Norway Chess

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Norway Chess is an annual closed chess tournament, typically taking place in the May to June time period every year. The first edition of which took place in the Stavanger area, Norway, from 7 May to 18 May 2013. The 2013 tournament had ten participants, including seven of the ten highest rated players in the world per the May 2013 FIDE World Rankings.[1] It was won by Sergey Karjakin, with Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura tied for the second place.[2] Norway Chess 2015, took place in mid-June 2015 and was a part of the inaugural Grand Chess Tour. The tournament has since decided to withdraw from the Grand Chess Tour.[3]

Winners[edit]

# Year Winner (classical) Winner (blitz)
1 2013  Sergey Karjakin (Russia)  Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
2 2014  Sergey Karjakin (Russia)  Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
3 2015  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria)  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)[4]
4 2016  Magnus Carlsen (Norway)  Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
5 2017  Levon Aronian (Armenia)  Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
6 2018  Fabiano Caruana (United States)  Wesley So (United States)

2013[edit]

The 2013 tournament started with a blitz round played at the University of Stavanger on 7 May 2013. Rounds 1–8 were played at Hotel Residence, Sandnes (rounds 1–3, 5–6, 8), at Aarbakke factory in Bryne (round 4) and on the island Sør-Hidle in Strand (round 7).[5] The final round 9 was played in Stavanger Concert Hall on 18 May 2013. In addition to the super tournament, there was a local school tournament and a celebrity tournament. Partly parallel to the tournament, Stavanger Open NGP 2013 was arranged by Stavanger Chess Club from 8 to 12 May. Games were streamed live with Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam and Simen Agdestein as commentators.[6]

The tournament was arranged by the foundation Norway Chess, with economic support from local businesses and municipalities and the Rogaland county. The cost of the arrangement was predicted to be about 5 million Norwegian kroner (approximately 672,000 euro),[7] of which about half is for the prizes for the participants.[8] The organizers plan to make the tournament a yearly event.[8]

Vladimir Kramnik was originally among the expected participants, but in April 2013 it was announced that he had withdrawn and was replaced with Peter Svidler.[9]

Blitz tournament[edit]

On 7 May 2013, a blitz tournament was played to decide the play order for the main tournament.[10] According to regulations, the winner of the blitz tournament had the right to choose the number in the table by his own, and Sergey Karjakin chose to be fifth in the main tournament table.[11]

Pl. Player Blitz rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points
1  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2873 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 ½ 1
2  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2856 0 Does not appear ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 6
3  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2783[12] 1 ½ Does not appear 0 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 6
4  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2844 0 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6
5  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2757 1 0 0 ½ Does not appear 1 1 0 1 1
6  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2755 0 1 0 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 1 1 1 5
7  Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway) 2608[12] 0 0 1 0 0 ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½
8  Wang Hao (China) 2698 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 Does not appear ½ 1 3
9  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2817 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1
10  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2666 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 1

Second, third and fourth place were decided by tiebreakers: Carlsen on most games with black pieces; Anand with two victories with black against Nakamura's one victory.[10]

Classical tournament[edit]

Pl. Player Rating (No.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB
1  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2767 (10) 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6 24.00
2  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2868 (1) 1 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 22.75
3  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2775 (7) 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 21.25
4  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2769 (9) 1 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 5 21.50
5  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2813 (2) 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 20.50
6  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2783 (5) ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 1 1 1 5 19.25
7  Wang Hao (China) 2743 (16) 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 0 21.50
8  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2793 (4) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 4 18.00
9  Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) 2745 (14) 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 3 10.75
10  Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway) 2608 (197) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 Does not appear 6.50

The tiebreakers were: Sonneborn-Berger score, most wins, most wins with black.[13] In case of a tie for the first place, a two-game blitz match (or blitz tournament) and an armageddon game were scheduled.[14]

2014[edit]

The second edition took place from 2 to 13 June 2014. The ten participants were Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Anish Giri and Simen Agdestein.[15] Agdestein qualified by defeating Jon Ludvig Hammer in a rapid match that took place from 26 to 27 April 2014.[16]

Blitz tournament[edit]

On 2 June 2014, a blitz tournament was played to decide the play order for the main tournament.[17]

Pl. Player Blitz rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points
1  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2837 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
2  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2863 ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
3  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2866 0 1 Does not appear 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 1
4  Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 2801 ½ ½ 1 Does not appear ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½
5  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2757 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 0 1 1 1 5
6  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2755 0 0 1 1 0 Does not appear 1 0 ½ 1
7  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2782 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 1
8  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2697 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 1
9  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2666 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 0 2
10  Simen Agdestein (Norway) 2577 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 Does not appear

The places 3, 4, 7 and 8 were decided by tiebreakers: Karjakin on most games with black pieces, Kramnik with one victory with black against Caruana's zero victory.[17]

Classical tournament[edit]

Pl. Player FIDE Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB
1  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2771 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 6 26.25
2  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2881 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 23.50
3  Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 2792 0 ½ Does not appear 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5 21.00
4  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2791 0 ½ 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 19.75
5  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2772 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 1 19.50
6  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2815 1 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 18.25
7  Peter Svidler (Russia) 2753 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 4 18.25
8  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2752 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 4 17.75
9  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2783 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1 Does not appear ½ 4 17.00
10  Simen Agdestein (Norway) 2628 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 15.75

The tiebreakers were: Sonneborn-Berger score, most wins, most wins with black.[18] In case of a tie for the first place, a two-game blitz match (or blitz tournament) and an armageddon game were scheduled.

2015[edit]

The third edition of the tournament took place from 15 to 26 June 2015. This was the first tournament of a three tournament series in the inaugural Grand Chess Tour, where participants accumulate as many points as possible over the three tournaments for prizes in the overall tour. The players were Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Jon Ludvig Hammer. Jon Ludvig Hammer was not invited to the overall Grand Chess Tour; however he qualified for the 10th spot in the tournament by winning the Enter Card Scandinavian Masters Tournament in May 2015.[19]

Blitz tournament[edit]

On 15 June 2015, a blitz tournament was played to decide the play order for the main tournament. It was won by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France.[20]

Classical tournament[edit]

3rd Norway Chess, 16–25 June 2015, Stavanger, Norway, Category XXII (2782)[21]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Wins H2H SB TPR
1  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2798 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 2946
2  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2804 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 6 3 ½ 24.75 2904
3  Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 2802 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 3 ½ 24.50 2904
4  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2773 1 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2862
5  Fabiano Caruana (Italy) 2805 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 4 1 ½ 17.75 2736
6  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2723 0 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 4 1 ½ 15.75 2745
7  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2876 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 1 1 0 2 2691
8  Alexander Grischuk (Russia) 2781 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 1 1 2702
9  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2780 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 3 1 ½ 13.00 2657
10  Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway) 2677 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ Does not appear 3 1 ½ 11.75 2668

The tiebreakers were: most wins, direct encounter, Sonneborn-Berger system, extended Koya system.[22]

2016[edit]

The fourth Norway Chess Tournament took place from 18 to 30 April 2016 with a new title sponsor, Altibox.[23] The tournament withdrew from the Grand Chess Tour in early January 2016 citing differences on the future of chess supertournaments and tournament sponsorship.[24]

The players were initially announced as Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, Sergey Karjakin, Pavel Eljanov, Pentala Harikrishna, and a wildcard to be determined in a qualifying tournament.[25]

On 6 April, Karjakin decided not to play in the tournament.[26] His spot was taken by Li Chao.

Wild card qualifier[edit]

A qualifying tournament took place from 23 to 26 March 2016. It was a double round robin consisting of two stages: the first leg was played with a classical time control and 3–1–0 scoring system; the second leg was played with a rapid time control and 2–1–0 scoring system.[27][28] It was won by Nils Grandelius.

First leg
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 Points
1  Nils Grandelius (Sweden) 2646 Does not appear 3 1 3 7
2  Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway) 2701 0 Does not appear 3 3 6
3  Hou Yifan (China) 2667 1 0 Does not appear 1 2
4  Aryan Tari (Norway) 2553 0 0 1 Does not appear 1
Second leg
Player Rapid rating 1 2 3 4 Points
1  Nils Grandelius (Sweden) 2598 Does not appear 2 2 1 5
2  Hou Yifan (China) 2625 0 Does not appear 2 2 4
3  Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway) 2620 0 0 Does not appear 2 2
4  Aryan Tari (Norway) 2532 1 0 0 Does not appear 1
Final scores
Player Rating First leg Second leg Total score
1  Nils Grandelius (Sweden) 2646 7 5 12
2  Jon Ludvig Hammer (Norway) 2701 6 2 8
3  Hou Yifan (China) 2667 2 4 6
4  Aryan Tari (Norway) 2553 1 1 2

Blitz tournament[edit]

On 18 April 2016, a blitz tournament was conducted to determine the pairings in the tournament. The top 5 finishers in the blitz tournament earned an extra white game in the tournament.

The following is the final crosstable of the event (obtained from chess.com). Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik, and Levon Aronian finished in the top 5 and, thus, earned their extra white game.

4th Altibox Norway Chess Blitz, 18 April 2016, Stavanger, Norway[29]
Player Blitz rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB TPR
1  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2890 Does not appear 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 3040
2  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2793 1 Does not appear 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 2933
3  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2872 0 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 6 23.25 2888
4  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2817 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 6 21.75 2886
5  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2814 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 2769
6  Pentala Harikrishna (India) 2774 0 0 0 0 0 Does not appear 1 1 1 1 4 2733
7  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2647 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 Does not appear ½ 0 ½ 3 2652
8  Nils Grandelius (Sweden) 2604 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 0 11.75 2618
9  Li Chao (China) 2633 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ Does not appear ½ 7.75 2606
10  Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) 2679 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear 7.50 2605

Classical tournament[edit]

4th Altibox Norway Chess, 19–30 April 2016, Stavanger, Norway, Category XXI (2770)[30]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB TPR
1  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2851 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6 2886
2  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2784 1 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 2848
3  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2788 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 5 22.00 2811
4  Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) 2754 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 21.25 2814
5  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2801 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5 20.25 2809
6  Li Chao (China) 2755 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 1 ½ 19.50 2771
7  Pentala Harikrishna (India) 2763 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 Does not appear 1 ½ ½ 19.00 2770
8  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2790 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 1 ½ 4 2724
9  Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine) 2765 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 3 2645
10  Nils Grandelius (Sweden) 2649 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 2617

2017[edit]

The fifth Norway Chess tournament was held between 6–16 June 2017. The tournament involved all ten of the world's best players by rating (at the time of announcement) and had an average Elo rating of 2797. As a result, it was billed as the strongest chess tournament in history by Altibox, its sponsor.[31] However, by the time the tournament was held two players had dropped out of the top ten (Karjakin and Giri; their replacements Mamedyarov and Ding Liren did not play).[32] It is also not the tournament with the highest-ever rating average; the 2014 Zurich Chess Challenge and the 2014 Sinquefield Cup had average ratings of 2801 and 2802, respectively.[33]

Blitz tournament[edit]

On 5 June 2017, a Blitz tournament was conducted to determine the pairings in the tournament. The top 5 finishers in the blitz tournament earned an extra white game in the tournament. Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Vladimir Kramnik finished in the top 5 and earned their extra white game.

5th Altibox Norway Chess Blitz, 5 June 2017, Stavanger, Norway[34]
Player Blitz rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB TPR
1  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2914 Does not appear ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 3066
2  Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 2865 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 2879
3  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2753 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 2878
4  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2825 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 0 1 1 0 1 5 2840
5  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2744 ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 20.50 2796
6  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2791 0 1 0 1 0 Does not appear ½ 0 1 1 17.00 2799
7  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2766 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ Does not appear ½ 1 ½ 4 17.25 2755
8  Wesley So (United States) 2791 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear 1 1 4 13.25 2753
9  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2800 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 0 Does not appear ½ 3 2606
10  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2776 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear 2527

Classical tournament[edit]

5th Altibox Norway Chess, 6–17 June 2017, Stavanger, Norway, Category XXII (2797)[35]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB TPR
1  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2793 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 2918
2  Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 2785 ½ Does not appear ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 22.00 2837
3  Vladimir Kramnik (Russia) 2808 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 5 21.25 2834
4  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2808 ½ 1 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 20.75 2796
5  Wesley So (United States) 2812 ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 20.25 2796
6  Anish Giri (Netherlands) 2771 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ Does not appear 1 1 ½ ½ 19.25 2800
7  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2796 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 4 18.25 2759
8  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2786 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 4 18.00 2760
9  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2832 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 4 16.75 2755
10  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2781 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear 2721

2018[edit]

Blitz tournament[edit]

The blitz tournament was played on 27 May 2018. The winner of the blitz tournament chose his number in the main tournament. Number 2 got the highest available number, and number 3 the second highest, and so on.[36]

6th Altibox Norway Chess Blitz, 27 May 2018, Stavanger, Norway[37]
Player Blitz rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB
1  Wesley So (United States) 2824 Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6
2  Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 2869 ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 23.00
3  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2784 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 22.75
4  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2965 1 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 5
5  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) 2730 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 1 0 0 1 20.00
6  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2839 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 ½ 1 ½ 19.00
7  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2814 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 Does not appear 1 1 1 17.75
8  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2838 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 Does not appear 1 0
9  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2843 ½ 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 Does not appear ½ 3 14.00
10  Ding Liren (China) 2793 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ Does not appear 3 12.50

Classical tournament[edit]

6th Norway Chess, 28 May – 7 June 2018, Stavanger, Norway, Category XXII (2791)[38]
Player Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points SB TPR
1  Fabiano Caruana (United States) 2822 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2882
2  Magnus Carlsen (Norway) 2843 1 Does not appear ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 18.25 2827
3  Hikaru Nakamura (United States) 2769 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 17.25 2836
4  Viswanathan Anand (India) 2760 0 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 16.25 2837
5  Wesley So (United States) 2778 0 1 ½ ½ Does not appear ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 15.75 2792
6  Levon Aronian (Armenia) 2764 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 1 ½ ½ 4 15.50 2794
7  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) 2808 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 Does not appear ½ ½ 2746
8  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) 2789 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear 0 ½ 3 12.75 2711
9  Sergey Karjakin (Russia) 2782 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 Does not appear 3 11.00 2705
N/A  Ding Liren (China) 2791 ½ ½ ½ Does not appear N/A 2773

On 31 May 2018, Ding Liren fractured his hip bone in a bicycle accident and underwent surgery the next morning. It was announced on 2 June that Ding had withdrawn from the tournament. Due to him having played less than half the rounds, the three draws (against Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave and Anand) that he had played in rounds 1–3 were discounted for tournament purposes, and counted only for rating purposes.[39]

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