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“Aker Chess Challenge” Super Rapid Tournament 02 January 2009

Aker Chess ChallengeStrong rapid chess tournament will take part from January 2nd to 5th in Gjøvik, Norway.
Challengers are: Magnus Carlsen (2776, Norway), Peter Svidler (2723. Russia), Hikaru Nakamura (2699, USA) and Kjetil A. Lie (2539. Norway).
Average ELO: 2684.
Time control: 25 min +5 sec/move.
Tournament format: A preliminary double-rounded tournament is followed by a bronze final and a final, in all eight rounds, plus if necessary sudden death blitz games.
Petr Svidler is the winner of the challenge.
ChessOK will thoroughly analyze each game with Rybka 3 Aquarium.
Analyzed games: All games [download PGN]

Final standings

Pairings and schedule are below:

2nd Jan - 1 Round

Peter Svidler - Hikaru Nakamura 1-0
Magnus Carlsen - Kjetil A. Lie 1-0

2nd Jan - 2 Round

Peter Svidler- Magnus Carlsen ½-½
Hikaru Nakamura - Kjetil A. Lie 1-0

3rd Jan - 3 Round

Magnus Carlsen - Hikaru Nakamura 0-1
Kjetil A. Lie - Petr Svidler 0-1

3rd Jan - 4 Round

Kjetil A. Lie - Magnus Carlsen 0-1
Hikaru Nakamura - Petr Svidler ½-½

4th Jan - 5 Round

Magnus Carlsen - Petr Svidler 1-0
Kjetil A. Lie - Hikaru Nakamura 0-1

4th Jan - 6 Round

Petr Svidler - Kjetil A. Lie 1-0
Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen ½-½

4th Jan - Tie-Break

Magnus Carlsen - Petr Svidler 1-0
Hikaru Nakamura - Magnus Carlsen 0-1

5th Jan - Final

Magnus Carlsen - Petr Svidler

5th Jan - For 3rd place

Hikaru Nakamura - Kjetil A. Lie

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