Norway Chess - Live!

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9/16/2021 – By scoring a third straight win — taking down sole leader Richard Rapport — Magnus Carlsen is now only a half point behind the Hungarian with two rounds to go at the Norway Chess Tournament. In round 9, Carlsen plays Sergey Karjakin while Rapport faces Ian Nepomniachtchi. | Photo: Lennart Ootes / norwaychess.no

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Round 9

Each of the 10 rounds consists of a classical game, with a time control of 2 hours for all moves, with a 10-second increment per move only after move 40.

  • In case of a decisive result - the winner gets 3 points; the loser gets 0 points
  • In case of a draw, an Armageddon decider is played - the winner gets 1½ points; the loser gets 1 point 

In Armageddon, White (the same player who had White in the classical game) has 10 minutes to Black’s 7, with a 1-second increment from move 41. Black wins if the game ends in a draw.

A tie for first place will be decided by two 3+2 blitz games followed, if necessary, by an Armageddon game (White gets 5 minutes to Black’s 4).

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Standings after Round 8

Player Games Points
Richard Rapport 8 15½
Magnus Carlsen 8 15
Alireza Firouzja 8 12
Ian Nepomniactchi 8
Sergey Karjakin 8
Aryan Tari 8 6

Previous reports: R1 | R2 | R3 | R4 | Rest day | R5 | R6 | R7 | R8


Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by Judit Polgar and David Howell


Pairings

Round 1 – Tuesday 7    
Alireza Firouzja 1 - 1½ Magnus Carlsen
Aryan Tari 0 - 3 Richard Rappport
Round 2 – Wednesday 8    
Ian Nepomniachtchi 1½ - 1 Alireza Firouzja
Magnus Carlsen 1½ - 1 Aryan Tari
Sergey Karjakin 1 - 1½ Richard Rapport
Round 3 – Thursday 9    
Alireza Firouzja 1 - 1½ Sergey Karjakin
Aryan Tari 1 - 1½ Ian Nepomniachtchi
Richard Rapport 1 - 1½ Magnus Carlsen
Round 4 – Friday 10    
Aryan Tari 1 - 1½ Sergey Karjakin
Magnus Carlsen 1½ - 1 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Richard Rapport 3 - 0 Alireza Firouzja
Rest day – Saturday 11    
Ian Nepomniachtchi 3 - 0 Sergey Karjakin
Round 5 – Sunday 12    
Alireza Firouzja 3 - 0 Aryan Tari
Ian Nepomniachtchi 1½ - 1 Richard Rapport
Sergey Karjakin 3 - 0 Magnus Carlsen
Round 6 – Monday 13    
Magnus Carlsen 3 - 0 Alireza Firouzja
Richard Rapport 3 - 0 Aryan Tari
Sergey Karjakin 1½ - 1 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Round 7 – Tuesday 14    
Alireza Firouzja 3 - 0 Ian Nepomniachtchi
Aryan Tari 0 - 3 Magnus Carlsen
Richard Rapport 3 - 0 Sergey Karjakin
Round 8 – Wednesday 15    
Ian Nepomniachtchi 0 - 3 Aryan Tari
Magnus Carlsen 3 - 0 Richard Rapport
Sergey Karjakin 0 - 3 Alireza Firouzja
Round 9 – Thursday 16    
Aryan Tari   Alireza Firouzja
Magnus Carlsen   Sergey Karjakin
Richard Rapport   Ian Nepomniachtchi
Round 10 – Friday 17    
Alireza Firouzja   Richard Rapport
Ian Nepomniachtchi   Magnus Carlsen
Sergey Karjakin   Aryan Tari

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lajosarpad lajosarpad 9/13/2021 10:54
@Calcomar LOL! Nice to see when someone handles criticism not only gracefully, but with humor. Kudos!
calcomar calcomar 9/11/2021 03:08
@improving - Fixeddd. Thanksss!
impr0ving impr0ving 9/11/2021 02:32
In the pairings table:
Richard Rappport
should be
Richard Rapport
1