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Eight players share the lead after 5 rounds at the Norwegian Festival 2013

The 3rd Norsk Sjakkfestival (Norwegian Chess Festival), incorporating the 2013 Open Norwegian Championship, is taking place from 24th to 31st March at the Quality Hotel & Resort Fagernes, with a central placement in Southern Norway, 2½ hours from Oslo airport.

The Festival is being held during the Easter week, and the program includes the 2013 Open Norwegian Championship, Fagernes Grand Prix, Fagernes Easter Blitz and two Children’s Tournaments.

The main event counts with 24 titled players, including 11 GMs and 9 IMs.

After five rounds, there are no less than eight players sharing the lead with 4 points. GM Simen Agdestein, GM Sergey Volkov and GM Sinisa Drazic have the best tiebreak score among them. Top rated GM Jon Ludvig Hammer suffered a loss against untitled Aryan Tari and is now in the 15th place with 3.5/5.

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GM Simen Adgestein

Standings after 5 rounds:

1  GM Simen Agdestein 2536 4
2  GM Sergey Volkov 2593 4
3  GM Sinisa Drazic 2459 4
4  IM Timofey Galinsky 2416 4
5  GM Nikolai Ninov 2342 4
6  IM Frode Elsness 2468 4
7  GM Eduardas Rozentalis 2616 4
8  IM Nicolai Getz 2344 4
9  GM Maxim Turov 2599 4
10  Aryan Tari 2318 3,5
11  IM Andreas Moen 2386 3,5
12  GM Normunds Miezis 2477 3,5
13  GM Aloyzas Kveinys 2528 3,5
14  IM Eirik Gullaksen 2374 3,5
15  IM Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen 2452 3,5
16  GM Leif E Johannessen 2511 3,5
17  GM Jon Ludvig Hammer 2643 3,5
18  Johan Salomon 2156 3,5
19  IM Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal 2453 3,5
20  IM Espen Lie 2455 3
21  FM Benjamin Arvola 2331 3
22  IM Petter Haugli 2258 3
23  Lars Oskar Hauge 2158 3
24  Martin Bergsjø Østby 1750 3
25  Monika Machlik 1760 3
26  GM Misa Pap 2511 3
27  Dan Takle 1859 3
28  Willy Kristiansen 1844 2,5
29  Fredrik Beer Jacobsen 1875 2,5
30  Kim Chr. Astrup 2226 2,5
31  FM Bjørnar Byklum 2329 2,5
32  WFM Ellinor Frisk 2238 2,5
33  WGM Olga Dolzhikova 2265 2,5
34  Johannes Haug 1964 2,5
35  Jo Kristian Løberg 2083 2,5
36  Gudmund Stenersen 2165 2,5
37  Tarjei Joten Svensen 2025 2,5
38  Stian Johansen 2105 2,5
39  Ole Morten Skogheim 1877 2,5
40  Henrik Sjøl 1789 2,5
41  Sondre Merkesvik 1942 2,5
42  Kjell Håkon Lien 1854 2,5
43  Håvard M Skagseth 1957 2,5
44  Kristian Stuvik Holm 2356 2,5
45  Per Chr Ødegaard 1625 2
46  Henrik Øie Løbersli 1642 2
47  Anita Grønnestad 1930 2
48  Snorre Rygg 1747 2
49  Kimia Moradi 1935 2
50  Vidar Taksrud 2005 2
51  Håkon Bentsen 2044 2
52  Trygve Dahl 1591 2
53  Roar Lindblom 1749 2
54  Bent Hestad 1412 2
55  Christian Laverton 2010 2
56  Roger Sætre 1730 2
57  Jan Arne Bjørgvik 1686 2
58  Arnold Andreassen 2053 1,5
59  Christian Grundekjøn 1827 1,5
60  Arman K Ghaderi 1686 1,5
61  Edit Machlik 1639 1,5
62  Gunnar Bue 1436 1,5
63  Dag Andersen 1739 1,5
64  Håkon N Nordstrøm 1808 1,5
65  Sigve Sundsbø 1420 1,5
66  Yonne Tangelder 1453 1,5
67  Oddvar Solli 1670 1
68  Sigve Hølleland 1586 1
69  Mathias Sætre 1735 1
70  Kjetil Andås 1480 1
71  Terje Lie 1402 1
72  Per Tveten 1499 0,5
73  Sherington Amarapala 1651 0,5
74  Arnold Mundal 1827 0

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