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


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


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

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  • 4 years ago


    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."


  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


    Carlsen is the greatest player of all time.

  • 4 years ago


    Go 16 and hammer

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


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

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

  • 4 years ago


    It's Hammer time!

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

  • 4 years ago


    and the winner is carlsen...

  • 4 years ago


    This seems like the strongest tournament ever.

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


    Hammer will handle these bums.

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


    chucky played 14 moves draw against le quang liem recently. 

    is that what you call entertaining chess, Constantine73?

  • 4 years ago


    Wow!  What a strong group!  

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 years ago


    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.

  • 4 years ago


    #146 in the world is still very strong.

  • 4 years ago


    Every top player is dreaming of beating Carlsen on his home turf - don't know if that's going to happen.

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