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MichaelBaron
06-06-2018, 11:45 AM
Traditional Super-Tournament is taking place in Norway (Surprised no-one else started a thread about it earlier).
The low-light of the event Ding injuring himself while cycling around the city and having to withdraw from the event.

Anand, So and Carlsen are first equal with +1 each.

MichaelBaron
06-06-2018, 11:46 AM
https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2018-altibox-norway-chess/07-Caruana_Fabiano-Nakamura_Hikaru

A curious slip by both players. Draw was agreed. However, after white's last move - black suddenly gets decent winning chances :).

Ian Rout
06-06-2018, 02:05 PM
https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2018-altibox-norway-chess/07-Caruana_Fabiano-Nakamura_Hikaru

A curious slip by both players. Draw was agreed. However, after white's last move - black suddenly gets decent winning chances :).The last move 31.Ke4 isn't included on the Chessbase report, it may be an error (as claimed in the chessbomb comments), for instance when positioning the Kings on the sensor board to show a draw.

Kevin Bonham
08-06-2018, 07:20 PM
Caruana won the tournament, defeating So in this last round game where So missed a draw on move 41.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.0-0 Nd4 6.Nxd4 Bxd4 7.Ba4 c6 8.c3 Bb6 9.Na3 d6 10.Bc2 Be6 11.Qe2 h6 12.Kh1 g5 13.Nc4 Bc7 14.Ne3 d5 15.Re1 Qe7 16.a4 0-0-0 17.Rb1 d4 18.Nf1 Bb6 19.Bd2 Bg4 20.f3 Be6 21.Ng3 Rhg8 22.b4 g4 23.a5 dxc3 24.Bxc3 Bd4 25.Bxd4 Rxd4 26.b5 c5 27.Bb3 h5 28.Nf5 Bxf5 29.exf5 Re8 30.Rbc1 gxf3 31.Qxf3 Red8 32.Bc4 e4 33.dxe4 Qe5 34.Bxf7 Rd3 35.Qf2 R8d4 36.Bd5 Kd7 37.b6 axb6 38.axb6 Ng4 39.Qg1 Kd8 40.h3? Rxh3+ 41.gxh3 Rd3?? [41...Rd2 42.hxg4 hxg4 43.Qg2 Qh8+ 44.Kg1 Rxg2+ 45.Kxg2 Qh3+ draw] 42.Qg2 Rg3 43.hxg4 Rxg2 44.Kxg2 h4 45.Kf3 Qg3+ 46.Ke2 h3 47.Rg1 Qh4 48.e5 1-0

MichaelBaron
08-06-2018, 11:19 PM
Great effort. If he is confident enough - he will give Carlsen run for his money....but I still favor Magnus!

Capablanca-Fan
09-06-2018, 11:19 AM
Great effort. If he is confident enough - he will give Carlsen run for his money....but I still favor Magnus!

Me too. Carlsen won their individual game in this tourney too, but well done to Caruana for overtaking him.

Metro
09-06-2018, 11:33 AM
Me too. Carlsen won their individual game in this tourney too, but well done to Caruana for overtaking him.

Magnus has another gear.When he is playing well he is incredibly hard to beat.If he is in ordinary form he will draw or defeat most top 10 players.Kasparov said he was underprepared for the WC match versus Karyakin.