Carlsen ended up in his second drama in the Norwegian duel – saving points after armageddon
Magnus Carlsen secures key points in Norwegian Chess after victory against Aryan Tari at Armageddon. That is, Carlsen now stands with a total of 7.5 points.
Carlsen had not won any of the long chess matches at the tournament, but had won five at armageddon. The tournament win is also looking tough for the Norwegian. Fabiano Caruana leads with 13.5 points.
Carlsen and Tari had to go out in armageddon after a long chess game ended in a draw. Carlsen, on the other hand, had little time to kill in the late game, and at one point appeared to be on the verge of losing it.
– What a drama, exclaims TV 2 chess expert Jon Ludvig Hammer, when Carlsen just manages to make his move.
But Carlsen made his move, and the game eventually ended in a draw.
– I’m satisfied when it says 11 seconds and nothing, Carlsen told TV 2.
Even though it was Carlsen who ultimately ran out of time, Tari also noticed the drama in the long game of chess.
– One of the most stressful games I’ve ever played, Tari told TV 2 before the decision on Armageddon.
Victory in long chess gives three points in the tournament. In the event of a tie, one point is awarded to each, in addition to an additional half point awarded to whoever wins Armageddon. (NRK/NTB)
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