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2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Chris Rice » Mon May 21, 2018 7:29 pm

A nine round event with Round 1 starting on Sunday 27 May with two rest days and the final round on Thursday 7 June. Unfortunately the superstrong field headed by Carlsen all seem to be suffering with severe dandruff. Let's hope that clears up quickly.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by JustinHorton » Mon May 21, 2018 11:03 pm

Super-strong tournaments haven't always been the most interesting recently, so let's hope this one doesn't fit that pattern
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue May 22, 2018 12:07 am

It must be a while since Vishy Anand was the theoretical "bunny"...

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:29 pm
A nine round event with Round 1 starting on Sunday 27 May ...
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu May 24, 2018 5:55 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?
It appears to be 1530 UK time.

http://norwaychess.no/en/program-2018/

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Thu May 24, 2018 6:36 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?
It appears to be 1530 UK time.

http://norwaychess.no/en/program-2018/


Thanks David

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Chris Rice » Fri May 25, 2018 10:37 am

Last year's bottle prank in a GIF

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 25, 2018 11:47 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?
It appears to be 1530 UK time.

http://norwaychess.no/en/program-2018/
As usual, David appears to be right (according to the countdown clock on chess24live)

Pete Doggers preview; will be interesting to see who has had the best preparation :)
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Tim Harding » Sun May 27, 2018 10:50 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?
It appears to be 1530 UK time.

http://norwaychess.no/en/program-2018/
Actually today's play (according to chess24) starts at 1400 BST and it is NOT round one but the blitz tournament to decide who gets five Whites in the main draw.
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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun May 27, 2018 3:14 pm

Good fun, as always - why, there have even been some games when White has not played b3 or g3 in the first five moves...

Trust that Reti, Nimzo and Larsen are all enjoying this from above!

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Good fun, as always - why, there have even been some games when White has not played b3 or g3 in the first five moves...

Trust that Reti, Nimzo and Larsen are all enjoying this from above!
Did Carlsen-Aronian really end like that? :shock:

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun May 27, 2018 4:47 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Did Carlsen-Aronian really end like that? :shock:
It it hard to believe that Magnus Carlsen has out-blundered Loris Karius.

Carlsen's apparent move has brought back painful memories of how I fell for that idea in the London Junior Chess Championships 1966-67. I can't recall having made the same error since.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun May 27, 2018 5:02 pm

1 So, Wesley 6/9 2824
2 Nakamura, Hikaru 5½/9 2869
Anand, Viswanathan 5½/9 2784
4 Carlsen, Magnus 5/9 2965
5 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 4½/9 2730
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 4½/9 2839
Caruana, Fabiano 4½/9 2814
8 Karjakin, Sergey 3½/9 2838
9 Aronian, Levon 3/9 2843
Ding, Liren 3/9 2793

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Chris Rice » Sun May 27, 2018 5:05 pm

Well done Wesley So. Unfortunately all anyone will remember is this.

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Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun May 27, 2018 5:06 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Good fun, as always - why, there have even been some games when White has not played b3 or g3 in the first five moves...

Trust that Reti, Nimzo and Larsen are all enjoying this from above!
Did Carlsen-Aronian really end like that? :shock:
Cheers
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