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Arctic Securities Chess Stars Tournament

Viswanathan Anand5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Magnus Carlsen5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer3.5/8(+2 -3 =3)[games]
Judit Polgar2/8(+0 -4 =4)[games]

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anand vs J L Hammer 1-0562010Arctic Securities Chess StarsC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Judit Polgar vs Carlsen 0-1352010Arctic Securities Chess StarsC67 Ruy Lopez
3. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-0732010Arctic Securities Chess StarsD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
4. J L Hammer vs Judit Polgar  ½-½452010Arctic Securities Chess StarsE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
5. Anand vs Carlsen ½-½312010Arctic Securities Chess StarsB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. Judit Polgar vs Anand 0-1342010Arctic Securities Chess StarsC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Judit Polgar vs J L Hammer ½-½552010Arctic Securities Chess StarsC48 Four Knights
8. Carlsen vs Anand ½-½402010Arctic Securities Chess StarsC67 Ruy Lopez
9. J L Hammer vs Carlsen 1-0552010Arctic Securities Chess StarsA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
10. Anand vs Judit Polgar 1-0352010Arctic Securities Chess StarsB40 Sicilian
11. Carlsen vs Judit Polgar ½-½1082010Arctic Securities Chess StarsB40 Sicilian
12. J L Hammer vs Anand 0-1422010Arctic Securities Chess StarsE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. Carlsen vs Anand 1-0542010Arctic Securities Chess StarsD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. Anand vs Carlsen ½-½282010Arctic Securities Chess StarsC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
15. Judit Polgar vs J L Hammer  ½-½452010Arctic Securities Chess StarsC45 Scotch Game
16. J L Hammer vs Judit Polgar 1-0552010Arctic Securities Chess StarsE17 Queen's Indian
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Aug-30-10  siamesedream: I know Carlsen is great player, but I must say his luck is almost equal to his talent.
Aug-30-10  play2win: How does Carlsen win? I'm sorry I'm in the dark here, only see draws vs. Anand.
Aug-30-10  zarg: Carlsen win by laziness and intuition.
Aug-30-10  play2win: Thanks zarg...perhaps a link to the game in which he displayed those two qualities? I don't see it on chessgames.
Aug-30-10  dahtah: <zarg>characteristics of a true genius.
Aug-30-10  frogbert: that game was censored. there were real possibilities of mating in the decisive encounter, and a black king and a white queen were reportedly involved.
Aug-30-10  zarg: [White "Carlsen, M."]
[Black "Anand, V."]
[Game 1 - Final]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 c6 6. O-O d5 7. Nbd2 Bf5 8. b3 Ne4 9. Bb2 Na6 10. Nh4 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 Be6 12. Rac1 Qd7 13. Nf3 Rfd8 14. Rfd1 Nc7 15. Qa5 Ne8 16. e3 Bg4 17. Rd2 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 e6 19. Rdc2 Nd6 20. a4 f5 21. Qe1 a5 22. Bc3 dxc4 23. Bxa5 cxb3 24. Rb2 Rdc8 25. Rxb3 Bf8 26. Rcb1 Ra7 27. Kg2 Nc4 28. Bb4 Bxb4 29. Rxb4 Nd6 30. Qc3 Rca8 31. Qc2 Ra6 32. h4 h5 33. e4 R8a7 34. exf5 Nxf5 35. Re1 Ra5 36. Qb3 Kf7 37. Re4 Ne7 38. Qc2 Nd5 39. Rc4 Ra8 40. Re5 Ne7 41. Bxh5 Rxe5 42. dxe5 Qd5+ 43. Bf3 Qxe5 44. Re4 Qd6 45. h5 Rf8 46. Qb2 b5 47. axb5 cxb5 48. Qxb5 Nf5 49. Qb7+ Kf6 50. Qh7 gxh5 51. Bxh5 Qd5 52. Bf3 Qd2 53. g4 Ng7 54. g5+ 1-0

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  LucB: The games are on the chessbom site I believe..
Aug-30-10  zarg: <characteristics of a true genius>

The best achieving geniuses are hard working.

Aug-30-10  crazybird: Vishy Anand: <..essentially I threw way the game in one move. 21a5 loses a pawn on the spot>

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  wordfunph: as predicted, Magnus brings home the trophy!

cheers to Magnus!

Aug-31-10  frogbert: <The best achieving geniuses are hard working.>

some even maintain that hard work and determination is the defining characteristic of a genius.

Aug-31-10  zarg: I don't think Carlsen score well at hard work.
Aug-31-10  Kazzak: I see from the Tournament Table here that someone at cg likes to tease Carlsen-fans.
Aug-31-10  frogbert: i agree that carlsen would become even more of a genius if his work ethic would've matched that of say kasparov. :o)
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  kamalakanta: Capablanca: " The good player is always lucky."
Sep-01-10  siamesedream: <Magnus Carlsen`s Blog

Arctic Securities Chess Stars, Kr.sund, Final.

Finally an update from Arctic Securities Chess Stars in Kristiansund. I managed to win with white against Anand in the final. It was a tense game in which I attacked his pawn fortress from both sides and in the end his weak kingside became too vulnerable. As black in the Ruy Lopez Breyer variation in the second game, I think I defended fairly accurately. Anand did not get any advantage, and after simplifications on the queen side he offered a draw on move 28 as he was even slightly worse and without any significant counter-play. Im not attaching too much significance to a two-game rapid match, even against the reigning World Champion. Anyhow the victory was important for other reasons. After my rusty performance in the group play I was happy to be able to step up a notch and played quite well in the final. And this is the first high level event that Ive won in Norway. Jon Ludvig Hammer completed the Norwegian success by winning the bronze final against Judit Polgar. The event was well organized, and I would like to express my gratitude to the main sponsor of the event Arctic Securities and to the organizers headed by Aage Sivertsen. Thank you! Magnus Carlsen, Haslum, September 1, 2010

2010-09-01 20:29:52>

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  Lattas: I sent two mailes to Chessgames. They improved it both times; first from 13 to 15 games, so from 15 to 17(!) - game 2 and 4 was equal. But still not chronological or the right winner on top.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Lattas> They can't have the right winner on top. The only options available without a heap of work just for this one case are a) automatical ordering of players by total points (so Anand is ahead of Carlsen) or b) no ordering of players at all.

(In fact even those aren't really options - they exist side by side in any case - it's just a case of which version they link to.)

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  Lattas: I have a chess site (and more specified sites), but it's in Norwegian so far. Maybe google can translate it understandable. The site is or just write larasten sjakk and the link on the top.
Sep-02-10  messachess: <genius>--a startling insight, always unexpected, of brief content, coming somewhere in the course of hard labor (beginning, middle, end); sometimes coming in a dream, often inspiring of a lifetime of reflection.
Sep-02-10  Rolfo: Lattas, fine pages. As said, not in English yet :)
Sep-03-10  patzer3844: i count five points for magnus and 5 and a half for anand...Why the hell carlsen won?
Sep-03-10  Kazzak: Who knows, patzser 3844 - it could be because Anand and Carlsen qualified for the final, and then Carlsen beat Anand?

Strange, isn't it?


Sep-05-10  pulsar: Wow, I've been "away" from CG for a week and missed this. Good performance by Magnus!
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