Norway Chess - Carlsen takes first place

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9/17/2021 – Magnus Carlsen beat Ian Nepomniachtchi in Armageddon to secure first place at the 2021 Norway Chess Tournament. This is the world champion’s third straight triumph in his home super-tournament. Alireza Firouzja had a great performance, ending the tournament with four wins in a row to get sole second place and climb to 9th place in the world ranking. | Photo: Lennart Ootes / norwaychess.no

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Round 10

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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Final standings

Player Games Points
Magnus Carlsen 10 19½
Alireza Firouzja 10 18
Richard Rapport 10 16½
Ian Nepomniactchi 10 12
Sergey Karjakin 10 10
Aryan Tari 10 7

Previous reports: R1 | R2 | R3 | R4 | Rest day | R5 | R6 | R7 | R8 | R9


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 0 - 3 Alireza Firouzja
Magnus Carlsen 3 - 0 Sergey Karjakin
Richard Rapport 1 - 1½ Ian Nepomniachtchi
Round 10 – Friday 17    
Alireza Firouzja 3 - 0 Richard Rapport
Ian Nepomniachtchi 1 - 1½ Magnus Carlsen
Sergey Karjakin 1½ - 1 Aryan Tari

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Green22 Green22 9/18/2021 01:06
The Chess Gods simply love MG wow.. and doesn't hut having a horseshoe up your *** either LOL
KrushonIrina KrushonIrina 9/16/2021 09:12
Carlsen grabs the lead in the penultimate round, with four consecutive wins. The man has a flair for drama.
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