Held April 18-30 in Stavanger, Norway. Round robin format, consisting of 9-rounds. Participants: Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, Li Chao*, Pavel Eljanov, Pentala Harikrishna and Nils Grandelius. *replaced Sergey Karjakin, who withdrew after winning the 2016 Candidates Tournament. Official Website: http://www.norwaychess.no

Norway Chess 2016: Round 2, Vachier-Lagrave Stuns Giri.

April 22, 2016

Having got his campaign in this year’s Norway Chess Tournament off to a good start with a win in round-1, Anish Giri suffered a setback in this round. The Dutchman would have his +1 wiped out by his French rival, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. They debated the Sicilian Najdorf, in which Vachier-Lagrave’s […check it out!]

Norway Chess 2016 Begins with Blitz

April 19, 2016

The 4th edition of the Norway Chess Tournament, is underway, in Stavanger, Norway. It is a round-robin event, played over 9-rounds. The event will be played under classical time controls (100 min for 40 moves + 50 min for 20 moves, + 15 min for the rest of the game […check it out!]