The 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:
||Hammer, Jon Ludvig
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!
The official website is here. Make a note in your diaries now!