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Norway Chess 2018 LIVE!

Altibox Norway ChessNorway Chess 2018 starts with blitz chess matches on May 27th and the last round is June 7th. The 6 first rounds are played at Clarion Hotel Energy before the last 3 rounds, 5th-7th. June is played at Stavanger Concert Hall.

The tournament will boast a fantastic field of players to Altibox Norway Chess 2018!


Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
Shahriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan)
Wesley So (USA)
Levon Aronian (Armenia)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)
Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
Fabiano Caruana (USA)
Vishy Anand (India)
Ding Liren (China)
Sergey Karjakin (Russia)

Live games with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.

This solid field of players confirms once again that Altibox Norway Chess is the world’s strongest 10-person tournament. The tournament concept has been very well received by players, teams, sponsors, press and fans. The international tournament that takes place in Stavanger, Norway each year has earned its high ranked spot on the world-chess map!

Two of the 2018 participants debuts at Altibox Norway Chess. Shahriyar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan, currently number 2 in the world and Ding Liren from China, who is currently ranked 11th in the world (FIDE).

Replay: Norway Chess 2017

More live chess: TCEC Premier Division / Karpov Poikovsky 2018 / Top 12 French teams / Czech Olympiad team qualification

Altibox Norway Chess 2018 schedule

May 27 – Blitz (Clarion Hotel Energy)

May 28- 1st Round (Clarion Hotel Energy)

May 29th – 2nd round (Clarion Hotel Energy)

May 30th – 3rd round (Clarion Hotel Energy)

May 31 – Day off

June 1 – 4th Round (Clarion Hotel Energy)

June 2 – 5th round (Clarion Hotel Energy)

June 3 – 6th round (Clarion Hotel Energy)

June 4 – Day off

June 5 – 7th round (Stavanger Concert Hall)
Norway Summit (Clarion Hotel Energy)

June 6 – 8th round (Stavanger Concert Hall)

June 7 – 9th round (Stavanger Concert Hall)

June 8 – Tentative Playoff TBA

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