Altibox Norway Chess: Live!

by ChessBase
10/16/2020 – World numbers one and two are both present at the over-the-board Altibox Norway Chess tournament taking place on October 5-16. Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are joined by Armenian star Levon Aronian, Polish number one Jan-Krzysztof Duda, wunderkind Alireza Firouzja and local representative Aryan Tari. All rounds start at 15:00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 ET). Read the full report on Round 9. | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Round 10

Instead of the usual single round-robin with ten participants, this year the Altibox Norway Chess tournament is a six-player double round-robin. The organizers have decided to use the innovative format they put in place last year, with Armageddon deciders following each game that finishes in a draw.

A couple of modifications have been made to the regulations though. Unlike last year, when each player received two hours for the whole game without increments, a 10-second increment is being used after move 40 in this year’s edition. The scoring system has been altered as well:

  • Victory in the main game: 3 points
  • Loss in the main game: 0 points
  • Draw in the main game & victory in Armageddon: 1½ points
  • Draw in the  main game & loss in Armageddon: 1 point 

In the Armageddon decider Black gets 7 minutes to White’s 10, with an increment of 1 second per move starting from move 41. Black gets draw odds.

October 9 and October 14 are rest days.

Previous reports:

Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7 | Round 8  | Round 9 

Live games and commentary


Commentary by GMs Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik

Standings after Round 9

1. Carlsen 19.5
2. Firouzja 15.5
3. Aronian 14.5
4. Caruana  14
5. Duda 9.5
6. Tari 2.5

Round 10 pairings

Magnus Carlsen – Levon Aronian
Fabiano Caruana – Aryan Tari
Alireza Firouzja – Jan-Krzysztof Duda


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