Norway Chess will be organized next year as well! Also this time there will be both the grand master tournament and a big school tournament.
The grand master tournament will take place in June 2014, and will be played in different locations. The main location will this time be the Scandic Stavanger Forus hotel. Accomodation will be in the brand New Scandic hotel in Stavanger which now is under construction.
Our greatest sponsors are Scandic, Stavanger Aftenblad, Altibox, Lyse, Aarbakke og Jadarhus. The five last of these were also sponsors for Norway Chess 2013.
Norway Chess wants to be in the top three international chess tournaments. We can still not disclose who will playing this time, but 2014 will also be a very strong tournament like in May.
There will be a colaboration with the Tal Memorial tournament in Russia.
From Norway Chess school tournament
We are excited to see that the interest in chess flourishes in Norway at the moment. Norwegians haven’t been that into chess, perhaps because we haven’t had any great players. However, the interest has picked up sharply in recent year, and the reason is 22 years old Magnus Carlsen.
Carlsen is a member of Stavanger chess club, which recently reported a national record in number of participants in a regional competition for young players.
Adults also seek to chess, some played as youngsters, others want to check out this game which the whole world seems to find so exciting.
The extensive coverage of chess tournaments, and players, in the media lately is certainly to be “blamed”.
We are eagerly following the chess development in Norway, not to mention the World Championship i Chennai, where Carlsen leads by three points.
Carlsen and Anand, Norway Chess 2013
Norway Chess is looking forward to the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. We had the pleasure of having both of them as participants in our tournament in May this year.
The mathc starts on Saturday November 9. Anand will be defending his title. Carlsen will challenge him and is very eager to earn the one title he hasn’t already earned.
Chief arbiter will be IA Ashot Vardapetyan from Armenia. He also arbitered the Anand-Gelfand match in Moscow last year.
For live broadcast, visit chennai2013.fide.com
Good luck to you, Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand!