Magnus Carlsen wins Norway Chess

Magnus Carlsen wins Norway Chess

Magnus Carlsen won the Norway Chess tournament at his fourth attempt. Carlsen defeated Pavel Eljanov in 35 moves. Eljanov set up a Stonewall and got at least an equal position which he probably should have followed up with g5-g4. Instead playing on the Queenside turned the tide in Carlsen’s favour and evetually he broke through and won.

The remaining games were drawn Topalov-Kramnik (60 moves), Li Chao-Giri (73 moves), Harikrisha-Aronian (39 moves) and Grandelius-Vachier-Lagrave 55 moves.

Final standings: Carlsen 6pts, Aronian 5.5pts, Vachier-Lagrave, Topalov, Kramnik 5pts, Li Chao, Harikrishna 4.5pts, Giri 4pts, Eljanov 3pts, Grandelius 2.5pts.

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Stavangerben a norvég világbajnok Magnus Carlsen elsőségével fejeződött be az Altibox Norway Chess 2016 szuperverseny.

4th Norway Chess 2016 Stavanger NOR (NOR), 18-30 iv 2016 cat. XXI (2770)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2851 * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6 2886
2. Aronian, Levon g ARM 2784 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2848
3. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2788 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5 2811
4. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2754 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2814
5. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2801 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5 2809
6. Li, Chao b g CHN 2755 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ 2771
7. Harikrishna, Pentala g IND 2763 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ 2770
8. Giri, Anish g NED 2790 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ 4 2724
9. Eljanov, Pavel g UKR 2765 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 3 2645
10. Grandelius, Nils g SWE 2649 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 2617

26 tournaments in total, excluding rapid/blitz, team events and matches.

  • Carlsen has won 17 of those 26 tournaments since Wijk aan Zee in January 2010. That’s a win rate of more than 65%.
  • If you include London, Moscow and Nanjing in the second part of 2009, Carlsen has won 19 of the last 29 tournaments he’s taken part in.
  • The nine tournaments that Carlsen didn’t win in this period were won by Caruana, Karjakin (2), Kramnik (2), Hao Wang, Gelfand, Aronian and Nakamura.
  • His tournament record in the last 16 events since the somewhat disappointing 3rd place in London 2011: 1st-2nd-2nd-1st-1st-1st-2nd-2nd-1st-1st-1st-1st-2nd-1st-2nd
  • Carlsen has won a total of 22 supertournaments in his career.
  • Third youngest GM ever (behind Karjakin and Negi)
  • Youngest ever to participate in a World Championship qualifier (at 13)
  • Youngest ever World Championship Candidate (at 15)
  • Youngest ever to reach 2700 (at 16)
  • Youngest ever to reach 2800 (at 18)
  • Youngest ever world number one (at 19)
  • Second youngest World Champion ever (behind Kasparov, they were both 22)
  • Among only ten players in chess history to successfully defend a World Championship title
  • Among only four players in chess history to go undefeated in a World Championship match
  • Highest rating ever (2882)
  • Third highest rating lead ever (74, behind Fischer and Kasparov)
  • Third most super tournament wins ever (behind Kasparov and Karpov)
  • Second highest tournament performance ever (3002, behind Caruana)

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Schedule of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament 2016

All ordinary rounds start at 4pm CET

Date

Day

Round No.

Place

19.04.2016

Tuesday

Round 1

Blitz Chess (Scandic Stavanger City)
20.04.2016

Wednesday

Round 2

Stavanger Forum

21.04.2016

Thursday

Round 3

Stavanger Forum

22.04.2016

Friday

Round 4

Stavanger Forum

23.04.2016 Saturday

Free

24.04.2016

Sunday

Round 5

Stavanger Forum

25.04.2016

Monday

Round 6

Stavanger Forum

26.04.2016

Tuesday

Free

27.04.2016

Wednesday

Round 7

Stavanger Concert Hall

28.04.2016 Thursday

Round 8

Stavanger Concert Hall

29.04.2016 Friday

Round 9

Stavanger Concert Hall

30.04.2016 Saturdary Awards Ceremony

 

 

Norway Chess 2016, 19 – 29 Apr 2016, The Stavanger region (Norway)