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Magnus Carlsen is the clear winner of 12th Norway Chess, Praggnanandhaa third

by Shahid Ahmed - 08/06/2024

"Hello India, I am Magnus Carlsen. I am going to win Norway Chess." - Magnus Carlsen (NOR) said this before the start of 12th Norway Chess 2024. He made his prediction come true. Yes of course he is undoubtedly that good. For the sixth time the World no.1 won this iconic tournament in his home country. His previous wins were - 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. In the final round, he drew the Classical game against Fabiano Caruana (USA). He won Armageddon to become a clear champion 17.5/30. Hikaru Nakamura (USA) finished second 15.5/30, despite losing the final round against Praggnanadhaa via Armageddon. Praggnanandhaa finished third 14/30. Photos: Abhyudaya Ram

Magnus clinches Norway Chess for the sixth time

How dominant is Magnus Carlsen? If we just consider his performance at this event, we can see that he has won six times out of 12 editions. He is not even focused on Classical chess these days, still he managed to beat the top players of world. One can only fathom how much more dominant he would be, if he wanted to play more Classical chess, perhaps he will become invincible again. How many players in the world can say, I will win the tournament and then win it actually? It is difficult to answer.

Magnus Carlsen (NOR) defeated Fabiano Caruana (USA) in Armageddon to win 12th Norway Chess 2024

Carlsen - Caruana: 1.5-1

Magnus Carlsen (NOR, 2830) drew the Classical game against Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2805). He won Armageddon when his opponent went wrong in the queen endgame.

He promises, he delivers - Carlsen vs Caruana, Armageddon, Commentary by IM Sagar Shah | Video: ChessBase India

Magnus tweeted on his victory

He had predicted before the tournament that he will win it

Praggnanandhaa - Nakamura: 1.5-1

Praggnanandhaa (2747) drew the Classical game against Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2794). In Armageddon, Nakamura made a strange retreat of his queen and things just went out of control after that.


Position after 22...Qb7

22...Rxc5 would have kept the fight going. 22...Qb7? was a strange retreat 23.h4 f6 weakening his position further 24.Bd6! f5 25.Qg3 Rd8 26.h5 g5 27.e4 fxe4 28.Qe5 Qd7 29.h6 Bf8 30.Qxg5+ Kf7 31.Bxf8 and White won.

R Praggnanandhaa - Hikaru Nakamura, Armageddon, Commentary by IM Sagar Shah | Video: ChessBase India

Praggnanandhaa defeated Hikaru Nakamura to finish third

Alireza Firouzja (FRA) defeated Ding Liren (CHN) in Armageddon to finish fourth 13.5/30

Praggnanandhaa and Vaishali competing on adjacent boards

Round 10 in progress

Replay live stream

Replay Norway Chess 2024 Round 10 Live Commentary by IM Sagar Shah and Amruta Mokal | Video: ChessBase India

Replay Round 10 games

Round 10 results

Magnus Carlsen - Fabiano Caruana: 1.5-1

Praggnanandhaa - Hikaru Nakamura: 1.5-1

Ding Liren - Alireza Firouzja: 1-1.5

Final standings

Magnus Carlsen - 17.5/30

Hikaru Nakamura - 15.5/30

Praggnanandhaa - 14/30

Alireza Firouzja - 13.5/30

Fabiano Caruana - 11.5/30

Ding Liren - 7/30


6 players will take part in the Tournament.

The Tournament is a double-round event with Armageddon.

The Tournament consists of 10 rounds.

Time Control

Each player will have 120 minutes on the clock with an increment of 10 seconds starting from move 41. The time control for the Armageddon game: white has 10 minutes and black has 7 minutes with an increment for both players of 1 second per move, starting from move 41.

Draw by Mutual Agreement

Players are not allowed to agree to a draw until at least 30 moves have been made by each player. This rule does not apply to Armageddon games.


If the classical game is drawn, an Armageddon game will be played. It shall start within 20 minutes of the conclusion of the classical game. The player with White pieces will continue with White in Armageddon. If the Armageddon game is drawn, black will win.


Players will get the following points per round:

Win in the classical game: 3 points

Loss in the classical game: 0 points

Draw in the classical game & win Armageddon: 1½ points

Draw in the classical game & loss Armageddon: 1 point


From 27th May to 7th June, every day game starts at 5 p.m. local time and 8:30 p.m. IST. Rest days are on Friday 31st May and Wednesday 5th June.

Prize money

Prize Money The total prize fund of the Tournament is 1690000 NOK. Distribution of Prize money occurs as followed:

1st - NOK 700000

2nd - NOK 350000

3rd - NOK 200000

4th - NOK 170000

5th - NOK 150000

6th - NOK 120000

Watch the tournaments live at the venue:

SR-Bank in Stavanger City.

Address: Christen Tranes Gate 35, 4007 Stavanger

All tickets are purchased directly at the venue. No pre-sale.

It is possible to reserve tickets, however, this is normally not necessary due to good capacity at the venue. Reserve your ticket by e-mailing the desired dates and names to:


Ticket prices per day:

Adults: 200 NOK

Children: 100 NOK

Family: 400 NOK


Tournament Regulations

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