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Kevin Bonham
07-06-2017, 07:50 PM
Just starting a thread in case something more exciting happens down the track and so that anyone hiding under a rock knows a super-tournament is on ... all the big guns are there; only one win on day 1, Nakamura over Giri.

Carlsen won the seeding blitz by two points.

Kevin Bonham
11-06-2017, 09:58 PM
Amazing stuff in round 4 including Aronian's brilliancy against Carlsen and also a great stalemate trick by Karjakin against So.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/altibox-norway-rd4-spectacular-sacrifices-and-stalemates

Kevin Bonham
13-06-2017, 03:47 PM
Nakamura and Aronian co-leading on 4/6 with three to go. No-one else has more than 3.

Kevin Bonham
15-06-2017, 09:52 PM
Carlsen equal last after losing to Kramnik in round 7! Aronian 5 Nakamura 4.5 Kramnik and Giri 4.

Capablanca-Fan
16-06-2017, 12:04 AM
[Event "Altibox Norway"]
[Site "Stavanger NOR"]
[Date "2017.06.14"]
[EventDate "2017.06.06"]
[Round "7.3"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Vladimir Kramnik"]
[Black "Magnus Carlsen"]
[ECO "C53"]
[WhiteElo "2808"]
[BlackElo "2832"]
[PlyCount "79"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O a6
7. Re1 Ba7 8. a4 O-O 9. h3 Ne7 10. d4 Ng6 11. Nbd2 c6 12. Bd3
Re8 13. Bc2 h6 14. Nf1 exd4 15. cxd4 c5 16. d5 b5 17. axb5
axb5 18. Ng3 Bd7 19. Be3 Bb6 20. Rxa8 Qxa8 21. b4 Qa7 22. Qa1
Qc7 23. Bxh6 cxb4 24. Bxg7 Qxc2 25. Qxf6 Qxf2+ 26. Kh2 Bd8
27. Qxd6 Nh4 28. Nxh4 Bxh4 29. Nh5 Bxh3 30. Rg1 Bg5 31. Bf6
Bg4 32. Bxg5 Bxh5 33. Qh6 Rxe4 34. Qxh5 Qf5 35. Qh6 b3 36. Bf6
Qf4+ 37. Qxf4 Rxf4 38. d6 Rxf6 39. Rd1 Rh6+ 40. Kg1 1-0

MichaelBaron
16-06-2017, 12:09 AM
Kramnik is having great time watching his opponents over-press....

Kevin Bonham
16-06-2017, 09:12 AM
The tailenders (some mugs called Carlsen and Vachier-Lagrave) won in round 8 so now Karjakin is last. In the final round, Aronian is white against So with a half point lead over Nakamura who has black against Kramnik.

Agent Smith
16-06-2017, 12:37 PM
Magnus had a great win :)
Playing Anand, he has the chance to send Vishy down the order, and finish even

[Event "5th Norway Chess 2017"]
[Site "Stavanger NOR"]
[Date "2017.06.15"]
[Round "8.2"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2832"]
[BlackElo "2781"]
[ECO "E48"]
[EventDate "2017.06.06"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian"]
[Variation "4.e3 O-O, 5.Bd3 d5"]
[WhiteFideId "1503014"]
[BlackFideId "14109603"]
[Annotator "Stockfish 8 64"]
[Depth "17"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Ne2 Re8 8.Bd2 Bf8 {[% +0.16] Last book move (Elo2400)} 9.O-O {[% +0.09]} 9...b6 {[% +0.06]} 10.Rc1 {[% -0.01]} 10...c5 {[% -0.07]} 11.Nf4 {[% +0.17]} 11...Bb7 {[% +0.20]} 12.Qf3 {[% +0.20]} 12...Na6 {[% +0.35]} 13.Rfd1 {[% +0.38]} 13...cxd4 {[% +0.40]} 14.exd4 {[% +0.24]} 14...Nc7 {[% +0.23]} 15.Bc2 {[% +0.25]} 15...Bd6 {[% +0.42]} 16.Be3 {[% +0.20]} 16...Ne4 {[% +0.36]} 17.Ba4 {[% +0.28]} 17...Re7 {[% +0.29]} 18.Bb3 {[% +0.22]} 18...Qd7 {[% +0.30]} 19.h3 {[% +0.27]} 19...Nxc3 {[% +0.37]} 20.bxc3 {[% +0.08]} 20...Bc6 {[% +0.24]} 21.Nh5 {[% +0.27]} 21...Re6 {[% +0.33]} 22.Bc2 {[% +0.05]} 22...Ba4 {[% +0.00]} 23.c4 {[% +0.00]} 23...dxc4 {[% -0.13]} 24.d5 {[% -0.61]} 24...Rg6 {[% -0.75]} 25.Bd4 {[% -0.83]} 25...Bxc2 {[% -0.83]} 26.Rxc2 {[% -0.62]} 26...Qa4 {[% -0.67]} 27.Rcc1 {[% -0.53]} 27...Qxa2 {[% +0.00]} 28.Nxg7 {[% -0.38]} 28...Rxg7 {[% -0.17]} 29.Bxg7 {[% -0.52]} 29...Kxg7 {[% -0.61]} 30.Qg4+ {[% -0.52]} 30...Kf8 {[% -0.29]} 31.Qh4 {[% -0.55]} 31...Qb2 {[% +0.00]} 32.Rxc4 {[% -0.52]} 32...Ne8 {[% -0.39]} 33.Re1 $201 {[% -1.18]} 33...Qf6 $6 $10 {+0.00 / -1.18}
( 33...Nf6 34.Qg5 Ng8 35.Rec1 Re8 36.Rc8 Nf6 37.Qh6+ Kg8 38.Qg5+ Kh8 39.Qf5 Bc5 40.Rxe8+ Nxe8 41.Rxc5 bxc5 42.Qxf7 Qb1+ 43.Kh2 Qb8+ 44.f4 Nd6 45.Qf6+ Kg8 )
34.Qxh7 {[% +0.00]} 34...Qg7 {[% +0.00]} 35.Qc2 {[% -0.64]} 35...Qf6 {[% +0.00]} 36.Rg4 {[% -0.22]} 36...Bc5 {[% +0.00]} 37.Re2 {[% -0.61]} 37...Qh6 {[% -0.40]} 38.g3 {[% -0.64]} 38...Nf6 {[% -0.35]} 39.Rh4 {[% -0.34]} 39...Qg7 {[% -0.43]} 40.Kg2 $201 {[% -0.93]} 40...Qg5 $6 $10 {+0.35 / -0.93}
( 40...Nxd5 41.Qf5 Rd8 42.Qh5 Bd4 43.Qf3 Qf6 44.Rd2 Bc3 45.Rd3 a5 46.Rc4 Qxf3+ 47.Kxf3 Bg7 48.h4 Rd6 49.Rc8+ Ke7 50.Ra8 Rf6+ 51.Kg2 Rf5 52.Ra7+ Kf6 53.Ra8 Kg6 54.f4 )
41.Qc3 $201 {[% +0.07]} 41...Bd6 $2 $18 {+3.02 / +0.07}
( 41...Qg7 42.d6 Rd8
( 42...Bxd6 43.Qc6 Rd8 44.Rd4 Qg5 45.Rxd6 Rxd6 46.Qxd6+ )
43.Ra2 Qg5 44.Rxa7 Qd5+ 45.Kh2 Rxd6 46.Rh7 Kg8 47.Raxf7 Qxf7 48.Rxf7 Kxf7 49.Kg2 Kg6 50.Qc2+ Kf7 51.Qa2+ Kg6 52.h4 Kg7 53.f3 Kg6 54.Qc2+ Kg7 55.h5 Nxh5 $10 )
42.Rh8+ {[% +3.24]} 42...Ng8 {[% +3.26]} 43.Re4 $201 {[% +3.00]} 43...Qg7 $6 $18 {+4.33 / +3.00}
( 43...Bc5 44.Qf3 Qg7 45.Qh5 Bd4 46.Rh7 Nf6 47.Rxg7 Nxh5 48.Rg5 Bc5 49.Rxh5 Kg7 50.Rg4+ Kf6 51.Rf4+ Ke7 52.Rh6 Bd6 53.Re4+ Kd7 54.Rf6 Rf8 55.Ra4 a5 56.Ra2 Bc7 57.h4 b5 $18 )
44.Rxg8+ {[% +5.33]}
( 44.Rxg8+ { 17:+5.33} 44...Kxg8
( 44...Qxg8 45.Qf6 Bc5 46.Rg4 Re8
( 46...Qh7 47.d6 Bxd6 48.Qxd6+ Ke8 49.Qc6+ Ke7 50.Re4+ Qxe4+ 51.Qxe4+ Kf6 52.Qxa8 )
)
45.Rg4 Qxg4 46.hxg4 Re8 47.Qf6 Be5 48.Qh6 Bb8 49.d6 Rf8 50.Qf6 a6 51.Kf3 b5 52.d7 Bc7 53.Qxa6 b4 )
1-0

Capablanca-Fan
17-06-2017, 07:20 AM
Congrats to Levon Aronian for outright first with 6/9 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=90303), a point clear of Kramnik and Nakamura. Aronian drew his last game with So (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1878013), which went down to just Kings on the board. They were the only undefeated players (So drew every game!). Naka, a half-point behind, (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1878014) lost a sharp game to Caruana, while Kramnik beat Giri in just 20 moves to join him:

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. O-O c4 6. Be2 b5
7. b3 Bb7 8. Nc3 b4 9. Na4 c3 10. Ne5 Bd6 11. a3 a5 12. Bb5+
Kf8 13. Nc5 Qb6 14. Nxb7 Qxb7 15. Qe2 g6 16. e4 Nxe4 17. Bh6+
Ke7 18. f3 Nd2 19. Rfe1 Kd8 20. Bf4 1-0

This great win by Aronian follows his convincing undefeated win of the GRENKE Chess Classic in April with 5.5/7 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=89631), 1.5 points clear of Carlsen and Caruana.

Kevin Bonham
17-06-2017, 11:04 AM
Great to see Aronian record such a triumph. :clap::clap::clap: I haven't actually posted his win against Carlsen yet though I did link to it earlier on so here it is:

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 a6 6.b3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 Qe7 10.Bc2 Rd8 11.a3 Bxa3 12.Rxa3 Qxa3 13.c5 b6 14.b4 Ne4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Bxe4 Rb8 17.Bxh7+ Kxh7 18.Ng5+ Kg8 19.Qh5 Nf6 20.Qxf7+ Kh8 21.Qc7 Bd7 22.Nf7+ Kh7 23.Nxd8 Rc8 24.Qxb6 Nd5 25.Qa7 Rxd8 26.e4 Qd3 27.exd5 Qxd2 28.Qc7 Qg5 29.dxc6 Bc8 30.h3 Qd5 31.Rd1 e5 32.Rd3 exd4 33.Qe7 Bf5 34.Rg3 Bg6 35.Qh4+ 1-0

Frank
17-06-2017, 09:05 PM
Great to see Aronian record such a triumph. :clap::clap::clap: I haven't actually posted his win against Carlsen yet though I did link to it earlier on so here it is:

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 a6 6.b3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 Qe7 10.Bc2 Rd8 11.a3 Bxa3 12.Rxa3 Qxa3 13.c5 b6 14.b4 Ne4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Bxe4 Rb8 17.Bxh7+ Kxh7 18.Ng5+ Kg8 19.Qh5 Nf6 20.Qxf7+ Kh8 21.Qc7 Bd7 22.Nf7+ Kh7 23.Nxd8 Rc8 24.Qxb6 Nd5 25.Qa7 Rxd8 26.e4 Qd3 27.exd5 Qxd2 28.Qc7 Qg5 29.dxc6 Bc8 30.h3 Qd5 31.Rd1 e5 32.Rd3 exd4 33.Qe7 Bf5 34.Rg3 Bg6 35.Qh4+ 1-0

I applaud

Adamski
17-06-2017, 11:47 PM
I am also really pleased to see Aronian win this super tournament.

Frank
18-06-2017, 03:58 AM
"I just like hanging out with the guys. It's fun to see the chess players and make friendship with your colleagues. I think that's what's missing sometimes in our chess world." Aronian

Banana
15-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Does anyone know a link to news of Giang Nguyen having just played in Norway?

Banana
15-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Wait, I think I worked it out - maybe she didn't play in Norway at all. She just got a WIM norm at the Rilton Cup in Stockholm http://www.rilton.se/

Kevin Bonham
15-01-2018, 04:53 PM
Does anyone know a link to news of Giang Nguyen having just played in Norway?

Event website is here http://www.rilton.se/ . She got a WIM norm. I believe there will be more in the next ACF Newsletter.

MichaelBaron
15-01-2018, 11:58 PM
Event website is here http://www.rilton.se/ . She got a WIM norm. I believe there will be more in the next ACF Newsletter.

And massive rating gain !