Norwegian camera teams may have been swarming around Magnus Carlsen before his meeting with world number two Levon Aronian, but the serious chess spectators had eyes firmly fixed on the start of Kramnik-Topalov, where the feud that began in their acrimonious 2006 world title match has resulted in permanently frosty relations.
by GM Jonathan Tisdall
Some of the games played today round 5. On this link you can follow the live games or play through games already played in previous rounds.
Tromso round 5: Topalov vs Kramnik
Round 5: Kramnik vs Topalov 1-0
Round 5: Ivan Cheparinov vs Peter Svidler 1/2-1/2
Round 5: Aronian vs Carlsen 1/2-1/2
Round 5: Barileng Gaealafshwe vs Kenny Solomon 0-1
On this youtube.com/watch?v=-xABHJdf31o link you can see Kenny as South Africa’s Chess Grandmaster and it’s strange that Fide still has him as an IM on his profile here: ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=14300192 Melissa Greeff is South Africa’s first Women Chess Grandmaster.
Chess art at Tromso