First top-tournament post corona!


The world as we know it has changed and people all over the world are facing challenging times. Sport events of all types have been cancelled as we together have been distancing ourselves to avoid the spread of the virus. For chess, this has been the case as well, where tournaments all over the world have been cancelled. However, chess online has grown exponentially during this period as tournaments and other chess events have been organized online. This has certainly been positive for chess, as it is a perfect sport to follow online!

The time for chess across the physical board is back!

This year’s Altibox Norway Chess tournament will be different, but nothing short of exciting! It will be a double round-robin tournament with six players:

Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
Fabiano Caruana (USA)
Levon Aronian (Armenia)
Anish Giri (The Netherlands)
Alireza Firouzja (FIDE) and
Aryan Tari (Norway)

The first round starts October 5 and ends on October 16. There are two free days (Oct. 9 and 14).

We can’t wait to bring these incredible chess players back together for some exciting chess matches! The Armageddon games that we introduced last year will continue as it turned out to be a major success.

Players will get following points per round:
Victory main game: 3 points
Loss main game: 0 points
Draw main game & victory Armageddon: 1.5 points
Draw main game & loss Armageddon: 1 point

Team Altibox Norway Chess have prepared for the tournament to be safe for players, teams and other crew members.

You can follow the Altibox Norway Chess tournament on and on TV 2 Sport/Sumo.