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.
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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|
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It was an action-packed Round 6 of the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017, as 3 of the 5 games were decisive.
It’s now two-in-a-row for Wesley So, after a slow start in this tournament, as he won this round again, this time against Sergey Karjakin.
Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 6 Results
|1||Topalov, Veselin||1-0||Eljanov, Pavel
|2||So, Wesley||1-0||Karjakin, Sergey
|3||Adams, Michael||½-½||Harikrishna, Pentala
|4||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||½-½||Radjabov, Teimour
|5||Kramnik, Vladimir||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
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Wesley So won his Round 5 game against the former World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik, in the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017. As such, So reclaimed the 2nd place in the live ratings ranking:
Meanwhile, Sergey Karjakin also won in this round against another former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov.
Results and Ranking after Round 5 »
Vladimir Kramnik won his game against Pentala Harikrishna in Round 4 of 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial — Shamkir Chess 2017. The rest of the match-ups were drawn.Replay »
Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 4 Results
|1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||½-½||Radjabov, Teimour|
|2||Adams, Michael||½-½||Eljanov, Pavel|
|3||Topalov, Veselin||½-½||So, Wesley|
|4||Kramnik, Vladimir||1-0||Harikrishna, Pentala|
|5||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||½-½||Karjakin, Sergey|
Thus, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov still leads at the end of Round 4, with 5 more rounds to go: Ranking after Round 4 »
The defending champion, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, defeated Pavel Eljanov in Round 3 of the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial – Shamkir Chess 2017, to take solo lead after the round with 2.5 points.
Shamkir Chess 2017 Round 3 Results
|1||Topalov, Veselin||½-½||Kramnik, Vladimir|
|2||Eljanov, Pavel||0-1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar|
|3||Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||Adams, Michael|
|4||So, Wesley||½-½||Wojtaszek, Radoslaw|
|5||Radjabov, Teimour||½-½||Harikrishna, Pentala|
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Shamkir Chess 2017 Ranking After Round 3
|1||Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||AZE||2772|| 2.5 || 3.50 |
|2||Topalov, Veselin||BUL||2741|| 2.0 || 2.75 |
|Adams, Michael||ENG||2761|| 2.0 || 2.50 |
|Eljanov, Pavel||UKR||2751|| 2.0 || 2.00 |
|5||Kramnik, Vladimir||RUS||2811|| 1.5 || 2.00 |
|6||Karjakin, Sergey||RUS||2783|| 1.0 || 1.75 |
|So, Wesley||USA||2822|| 1.0 || 1.50 |
|Wojtaszek, Radoslaw||POL||2745|| 1.0 || 1.25 |
|Radjabov, Teimour||AZE||2710|| 1.0 || 1.25 |
|Harikrishna, Pentala||IND||2755|| 1.0 || 1.00 |
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Wesley So and Alexander Onischuk were tied for first place at the end of the final Round 11. Two rapid tie-break games were all it took to decide the US Chess Champion for 2017 — no need for an Armageddon game.
US Chess Championship 2017 Tie-Break Results
Wesley So won the first game after opting for complications in the middle game. Onischuk, being on time trouble from these complications, wasn’t able to hold on and succumbed to bad moves and lost.
In the second game, Onischuk with white was up two pawns leading to the end game, but time pressure caught up to him again and So forced a perpetual check, and thus a draw.
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