The first super grandmasters chess tournament to be organised after covid19 virus expansion is currently ongoing in Stavanger, Norway.
Altibox Norway Chess 2020 gathered six world top players: Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, the 2019 World Chess Champion Challenger Caruana Fabiano, the leading Armenian chess player and world No. 9 Aronian Levon, Polish chess prodigy Jan Krzysztof Duda, the second youngest player ever to reach a rating of 2700 Alireza Firouzja and Norweigan Champion 2019 and Junior World Chess Champion 2017 Taryan Tari.
The event brought many upsets, Armageddons, sharp games and the conclusion of Magnus Carlsen’s 125-games unbeaten streak in classical chess which has ended after two years and two months due to a loss against Duda in the 5th round.
After seven played rounds and with only three games to go, 17-years old Alireza Firouzja leads with 14.5 points and is set to play Fabiano Caruana today. Magnus Carlsen lags behind Firouzja with 13.5 points and Aronian Levon keeps the third place with 12 points.
Before the tomorrow’s resting day the 8th round takes place today starting from 17:00 CET and the pairings are:
Fabiano Caruana – Alireza Firouzja
Magnus Carlsen – Aryan Tari
Levon Aronian – Jan Krzysztof Duda