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Norway Chess 2016 - Round 9

GM Alex Yermolinsky video recap 

FINAL Standings

Pos. Points Player Rating
1 6.0 Magnus Carlsen 2851
2 5.5 Levon Aronian 2784
3-5 5.0 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2788
    Veselin Topalov 2754
    Vladimir Kramnik 2801
6-7 4.5 Pentala Harikrishna 2763
    Li Chao 2755
8 4.0 Anish Giri 2790
9 3.6 Pavel Eljanov 2765
10 2.5 Nils Grandelius 2649

At the 4th attempt, Magnus Carlsen wins his homeland super-tournament. Entering last round there were several possible scenarios, with Carlsen and Aronian tied in the lead, followed by three hungry wolves: Kramnik, Topalov and MVL. But Magnus, in his typical grinding style, beat Pavel Eljanov to win clear first the Norway Chess Tournament 2016. The Norwegian ace keeps on winning big time, improving his impressive numbers: 4 tournaments won in a row; 7 tournaments won out of the last 9; 23 tournaments won out of 33 since 2010; 27 super-tournaments won so far. Impressive. Congratulations to the World Champion!

Topalov and Kramnik played an interesting battle. And, making the news, they were seen going over their game in post-mortem analysis, and showed up together at the press conference! Time heals wounds, and it's nice to see the two great champions trying to get along again, after such a long time.

Today we have two winners in the GTR contest: bennywins and Fork. Well done!

The OVERALL GTR champion is Radja. He wins 12 months of FREE membership! Bravo!

The winner of GOTD TRIVIA for Round 8 is Laurence. Congratulations!

The winner of GITD TRIVIA for Round 9 is Capt-Morgan. Congratulations!