so it would be a pity for it to fade away.

I is working a bit better today.

Jun-22-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Atterdag: <chancho> Critical analysis of Carlsen's play in a game is not a trolling against the champ. Carlsen himself is very objective and critical towards his own gameplay. A differentiation between analytically based assessments and emotionally based hatred/bias is recommended.> Yes. Carlsen, anyone, needs praise, but also criticism where that is valid.

Not the sort of 'how could he overlook that' thing as anyone can overlook anything including Carlsen. I have no doubt someone could compile of really bad games by any player of whatever level.

The reason a player plays badly might in fact also have nothing to do with the actual position. Psychology (perception, alertness), nerves, etc, comes into chess. Fischer denied psychology. I suspect it was one of those silly quips he said on one of those popular shows on TV.

But psychology is linked to physical well being and other things.

The difficulty of criticising is that it does no good. But suggesting a better way to play a particular position could be useful, or possibly what 'approach' to take.

However Carlsen wins most of his games so he obviously doesn't need any lessons....

Maybe advicce or crit for his opponents so we get some tough games and Carlsen decides to play. Or is it time for C to retire?

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