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Friday, June 6, 2014

2014 No Logo Norway Chess 2014 R3: Carlsen escapes Caruana, Karjakin escapes Agdestein, Grischuk, Kramnik Win

Hello chess friends, the Norway Chess Super Tournament witnessed a thrilling day of escape artists on Thursday in Round 3. Not only did World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen escape with a draw from the clutches of Fabiano Caruana in a totally lost game, but Sergey Karjakin pulled off a similar feat as well from the clutches of Simen Agdestein. 

The Russians, however, had plenty to cheer about. Top Russian Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk ground out World No. 2 Levon Aronian after the latter's blunder and former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik forced Dutchman Anish Giri to blunder in a difficult position. 

Meanwhile, Peter Svidler and Veselin Topalov played a calm game to reach a draw.

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen escapes by the skin of his teeth versus Fabiano Caruana. Photo: Official website detailed report Round 3.

You just can't be missing the live broadcast of all the rounds at the official website. There is a detailed report on Round 3 with comments and analysis at the site as well. The organisers are active on social media with regular contests. Friday is a rest day and here is a list of chess activities parallel to the main tournament:

Friday, 6 June: 12:00pm School tournament - Vitenfabrikken in Sandnes
Friday, 6 June: 4:00pm Players visit the school tournament
Friday, 6 June: 5:30pm Players visit Westernbyen (Old West Town), cultural events and mingling
Saturday, 7 June: 3:30pm 4th round - Vågen Secondary School in Sandnes
Sunday, 8 June: 3:30pm 5th round - Scandic Forus
Monday, 9 June: 3:30pm 6th round - Aarbakke Bryne
Tuesday, 10 June: 3:30pm 7th round - Scandic Forus
Wednesday, 11 June: Day off
Wednesday, 11 June: 3:30pm Celebrity and sponsor tournament - Hall Toll in Stavanger
Thursday, 12 June: 3:30pm 8th round - Scandic Forus
Friday, 13 June: 2:30pm 9th round - Scandic Forus
Friday, 13 June: 8:30pm Award ceremony and banquet – Scandic Forus

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