The organizers behind Norway Chess has received news that Grandmaster Richard Rapport withdraws from the upcoming tournament, just days before it starts.
The organizers have secured a replacement player, Norwegian, Aryan Tari.
“It is unfortunate that Rapport will not be part of the tournament this year, especially since it’s our 10 year anniversary tournament and it’s just about to start. We are lucky to have found a replacement player, just days before the tournament starts. We look forward to welcoming Tari back to Norway Chess.”
Aryan Tari comments: “I’m really looking forward to playing Norway Chess again, and it feels extra special that it’s the 10 year anniversary this year! A very interesting field, where there are several players I haven’t played against before, which makes it very fun.”
Norway Chess is right around the corner; with the opening ceremony on Monday May 30th followed by a round robin blitz tournament (start 6PM CEST) that will decide the pairings for the classical tournament that starts on Tuesday May 31st 5PM CEST.
See full program here