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Norway Chess Tournament 2024: Updates and Highlights | Chess for Kids

 Norway Chess Tournament 2024: Updates and Highlights

Current Standings (After Round 2)


  • Magnus Carlsen has been in excellent form, winning both his Armageddon tiebreakers against Ding Liren and Hikaru Nakamura. This has put him at the top of the standings with 3.5 points.
  • Hikaru Nakamura had a solid start, drawing his classical games and winning his tiebreakers to secure 3 points.
  • Alireza Firouzja and R Praggnanandhaa have shown impressive performances, both securing 2.5 points each.
  • Ding Liren has also been strong, particularly in his classical games, securing 2.5 points.

Tournament Structure

The Norway Chess tournament employs a unique format where if a classical game ends in a draw, it is followed by an Armageddon tiebreaker to ensure a decisive result. This format has added an extra layer of excitement and unpredictability to the matches.

Notable Games

  • Carlsen vs Nakamura (Round 2): The classical game ended in a draw, but Carlsen won the Armageddon tiebreaker, showcasing his exceptional endgame skills.
  • Firouzja vs Caruana (Round 2): Firouzja managed to secure a win in the Armageddon tiebreaker after a tough classical game, proving his resilience and strategic acumen.

Players Participating

  • Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
  • Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
  • Ding Liren (China)
  • Alireza Firouzja (France)
  • R Praggnanandhaa (India)
  • Fabiano Caruana (USA)

Facts and Figures

  • Venue: The tournament is being held in Stavanger, Norway.
  • Dates: The tournament started on May 27, 2024, and will conclude on June 7, 2024.
  • Time Control: The classical games are played with a time control of 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game with a 30-second increment per move starting from move 61.
  • Armageddon: In case of a draw in the classical game, an Armageddon game is played where White gets 10 minutes and Black gets 7 minutes, with a 1-second increment starting from move 41. Black wins in case of a draw.

Upcoming Matches

Stay tuned for more thrilling matches as the tournament progresses. The next round features key games that could shake up the standings:

  • Carlsen vs Caruana
  • Nakamura vs Firouzja
  • Praggnanandhaa vs Ding Liren


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