Magnus Carlsen and Jon Ludvig Hammer share first in NTG Quick Grand Prix

NTG Quick Grand Prix was organized 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.

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.

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Jon Ludvig Hammer

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer

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

Magnus Carlsen – Jon Ludvig Hammer, round 4:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.Nbd2 Nd7 7.Nc4 O-O 8.h4 Re8 9.h5 Bf8 10.Bd2 b6 11.Qe2 Ba6 12.Ne3 Nc5 13.Nf5 Qd7 14.h6 g6 15.Ng7 Bxg7 16.hxg7 f6 17.Bh6 Ne6 18.O-O-O c5 19.g4 g5 20.Qe3 Rad8 21.Rh2 c4 22.Bxg5 Nxg5 23.Nxg5 fxg5 24.Rdh1 Qxg4 25.Rxh7 Qf4 26.Qxf4 exf4 27.R7h5 cxd3 28.Rxg5 d2 29.Kd1 f3 30.Rd5 Rxd5 31.exd5 Re1 32.Rxe1 dxe1=Q 33.Kxe1 Kxg7 34.Kd2 Kf6 35.Ke3 Ke5 0-1

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