Norway Chess Opens With 5 Armageddon Games

A stavangeri Altibox Noray Chess 2019 viadal első fordulójában mind az öt játszma a „hirtelen halál” játszmában dőlt el. A klasszikus partikban nem bírtak egymással a nagymesterek. A küzdelmek folytatódtak,  A klasszikus játszmában a győzelem 2 pontot ér, a „hirtelen halál” partiban elért siker másfelet, a vesztes is kap fél pontot.

Standings after round 1:

1-5. Levon Aronian, Ding Liren, Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Yu Yangyi – 1.5 6-10. Viswanathan Anand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk, Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So – 0.5.

Round 2 pairings:

Aronian – Carlsen, Yu Yangyi – Ding Liren, Anand – Mamedyarov, Caruana – Vachier-Lagrave, Grischuk – So.

chedule in UTC:

Round 1 Jun 4, 2019 15:00 Round 2 Jun 5, 2019 15:00 Round 3 Jun 6, 2019 15:00 Round 4 Jun 8, 2019 15:00 Round 5 Jun 9, 2019 15:00 Round 6 Jun 10, 2019 15:00 Round 7 Jun 12, 2019 15:00 Round 8 Jun 13, 2019 15:00 Round 9 Jun 14, 2019 15:00

[Event “7th Altibox Norway Chess 2019”]
[Site “Stavanger”]
[Date “2019.06.04”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Aronian, Levon”]
[Black “Grischuk, Alexander”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2752”]
[BlackElo “2775”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2019.06.04”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “NOR”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. d3 d6 6. Qd2
{A36: Symmetrical English vs …g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7} (6. e3 Nf6 7. Nge2 Bd7 8. b3 Qc8
9. h3 O-O 10. Bb2 a6 11. Qd2 Rb8 12. Rd1 b5 13. Nf4 Re8 14. Ncd5 e5 15. Nxf6+
Bxf6 16. Nd5 Bg7 17. Ba1 Ne7 18. Nxe7+ Rxe7 19. h4 h5 20. O-O {1/2-1/2 (20)
Rakhmanov,A (2653)-Mamedov,R (2709) Riadh 2017}) 6… Qd7 7. b3 b6 8. Bb2 Bb7
9. Nd5 e5 10. f4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 10. e3 Nge7 11. Ne2 Nxd5 12. Bxd5 Ne7 13.
Bxb7 Qxb7 {0-1 (31) Hansen,S (2583)-Hillarp Persson,T (2546) Malmo 2018}) 10…
Nge7 11. e4 Nxd5 12. cxd5 Nd4 13. Nf3 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3 Qe7 15. h4 (15. O-O $14)
15… f5 16. h5 O-O-O 17. O-O-O exf4 18. gxf4 Bxb2+ 19. Qxb2 {[#] Black must
now prevent hxg6.} Rhf8 20. Rde1 Qf7 21. Rh4 Qe7 ({Black should play} 21…
fxe4 $15 22. hxg6 (22. dxe4 Qe7 $15) 22… Qxg6 23. Bxe4 Qg3) 22. Rhh1 $11 {
The position is equal.} Qf7 23. Ref1 Kb8 24. Rhg1 fxe4 25. Bxe4 {[%cal Rh5g6]}
Bxd5 26. hxg6 hxg6 27. Bxg6 Qf6 (27… Qe6 {seems wilder.} 28. f5 Qe3+ 29. Qd2
Qd4 30. Kc2 Qf6) 28. f5 Rd7 29. Qxf6 Rxf6 30. Bh5 Kc7 31. Rg6 Rdf7 32. Rxf6
Rxf6 33. Bg6 Kd7 34. Kd2 Rf8 35. d4 {Accuracy: White = 57%, Black = 54%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Altibox Norway Chess 2019”]
[Site “Stavanger”]
[Date “2019.06.04”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Anand, Viswanathan”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2875”]
[BlackElo “2767”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “116”]
[EventDate “2019.06.04”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “NOR”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 Bb4
6. Bg5 c5 7. Bxc4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qa5 10. Nb5 {aiming for Qd6.} (10.
Bxf6 $5 Qxc3+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 11. Kf1 gxf6 12. Rc1 $14) 10… Nxe4 {
Hoping for …a6. D39: Queen’s Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defence with 5 Bg5 dxc4
} 11. Qd4 {[%mdl 64] [#] Double Attack} O-O 12. Qxe4 a6 $1 {[%cal Ra6b5]} 13.
O-O $146 {Threatens to win with Be7.} ({Predecessor:} 13. Be7 axb5 14. Bb4 Qc7
15. Bxf8 Kxf8 16. Bb3 Qxc3+ 17. Ke2 Qb2+ 18. Ke3 Qc3+ 19. Ke2 Qb2+ 20. Ke3 Qc3+
21. Ke2 Qb2+ {1/2-1/2 (21) Zhou,J (2613)-Wei,Y (2727) China 2017}) 13… axb5
14. Bd3 {[%csl Gd3][%cal Re4h7]} f5 15. Qe2 Nc6 16. Bd2 Qc7 17. Bxb5 f4 18. f3
e5 19. Rfe1 Bd7 20. a4 Kh8 21. Rad1 Rae8 22. Bc1 e4 23. fxe4 Ne5 {[%cal Bc6e5,
Be5d7,Bd7c5][%mdl 32] [#] …Bg4 is the strong threat.} 24. Bxd7 Nxd7 25. Rf1
Nc5 26. Ba3 {Strongly threatening Qb5.} Rxe4 27. Qb5 Re5 28. Rde1 {Black must
now prevent Rxe5.} (28. Bxc5 {with more complications.} Rxc5 29. Rxf4 Qxf4 30.
Qxc5 h6 31. h3) 28… Rc8 29. Rxe5 (29. Qc4 {looks sharper.} Rxe1 30. Rxe1 h6
31. Rf1 Qb6 32. Kh1) 29… Qxe5 30. Bxc5 Qxc5+ 31. Qxc5 Rxc5 32. Rxf4 $11 {
[%cal Rf4f8][%mdl 4096] Endgame KR-KR} h6 33. Rf3 Kg8 34. Rd3 Ra5 35. Rd7 Rxa4
36. Rxb7 Ra2 37. h4 Kh7 38. Kh2 Rd2 39. Rc7 Kg6 40. Kg3 (40. Kh3 $16) 40… Kh5
$1 41. Rc5+ g5 $1 42. Kh3 {Black should prevent g4+.} Rd3+ 43. g3 Re3 44. Kg2
Rd3 45. Rc4 Re3 46. hxg5 hxg5 {The position is equal.} 47. Kh3 Rd3 48. Rc8 g4+
49. Kg2 Rd2+ 50. Kf1 Rc2 51. c4 Kg5 52. c5 Kf6 53. c6 Ke7 54. c7 Kd6 55. Rd8+
Kxc7 56. Rd4 Kc6 57. Kg1 Kc5 58. Rxg4 Kd5 {Accuracy: White = 82%, Black = 55%.}
1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Altibox Norway Chess 2019”]
[Site “Stavanger”]
[Date “2019.06.04”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Caruana, Fabiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2774”]
[BlackElo “2819”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “63”]
[EventDate “2019.06.04”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “NOR”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3
Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bb5 Nxc3 7. bxc3 Bd6 8. d4 Bd7 9. O-O
O-O {A28: English Opening: Four Knights Variation} 10. Nd2 $146 ({Predecessor:
} 10. Rb1 Re8 11. d5 Na5 12. e4 Bxb5 13. Rxb5 b6 14. Be3 Qd7 15. Qe2 c6 16.
dxc6 Qxc6 17. Rd1 {1-0 (33) Inarkiev,E (2693)-Najer,E (2670) St Petersburg 2018
}) 10… Na5 11. Bd3 f5 12. e4 f4 13. Nf3 Bg4 14. Be2 Bxf3 (14… c6 {seems
wilder.} 15. Qa4 b6 16. Rd1 Qe8 17. Qc2 Qe7) 15. Bxf3 b6 16. Qe2 Qe7 17. Rd1
Rad8 18. Bd2 g6 19. Be1 Kg7 20. Rac1 h5 21. h3 c5 22. Kf1 Nc6 (22… cxd4 $11
23. cxd4 Ba3) 23. Qb5 (23. d5 $16 Na5 24. c4) 23… Rc8 $14 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 24.
dxc5 (24. d5 $5 {[%cal Rd5c6]} Nd8 25. c4 $14) 24… Bxc5 {The position is
equal.} 25. Rd5 Rfd8 26. Rcd1 {[#] And now Rxd8 would win.} Rd6 27. R1d3 Rcd8
28. Rxd6 Rxd6 29. Bd1 Rxd3 30. Qxd3 Na5 31. Qd5 Qd6 32. Qxd6 {Accuracy: White
= 54%, Black = 61%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Altibox Norway Chess 2019”]
[Site “Stavanger”]
[Date “2019.06.04”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2779”]
[BlackElo “2738”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2019.06.04”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “NOR”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3.
Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Be7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2 Be6 9. O-O-O {
C42: Petroff Defence: 3 Nxe5 and unusual White 3rd moves} Qd7 ({Wrong is} 9…
Bxa2 $2 10. b3 $18) 10. Kb1 Bf6 11. Ng5 {White has an edge.} Bxg5 12. Bxg5 f6
13. Bf4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13. Be3 O-O-O 14. Be2 Rde8 15. Rhe1 Re7 16. Bf1
Rhe8 {1/2-1/2 (34) Wang,Y (2699)-Li,C (2744) Huocheng County 2017}) 13… O-O-O
14. b3 h5 15. h3 Rhe8 16. Be2 Bf7 17. g4 hxg4 18. hxg4 Re7 19. g5 Rde8 20. Bf1
Be6 21. gxf6 gxf6 22. Be3 Rh7 23. Rxh7 Qxh7 24. c4 Bf5 25. Kb2 Qe7 26. Qc3 Qe5
27. Be2 Nb4 28. Qxe5 fxe5 29. c3 ({Don’t play} 29. Bxa7 Nxc2 30. Bh5 Rf8 $15)
29… Nc6 30. Bf3 a6 31. c5 dxc5 32. Bxc5 (32. Bxc6 $5 bxc6 33. c4 $16) 32…
Rd8 33. Rxd8+ (33. Rg1 {feels hotter.} e4 34. Bh5 Ne5 35. Be3 Nd3+ 36. Kc2)
33… Nxd8 $14 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KBB-KBN} 34. c4 Ne6 {The position is equal.
} 35. Be3 c5 36. a3 a5 37. Kc3 Kc7 38. Bd1 b6 39. b4 axb4+ 40. axb4 cxb4+ 41.
Kxb4 Nd4 42. Bh6 Ne6 43. Be3 {Accuracy: White = 44%, Black = 58%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “7th Altibox Norway Chess 2019”]
[Site “Stavanger”]
[Date “2019.06.04”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2805”]
[BlackElo “2754”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “70”]
[EventDate “2019.06.04”]
[EventType “tourn”]
[EventCountry “NOR”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxd1 8.
Rxd1 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 c3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. Nb3 Be7 {E04: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3} 12.
Bb2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12. c4 Bd7 {1/2-1/2 (30) Cheparinov,I (2710)-Anand,V
(2782) Riadh 2017}) 12… Bd7 13. c4 Rfd8 14. Nfd4 Rac8 15. Nb5 b6 16. Nd6 Bxd6
17. Rxd6 Be8 18. Rxd8 Nxd8 19. Rc1 Bc6 20. c5 (20. f3 {is interesting.} Ba4 21.
f4 Bc6 22. c5 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Ne4 24. cxb6 Rxc1 25. Bxc1 axb6 26. Kf3) 20… Bxg2
21. Kxg2 Nd7 {[%cal Rd7c5]} 22. cxb6 Rxc1 23. Bxc1 axb6 $11 {[%mdl 4096]
Endgame KBN-KNN} 24. Kf3 Nc6 25. Ke3 Kf8 26. Kd3 b5 27. Ba3+ Ke8 $1 {The
position is equal.} 28. f4 f5 29. e4 fxe4+ 30. Kxe4 Nf6+ 31. Kf3 e5 32. f5 Kf7
33. Bb2 g6 34. fxg6+ Kxg6 35. h3 h5 {Accuracy: White = 82%, Black = 78%.}
1/2-1/2


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