Altibox Norway Chess announced on Tuesday that the event is leaving the Grand Chess Tour 2016 and will continue as a stand-alone tournament. The announcement was followed by a press release of the Grand Chess Tour, which confirmed that Sinquefield Cup 2016 and London Chess Classic 2016 will remain part of the circuit. Besides, the number of the events in the Grand Chess Tour will remain the same as a new event will be joining soon. Here is the full press release of the Grand Chess Tour:
“The Grand Chess Tour is pleased to announce that the tour will take place again in 2016. The tour will comprise a minimum of three tournaments which will be announced shortly. Player invitations will be issued by the end of January.
Tournaments confirmed so far are the Sinquefield Cup in August and the London Chess Classic in December. The prize fund is expected to be similar. GCT rules will be amended in the light of the experience in 2015. The GCT is pleased to announce the appointment of David Sedgwick as Chief Arbiter for the GCT in 2016. For more information and details of the Grand Chess Tour results and final standings in 2015 as well as the schedule for 2016 please visit grandchesstour.com”
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