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 »
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
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.
GM Wesley So is now officially the No. 2 chess player in the world, in the March 2017 FIDE Ratings list, up one notch from last month’s.
Moreover, it should be noted that this is the first time that there are 5 2800+ players in the list, after MVL made a comeback to the 2800-club.
FIDE Top 20 — March 2017
Check out the complete Top 100 list.
Dubbed as the World’s Strongest Chess Tournament, Altibox Norway Chess 2017, which is scheduled to happen June 5 to 17 this year, was able to gather to play the current (February 2017) top 10 players in the world:
- World chess champion, Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
- Wesley So (USA)
- Fabiano Caruana (USA)
- Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)
- Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
- Viswanathan Anand (India)
- Levon Aronian (Armenia)
- Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
- Anish Giri (The Netherlands)
From its website: Continue reading “Altibox Norway Chess 2017 – World’s Strongest Chess Tournament”
Following his outstanding performance in Tata Steel Masters 2017, Wesley So is now the world’s number 3 in the official FIDE Ratings List, with a rating of 2822.
Despite the Live Ratings indicating So as now No. 2 after Fabiano Caruana dropped some ELO points to today’s 2820, Caruana’s sub-optimal performance from Gibraltar are not yet in for the official tally.
Levon Aronian gained some ELO points as well from Tata Steel, to settle for 7th to 8th place, with a rating of 2785.
See Top 20 List »
This is Wesley So‘s 56th game without a loss. His last loss was in Round 4 of Bilbao Masters Final 2016 against the World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, where he finished fourth. Moreover, this is his third super-tournament title in a row, following the Sinquefield Cup and London Chess Classic.
Wesley So, playing as black, won his final round game against Ian Nepomniachtchi. This win enabled So to secure the Tata Steel Masters 2017 title, his first for Tata Steel, with a clear point ahead of the runner-up, Magnus Carlsen.
Replay Round 13 games below:Replay »
This win also enabled So to rank second in the Live Ratings, after Fabiano Caruana lost to Nigel Short in Round 6 in Gibraltar, just 16 ELO points behind the World Champion:
Check out the Round 13 Results and the Final Ranking »