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Carlsen and So lead Grand Chess Tour Paris 2017 after Round 3 Rapid

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

RoundWhiteResultsBlack
1.1Nakamura, Hikaru½-½Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
1.2Grischuk, Alexander½-½Carlsen, Magnus
1.3Karjakin, Sergey½-½Topalov, Veselin
1.4Bacrot, Etienne0-1Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
1.5Caruana, Fabiano0-1So, Wesley
2.1So, Wesley1-0Bacrot, Etienne
2.2Nakamura, Hikaru½-½Karjakin, Sergey
2.3Topalov, Veselin1-0Caruana, Fabiano
2.4Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar0-1Carlsen, Magnus
2.5Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime½-½Grischuk, Alexander
3.1Carlsen, Magnus1-0Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
3.2Grischuk, Alexander½-½So, Wesley
3.3Karjakin, Sergey0-1Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
3.4Bacrot, Etienne½-½Topalov, Veselin
3.5Caruana, Fabiano0-1Nakamura, Hikaru
 

Check out the ranking after Day 1 Rapid »

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Levon Aronian Wins 5th Altibox Norway Chess 2017

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

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Karjakin, Sergey1/2-1/2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
2Caruana, Fabiano1-0Nakamura, Hikaru
3So, Wesley1/2-1/2Aronian, Levon
4Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Giri, Anish
5Anand, Viswanathan1/2-1/2Carlsen, 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 »

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. Full ranking »

Aronian leads Norway Chess 2017 at the end of Round 7

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

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Anand, Viswanathan1/2-1/2Nakamura, Hikaru
2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime0-1Giri, Anish
3Kramnik, Vladimir1-0Carlsen, Magnus
4So, Wesley1/2-1/2Caruana, Fabiano
5Karjakin, Sergey0-1Aronian, 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 »

Anand and Aronian win in Round 6 Norway Chess 2017

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

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Carlsen, Magnus1/2-1/2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
2Nakamura, Hikaru1/2-1/2Karjakin, Sergey
3Aronian, Levon1-0Kramnik, Vladimir
4Giri, Anish1/2-1/2So, Wesley
5Caruana, Fabiano0-1Anand, 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 »

All Draws in Round 3 Norway Chess 2017

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

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Carlsen, Magnus1/2-1/2Nakamura, Hikaru
2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime1/2-1/2Caruana, Fabiano
3Karjakin, Sergey1/2-1/2Anand, Viswanathan
4Kramnik, Vladimir1/2-1/2So, Wesley
5Aronian, Levon1/2-1/2Giri, Anish
 

Here’s the ranking after 3 rounds »

Kramnik beats Anand in Round 2 Norway Chess 2017

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

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Giri, Anish1/2-1/2Karjakin, Sergey
2Nakamura, Hikaru1/2-1/2Aronian, Levon
3Anand, Viswanathan0-1Kramnik, Vladimir
4Caruana, Fabiano1/2-1/2Carlsen, Magnus
5So, Wesley1/2-1/2Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
 

This win by Kramnik made him reclaim the 2nd place in the live rankings: See live ratings »

Nakamura draws first blood in Round 1 Norway Chess 2017

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

#WhiteResultsBlack
1Hikaru Nakamura1-0Anish Giri
2Levon Aronian½-½Fabiano Caruana
3Magnus Carlsen½-½Wesley So
4M. Vachier-Lagrave½-½Vishy Anand
5Vladimir Kramnik½-½Sergey Karjakin
 

Replay the games below:Replay »

Photo courtesy: @NorwayChess