Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last bulletin

Bulletin 1 / Bulletin 2 / Bulletin 3 / Bulletin 4 / Bulletin 5 [pdf-files]
Kristiansund Grand Prix, round 1-6 (pgn, 16 games)
Arctic Securities, games (pgn, 16 games)
Video reports by Vijay Kumar: Day 1 / Day 2

Note that the links have changed.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Carlsen wins Arctic Securities Chess Challenge

Results of the finals
Polgar - Hammer 1/2-1/2
Carlsen - Anand 1-0
Hammer - Polgar 1-0
Anand - Carlsen 1/2-1/2

Final standings
1. Magnus Carlsen
2. Viswanathan Anand
3. Jon Ludvig Hammer
4. Judit Polgar

Kristiansund Grand Prix, round 1-6 (pgn, 16 games)
Arctic Securities, games (pgn, 16 games)

In today's bulletin (#4) you can find the annotated games from the second day of Arctic Securities Chess Stars. The games from the last day will be annotated in bulletin 5, which will be out during the tuesday.
Bulletin 1 / Bulletin 2 / Bulletin 3 / Bulletin 4 [pdf-files]

Video reports by Vijay Kumar: Day 1 / Day 2

Carlsen thinking in his game against Anand, which he won.

Carlsen i deep concentration before the game, while Anand just wonders what's happening.

Hammer has a lot of reasons to smile. Here against Polgar in the first game of the bronze final.

Carlsen and Anand explaing their game at a press conference.

All players at another press conference.

The players and Aage Sivertsen at the prize ceremony.

Kamilla made the first move of the tournament.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Arctic Securities Chess Stars, day 2

Round 4
Hammer - Anand 0-1
Carlsen - Polgar ½-½

Round 5
Hammer - Carlsen 1-0
Anand - Polgar 1-0

Round 6
Polgar - Hammer ½-½
Carlsen - Anand ½-½

Final standings:
1. Anand 5 / 6
2. Carlsen 3½ / 6
3. Hammer 2 / 6
4. Polgar 1½ / 6

Tomorrow there will be a final and bronze final. Carlsen starts with white against Anand, and Polgar with white against Hammer. The games start at 14.00 and 15.40.

Live games at http://chessbomb.com/o/2010-arctic/

Games day 1-2

Emanuel Berg wins Kristiansund Grand Prix 2010

Final standings.
It was a close finish, where the first prize changed several times during the last hour. In the end the Swede Emanuel Berg had the best tiebreak. Six of the top nine players came from Sweden.

Vladimir Georgiev (2nd), Emanuel Berg (1st) and Evgeny Romanov (3rd).

Mats Peter Henøen (3rd), Øyvind Hoem Vaseng (1st) and Olav Skjetnemark (2nd).

Last round with Nils Grandelius, Emanuel Berg, Joachim Thomasson, Tiger Hillarp and Tore Kolås.

Johannes Haug was one of the happy prize winners. There were many books and chess boards signed by Polgar, Carlsen, Anand, Hammer and Kosteniuk.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Kristiansund Grand Prix, round 1-5 (14 games)
Arctic Securities, round 1-3 (6 games)

In today's bulletin you can find the games from Arctic Securities Chess Stars annotated.
Bulletin 1 / Bulletin 2 / Bulletin 3 [pdf-files]

Results round 5


GM Evgeny Romanov, who started with a draw, won both games today and is now alone on 5½/6. He is followed by GM Nils Grandelius, GM Emanuel Berg, GM Vladimir Georgiev, FM Joachim Thomassen, Johan Salomon and Nils-Åke Malmdin. In the last round tomorrow 09.30 Romanov-Grandelius is first board.

In the B-group Olav Skjetnemark won again and has secured at least shared first prize.

Aryan Tari, Lars Oskar Hauge, Johan Salomon and Johannes Haug, five young players who surprises round after round.

Arctic Securities Chess Stars, day 1

1-2. Magnus Carlsen & Viswanathan Anand 2½ / 3
3-4. Jon-Ludvig Hammer & Judit Polgar ½ / 3

Polgar - Carlsen 0-1
Anand - Hammer 1-0
Carlsen - Hammer 1-0
Polgar - Anand 0-1
Anand - Carlsen ½-½
Hammer - Polgar ½-½

All games will be annotated tonight. The bulletin will be published on this blog tomorrow morning.
The event is played in Caroline Kino.
Polgar-Carlsen. The game was "skummelt" according to Carlsen. A translation to english is not really possible.

The first game between Carlsen and Anand ended in a draw. Tomorrow they play with reversed colours, and it's very likely that they play in the final on monday as well.