The 2013 Norwegian Chess Championships are taking place from 29th June to 6th July at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Lillehammer.
The start of the Championships coincided with the end of the rapid match between Magnus Carlsen and Borki Predojevic in the same venue.
A total of 488 players are competing in 14 age and rating categories: Elite, Mester, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Senior A, Senior B, Junior A + Junior B, Kadett A, Kadett B, Lilleputt, Miniputt.
The Elite Group is featuring 22 players, top rated are GM Jon Ludvig Hammer 2599, GM Kjetil A. Lie 2532, GM Leif E Johannessen 2520, IM Frode Elsness 2494, IM Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal 2470 and GM Berge Østenstad 2467.