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Sunday, December 16, 2012

NTG Chess Quick Grand Prix: Carlsen, Hammer Share First

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Hi everyone,

There's plenty of blitz and rapid chess happening out there this December. The latest chess news comes from the NTG Quick Chess Grand Prix organised by the NTG Chess Club on 15th December. The 15-min rapid tournament was played in two groups and over seven rounds of Swiss system, according to a Chessdom report.

Top Norwegian Grandmasters Magnus Carlsen and Jon Ludvig Hammer shared the first place with 6,0/7 points each. Hammer defeated Carlsen but lost to the third-placed Aryan Tari. Carlsen took the first prize thanks to the slightly better tie-break.
B Group had 22 players, Henrik Storesund and Andreas G Tryggestad are tied on first place with 5,5/7 each.

Final standings A Group:
1-2. GM Magnus Carlsen 2849 and GM Jon Ludvig Hammer 2643 – 6,0
3. Aryan Tari 2295 – 5,5

4. Johan Salomon 2100 – 5,0
5. IM Frode Elsness 2468 – 4,5
6-9. Lars Oskar Hauge 2176, FM Kristian Stuvik Holm 2291, Anders Hobber 2244 and Johan-Sebastian Christiansen 2126 – 4,0
10-14. GM Simen Agdestein 2535, FM Andreas G.R. Moen 2386, Svetoslav Mihajlov 2056, FM Brede Alex. Kvisvik 2315 and Sebastian Mihajlov 2090 – 3,5
15-16. Francisco Silva Gonzàlez 1743 and Jens Hjorth Kjølberg 1897 – 3,0
17-20. Henrik Sjøl 1800, Arnt-Ole Johansen 1845, Sondre Merkesvik 1920 and Christian Harstad 1949 – 2,0
21. Johannes Haug 1942 – 1,5
22. Øystein Brekke 1923 – 1,0

Replay the Magnus Carlsen – Jon Ludvig Hammer, round 4 game with Chess King.

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