It was another action-packed Round 7 in the 5th Altibox Norway Chess 2017. Levon Aronian won against Sergey Karjakin to take solo lead at the end of the round, with 2 more rounds to go. The world champion and Norway’s very own, Magnus Carlsen, found himself in trouble again, as he lost to Vladimir Kramnik, and thus now shares the bottom place with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the ranking. Wesley So failed to capitalize on his 1-pawn advantage and eventually split the point with Fabiano Caruana.
Replay Round 7 games below:Replay »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 7 Results
|1||Anand, Viswanathan||1/2-1/2||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||0-1||Giri, Anish|
|3||Kramnik, Vladimir||1-0||Carlsen, Magnus|
|4||So, Wesley||1/2-1/2||Caruana, Fabiano|
|5||Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||Aronian, Levon|
So far, Wesley So drew all his games, and has yet to win or lose a single game in this tournament.
Here’s the ranking after Round 7 »
Former world champion Vishy Anand, after losing two games in the prior rounds, finally won one, at the expense of Fabiano Caruana, in Round 6 of the Altibox Norway Chess 2017. Meanwhile, Levon Aronian scored once against against Vladimir Kramnik in the same round.Replay »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 6 Results
|1||Carlsen, Magnus||1/2-1/2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|2||Nakamura, Hikaru||1/2-1/2||Karjakin, Sergey|
|3||Aronian, Levon||1-0||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|4||Giri, Anish||1/2-1/2||So, Wesley|
|5||Caruana, Fabiano||0-1||Anand, Viswanathan|
Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura both have two wins and 4 draws in this tournament, thus lead the pack at the end of Round 6. Thus far, only Wesley So and Sergey Karjakin have all 6 draws and have yet to win or lose a game. Check out the rankinga after Round 6 »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 4 Results:
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Ranking after Round 4:
The Round 3 games of the Altibox Norway Chess 2017 were nothing short of action, as players tend to create imbalance among their games, but they ended in draws nonetheless.Replay »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 3 Results
|1||Carlsen, Magnus||1/2-1/2||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||1/2-1/2||Caruana, Fabiano|
|3||Karjakin, Sergey||1/2-1/2||Anand, Viswanathan|
|4||Kramnik, Vladimir||1/2-1/2||So, Wesley|
|5||Aronian, Levon||1/2-1/2||Giri, Anish|
Here’s the ranking after 3 rounds »
Vladimir Kramnik came out strong with the black pieces and defeated Viswanathan Anand in Round 2 of Altibox Norway Chess 2017.Replay »
The rest of the games ended in draws.
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 2 Results
|1||Giri, Anish||1/2-1/2||Karjakin, Sergey|
|2||Nakamura, Hikaru||1/2-1/2||Aronian, Levon|
|3||Anand, Viswanathan||0-1||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|4||Caruana, Fabiano||1/2-1/2||Carlsen, Magnus|
|5||So, Wesley||1/2-1/2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
This win by Kramnik made him reclaim the 2nd place in the live rankings: See live ratings »
Hikaru Nakamura grabs the early lead in the opening round of Altibox Norway Chess 2017 tournament, as he beats Anish Giri in 67 moves of the Grunfeld Defense.
The rest of the games ended in draws.
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Round 1 Results
|1||Hikaru Nakamura||1-0||Anish Giri|
|2||Levon Aronian||½-½||Fabiano Caruana|
|3||Magnus Carlsen||½-½||Wesley So|
|4||M. Vachier-Lagrave||½-½||Vishy Anand|
|5||Vladimir Kramnik||½-½||Sergey Karjakin|
Replay the games below:Replay »
Photo courtesy: @NorwayChess
Garry Kasparov joined the podcast host Tyler Cowen for the latter’s program/podcast called Conversations with Tyler. In that episode, Kasparov discussed his views and opinions about AI (Artificial Intelligence), chess, and the future of creativity.
Towards the end of the interview, Cowen asked Kasparov who he thinks will be the most likely next challenger to the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen.
Kasparov ranked them in the following order:
- Wesley So
- Fabiano Caruana
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Excerpt of that follows: Read the excerpt »
If you don’t belong to the top 20 in the chess world, you really can’t make a living out of playing chess. If you’re good enough and have good public speaking skills, you can do commentating or online videos. If you’re a good teacher, you can probably be a good coach.
That’s the message in this Forbes article. Also, watch the video below.
In this month’s FIDE ratings update, Vladimir Kramnik is back at No. 3 and Levon Aronian at No. 6.
FIDE Ratings Top 20 – May 2017
|1||Carlsen, Magnus|| g|| NOR||2832|| 7|| 1990|
|2||So, Wesley|| g|| USA||2815|| 11|| 1993|
|3||Kramnik, Vladimir|| g|| RUS||2811|| 0|| 1975|
|4||Caruana, Fabiano|| g|| USA||2802|| 18|| 1992|
|5||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|| g|| FRA||2795|| 7|| 1990|
|6||Aronian, Levon|| g|| ARM||2789|| 7|| 1982|
|7||Nakamura, Hikaru|| g|| USA||2786|| 11|| 1987|
|8||Anand, Viswanathan|| g|| IND||2786|| 0|| 1969|
|9||Giri, Anish|| g|| NED||2785|| 20|| 1994|
|10||Karjakin, Sergey|| g|| RUS||2783|| 0|| 1990|
|11||Ding, Liren|| g|| CHN||2773|| 14|| 1992|
|12||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|| g|| AZE||2772|| 0|| 1985|
|13||Svidler, Peter|| g|| RUS||2755|| 10|| 1976|
|14||Eljanov, Pavel|| g|| UKR||2755|| 2|| 1983|
|15||Nepomniachtchi, Ian|| g|| RUS||2751|| 0|| 1990|
|16||Harikrishna, P.|| g|| IND||2750|| 10|| 1986|
|17||Grischuk, Alexander|| g|| RUS||2750|| 0|| 1983|
|18||Adams, Michael|| g|| ENG||2747|| 12|| 1971|
|19||Yu, Yangyi|| g|| CHN||2743|| 14|| 1994|
|20||Topalov, Veselin|| g|| BUL||2741|| 0|| 1975|
Check out the complete Top 100 list for May 2017.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov successfully defended his title as he won the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial — Shamkir Chess 2017. This happened despite having lost the Round 8 game against Radoslaw Wojtaszek.
Wesley So wasn’t able to catch up as he drew both his Round 8 and 9 games.
Round 8 Results
Karjakin, Sergey – Eljanov, Pavel 1-0
Kramnik, Vladimir – Adams, Michael 1-0
So, Wesley – Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Topalov, Veselin – Harikrishna, P. ½-½
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw – Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Round 9 Results
Adams, Michael – Wojtaszek, Radoslaw ½-½
Eljanov, Pavel – Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1
Harikrishna, P. – So, Wesley ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar – Topalov, Veselin ½-½
Radjabov, Teimour – Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
Check out the Final Ranking »