Altibox Norway Chess: Live!

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10/10/2020 – World numbers one and two are both present at the over-the-board Altibox Norway Chess tournament taking place on October 5-16. Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana are joined by Armenian star Levon Aronian, Polish number one Jan-Krzysztof Duda, wunderkind Alireza Firouzja and local representative Aryan Tari. All rounds start at 15:00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 ET). | Photo: Lennart Ootes





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Round 4

Instead of the usual single round-robin with ten participants, this year the Altibox Norway Chess tournament is a six-player double round-robin. The organizers have decided to use the innovative format they put in place last year, with Armageddon deciders following each game that finishes in a draw.

A couple of modifications have been made to the regulations though. Unlike last year, when each player received two hours for the whole game without increments, a 10-second increment is being used after move 40 in this year’s edition. The scoring system has been altered as well:

  • Victory in the main game: 3 points
  • Loss in the main game: 0 points
  • Draw in the main game & victory in Armageddon: 1½ points
  • Draw in the  main game & loss in Armageddon: 1 point 

In the Armageddon decider Black gets 7 minutes to White’s 10, with an increment of 1 second per move starting from move 41. Black gets draw odds.

October 9 and October 14 are rest days.


Previous reports: Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3


Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by GMs Judit Polgar and Vladimir Kramnik


Standings after Round 3

1-2. Aronian, Caruana 7
3. Carlsen 6
4. Firouzja 5.5
5-6.  Duda, Tari 0

Round 4 pairings

Magnus Carlsen – Fabiano Caruana
Levon Aronian – Alireza Firouzja
Aryan Tari – Jan-Krzysztof Duda


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