Hikaru Nakamura wins Norway Chess 2023

The 2023 Norway Chess concluded yesterday in Stavanger, Norway after a thrilling last-round game that determined the Winners!

The last round saw a direct encounter for the first place between Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2775) and Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2764). Hikaru Nakamura needed a victory to claim the first place, since Fabiano Caruana had the lead before the last round. Nakamura chose to play Fried liver attack as white, scored the victory, and emerged as the sole winner of the event with 16.5 points.

With the score of 16 points, Fabiano Caruana claimed silver, and Dommaraju Gukesh (IND, 2732) came third with 14.5 points.

Hikaru Nakamura defeated Fabiano Caruana to clinch his first Norway Chess title!

The 2023 Norway Chess was played from 30 May to 9 June in Stavanger, Norway, with an interesting format. It was a 10-player round-robin tournament where each of the 9 rounds consisted of a classical game where a win was worth 3 points, and a loss 0 points. In case of a draw, the players had an Armageddon game, where the winner earns 1.5 points, and the loser 1 point.

Five-time World Chess Champion and five-time Norway Chess winner, Magnus Carlsen, had one of the toughest tournaments in the last decades. He scored 11.5 points to finish 6th, without a single classical victory in the tournament.

Final rankings:

Detailed information can be found on the official website of the event.
Photos from Norway Chess Facebook page.