5th Norway Chess 2017 / Round 9 / Final

by National Life Master Loal Davis

 

2011-03-26-aronian04jnLevon Aronian

 

Aronian wins the 5th Norway Chess of 2017.  He drew his last round game (right down to King versus King) and notched the tournament win by a full point.  Hikaru Nakamura had a chance going into the last round to catch Levon and tie for first place, but Nakamura was smashed by Caruana in a Najdorf Sicilian where Hikaru, playing Black, could have (and probably should have) resigned much/much earlier.  

The two decisive games of the last round were won by Vladimir Kramnik in a startling miniature, and Fabiano Caruana.

 

kramnikVladimir Kramnik

 

[Event “5th Norway Chess 2017”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2017.06.16”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS)”]
[Black “Giri, Anish (NED)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “39”]
[EventDate “2017.06.10”]
[SourceDate “2017.06.16”]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. O-O c4 6. Be2 b5 7. b3 Bb7 8. Nc3 b4 9. Na4 c3 10. Ne5 Bd6 11. a3 a5 12. Bb5+ Kf8 13. Nc5 Qb6 14. Nxb7 Qxb7 15. Qe2 g6 16. e4 Nxe4 17. Bh6+ Ke7 18. f3 Nd2 19. Rfe1 Kd8 20. Bf4 1-0

Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) vs. Giri, Anish (NED),  ?,  Source2017.06.16,  Round 9Final Position

 

 

SONY DSCFabiano Caruana

 

[Event “5th Norway Chess 2017”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2017.06.16”]
[Round “9”]
[White “Caruana, Fabiano (USA)”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru (USA)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[PlyCount “117”]
[EventDate “2017.06.10”]
[SourceDate “2017.06.16”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd3 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. f5 Be7 11. fxe6 fxe6 12. Be2 Qa5 13. Bd2 Qc7 14. g4 h6 15. Rg1 Bd7 16. g5 hxg5 17. Rxg5 Nc6 18. Rxg7 O-O-O 19. Ncb5 axb5 20. Nxb5 Ne5 21. Nxc7 Nxd3+ 22. cxd3 Ng8 23. Na8 Kb8 24. Nb6 Bc6 25. Bf4 e5 26. Bg3 Bf6 27. Rf7 Be8 28. Rf8 Bg7 29. Rf2 Ne7 30. Bg4 Nc6 31. Rfb2 Nd4 32. Nd5 b5 33. a4 Bh6 34. axb5 Rg8 35. h3 Kb7 36. Ne7 Rf8 37. Nc6 Bxc6 38. bxc6+ Kxc6 39. Bf2 Rxf2 40. Kxf2 Rf8+ 41. Kg2 Be3 42. Rb8 Rxb8 43. Rxb8 d5 44. Rc8+ Kd6 45. Rd8+ Ke7 46. Rd7+ Kf6 47. exd5 e4 48. dxe4 Bf4 49. h4 Nb5 50. h5 Be5 51. Bf5 Kg5 52. Bg6 Nd6 53. Re7 Nc4 54. Re6 Bf6 55. d6 Ne5 56. Bf5 Nd3 57. Rxf6 Kxf6 58. d7 Ke7 59. h6 1-0

Caruana, Fabiano (USA) vs. Nakamura, Hikaru (USA),  ?,  Source2017.06.16,  Round 9Final Position

 

#NamePtsSB
1Aronian, Levon625.75
2Nakamura, Hikaru522
 Kramnik, Vladimir521.25
4Caruana, Fabiano4.520.75
 So, Wesley4.520.25
 Giri, Anish4.519.25
7Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime418.25
 Anand, Viswanathan418
 Carlsen, Magnus416.75
10Karjakin, Sergey3.515.75

 

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