PDA

View Full Version : Norway Chess



Qbert
04-06-2014, 07:03 AM
It's still wide open. C'mon Agdestein!

Adamski
04-06-2014, 08:27 AM
I think Lev might be motivated to win after some disappointments.

MichaelBaron
10-06-2014, 11:52 AM
An interesting tournament to follow. After 6 rounds, 3 joint leaders...on +1.

Jesper Norgaard
11-06-2014, 11:00 AM
An interesting tournament to follow. After 6 rounds, 3 joint leaders...on +1.

Indeed. After 7 rounds, 4 joint leaders ... on +1. And we have 4 players in last place - on -1!!

Giri managed to open a completely blocked position against Karjakin to actually reach a winning position:

8/5Q2/kq2p3/p1p1Pp2/PbRp1Pp1/1P1P4/K7/8 w - - 0 120

Here 120.Qd7! g3 121.Rc1 Bd2 (what else?) 122.Qc8+ Qb7 (122...Ka7? 123.Rxc5+- is the point) 123.Qxe6+ Ka7 124.Rg1 Bxf4 125.Qxf5 Qf3 126.Qd7+ makes white wriggle out with a winning position, he captures c5 with check, for instance 126...Kb8 127.Qb5+ Kc8 128.Qxc5+ Kb8 129.Rb1 g2 130.Qb5+ Ka8 131.Qxa5+ Kb7 132.Qb4+ Kc7 133.Qd6+ Kb7 134.Qe7+ Kb6 135.Qf6+ Ka7 136.Qg7+ Kb8 137.Rb2 g1Q 138.Qxg1 Bxe5 +-

Instead Giri blundered the whole point away:

8/8/k3p1Q1/p2qPp2/Pb1p1Pp1/1P6/8/1KR5 w - - 0 131

Instead of continuing the drawing sequence that Karjakin set up with 131.Ka2 Qg2+ 132.Ka1 Qd5! 133.Ka2 Qg2+ etc. he played 131.Rc4?? Bc3 and had to resign - it's actually mate in 10! If Giri had won, he would have been in first place, instead he is now in last place!

The classic tournament is not using normal tiebreaks (like Sonneborn Berger etc.) for first place, but will use a 2 games blitz match (4min+2sec) if 2 players share first (if 1-1 an Armageddon Blitz game), or if more players are tied in the classic, a Blitz Double Round Robin will decide the tournament. In case of shared first in this Blitz tournament, we are getting close to a coin toss decision! If a tie for first happens in that Double Round Robin (4min+2sec) tournament, tiebreaks are 1. Most Blacks (not relevant in Double Round Robin) 2. Most Wins 3. Most Wins with Black 4. Coin toss. Imagine deciding Norwaychess with a coin toss!

Magnus current manager is Espen Agdestein - whose brother is Simen Agdestein, playing in Norwaychess. It's a small world in Norway. Curiously Magnus is meeting Simen in the last round - if he wins that game there will surely be rumours about Simen sandbagging the game aginst Magnus (which would surely be unfounded, but those things are inevitable). However, if Magnus only draws that game, he might not even reach the shared first place. Whatever happens, we are surely in for a close finish.

Curiously I played Espen Agdestein in 1981 in the Danish Junior Championship - a wild draw in 19 moves, probably I was worse and lucky he agreed to the draw. I "won" this Championship (being first Danish player) behind Eric Prie and William Watson on a very lucky +3 =6 -0 score. The next year I scored 8/9 in that tournament! Then in the Junior World Championship in Mexico 1981 (where I met my future wife Greta) I won against his little brother Simen Agdestein. And Simen was the only player to win against the eventual World Champion Ognjen Cvitan. I felt close to the throne because of that! However, the end result for me was a respectable 8.-12. place.

Jesper Norgaard
11-06-2014, 01:04 PM
Oh, Golly Molly! Daniel King analysis of round 7 of Norwaychess on Chessbase.com is almost copycat of my analysis of Giri's game here! Just saw it. Although mine is perhaps slightly more precise, all the main points are the same, with 120.Qd7 winning. And since he is the known commentator, the copycat accusation will be against me. Damn! Houdini is probably the first entity that should receive the praise, for a lot of accurate moves. I suspect Houdini is Daniel King's friend too.

So sad for Giri - he really deserved a lot of praise for a very remarkable strategic game, which he could have crowned with 120.Qd7 but instead blundered away. Reminds me of Caruana's incredible blunder Ke8?? when Kf8! draws in a rook endgame against Kramnik. He had seen Kf8 but mixed up the moves. There has been a lot of gifts in this tournament, for instance Agdestein could have won with Rc6? Rxg2+! against Grischuk although it escaped him.

flushfyre
11-06-2014, 01:43 PM
What is impressive to me is Simen Agdestein's row of draws, given that he is precisely the player that the other players would be trying hard to beat.
He's also managed to rack up 14 rating points without winning a single game.

pax
11-06-2014, 04:50 PM
What is impressive to me is Simen Agdestein's row of draws, given that he is precisely the player that the other players would be trying hard to beat.
He's also managed to rack up 14 rating points without winning a single game.

It's very impressive, even if he loses the last two. Agdestein is outrated by over 100 points against every opponent, making his expected score around 2.5/9.

Agent Smith
11-06-2014, 07:40 PM
Good luck to him. He still hass Magnus and Topalov to play.

1: Carlsen, Magnus 2881 NOR 4.0 / 7 X = = = . = = 1 . = 2832 -5 (+1 -0 =6)
2: Kramnik, Vladimir 2783 RUS 4.0 / 7 = X 1 . = . 0 = = 1 2820 +4 (+2 -1 =4)
3: Caruana, Fabiano 2791 ITA 4.0 / 7 = 0 X . = 1 = . 1 = 2815 +2 (+2 -1 =4)
4: Karjakin, Sergey 2771 RUS 4.0 / 7 = . . X = 1 = 0 = 1 2820 +4 (+2 -1 =4)
5: Agdestein, Simen 2628 NOR 3.5 / 7 . = = = X = . = = = 2779 +15 (+0 -0 =7)
6: Grischuk, Alexander 2792 RUS 3.5 / 7 = . 0 0 = X 1 1 = . 2773 -2 (+2 -2 =3)
7: Topalov, Veselin 2772 BUL 3.0 / 7 = 1 = = . 0 X . = 0 2739 -3 (+1 -2 =4)
8: Aronian, Levon 2815 ARM 3.0 / 7 0 = . 1 = 0 . X = = 2715 -10 (+1 -2 =4)
9: Svidler, Peter 2753 RUS 3.0 / 7 . = 0 = = = = = X . 2714 -4 (+0 -1 =6)
10: Giri, Anish 2752 NED 3.0 / 7 = 0 = 0 = . 1 = . X 2727 -2 (+1 -2 =4)

Capablanca-Fan
12-06-2014, 06:41 AM
It's very impressive, even if he loses the last two. Agdestein is outrated by over 100 points against every opponent, making his expected score around 2.5/9.

About 20 years older than his opponents on average as well.

Adamski
12-06-2014, 01:30 PM
It does not look like this was the right tournament to pick Lev.

Desmond
12-06-2014, 07:46 PM
Indeed. After 7 rounds, 4 joint leaders ... on +1. And we have 4 players in last place - on -1!!

Giri managed to open a completely blocked position against Karjakin to actually reach a winning position:I've probably muddled something up as I can't see how white can play 131.Rc4

120.Qd7! g3 121.Rc1 Bd2 122.Qc8+ Qb7 (122...Ka7? 123.Rxc5+- is the point) 123.Qxe6+ Ka7 124.Rg1 Bxf4 125.Qxf5 Qf3 126.Qd7+ makes white wriggle out with a winning position, he captures c5 with check, for instance 126...Kb8 127.Qb5+ Kc8 128.Qxc5+ Kb8 129.Rb1 g2 130.Qb5+ Ka8 131.Rc4?? Bc3 [131.Qxa5+ Kb7 132.Qb4+ Kc7 133.Qd6+ Kb7 134.Qe7+ Kb6 135.Qf6+ Ka7 136.Qg7+ Kb8 137.Rb2 g1=Q 138.Qxg1 Bxe5]

Bill Gletsos
12-06-2014, 08:27 PM
I've probably muddled something up as I can't see how white can play 131.Rc4

120.Qd7! g3 121.Rc1 Bd2 122.Qc8+ Qb7 (122...Ka7? 123.Rxc5+- is the point) 123.Qxe6+ Ka7 124.Rg1 Bxf4 125.Qxf5 Qf3 126.Qd7+ makes white wriggle out with a winning position, he captures c5 with check, for instance 126...Kb8 127.Qb5+ Kc8 128.Qxc5+ Kb8 129.Rb1 g2 130.Qb5+ Ka8 131.Rc4?? Bc3 [131.Qxa5+ Kb7 132.Qb4+ Kc7 133.Qd6+ Kb7 134.Qe7+ Kb6 135.Qf6+ Ka7 136.Qg7+ Kb8 137.Rb2 g1=Q 138.Qxg1 Bxe5] Where did you get the moves 120 onwards as they were not the moves played according to Chessbase.

Chessbase shows the following:

120.Rc2 Qc6 121.Qg6 c4 122.Rxc4 Qg2+ 123.Kb1 Qf1+ 124.Rc1 Qxd3+ 125.Ka2 Qe2+ 126.Kb1 Qe4+ 127.Ka2 Qg2+ 128.Ka1 Qd5 129.Ka2 Qg2+ 130.Kb1 Qd5 131.Rc4 Bc3 0-1

Desmond
12-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Where did you get the moves 120 onwards as they were not the moves played according to Chessbase. Post #4

Bill Gletsos
12-06-2014, 11:02 PM
Post #4Well in post #4 move 131 wasn't Rc4 in the sequence of moves after the first diagram but after the second.

Agent Smith
13-06-2014, 06:33 AM
Karjakin was too good for Kramnik today, and has a half-point lead going into the final round.
Sadly, Topalov cleaned up Agdestein

[Date "2014.06.13"]
[White "GMKarjakin"]
[Black "GMKramnik"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2770"]
[BlackElo "2783"]
[TimeControl "120/0"]
1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 Be7 8.Bd3 O-O 9.Qc2 Nh5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.Nf3 Nf4 12.Bf1 Nd7 13.O-O-O Ng6 14.h4 Qf6 15.Bd3 Nb6 16.h5 Ne7 17.Rh4 Bf5 18.Bxf5 Qxf5 19.Qxf5 Nxf5 20.Rf4 Nd6 21.Ne5 Rae8 22.Rh1 Re7 23.Kc2 Rfe8 24.b3 a5 25.a4 Na8 26.Nd3 Nc7 27.Rg4 Na6 28.Rf4 Ne4 29.Kb2 Kh7 30.Nxe4 dxe4 31.Ne5 Nb4 32.Rf5 c5 33.Rd1 cxd4 34.exd4 Rd8 35.Nc4 Nd3+ 36.Kc3 g6 37.Rxa5 Nxf2 38.Re1 gxh5 39.d5 e3 40.Kc2 Ng4 41.d6 Re6 42.Ra7 Rf6 43.Re2 b6 44.Rb7 Rdxd6 45.Nxd6 Rxd6 46.Rxf7+ Kg6 47.Rf1 Kg5 48.b4 h4 49.Kc3 Nf2 50.Rxe3 Nd1+ 51.Rxd1 Rxd1 52.Re5+ Kg4 53.Re6 Rc1+ 54.Kb3 Kh5
( 54...Rb1+ 55.Kc4 Ra1 56.Kb5 Kh5 57.Rxb6 )
55.Rxb6 Rg1 56.a5 Rxg2 57.a6 Rg3+ 58.Kc4 Rg4+ 59.Kd3 Rg8 60.Rb5+ Kg4 61.Ra5 h3 62.Ra2 Ra8 63.b5 h5 64.Ke3 Kg3 65.a7 h2 66.Rxh2 Kxh2 67.b6 Kh3 68.b7 Rxa7 69.b8=Q Rg7 70.Qe5 Rg3+ 71.Kf2 h4 72.Qe4 {Black resigns} 1-0

Agdestein miscalculated somewhere an aggresive pawn push, and lost being down a rook for a piece

[White "GMAgdestein"]
[Black "GMTopalov"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2625"]
[BlackElo "2772"]
[TimeControl "120/0"]

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Nd5 Bc5 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O d6 8.e3 a6 9.b3 Ba7 10.Bb2 Nxd5 11.cxd5 Ne7 12.Nh4 f5 13.f4 e4 14.g4 Nxd5 15.Nxf5 Bxf5 16.gxf5 Qe7 17.Kh1 Nf6 18.d3 c6 19.dxe4 Nxe4 20.Qc2 Rae8 21.Rg1 Nf6 22.Rae1 Qf7 23.e4
( 23.Qd2 )
23...d5 24.Bxf6 Bxg1 25.Be5 Ba7 26.exd5 cxd5 27.Qd3 Rd8 28.Rc1 Rd7 29.Bh3 Re7 30.Qg3 Kh8 31.Rc2 Bb8 32.Bg4 d4 33.Kg1 d3 34.Rd2 Qd5 35.Rxd3 Ba7+ 36.Kf1 Qh1+ 37.Ke2 Qe4+ 38.Kd1 Bb8 39.Qf3 Qxf3+ 40.Bxf3 Bxe5 41.fxe5 Rxe5 42.Bxb7 Rexf5 43.a4 a5 44.h3 Rf2 45.Ba6 g5 {White resigns} 0-1

Jesper Norgaard
13-06-2014, 09:10 AM
Analyzing input file: C:\Tiebreak\Berger\Stavanger_2014.txt

Norgaard tiebreak Final Standing:
4 Karjakin,Sergey 2771 * - 1 1 0 1 Norg: 69.934 place : 1 5 Buch: 35.00 Berg: 19.25 Win: 0.017 01110
1 Carlsen,Magnus 2881 * 1 - Norg: 63.865 place : 2 4 Buch: 35.50 Berg: 17.75 Win: 0.004 01
8 Caruana,Fabiano 2791 - * 0 1 1 Norg: 63.789 place : 3 4 Buch: 35.50 Berg: 17.00 Win: 0.011 1010
9 Topalov,Veselin 2772 * 1 0 - 0 1 Norg: 57.816 place : 4 4 Buch: 36.00 Berg: 16.25 Win: 0.010 00101
7 Kramnik,Vladimir 2783 0 1 0 * - 1 Norg: 57.734 place : 5 4 Buch: 36.00 Berg: 15.50 Win: 0.012 10010
3 Grischuk,Alexander 2792 0 0 1 - * 1 Norg: 57.677 place : 6 4 Buch: 36.00 Berg: 15.00 Win: 0.010 10100
2 Aronian,Levon 2815 1 0 - 0 * Norg: 51.731 place : 7 3 Buch: 36.50 Berg: 14.50 Win: 0.009 0001
5 Svidler,Peter 2753 0 * - Norg: 51.694 place : 8 3 Buch: 36.50 Berg: 14.25 Win: 0.000 00
6 Giri,Anish 2752 0 1 0 - * Norg: 51.673 place : 9 3 Buch: 36.50 Berg: 14.00 Win: 0.006 0010
10 Agdestein,Simen 2628 - 0 * Norg: 51.667 place : 10 3 Buch: 36.50 Berg: 14.00 Win: 0.000 00

Round Robin (9 rounds) (Unplayed games: 0/90 = 0.00%)


It seems the ghost of having 3 players or more in shared first has vanished. Either Caruana jumps ahead against Karjakin by winning their game in the last round, or Karjakin jumps ahead of Caruana with a draw (Magnus can catch up and that would mean a Blitz/Armageddon match) or a win (Karjakin outright first). If Caruana and Carlsen wins, they will play a match about first place.

Kramnik's loss against Karjakin disentangled the whole stalemate, as it would have if Karjakin had lost (not that he was close). Had it been a draw there would have been 4 players on 4 in shared first before the last round.

Incredible that Magnus didn't win against Svidler! He was up +2.8 and had many winning continuations. Rfxf4 would have won the move before, but when he played it the move threw away most advantage to the simple Bxf4 - it is just an exchange sacrifice without any point.

Agent Smith
13-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Incredible that Magnus didn't win against Svidler! He was up +2.8 and had many winning continuations. Rfxf4 would have won the move before, but when he played it the move threw away most advantage to the simple Bxf4 - it is just an exchange sacrifice without any point.
Hmmm - it was a damn complicated game.

[Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"]
[Site "Stavanger NOR"]
[Date "2014.06.12"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2753"]
[BlackElo "2881"]
[ECO "A27"]
[EventDate "2014.06.03"]
[PlyCount "74"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]
[Annotator "Critter 1.6a 64-bit"]
[Depth "17"]

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.g3 {+0.16} 5...Bb4 { Move out of book (Elo2400: g6 100%) +0.19} 6.Bg2 {+0.20} 6...Bxc3+ {+0.33} 7.bxc3 {+0.35} 7...d6 {+0.32} 8.O-O O-O {+0.22} 9.Rb1 {+0.23} 9...Qe8 {+0.18} 10.Qb3 {+0.13} 10...b6 {+0.00} 11.Nh4 {+0.10} 11...Na5 {+0.06} 12.Qa3 {-0.27} 12...Rb8 {-0.17} 13.Be3 {-0.47} 13...f4 {-0.52} 14.gxf4 {-0.52} 14...Qh5 {-0.43} 15.Nf3 {-0.53} 15...Bh3 {-0.46} 16.Bxh3 {-0.46} 16...Qxh3 {-0.85} 17.Kh1 {-0.78} 17...Rbe8 {-0.85} 18.Qb2 {-1.02} 18...e4 {-1.03} 19.Ng5 {-1.03} 19...Qh5 {-1.56} 20.dxe4 {-2.27} 20...Ng4 {-2.23} 21.Nf3 {-2.24} 21...Nxc4 {-2.24} 22.Qb3 {-2.26} 22...Rxe4 {-2.28} 23.Rg1 {-2.27} 23...d5 {-2.30}
( 23...Rfxf4 24.Bxf4 Nxf2+ 25.Kg2 Nh3 26.Kh1 Nxg1 27.Rxg1 Rxf4 )
24.Qb5 $201 {-2.41} 24...Rfxf4 $6 {-1.31 / -2.41}
( 24...c5 25.Rbf1 Qf5 26.Nh4 Qe6 27.Nf3 Ngxe3 28.fxe3 Rxe3 29.Ng5 Qc8 30.Rf2 Rxc3 31.f5 Nd6 32.Qb2 d4 33.Ne6 Rf7 34.Rfg2 Nxf5 $17 )
25.Bxf4 {-1.02} 25...Nxf2+ {-0.84} 26.Kg2 {-0.73} 26...Rxe2 {-0.73}
( 26...Nh3 27.Qd7 Nxg1 28.Ng5 Rxe2+ 29.Kxg1 Nd6 30.Qd8+ Re8 31.Qxc7 Qg6 )
27.Kf1 {-0.79} 27...Ne4 {-0.77} 28.Rxg7+ {-0.83} 28...Kf8 {+0.00} 29.Kxe2 {+0.00} 29...Nxc3+ {+0.00} 30.Kf2 {+0.00} 30...Nxb5 {+0.00} 31.Rbg1 {+0.00} 31...Nc3 $201 {+0.23} 32.Rxc7 $6 {-1.01 / +0.23}
( 32.Rg8+ Kf7 33.R1g7+ Kf6 34.Rxc7 Ne4+ 35.Kg2 a5 36.Rf8+ Kg6 37.Rc6+ Kg7 38.Bh6+ Qxh6 39.Rf7+ Kxf7 40.Rxh6 Kg7 41.Rc6 Ne3+ 42.Kg1 Nc4 43.Nd4 Nc3 44.Nf5+ Kf7 45.Nd6+ Ke7 46.Nxc4 dxc4 47.Rxc4 Nxa2 48.Kf2 b5 49.Rc7+ Kd6 50.Rxh7 $10 )
32...Ne4+ {-1.00} 33.Ke1 {-0.86} 33...Nc5 {+0.00} 34.Rc8+ {+0.00} 34...Kf7 {+0.00} 35.Rc7+ {+0.00} 35...Kf8 {+0.00} 36.Rc8+ {+0.00} 36...Kf7 {+0.00} 37.Rc7+ {+0.00} 37...Kf8 {+0.00}
( 37...Kf8 { 17:+0.00} 38.Rc8+ )
1/2-1/2

Capablanca-Fan
13-06-2014, 11:49 PM
[Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"]
[Site "Stavanger NOR"]
[Date "2014.06.12"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2753"]
[BlackElo "2881"]
[ECO "A27"]
[EventDate "2014.06.03"]
[PlyCount "74"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]
[Annotator "Critter 1.6a 64-bit"]
[Depth "17"]

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.g3 Bb4 6.Bg2 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 d6 8.O-O O-O 9.Rb1 Qe8 10.Qb3 b6 11.Nh4 Na5 12.Qa3 Rb8 13.Be3 f4 14.gxf4 Qh5 15.Nf3 Bh3 16.Bxh3 Qxh3 17.Kh1 Rbe8 18.Qb2 e4 19.Ng5 Qh5 20.dxe4 Ng4 {-2.23} 21.Nf3 {-2.24} 21...Nxc4 {-2.24} 22.Qb3 {-2.26} 22...Rxe4 {-2.28} 23.Rg1 d5 [23...Rfxf4 24.Bxf4 Nxf2+ 25.Kg2 Nh3 26.Kh1 Nxg1 27.Rxg1 Rxf4]
24.Qb5 Rfxf4 [24...c5 25.Rbf1 Qf5 26.Nh4 Qe6 27.Nf3 Ngxe3 28.fxe3 Rxe3 29.Ng5 Qc8 30.Rf2 Rxc3 31.f5 Nd6 32.Qb2 d4 33.Ne6 Rf7 34.Rfg2 Nxf5]
25.Bxf4 {-1.02} 25...Nxf2+ {-0.84} 26.Kg2 {-0.73} 26...Rxe2 [26...Nh3 27.Qd7 Nxg1 28.Ng5 Rxe2+ 29.Kxg1 Nd6 30.Qd8+ Re8 31.Qxc7 Qg6]
27.Kf1 {-0.79} 27...Ne4 {-0.77} 28.Rxg7+ {-0.83} 28...Kf8 {+0.00} 29.Kxe2 {+0.00} 29...Nxc3+ {+0.00} 30.Kf2 {+0.00} 30...Nxb5 {+0.00} 31.Rbg1 {+0.00} 31...Nc3 $201 {+0.23} 32.Rxc7 [32.Rg8+ Kf7 33.R1g7+ Kf6 34.Rxc7 Ne4+ 35.Kg2 a5 36.Rf8+ Kg6 37.Rc6+ Kg7 38.Bh6+ Qxh6 39.Rf7+ Kxf7 40.Rxh6 Kg7 41.Rc6 Ne3+ 42.Kg1 Nc4 43.Nd4 Nc3 44.Nf5+ Kf7 45.Nd6+ Ke7 46.Nxc4 dxc4 47.Rxc4 Nxa2 48.Kf2 b5 49.Rc7+ Kd6 50.Rxh7]
32...Ne4+ {-1.00} 33.Ke1 {-0.86} 33...Nc5 {+0.00} 34.Rc8+ {+0.00} 34...Kf7 {+0.00} 35.Rc7+ {+0.00} 35...Kf8 {+0.00} 36.Rc8+ {+0.00} 36...Kf7 {+0.00} 37.Rc7+ {+0.00} 37...Kf8 [37...Kf8 { 17:+0.00} 38.Rc8+]
{1/2-1/2}

MichaelBaron
14-06-2014, 03:54 AM
So who would think Karjakin will score so many points? :)

Jesper Norgaard
14-06-2014, 04:35 AM
So who would think Karjakin will score so many points? :)

Well he did win it last year, but started out pretty slow. It was the 131 move win against Giri from a losing position that boosted him ahead, and he finished off with a couple of nice wins. Congratulations to him. Magnus clear second after winning without much glory but hard work against Agdestein. Caruana had better chances against Karjakin but blew it horribly and could not avoid losing the endgame against the strong a-pawn.

Final Standing:


Norgaard tiebreak Final Standing:
4 Karjakin,Sergey 2771 * 1 1 0 1 1 Norg: 83.607 place : 1 6 Buch: 39.00 Berg: 26.25 Win: 0.024 01111
1 Carlsen,Magnus 2881 * 1 1 Norg: 77.395 place : 2 5 Buch: 39.50 Berg: 23.50 Win: 0.006 11
3 Grischuk,Alexander 2792 0 * 0 1 1 1 Norg: 71.238 place : 3 5 Buch: 40.00 Berg: 21.00 Win: 0.016 11010
8 Caruana,Fabiano 2791 0 1 * 1 0 Norg: 65.206 place : 4 4 Buch: 40.50 Berg: 19.75 Win: 0.012 0110
9 Topalov,Veselin 2772 0 * 0 1 1 Norg: 65.173 place : 5 4 Buch: 40.50 Berg: 19.50 Win: 0.006 1010
2 Aronian,Levon 2815 1 0 0 * Norg: 59.148 place : 6 4 Buch: 41.00 Berg: 18.25 Win: 0.009 001
5 Svidler,Peter 2753 0 * Norg: 59.139 place : 7 4 Buch: 41.00 Berg: 18.25 Win: 0.000 0
6 Giri,Anish 2752 0 1 * 0 Norg: 59.089 place : 8 4 Buch: 41.00 Berg: 17.75 Win: 0.006 010
7 Kramnik,Vladimir 2783 0 0 1 0 1 * Norg: 59.010 place : 9 4 Buch: 41.00 Berg: 17.00 Win: 0.010 10100
10 Agdestein,Simen 2628 0 0 * Norg: 52.972 place : 10 3 Buch: 41.50 Berg: 15.75 Win: 0.000 00


This standing is identical to the actual tiebreak criteria 1. Sonneborn-Berger 2. Most Wins, for instance Aronian ahead of Svidler because he won a game, and Svidler didn't (they have equal SB score 18.25).

Agent Smith
14-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Kramnik had a nasty miscalculation in the last round too, move 32

[Event "2nd Norway Chess 2014"]
[Site "Stavanger NOR"]
[Date "2014.06.13"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Kramnik, Vladimir"]
[Black "Grischuk, Alexander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2783"]
[BlackElo "2792"]
[ECO "D85"]
[EventDate "2014.06.03"]
[PlyCount "80"]
[SourceDate "2014.01.04"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Be3 Qa5 9.Qd2 O-O 10.Rc1 Bg4 11.d5 Nd7 12.c4 Qa3 13.Be2 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Bd4 15.Bxd4 cxd4 16.O-O Ne5 17.Qxd4 Nxf3+ 18.gxf3 Qxf3 19.Rc3 Qe2 20.f4 Qxa2 21.f5 b6 22.e5 Qb2 23.Kh1 Qe2 24.Rf2 Qe1+ 25.Kg2 Rac8 26.Rf1 Qe2+ 27.Rf2 Qe1 28.Rg3 Qb4 29.d6 Rxc4 30.Qd3 Rg4 31.d7 Rd4 32.Qf3
( 32.Qc2 )
32...e6
( 32...Rxd7 33.fxg6 fxg6 )
33.f6
( 33.fxg6 fxg6 )
33...Rxd7 34.Qe3 Rfd8 35.Qh6 Qf8 36.Qg5 h6 37.Qe3 Kh7 38.Rh3 h5 39.Rg3 Qh6 40.Rg5 Rd3
( 40...Rd3 41.Qc1 h4 42.Qf4 R8d4 43.Rg4 Rxf4 44.Rfxf4 g5 45.Rf3 Rxf3 46.Kxf3 )
0-1

MichaelBaron
14-06-2014, 11:00 AM
But got to admit Magnus was terribly unlucky not to win against Svidler. But then again - very lucky to win rather than to lose against Aronian.

Agent Smith
14-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Hmmm... yes.
But i think the tournament will be remembered for Giri's lost 131 move epic against the eventual winner Karjakin

pax
14-06-2014, 02:26 PM
I wonder if there was ever a supertournament before where the top two rating gains were made by the top and bottom finishing players.

Agent Smith
14-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Karjakin is going to be a real contender.

2nd Norway Chess 2014
Stavanger NOR, 2014.06.03 - 2014.06.13
Average Rating: 2773 (Category 21)
Rtng Nat Score K C G C T S A G K A Perf Chg
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1: Karjakin, Sergey 2771 RUS 6.0 / 9 X = 1 1 = = 0 1 1 = 2899 +16 (+4 -1 =4)
2: Carlsen, Magnus 2881 NOR 5.5 / 9 = X = = = = 1 = = 1 2841 -5 (+2 -0 =7)
3: Grischuk, Alexander 2792 RUS 5.0 / 9 0 = X 0 1 = 1 = 1 = 2814 +3 (+3 -2 =4)
4: Caruana, Fabiano 2791 ITA 4.5 / 9 0 = 1 X = 1 = = 0 = 2771 -3 (+2 -2 =5)
5: Topalov, Veselin 2772 BUL 4.5 / 9 = = 0 = X = = 0 1 1 2774 +1 (+2 -2 =5)
6: Svidler, Peter 2753 RUS 4.0 / 9 = = = 0 = X = = = = 2733 -2 (+0 -1 =8)
7: Aronian, Levon 2815 ARM 4.0 / 9 1 0 0 = = = X = = = 2726 -12 (+1 -2 =6)
8: Giri, Anish 2752 NED 4.0 / 9 0 = = = 1 = = X 0 = 2733 -2 (+1 -2 =6)
9: Kramnik, Vladimir 2783 RUS 4.0 / 9 0 = 0 1 0 = = 1 X = 2729 -7 (+2 -3 =4)
10: Agdestein, Simen 2628 NOR 3.5 / 9 = 0 = = 0 = = = = X 2710 +10 (+0 -2 =7)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------