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Norway Chess (Blitz) Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Levon Aronian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Magnus Carlsen6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Ding Liren4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Wesley So3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Yu Yangyi3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Fabiano Caruana3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Viswanathan Anand3/9(+0 -3 =6)[games]
Alexander Grischuk3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Norway Chess (Blitz) (2019)

The 7th edition of Altibox Norway Chess began on June 3rd in the Clarion Hotel Energy, Stavanger with a 9-round opening blitz tournament. The players got to choose their seeding numbers in the main event in the order in which they finished the blitz. The players received 3 minutes for all moves, with a 2-second increment from move 1. (1)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Vachier-Lagrave * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 7 2 Aronian 0 * 1 1 1 1 6 3 Carlsen 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 6 4 Mamedyarov 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 5 5 Ding Liren 0 1 * 1 0 4 6 So 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 3 7 Yu Yangyi 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 3 8 Caruana 1 0 0 0 0 * 1 0 3 9 Anand 0 0 0 * 3 10 Grischuk 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 3

Official site: Regulations: ChessBase report:

Previous edition: Norway Chess (Blitz) (2018). Main event: Norway Chess (2019)

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mamedyarov vs Grischuk 1-0562019Norway Chess (Blitz)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. Yu Yangyi vs Caruana  1-0982019Norway Chess (Blitz)B40 Sicilian
3. Ding Liren vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1602019Norway Chess (Blitz)E60 King's Indian Defense
4. Carlsen vs Grischuk 1-0422019Norway Chess (Blitz)C00 French Defense
5. Anand vs W So  ½-½262019Norway Chess (Blitz)C18 French, Winawer
6. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian  1-0422019Norway Chess (Blitz)C78 Ruy Lopez
7. Grischuk vs Yu Yangyi  1-0262019Norway Chess (Blitz)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Caruana vs Ding Liren  ½-½372019Norway Chess (Blitz)C77 Ruy Lopez
9. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen 0-1512019Norway Chess (Blitz)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Yu Yangyi vs Mamedyarov  0-1542019Norway Chess (Blitz)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. Aronian vs Anand  ½-½302019Norway Chess (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
12. W So vs Mamedyarov 0-1322019Norway Chess (Blitz)A16 English
13. Ding Liren vs Anand ½-½522019Norway Chess (Blitz)D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
14. W So vs Caruana 1-0432019Norway Chess (Blitz)E92 King's Indian
15. Yu Yangyi vs Aronian  0-1492019Norway Chess (Blitz)C78 Ruy Lopez
16. Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1352019Norway Chess (Blitz)B50 Sicilian
17. Anand vs Mamedyarov  ½-½962019Norway Chess (Blitz)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. Aronian vs Ding Liren  ½-½572019Norway Chess (Blitz)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
19. Grischuk vs W So 0-1722019Norway Chess (Blitz)D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
20. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Yu Yangyi  1-0362019Norway Chess (Blitz)C83 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Caruana vs Carlsen 0-1382019Norway Chess (Blitz)B06 Robatsch
22. Aronian vs Caruana  ½-½392019Norway Chess (Blitz)C16 French, Winawer
23. Ding Liren vs Grischuk  ½-½502019Norway Chess (Blitz)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
24. M Vachier-Lagrave vs Anand  ½-½602019Norway Chess (Blitz)C67 Ruy Lopez
25. Mamedyarov vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1372019Norway Chess (Blitz)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-03-19  Atking: Incredible! Sure it's just Blitz but MVL won it 1.5 ahead of the next one... Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian *I'm trying to imagine how many page will be wrote if such result has been of So. Except Nakamura Hikaru all the world best are there. Such lead in only 9 rounds should impress. I really wish that Maxime will play all the tournament confidently!
Jun-04-19  lost in space: Grishuk on last place is the biggest surprise for me.
Jun-04-19  torrefan: not when you realize he was tired from his previous tournament
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  HeMateMe: no excuses. there's no crying in chess!
Jun-04-19  frogbert: Grischuk himself stated recently that he thinks he's best at classical time controls these days.
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