12 June 2019
Magnus Carlsen Maintains Leadership at Altibox Norway Chess
Seven rounds are played in Stavanger.
Photo: Lennart Ootes / Altibox Norway Chess
The seventh round of the Altibox Norway Chess super tournament was played in Stavanger on June 12. Ding Liren defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in a classical game, while the encounters So - Carlsen, Yu Yangyi - Aronian, Caruana - Anand, and Vachier-Lagrave - Grischuk were drawn.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Fabiano Caruana celebrated victories in Armageddon. The games So - Carlsen and Yu Yangyi - Aronian ended in draws, which are in favour of Black.
Standings after round 7:
1. Magnus Carlsen - 11
2. Levon Aronian - 9
3. Yu Yangyi - 8.5
4. Ding Liren - 7.5
5. Wesley So - 7
6. Fabiano Caruana - 6.5
7-8. Viswanathan Anand, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 6
9. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 5
10. Alexander Grischuk - 3.5.
Round 8 pairings:
Carlsen - Yu Yangyi, Aronian - Caruana, Mamedyarov - So, Vachier-Lagrave - Ding Liren, Grischuk - Anand.