Carlsen, MVL win in penultimate round of Norway Chess 2017

The two bottom-dwellers at the end of the previous round won this time in the penultimate round of Altibox Norway Chess 2017.

Magnus Carlsen defeated his previous challenger, Sergey Karjakin, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won against Vladimir Kramnik.

The rest of the games were drawn.Replay »

Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 8 Results

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Nakamura, Hikaru1/2-1/2So, Wesley
2Carlsen, Magnus1-0Karjakin, Sergey
3Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime1-0Kramnik, Vladimir
4Aronian, Levon1/2-1/2Anand, Viswanathan
5Giri, Anish1/2-1/2Caruana, Fabiano
 

Thus, Levon Aronian still leads leading to the final round with 5.5 points (3 wins and 5 draws), followed closely behind by Hikaru Nakamura with 5 points.

Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Ranking after Round 8

#NameFEDEloPtsSB
1Aronian, LevonARM27935.520.50
2Nakamura, HikaruUSA27855.019.75
3Giri, AnishNED27714.516.75
4So, WesleyUSA28124.015.25
Kramnik, VladimirRUS28084.014.75
6Anand, ViswanathanIND27863.514.00
Vachier-Lagrave, MaximeFRA27963.514.00
Caruana, FabianoUSA28083.514.00
Carlsen, MagnusNOR28323.513.25
10Karjakin, SergeyRUS27813.012.25
 

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