Norway Chess R5: Duda Ends Carlsen’s Unbeaten Streak

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GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda caused a big upset in round five of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The Polish grandmaster, who hadn’t won a game yet, defeated GM Magnus Carlsen, thereby ending the world champion’s unbeaten streak of 125 classical games.

GM Levon Aronian and GM Alireza Firouzja defeated GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Aryan Tari respectively. Halfway the tournament, Aronian is in sole first place.

How to watch
You can follow the games here as part of our live platform. Besides the official broadcast, daily commentary is provided on GM Hikaru Nakamura’s Twitch channel starting at 8 a.m. Pacific / 17:00 Central Europe.


2020 Norway Chess | Round 5 Standings








# Fed Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts
1 Aronian, Levon 2767 1 1 3 3 3 11
2 Firouzja, Alireza 2728 1.5 1 1.5 3 3 10
3 Carlsen, Magnus 2863 1.5 1.5 3 0 3 9
4 Caruana, Fabiano 2828 0 1 0 3 3 7
5 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2757 0 0 3 0 1 4
6 Tari, Aryan 2633 0 0 0 0 1.5 1.5

A full report will be posted soon.

Round 5 | All games

The Norway Chess tournament is a double round-robin with six players taking place October 5-16, 2020, in the Clarion Hotel in Stavanger, Norway. The time control is two hours for all moves with a 10-second increment per move after move 40.

In the case of a draw, the players play an armageddon game about 20 minutes after drawing their standard game. The colors remain the same, and the time control is 10 minutes for White vs. seven minutes for Black (who has draw odds) with an increment of one second per move starting on move 41. 

The points system is as follows:

  • Victory main game: 3 points
  • Loss main game: 0 points
  • Draw main game & victory armageddon: 1.5 points
  • Draw main game & loss armageddon: 1 point

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