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Beyond burgeoning titles, Norway's world champion Magnus Carlsen stirs up chess revolution in homeland
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Beyond burgeoning titles, Norway's world champion Magnus Carlsen stirs up chess revolution in homeland

It’s fair to say that Magnus Carlsen’s achievements have vitalised chess players in the Scandinavian countries in general and Norway in particular. It’s now up to the exciting talents in these countries to continue the good work that Carlsen has done so far and make their countries powerhouses in the chess landscape for years to come.

Norway Chess: Magnus Carlsen establishes dominance with second win, Viswanathan Anand held by Ding Liren in Round Three
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Norway Chess: Magnus Carlsen establishes dominance with second win, Viswanathan Anand held by Ding Liren in Round Three

Magnus Carlsen registered his second victory in the tournament while rest of the field struggled for their first win as Round Three came to an end.

Vishwanathan Anand finishes second in Norway Chess tournament
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Vishwanathan Anand finishes second in Norway Chess tournament

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to finish second in Norway chess tournament, part of the Grand Chess tour.

Anand overpowers Vachier-Lagrave to move into second in Norway Chess
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Anand overpowers Vachier-Lagrave to move into second in Norway Chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a thumping victory over French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to jump to joint second spot after the end of the sixth round of Norway Chess tournament, which is a part of the Grand Chess tour.

Norway Chess: Anand follows up loss to Carlsen with draw against Caruana
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Norway Chess: Anand follows up loss to Carlsen with draw against Caruana

For Anand it brings out a decent start to the USD 305000 prize money tournament in what could be called the strongest tournament of the year.