Magnus Carlsen wins Norway Chess, his 10th title of the 12 months | Chess Information

CHENNAI: Magnus Carlsen received the Altibox Norway Chess with a spherical to spare after defeating Alireza Firouzja in spherical 9 of the competitors on Thursday night time. The match, which noticed a pawn ending, witnessed a blunder from Alireza who simply had seconds left on the clock. The victory gave Carlsen his 10th main title win in 2020.
“I’m very proud of the end result. The sport was a bit nervy. It is at all times nice to clinch a event. Alireza goes to be round for a very long time, so giving him a little bit of an disagreeable reminiscence – I believe that is not one thing that is a nasty factor for me. However clearly the sport in itself wasn’t too memorable,” he mentioned.
Carlsen acknowledged that Alireza was nervous in the course of the endgame. “He did not give the impression that he felt snug. If I had seen one thing else, I’ll have given up making an attempt to win. He was clearly taking part in for a draw there, but it surely was clear from his time utilization that he was very nervous. Though I received nervous myself, it is a lot worse for him,” Carlsen talked about.
Within the different outcomes of the day, Levon Aronian defeated Aryan Tari by way of the Armageddon conflict after their classical encounter resulted in a draw. Fabiano Caruana too beat Jan-Krzysztof Duda in an Armageddon match.
Firouzja, Caruana and Aronian shall be preventing it out for the second spot on Friday.

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