The first stop of the Grand Chess Tour 2017, the Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017, kicked off with three rapid games in one day.
The Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 is composed of 9 rounds of Rapid Chess, with the time control of 25 minutes for each player for the whole game plus 10 seconds delay per move, and 18 rounds of Blitz Chess, with the time control of 5 minutes for each player for the whole game plus 3 seconds delay for each move.
Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 Rounds 1 to 3 Results
|1.1||Nakamura, Hikaru||½-½||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
|1.2||Grischuk, Alexander||½-½||Carlsen, Magnus|
|1.3||Karjakin, Sergey||½-½||Topalov, Veselin|
|1.4||Bacrot, Etienne||0-1||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|1.5||Caruana, Fabiano||0-1||So, Wesley|
|2.1||So, Wesley||1-0||Bacrot, Etienne|
|2.2||Nakamura, Hikaru||½-½||Karjakin, Sergey|
|2.3||Topalov, Veselin||1-0||Caruana, Fabiano|
|2.4||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||0-1||Carlsen, Magnus|
|2.5||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||½-½||Grischuk, Alexander|
|3.1||Carlsen, Magnus||1-0||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|3.2||Grischuk, Alexander||½-½||So, Wesley|
|3.3||Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
|3.4||Bacrot, Etienne||½-½||Topalov, Veselin|
|3.5||Caruana, Fabiano||0-1||Nakamura, Hikaru|
Check out the ranking after Day 1 Rapid »
The 5th Altibox Norway Chess concluded for wins for Fabiano Caruana against Hikaru Nakamura, and Vladimir Kramnik over Anish Giri.Replay »
Altibox Norway Chess 2017 Final Round Results
|1||Karjakin, Sergey||1/2-1/2||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime|
|2||Caruana, Fabiano||1-0||Nakamura, Hikaru|
|3||So, Wesley||1/2-1/2||Aronian, Levon|
|4||Kramnik, Vladimir||1-0||Giri, Anish|
|5||Anand, Viswanathan||1/2-1/2||Carlsen, Magnus|
Thus, the half-point advantage of Levon Aronian before the final round turned into a full point lead to secure his win of this tournament.
Here’s the final ranking »
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
|1||Nakamura, Hikaru||1/2-1/2||So, Wesley|
|2||Carlsen, Magnus||1-0||Karjakin, Sergey|
|3||Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime||1-0||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|4||Aronian, Levon||1/2-1/2||Anand, Viswanathan|
|5||Giri, Anish||1/2-1/2||Caruana, 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. Full ranking »
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 »
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