Get ready for the 2018 Altibox Norway Chess edition!


We are pleased to present a fantastic field of players to Altibox Norway Chess 2018!

The players participating are:

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)

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).

The competition is hard and the stakes are high when the best play against the best and we can look forward to many exciting matches over the chess boards. The tournament 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. See program below. More information will come in the next weeks.

SAVE THE DATES! May 27 – June 8, there will be exciting games in Stavanger and live webcast on our website if you are outside of Norway and on  TV 2 Sport if you are in Norway.

Program Altibox Norway Chess 2018
May 27 – June 8

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

Time of start of the rounds will be announced within the next few weeks.

Changes to the program may occur.

Tickets can be purchased directly at the venue. Reservations are not required. We have plenty of space!


Altibox Norway Chess school tournament

June 8 – School teams tournament at Bryne

June 9 School teams tournament at Bryne

June 10 Children’s Grand Prix Tournament at Bryne


March 04 2018