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Norway Super-Tournament Line-up Revealed

  • SonofPearl
  • on 06/02/13 12:48.

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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  • 14 mesi fa

    GMJuliano

    WOW what a line-up !

  • 14 mesi fa

    LetsReason

    Maybe we will see the new Carlsen, "Opening Expert"?  We know he can squeeze a win out of a K vs K endgame.  Maybe now he will win outright in the middle game versus top 10 players.

  • 14 mesi fa

    HakoneRider

    good luck Sultan !

  • 14 mesi fa

    alanme1

    k com they fsed it up with last 2 no1 wants to see them playing

  • 14 mesi fa

    SanWogi

    I'm very impressed. This is a super tournament like Wijk aan Zee or Linares. The field is the best you could possibly get. 
    @TheMagicianPaul: In fact it might be the other way round. Carlen has such a high rating that he won't get many points by beating some 2600s or low 2700s any more. But if he manages to win some games against Top 10 players, he can easily climb to 2900+. 

  • 14 mesi fa

    Aknaim

    Topalov and Kramnik in the same tourney?!.... hmm interesting... I thought they still hated each other Yell

  • 14 mesi fa

    ghostofmaroczy

    Any elo calculation experts out there?  What would be Carlsen's expected score out of 9 games against this level of competition?

  • 14 mesi fa

    Aboba

    This tournament has an average ELO rating of 2776, by the current ranking list list.

  • 14 mesi fa

    TheMagicianPaul

    I guess this will be the tournament where Carlsen loses some rating points.. top 8 is there.. will be hard to collect points.

  • 14 mesi fa

    papapizza

    Feel sorry for Mr. Hammer! He is probably going to be hammered!Money Mouth

  • 14 mesi fa

    MessyMessi

    gun b aowsom

  • 14 mesi fa

    MatchStickKing

    Good luck Sultan... :0)

  • 14 mesi fa

    SJFG

    This is going to be good! Cool

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