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Aker Chess Challenge Tournament

Magnus Carlsen6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Peter Svidler5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Kjetil A Lie0.5/8(+0 -7 =1)[games]

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs K Lie 1-0482009Aker Chess ChallengeB27 Sicilian
2. Svidler vs Carlsen  ½-½292009Aker Chess ChallengeA30 English, Symmetrical
3. Nakamura vs K Lie 1-0342009Aker Chess ChallengeA36 English
4. Svidler vs Nakamura 1-0452009Aker Chess ChallengeB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. Carlsen vs Nakamura 0-1452009Aker Chess ChallengeE92 King's Indian
6. K Lie vs Svidler 0-1372009Aker Chess ChallengeA00 Uncommon Opening
7. Nakamura vs Svidler  ½-½342009Aker Chess ChallengeD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. K Lie vs Carlsen 0-1282009Aker Chess ChallengeA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
9. Nakamura vs Carlsen 0-1532009Aker Chess ChallengeD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Svidler vs K Lie  1-0582009Aker Chess ChallengeB27 Sicilian
11. Nakamura vs Carlsen ½-½122009Aker Chess ChallengeD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
12. K Lie vs Nakamura 0-1352009Aker Chess ChallengeB06 Robatsch
13. Carlsen vs Svidler 1-0352009Aker Chess ChallengeC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Carlsen vs Svidler 1-0422009Aker Chess ChallengeC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
15. K Lie vs Nakamura  ½-½352009Aker Chess ChallengeB06 Robatsch
16. Carlsen vs Svidler 0-1522009Aker Chess ChallengeC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Nakamura vs K Lie  1-0362009Aker Chess ChallengeA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Svidler vs Carlsen  ½-½202009Aker Chess ChallengeC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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  e4ia: I sent chessgames admin an email; so let's see what happens re coverage link for below post

USA's Nick De Firmain in field, currently in a mass tied 2nd at 4.5, is in the field, for those who care....

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  e4ia: Hi Peligroso Patzer;

Games live now as per my post; click around for other links to tnmt

The tnmt leader at sole 5.0 is black here; live pgn thus far

[White "GM_Korneev" [Black "GM_Kveinys"]
[WhiteElo "2613"]BlackElo "2533"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Kan,[ECO "B42"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Qc7 7. Qe2 d6 8. c4 g6 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. Nf3 Nc6 11. Bf4 e5 12. Bg5 Bg4 13. Qe3 h6 14. Bh4 O-O 15. h3 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 Kh7 17. Rac1 Rac8 18. Qe3 Qa5 19. Kh1 Nh5 20. f3 Bf6 21. Bxf6 Nxf6 22. a3 Qd8 23. Rfd1 Qe7 24. Ne2

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  e4ia: This today is rd 7 as per pairings link here

Again, if you click on my "Live" link my earlier post, you'll get a Java board with the games player choices to watch below same

No doubt playchess server also carries it as well

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  Peligroso Patzer: <e4ia: Hi Peligroso Patzer;

Games live now as per my post; click around for other links to tnmt


Thanks for your reply. I have been able to connect to sites re: that tournament (the GM Swiss event), but I cannot find anything about what might have happened today in the Super-GM Rapids event (Carlsen-Svidler and Nakamura-Lie were today's pairings.)

Jan-05-09  walker: Go, Kjetil A Lie, Go!
Jan-05-09  DCP23: <Peligroso Patzer> <but I cannot find anything about what might have happened today in the Super-GM Rapids event (Carlsen-Svidler and Nakamura-Lie were today's pairings.)>

Svidler defeated Carlsen 1.5:0.5 and is the winner of the event. Nakamura beat Lie with the same score.

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  e4ia: Last two rds start this tnmt
USA New York EST
R8 Jan 6 - 7:00 AM
R9 Jan 7 - 4:00 AM

Final in Rapids
1rst 1.5 GM Peter Svidler 2723
2nd 0.5 GM Magnus Carlsen 2776

3rd 1.5 GM Hikaru Nakamura 2699
4th 0.5 GM Kjetil Lie 2539

Peligroso Patzer basically, use TWIC

as an all purpose link for all major chess tnmts/live links/results etc and

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  Peligroso Patzer: Thanks, <e4ia>.
Jan-05-09  square dance: <KingG> <This makes no sense. I know I can't beat any GM, so why don't I hate all of them?> aha! so you do in fact hate all GMs. i knew it.
Jan-06-09  malthrope: <e4ia: Happy New Year all... esp "Mal"!>

I see that <e4ia>! :))

Happy New Year!

The last post I read here was by <DCP23> after Peter had beat Magnus and Naka beat Lie... Don't forget I have a chessforum! ~lol~ :^) - Mal

Jan-06-09  waustad: In the GM Swiss, Hammar's performance rating is now over 2600 after his last win over GM Korneev, so he has a great shot at the final GM norm.
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  e4ia: Well, all he needed was a draw in the last round...but instead he won the tournament outright (with black!) in a Q/pawn ending that many thought should have drawn!

You can play through it at the live link furnished earlier or here's the pgn for the last rd game.

So Hammer finished at 7.0 with a "six-pack" at 6.5 below him; the 18 year old Norwegian wins his own country's tournament, and will be the tenth,( I think) Norwgian GM, after the FIDE Congress certifies him.

But equally noteworthy is the 6.5 finish of the 13 year old 2363 rated "Abasov" from AZE!

Final standings:

White GM "Mateusz Bartel"]
[Black IM "Jon Ludvig Hammer"]
[Result "0-1"

1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 d5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Qa4+ Qd7 8. Qc2 O-O 9. e3 h6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Bd3 c5 13. O-O cxd4 14. Nxd4 Nc6 15. Nce2 Nxd4 16. Nxd4 Rfc8 17. Qb3 Bxd4 18. exd4 Qd6 19. Rae1 Re8 20. g3 Bc6 21. f4 Rxe1 22. Rxe1 Re8 23. Re5 Rxe5 24. fxe5 Qe6 25. Qd1 Bd7 26. Qf3 Qg4 27. Qxd5 Qd1+ 28. Bf1 Bh3 29. Qa8+ Kh7 30. Qe4+ Kg8 31. Qd3 Qc1 32. b4 Qa1 33. Qc4 g6 34. d5 Bxf1 35. Qxf1 Qd4+ 36. Qf2 Qd1+ 37. Qf1 Qd4+ 38. Qf2 Qd1+ 39. Qf1 Qxd5 40. Qf6 Qd2 41. Qf3 a5 42. Qf4 Qd3 43. bxa5 bxa5 44. Qxh6 Qxa3 45. Qg5 a4 46. Qd8+ Qf8 47. Qa5 Qe8 48. Kf2 Kh7 49. Qa7 Kg8 50. Qa5 Qc6 51. Qd8+ Kg7 52. Qd4 Qc2+ 53. Kf3 Qf5+ 54. Ke3 a3 55. e6+ Qf6 56. e7 Qxd4+ 57. Kxd4 a2 58. e8=Q a1=Q+ 59. Kd3 Qd1+ 60. Kc3 Qh5 61. Kd3 Qxh2 62. Qe5+ Kh7 63. Qf4 Qa2 64. Qh4+ Kg7 65. Qd4+ Kg8 66. Qd8+ Kg7 67. Qd4+ f6 68. Qd7+ Qf7 69. Qd6 Qe8 70. Qc7+ Kg8 71. Qc4+ Kf8 72. Qf4 Kf7 73. Qh4 Kg7 74. Qg4 Qe5 75. Qd7+ Kh6 76. Qg4 Qg5 77. Qf3 Qb5+ 78. Kd2 Qa5+ 79. Kc1 Qa1+ 80. Kc2 Qd4 81. Qh1+ Kg5 82. Qh3 f5 83. Kb3 Qd1+ 84. Kc3 Qh5 85. Qg2 Kg4 86. Qf2 Qh8+ 87. Kd3 Qe5 0-1

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  e4ia: One last one re this tournament;
definitely play through the last round 29 move win by that "kid" Abasov over the 2632 GM Malakhatko!

Totally outplayed him in the opening, which may be of some theoretical interest, as well as tactically/positionally!

An untitled 13 year old player, outrated by 330 ELO, is not supposed to manhandle a GM in the fashion he did...moreover in u/30 moves @ standard time controls!

Watch out for this "kid" in top tournamnts 2-3 years..or after he finishes high school!

Jan-07-09  soldal: Nijat Azad Abasov’s rating of 2363 seems to be about equal to that of Magnus at the same age. His TPR of 2539 earned him 30 more points, I believe. (GM Vadim Malakhatko’s rating is (was) 2633, which makes a difference of 270, not 330.)

Btw, the link above for the results page doesn't work (a missing ‘?’). Here’s the correct one:

Jan-07-09  Andrijadj: Well,the mandatory question!!!WHO IS RAFFAEL???
Jan-07-09  Augalv: <Andrijadj: Well,the mandatory question!!!WHO IS RAFFAEL???>

It's definitely not me.

Jan-07-09  sapfy: <soldal: Nijat Azad Abasov’s rating of 2363 seems to be about equal to that of Magnus at the same age.>

Not really. Magnus became a GM at 13.

Jan-07-09  bobinc: guys pls help me how cn play a game?
Jan-08-09  soldal: "Not really. Magnus became a GM at 13."

Yeah, sorry about that. His rating was 2385 in July 2003, but at the time he was 12½, not 13½ as I “calculated”.

Jan-08-09  jurado96: go to great place to play
Jan-08-09  Paraconti: Why is Lie even here? It's John Van Der Wiel versus Kasparov, Karpov and Timman in the late 80s' all over again. Only at least John was a better player and got a few draws.
Jan-10-09  YouRang: <Paraconti: Why is Lie even here? It's John Van Der Wiel versus Kasparov, Karpov and Timman in the late 80s' all over again. Only at least John was a better player and got a few draws.>


Jan-11-09  Octal: Carlsen hasn't played a single dragon yet...
Mar-15-09  WhiteRook48: Lie is losing. Does he have to stop telling Lies?
Mar-11-10  LevinFish: Well,the mandatory question!!!WHO IS RAFFAEL???


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