Fri. Oct 7th, 2022

After drawing each his Classical and Armageddon video games with GM Sergei Karjakin, GM Richard Rapport continued to guide the Norway chess event, scoring 1.5 factors. GM Magnus Carlsen is second within the Traditional by avoiding a scare after which beating GM Aryan Tari at Armageddon.

After a primary spherical exit, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi joined the event right this moment and in addition defeated GM Alireza Turquoise at Armageddon utilizing the Romantic King’s Gambit opening.

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Spherical 2 Standings

, irrigated Identify ranking C1 A1 C2 A2 C3 A3 c4 A4 c5 A5 c6 A6 gross
1 Richard Synergy 2760 3


2 Magnus Carlson 2855



3 alireza turquoise 2754



4 Ian Nepomniachchi 2792


5-6 Sergei Karjakin 2758


5-6 Aryan Tariq 2642 0



Making his debut in Norwegian chess (arduous to imagine however true), Nepomniachtchi entered the stage late however nicely ready. He was carrying the brand new outfit that we are going to see carrying through the upcoming World Championships, which could have the brand of sponsor Simaland (a Russian wholesale firm) and our personal The latter may be seen on the arms of his jacket and the top of the sleeves of his shirt.

Ian Nepomniachtchi, now sponsored by Picture: Maria Emelianova/

Turquoise shocked his opponent with Mller Ruy López and his seize as Black within the classical sport, it was time for Nepomniachtchi to marketing campaign a bit greater than his sponsors. He demonstrated his not too long ago printed on-line course on the King’s Gambit by taking part in the sport Armageddon. (Common readers will know that he even employed it within the latest Smyslov Memorial Blitz.)

Turquoise was both unaware of her opponent’s printed evaluation or was considerably blended as she performed a shedding novelty on transfer 10. Napo did not really want his further time on the clock to finish issues in type.

“A minimum of I had my little vengeance to gamble and at the least have a superb temper, regardless of my poor endgame efficiency within the classical sport!” Nepomniachtchi mentioned later.

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Nepomniachtchi Turquoise Armageddon 2021 Norway Chess
A “shake of fingers” within the time of covid. Picture: Lennart Oates/Norway Chess.

The event’s opening chief, Rapport, had higher possibilities in his black sport with Karjakin when he bravely accepted White’s pawn sacrifice within the stylish 7.g4 Taimanov. However even an change up, the place remained troublesome and the time management (no rise earlier than transfer 41) didn’t assist, as Rapport later mentioned, so he needed to settle for a draw in some unspecified time in the future.

He then turned the “winner” of the Armageddon sport, arguably the perfect of all six video games of the day.

Richard Rapport Chess Portrait
Richard Rapport remains to be forward after 2 days. Picture: Lennart Oates/Norway Chess.

To keep away from a really dry middlegame place, Karjakin went for a place queen sacrifice and obtained good play for it. After a tense center sport, Rapport finally went for a liquidation with bishops of the alternative colour in an finish sport the place White had two. Extreme Handed the pawns on the queens however Black may nonetheless maintain.

The Hungarian GM is aware of his classics: he referenced the well-known Walther-Fischer (Zurich 1959) sport on the press convention, the place the prodigy and later world champion stored the draw superbly. Watch and study that sport in Notes:

Playing Hall 2021 Norway Chess
Taking part in Corridor in Stavanger, Norway. Picture: Lennart Oates/Norway Chess.

And what in regards to the world champion? Properly, from the primary two rounds we will conclude that, though he positively received the Emchess US Speedy, over-the-board chess is a special cookie and he isn’t in prime form but. After surviving a shedding endgame versus Turquoise at Armageddon on the second day, Carlsen additionally escaped a shedding place in his classical sport with Tari.

Carlsen Tari 2021 Norway Chess
Tari had Carlson on the ropes. Picture: Lennart Oates/Norway Chess.

Nevertheless, it was a completely totally different story within the Armageddon that adopted. This time, Carlsen managed to confuse his opponent initially as he shortly received a pawn, then one other simply tackled Black’s (lack of) counterplay:

Magnus Carlsen close-up
It was so a lot better! Picture: Lennart Oates/Norway Chess.

The third spherical is on Thursday with the Raporte-Karlson, Tari-Nepomniachchi, and Turquoise-Karjakin video games.

TV2 Norway Chess
As in different years, Norwegian business channel TV2 has been protecting the event reside every day. Picture: Lennart Oates/Norway Chess.

Norwegian Chess takes place in Stavanger, Norway from 7–18 September 2021. The format is a double round-robin between six gamers. Time management for all the sport is 120 minutes, with 10-second increments beginning at transfer 41. Within the case of a draw, the gamers play an Armageddon sport with the identical colours. White has 10 minutes and Black has seven minutes, beginning with a one-second increment from transfer 41. A win in the primary sport offers three factors, zero factors in the primary sport, a attract the primary sport and wins Armageddon 1.5 factors, a lack of one level in Armageddon.

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