Norway Super-Tournament Line-up Revealed

Norway Super-Tournament Line-up Revealed

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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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