Magnus Carlsen To Play In Norwegian Chess Festival

Magnus Carlsen To Play In Norwegian Chess Festival

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 28, 2008, 8:32 AM |
8 | Chess Event Coverage

The Norwegian Chess Festival runs from 29th December to the 7th January 2009.  The event is being held in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gjøvik Chess Club and is headlined by a fascinating rapid event, the "Aker Chess Challenge" between Magnus Carlsen (pictured), Hikaru Nakamura, Peter Svidler and Kjetil Lie.

The format will be a preliminary double round-robin tournament, followed by a final 2-game match between the top two finishers in the tournament.  The time control will be 25 minutes plus a 5 second increment per move.

The schedule for the Aker Chess Challenge (local times) is:

 Fri 2nd Jan
 13:15 - 14:15
 Round 1
   14:45 - 15:45  Round 2
 Sat 3rd Jan
 13:15 - 14:15  Round 3
   14:45 - 15:45  Round 4
 Sun 4th Jan
 14:30 - 15:30  Round 5
   15:45 - 16:45  Round 6
 Mon 5th Jan
 13:00 - 14:00  Final and bronze final, Round 1
   14:30 - 15:30  Final and bronze final, Round 2


The packed festival lineup also includes a GM Swiss, an Open Swiss, 2 ratings tournaments, a children's tournament, blitz tournaments and even more events!

The festival website can be found here.

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