With draws in the final round of the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters Classical Tournament, GMs Hammer and Fressinet go into the rapid tournament with a comfortable lead over their nearest rivals.
The only decisive game of the day was Agdestein vs Hansen. The game followed a rather ‘See-Saw’ course with both the players making mutual mistakes. However, at one point, Agdestein made a string of mistakes which finally brought about Hansen’s first victory in this tournament.
The Rapid Section of the tournament will be played today. The overall winner will qualify for the super-tournament ‘Norway Chess 2015’.
The third round of the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters Chess Qualifier 2015 saw GMs Hammer and Fressinet score full points as they beat GMs Agdestein and Curt Hansen respectively. The 3rd game of the day – Grandelius vs Tari – finished in a draw, although it was nothing short of interesting.
Rankings after Round 3:
GM Fressinet, Laurent
GM Hammer, Jon Ludvig
GM Grandelius, Nils
GM Agdestein, Simen
IM Tari, Aryan
GM Hansen, Curt
The winner of this tournament will qualify for the super-tournament ‘Norway Chess 2015’.
The second round of the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters Chess Tournament saw only one decisive game as GM Nils Grandelius overcame GM Curt Hansen with the black pieces. Although the game was about equal out of the opening, Hansen went astray in the later part of the Middlegame. Grandelius, thus, secured a nice advantage, which he duly converted. This was Hansen’s second consecutive loss.
In the encounter between the 2 overnight leaders, GM Hammer and GM Fressinet split points and maintained their top position. The remaining game – IM Tari vs GM Agdestein – also ended in a draw, albeit an interesting one.
After 2 rounds, GMs Hammer, Fressinet and Grandelius lead the pack with 1.5/2. The winner of this tournament will qualify for the super tournament ‘Norway Chess 2015’.
The opening round of the EnterCard Chess Qualifier 2015 was nothing short of exciting with 2 games ending decisively and the 3rd game proving to be an interesting draw. GM Fressinet and GM Jon Ludvig Hammer commenced their campaign in this 5 round tournament with victories over IM Tari and GM Curt Hansen respectively and as a result, took the lead after Round 1.
Meanwhile, the Agdestein vs Grandelius encounter turned out to be dramatic with the advantage changing hands quite often. Although the ending was slightly better for Grandelius, he was unsuccessful in nurturing this advantage. The game, thus, ended in a draw.