Thursday 9 May 2013

Norway Chess - Round 1

The first round of the 2013 Norway Chess tournament got of to a combative start with only 2 of the 5 games ending in draws. One of those draws was by pre-tournament favourite Magnus Carlsen, against the resurgent Veselin Topalov. The other Norwegian player Jon Ludwig Hammer made the brave choice of playing the Grunfeld against the worlds foremost Grunfeld advocate Peter Svidler, but it wasn't until the ending that Svidler came out on top. Aronian and Anand drew, while Karjakin beat Radjabov.
The other game was between Hikaru Nakarmura and Wang Hao, which led one wag on Chessvibes to state "Naka ... beats the Wang"

Nakamura,Hi (2775) - Wang Hao (2743) [C42]
Supreme Masters 2013 Sandnes NOR (1), 08.05.2013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

.. and Hao!