Riga Magicians 10,5:5,5 Norway Gnomes

Riga Magicians shock Norwegian Gnomes in the first week of Pro Chess League with a crushing 10,5 against 5,5 win.

Magicians started strong winning the first match 3,5:0,5 and conceded just one draw on board four. After this initial shock, Norwegian Gnomes, who played without Magnus Carlsen on the lineup, couldn't get back into the match, losing the next round with 1:3.

Riga Magicians secured their overall match victory with a 2:2 draw in round three. Round four was also drawn and that gave Riga Magicians an important victory against one the favorites in the Eastern Division of the Pro Chess League.

Kovalenko, Neiksans and Kantans scored 3/4 each.

Lineups, results, games and video recording below.
Teams lineup

Riga Magicians:

GM Igors Kovaļenko (2684)

GM Arturs Neikšāns (2627)

IM Toms Kantans (2456)

NM Ritvars Reimanis (2264)

Norway Gnomes:

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer (2628)

GM Aryan Tari (2584)

IM Lars Oskar Hauge (2431)

FM Sebastian Mihajlov (2384)

Recording of the live coverage by GM Simon Williams and WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni (coverage starts on 00:01:30 of the video).

Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv

Results | Rezultāti

Riga Magicians 10,5:5,5 Norway Gnomes

Match 1 | 1.mačs

  1. Kovaļenko 1:0  Hammer
  2. Neikšāns 1:0 Tari
  3. Kantāns 1:0 Hauge
  4. Reimanis 1/2:1/2 Mihajlov

Magicians 3,5 : 0,5 Gnomes

Match 2 | 2.mačs

  1. Tari 1:0 Kovaļenko
  2. Hammer 0:1 Neikšāns
  3. Mihajlov 0:1 Kantāns
  4. Hauge 0:1 Reimanis

Gnomes 1:3 Magicians

Match 3 | 3.mačs

  1. Kovaļenko 1:0 Hauge
  2. Neikšāns 1/2:1/2 Mihajlov
  3. Kantāns 1/2:1/2 Hammer
  4. Reimanis 0:1 Tari

Magicians 2:2 Gnomes

Match 4 | 4.mačs

  1. Mihajlov 0:1 Kovalenko
  2. Hauge 1/2:1/2 Neiskans
  3. Tari 1/2:1/2 Kantans
  4. Hammer 1:0 Reimanis

Gnomes 2:2 Magicians

Games

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