Norway Chess 2022 is going to take place May 31st to June 10th in Stavanger. It is going to be a 10 player round robin with Magnus Carlsen (who recently won Airthings Masters and Charity Chess Cup), Richard Rapport (who won the Grand Prix Belgrade and qualified for the Candidates Chess 2022), Wesley So (recent winner of Grand Prix Berlin), Shakhriyar Mammedyarov (semifinalist of the Grand Prix Berlin), Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Viswanathan Anand, Maxime-Vachier Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, and Wang Hao.
Norway Chess 2022 is an interesting mixture of the top players, current and ex world champions, future stars and the only two 40+ year old players above 2700 in the FIDE rating list. Norway Chess was one of the first events to publicly announce it will not invite Sergey Karjakin due to his public comments, which was followed by a FIDE ban. More on Sergey Karjakin’s case: Karjakin ban by FIDE announced / Karjakin posts comments on the ban, decides not to appeal, but Kremlin supports Karjakin / Top players comment on Karjakin ban / Carlsen says the ban sets precedent / All stories on Sergey Karjakin here
Chessdom.com will provide daily news coverage, interviews, and live games from Norway Chess 2022.
About Norway Chess
Norway Chess is one of world’s most prestigious chess tournaments annually hosting a tournament with the global top players. Every year, the chess elite meets in Stavanger to participate in this action-packed tournament, and for many players it is perhaps the most attractive tournament they participate in. Through the Norway Chess tournament, Stavanger has become one of the world’s chess metropolises. This annual event has become an important arena for Stavanger and the rest of the region. The organizer still has ambitious goals such as development and utilization of the opportunities it offers. Norway Chess has played a major part in making chess available for all, especially by:
- commercializing chess as a sport
- introducing chess on national tv
- contribute to the development of chess
- utilizing the opportunity chess gives to connect people from all backgrounds, cultures, ages and languages
- focusing on sponsors and high level of professionalism