|Norway Chess (Blitz) (2016)|
The Norway Blitz was played immediately prior to the main event, Norway Chess (2016), basically to determine who got five starts as White and four starts as Black.
Monday 18 April 2016.
Scandic Stavanger City Hotel, Stavanger, Norway.
Round robin, nine rounds.
3 min, + 2 sec increment for each move.
2. Most wins
3. Most wins with black
4. Drawing of lots
Carlsen had 7.5/8 leading into the final round. He overplayed his game in an attempt to win and lost to Giri. However, he still won the event and lifted his blitz rating to over 2900.
ChessBase report: https://en.chessbase.com/post/norwa... Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/car...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Carlsen 2890 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 7½
2 Giri 2793 1 * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6½
3 Vachier-Lagrave 2872 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 6
4 Kramnik 2817 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 6
5 Aronian 2814 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 4½
6 Harikrishna 2774 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 4
7 Topalov 2647 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ 0 ½ 3
8 Grandelius 2604 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 0 2½
9 Li Chao 2633 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ 2½
10 Eljanov 2679 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * 2½
Previous edition: Norway Chess (Blitz) (2015). Next: Norway Chess (Blitz) (2017). Main event: Norway Chess (2016)
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|1. Eljanov vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||23||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|2. Aronian vs Carlsen
||0-1||43||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. A Giri vs Topalov
|| ||½-½||42||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||B30 Sicilian|
|4. Kramnik vs Li Chao
|| ||1-0||29||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A48 King's Indian|
|5. Topalov vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||24||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|6. Li Chao vs Harikrishna
|| ||0-1||56||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|7. N Grandelius vs A Giri
||0-1||41||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A20 English|
|8. Carlsen vs Kramnik
||1-0||35||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|9. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Eljanov
||1-0||36||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|10. Eljanov vs Li Chao
|| ||½-½||62||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A48 King's Indian|
|11. Eljanov vs N Grandelius
|| ||1-0||47||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A48 King's Indian|
|12. Harikrishna vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||0-1||43||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|13. Li Chao vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||0-1||45||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. Harikrishna vs Topalov
|| ||1-0||43||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. A Giri vs Carlsen
||1-0||23||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|16. Kramnik vs N Grandelius
|| ||½-½||46||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A48 King's Indian|
|17. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kramnik
|| ||½-½||70||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Topalov vs Eljanov
|| ||½-½||61||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System|
|19. N Grandelius vs Harikrishna
|| ||0-1||37||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A13 English|
|20. Carlsen vs Li Chao
||1-0||53||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||D75 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5|
|21. Aronian vs A Giri
||½-½||12||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|22. Aronian vs N Grandelius
|| ||½-½||65||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A48 King's Indian|
|23. A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave
||0-1||57||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|24. Harikrishna vs Kramnik
|| ||0-1||39||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||A13 English|
|25. Li Chao vs Topalov
|| ||1-0||40||2016||Norway Chess (Blitz)||E01 Catalan, Closed|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
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