Norway Chess 2015

An incredibly strong event is taking place in Norway right now, featuring 8 of FIDE’s current top 10 players, including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and US player Hikaru Nakamura.

From Wikipedia:

  1.  Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
  2.  Viswanathan Anand (India)
  3.  Levon Aronian (Armenia)
  4.  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)
  5.  Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
  6.  Fabiano Caruana (Italy)
  7.  Alexander Grischuk (Russia)
  8.  Anish Giri (Netherlands)
  9.  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)
  10.  Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway)

The pairings for the event were determined by a one day Blitz tournament, which was won by Vachier-Lagrave. His only loss was to Nakamura, who finished 2nd. Nakamura suffered two losses – one from his nemesis, Carlsen, and the other from Alexander Grischuk.

Today was the first round, and with 4 decisive results the tournament promises to be one for the books.

CLICK HERE to replay all the games. Spoiler alert – Carlsen lost to Topalov! (ok, he lost on time, but still…)

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