Magnus Carlsen may still win Altibox Norway Chess for a
first time, but he’s going to have to do it the hard way. His Round 8 loss to
Levon Aronian was a first in 43 games, and saw the Armenian no. 1 catch him on
5/8. Three players are half a point back, including Vladimir Kramnik, who won a
trademark positional game against Harikrishna and now faces arch-rival Veselin
Topalov in the final round.