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Norway Chess (Blitz) Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Viswanathan Anand5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Magnus Carlsen5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Anish Giri5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Levon Aronian5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Alexander Grischuk4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Veselin Topalov3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Fabiano Caruana2.5/9(+2 -6 =1)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer1.5/9(+1 -7 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Norway Chess (Blitz) (2015)

Played 15 June 2015 at the restaurant of Flor & Fjære garden on the island of Hidle near Stavanger, Norway, to determine pairings and colors for Norway Chess (2015). Time control: 3 minutes/2 seconds. Play started at 5:30 pm. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won with 7.5/9.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Vachier-Lagrave 2826 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6½ 2 Nakamura 2883 1 * ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 6 3 Anand 2767 ½ ½ * 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 5½ 4 Carlsen 2933 0 1 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5½ 5 Giri 2771 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 5½ 6 Aronian 2816 0 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 1 1 5 7 Grischuk 2839 ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ * 0 0 ½ 4 8 Topalov 2641 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 3 9 Caruana 2679 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 * 0 2½ 10 Hammer 2648 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 1½

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Wikipedia article: Norway Chess#2015

Previous: Norway Chess (Blitz) (2014). Next: Norway Chess (Blitz) (2016). Main event: Norway Chess (2015)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Anand 0-1512015Norway Chess (Blitz)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
2. Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura 0-1312015Norway Chess (Blitz)B08 Pirc, Classical
3. Carlsen vs Aronian ½-½432015Norway Chess (Blitz)C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
4. Topalov vs Aronian  0-1372015Norway Chess (Blitz)C53 Giuoco Piano
5. Nakamura vs Caruana 1-0322015Norway Chess (Blitz)A33 English, Symmetrical
6. Grischuk vs Vachier-Lagrave ½-½512015Norway Chess (Blitz)B25 Sicilian, Closed
7. Anand vs Carlsen 0-1482015Norway Chess (Blitz)C60 Ruy Lopez
8. J L Hammer vs Giri  0-1502015Norway Chess (Blitz)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. Giri vs Topalov  ½-½452015Norway Chess (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
10. Caruana vs Grischuk 1-0522015Norway Chess (Blitz)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. Vachier-Lagrave vs J L Hammer 1-0332015Norway Chess (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
12. Carlsen vs Nakamura 1-0642015Norway Chess (Blitz)A04 Reti Opening
13. J L Hammer vs Topalov  0-1532015Norway Chess (Blitz)C03 French, Tarrasch
14. Nakamura vs Aronian  1-0842015Norway Chess (Blitz)A20 English
15. J L Hammer vs Caruana 1-0512015Norway Chess (Blitz)B41 Sicilian, Kan
16. Topalov vs Anand  ½-½462015Norway Chess (Blitz)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Giri vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½462015Norway Chess (Blitz)E60 King's Indian Defense
18. Grischuk vs Carlsen 1-0542015Norway Chess (Blitz)A90 Dutch
19. Vachier-Lagrave vs Topalov 1-0362015Norway Chess (Blitz)A06 Reti Opening
20. Aronian vs Grischuk  ½-½482015Norway Chess (Blitz)A48 King's Indian
21. Anand vs Nakamura ½-½192015Norway Chess (Blitz)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-0552015Norway Chess (Blitz)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Caruana vs Giri  0-1372015Norway Chess (Blitz)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Vachier-Lagrave vs Aronian  1-0402015Norway Chess (Blitz)A07 King's Indian Attack
25. Giri vs Carlsen  ½-½592015Norway Chess (Blitz)C60 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: MVL, a day after losing to Wei Yi 2 1/2-1 1/2 in a rapid match, beats some of the world's best players in the world in a blitz tournament. Is that saying something? ;)

Anyway, MVL, Nakamura, Anand, Carlsen and Giri will have 5 whites in the tournament. Some interesting games here as well, even though it's blitz.

Jun-15-15  Mr 1100: Just by the way guys, it seems these games have been (incorrectly) recorded as "classical" games - they are of course, blitz games.

CG.com, kindly amend as appropriate.

Jun-15-15  Mr 1100: And well done to Vachier-Lagrave... after a disappointing performance at Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk, a good performance here.

Hope he does well in the classical section too.

Jun-15-15  SirRuthless: Does one get a cash prize for winning the blitz event or is it just the extra white?
Jun-15-15  Mr 1100: LOL...

It isn't all about the money now, is it?

:-)

Jun-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  sydbarrett: If Wei Yi beat MVL yesterday in the Spanish tournament, and MVL beat a field consisting of the best players in the world, does that mean that Wei can... nah shouldn't jump to conclusions too soon
Jun-15-15  Mr 1100: And we also have a situation where Vachier-Lagrave beat Carlsen, Carlsen beat Nakamura, and Nakamura beat Vachier-Lagrave...
Jun-15-15  Whitemouse: the conclusion is only Wei Yi is real strong.
Jun-15-15  Sokrates: Congrats to MVL for this well-earned victory. It will become a nice warm coat in the cold days ahead, when it's likely that he'll be seriously challenged by his strong colleagues. It is the nice thing about blitz: it shakes the rankings a bit and offers other winners.
Jun-15-15  SirRuthless: <Me1100> The circle of pain.
Jun-16-15  greenfield67: Even though Nakamura outperformed Carlsen in the tournament, and even in blitz, which is Nakamura's specialty, Carlsen still won their head-to-head game. If I was Hikaru, I'd be scratching my head...
Jun-16-15  SirRuthless: That's a lot of "even thoughs".
Jun-16-15  Kinghunt: It means the old saying is true - anything can happen in blitz!
Jun-16-15  alfamikewhiskey: A short report from the blitz day.

Grischuk causing amusement and a somewhat "contemplative" Nakamura.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pV...>

Jun-17-15  number 23 NBer: <chessgames.com> I don't know if there is a way to submit some sort of mass correction slip, but all of these games are listed as CLASSICAL instead of BLITZ.
Jun-26-15  1 2 3 4: <sydbarrett> let's see what's going to happen in the world cup ;-)

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