Altibox Norway Chess has in only a matter of a few years grown to be one of the world’s biggest chess tournaments. Altibox Norway Chess has proven from the start to be a world-class event and is celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2017. Altibox Norway Chess have had top ranked players and prominent guests such as chess-legend, Garry Kasparov visiting the tournament in Stavanger.

Altibox Norway Chess is further committed to bring chess to the world, especially to children and youth. See our School program for more.


The Altibox Norway Chess Board


Kjell Madland

Kjell Madland is district manager at GK inneklima. He has been in the private sector for years as the general manager of Bryne FK, soccer team. Kjell has followed chess mostly through his son, Kristoffer, who has reached great results in Norway and Northern Europe. Kjell is the founder and Chairman of Altibox Norway Chess.

Jøran Aulin-Jansson

Jøran Aulin-Jansson is former president in the Norwegian Chess Federation. He is the owner and general manager of a business within the paper industry. He holds prominent positions within both the European and the World Chess Federation. He was the president of the Norwegian Chess Federation for several years and was the spearhead for the chess Olympiad in Tromsø. Jøran is responsible for the chess professionals that are participating in the Altibox Norway Chess tournament.

Frode Sømme

Frode Sømme is the owner and managing director of his own IT-company, Global Office. Frode has a strong technical expertice and is responsible for everything technical as well as our live broadcastings during the tournament.

Benedicte Westre Skog

Benedicte Westre Skog is a social entrepreneur who holds a MSc in International Development. Benedicte has studied in several countries such as Canada, India, Mexico and the Netherlands. She has wide experience from NGOs including her very own named Argan Care. She is dedicated to humanitarian work and sustainability issues. Benedicte is, at Altibox Norway Chess, responsible for market, web, social media and everything in between.