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Aker Chess Challenge launched on Friday

Main event of the Gjøvik International Chess Festival 2008-09

Aker Chess Challenge, the main event of the Gjøvik International Chess Festival 2008-09, launched on Friday with first two rounds.

Round 1 results:

Peter Svidler – Hikaru Nakamura 1-0

Magnus Carlsen – Kjetil Lie 1-0

Round 2 results:

Peter Svidler – Magnus Carlsen draw

Hikaru Nakamura – Kjetil Lie 1-0

Standings:

1-2. Peter Svidler and Magnus Carlsen – 1.5

3. Hikaru Nakamura – 1.0

4. Kjetil Lie – 0.0

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The game between Svidler and Carlsen finished in a draw

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Group photo

Aker Chess Challenge remaining rounds

Saturday 3/1:

3rd round at 13:20, Carlsen – Nakamura and Lie – Svidler

4th round at 14:40, Lie – Carlsen and Nakamura – Svidler

Sunday 4/1:

5th round at 14:20, Carlsen – Svidler and Lie – Nakamura

6th round at 15:40, Svidler – Lie and Nakamura – Carlsen

Monday 5/1:

Final and bronze final – at 13:00 and 14:20

Grandmaster Anniversary Tournament started a bit earlier, and already five rounds have been played. Currently eight players are sharing the first with 4.0 points each.

Current standings:

1-8. GM Vadim Malakhatko (BEL 2633), GM Kaido Kulaots (EST 2556), GM Geetha Gopal (IND 2548), GM Sergei Tiviakov (NED 2686), GM Boris Savchenko (RUS 2648), GM Mateusz Bartel (POL 2602), GM Aloyzas Kveinys (LTU 2533) and GM Nick De Firmian (USA 2545) – 4.0

9-15. WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova (AZE 2351), GM Mikheil Mchedishvili (GEO 2615), FM Kjetil Stokke (NOR 2334), GM Oleg Korneev (RUS 2623), IM Frode Elsness (NOR 2440), IM Sasha Kaplan (ISR 2425) and IM Israel Caspi (ISR 2408) – 3.5 etc (70 players)

The official website of the competition is www.gjovikfestival.sjakkweb.no


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