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Norway Super-Tournament Line-up Revealed

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2/6/13, 12:48 PM.

logo_norway_chess_2013.jpgThe full line-up for the new super-tournament to be held from 7-18 May 2013 in Stavanger, Norway has been announced, and it's an incredibly impressive list!

The tournament is called simply Norway Chess 2013, and the #1 ranked Magnus Carlsen from Norway will naturally be taking part. 

The format is a 10 player single round-robin, and the confirmed players are:

# Name  Fed Elo  Rank
1 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2872 1
2 Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2810 2
3 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2809 3
4 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2793 4
5 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2786 5
6 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2780 6
7 Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2771 7
8 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2767 8
9 Wang, Hao  CHN  2743 16
10 Hammer, Jon Ludvig  NOR  2629 146

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That's ALL of the top 8 players in the world (on the current rating list) in the same tournament!

The main sponsors for the tournament are the Norwegian companies HTH and Jadarhus, and it is hoped that the tournament will become a regular annual fixture in the chess calendar.

The event will also include a school tournament with hundreds of children, and a celebrity tournament with a range of celebrities showing off their chess skills!

Norway Chess 2013 Schedule.jpg

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The official website is here.  Make a note in your diaries now!

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  • 20 months ago

    Sadler


    I think you should have mentioned (update) the
    "Stavanger Open NGP 2013 in parallel with Norway Chess 2013"
    "Stavanger Chess Club invites all Norwegian and international chess players to participate in Stavanger Open NGP 2013."
    "Wednesday 8th of May to Sunday 12th of May. Stavanger Open NGP 2013 will be played with one round on each day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and two rounds on Saturday, for a total of 6 rounds. The playing schedule will be accommodated to the main tournament of Norway Chess, enabling the participants to watch and follow the games of Magnus Carlsen and the rest of the world elite live. All participants in Stavanger Open will have free entrance to the main tournament of Norway Chess.

    With a total prize fund of NOK 35.000 (approx. EUR 5.000) it is the ambition and goal of Stavanger Chess Club to host a lot of national as well as international chess players."

    See:

    http://norwaychess.com/en/stavanger-chess-club-hosts-stavanger-open-ngp-2013-in-parallel-with-norway-chess-2013/

  • 20 months ago

    coachdemetrius

    Very strong group... and just what if the Hammer takes it? oh wow!

  • 20 months ago

    Vingore

    Carlsen is the greatest player of all time.

  • 20 months ago

    nemothefish

    Go 16 and hammer

  • 20 months ago

    Aaronsky72

    Layphyu Lol, good call! :)

  • 20 months ago

    chichito

    ZerglingRush  said "They always throw in a fish (Hammer) with the sharks"  lolLaughing I wish hammer the best 

  • 20 months ago

    Downlikeaclown

    Top 8 + China and another home player. Couldn't ask for more!

    Only thing that could improve this tournament is if Kasparov would play.

  • 20 months ago

    APawnCanDream

    It's Hammer time!

    Looks like a great event and depending on the winner of the Candidate tournament a good chance for some revenge!

  • 20 months ago

    GregCachin

    and the winner is carlsen...

  • 20 months ago

    maturner

    This seems like the strongest tournament ever.

  • 20 months ago

    ZerglingRush

    They always throw in a fish (Hammer) with the sharks 

  • 20 months ago

    ngaihboy

     inviting MC and Hammer to the same tournament... someone has a sense of humour 

  • 20 months ago

    toy2y

    Very strong protagonists !!! But almost everybody is guessing or wishing the hometown underdog hammer will strike so hard over the precious nails. 

  • 20 months ago

    drumdaddy

    Hammer will handle these bums.

  • 20 months ago

    Rasparovov

    I think people underrestimate Hammer, I think he will score a win actually.

  • 20 months ago

    edpratomo

    chucky played 14 moves draw against le quang liem recently. 

    is that what you call entertaining chess, Constantine73?

  • 20 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Wow!  What a strong group!  

  • 20 months ago

    Czechman

    Naka haters, the line forms on the left. No pushing or shoving please.

  • 20 months ago

    gray-orange-gray

    Because these are all tip-top players, I predict a lot of draws -- there are no lower-rated players to beat up on. Yes, this is after the candidates tournament -- probably better that way, as the players (except two, probably) won't have the WC stuff on their minds.

  • 20 months ago

    jcm1978

    #146 in the world is still very strong.

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