Stavanger: Sergey Karjakin Won the Blitz Tournament and Chose to Be Fifth in the Table (GAMES)

Wednesday, 08.05.2013 00:43

The first round of the super tournament with nine super-GMs and Jon Ludvig Hammer will be held tomorrow in Stavanger. Today the drawing of the lots for the competition was settled by the blitz tournament. Russian GM Sergey Karjakin won the competition with 6.5 points. Carlsen, Anand and Nakamura finished with 6 points each.

Soon after the tournament was finished Karjakin tweeted: "I got tons of pleasure by playing blitz! Far more boring classic is ahead:))"

According to regulations the winner of the blitz tournament had the right to choose the number in the table by his own. Karjakin chose to be fifth.

Pairings for Round 1:
Carlsen - Topalov
Anand - Aronian
Nakamura - Wang Hao
Svidler - Hammer
Karjakin - Radjabov

Information on the tournament

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