Players 2024

 Two separate tournaments – same location – same time – same format – equal prize money
May 27th – June 7th


Player field Norway Chess:

Magnus Carlsen (Norway). World No. 1.
Fabiano Caruana (USA). World No. 2.
Hikaru Nakamura (USA). World No. 3.
World champion, Ding Liren (China). World No. 4
Alireza Firouzja (France). World No. 6.
Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu (India). World No. 13.


Player field in the Norway Chess Women’s Tournament:
Koneru Humpy (India). World No. 2 among women.
Lei Tingjie (China). World No. 4 among women.
Women’s world champion Ju Wenjun (China). World No. 5 among women.
Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine). World No. 7 among women.
Vaishali Rameshbabu (India). World No. 14 among women.
Pia Cramling (Sweden). World No. 31 among women.

Magnus Carlsen (Norway)

Magnus Carlsen has been World’s No.1 since July 2011 with a live rating of 2830. He is a 5-time World Champion, the reigning five-time World Rapid Chess Champion, the reigning seven-time World Blitz Chess Champion, and the reigning Chess World Cup Champion.

Fabiano Caruana (USA)

Fabiano Caruana is World’s No.2 with a live rating of 2804. He is the 2018 World Chess Champion Challenger, the reigning three-time U.S. Chess Champion, and a 2024 Candidates’ qualifier. In 2023 he was the runner-up of Norway Chess.

Hikaru Nakamura (USA)

Hikaru Nakamura is World’s No.3 with a live rating of 2788. He is a five-time U.S. Chess Champion, the reigning World Fischer Random Chess Champion, the reigning Norway Chess Champion, and a 2024 Candidates’ qualifier.

Ding Liren (China)

Ding Liren is World’s No.4 with a live rating of 2776, and the reigning World Champion. He is the highest-rated Chinese chess player in history and also a three-time Chinese Chess Champion.

Alireza Firouzja (France)

Alireza Firouzja is World’s No.6 with a live rating of 2765. He is the youngest player to have surpassed a FIDE rating of 2800, the 2022 Grand Chess Tour winner and a 2024 Candidates’ qualifier.

Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu (India)

Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu is World’s No.11 with a live rating of 2748. He is the world’s youngest player to reach the Chess World Cup final, where he came second to qualify for the 2024 Candidates. Praggnanandhaa recently became India’s No.1.

Koneru Humpy (India)

Koneru Humpy is World’s No.2 and India’s No.1 among women with a live rating of 2554. She is the 2019 World Rapid Champion, and in 2020 she won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year award.

Lei Tingjie (China)

Lei Tingjie is World’s No.4 among women with a live rating of 2550. She is the 2017 Chinese women’s national Champion, the 2021 Women’s Grand Swiss Champion, and the 2023 Challenger against GM Ju Wenjun.

Ju Wenjun (China)

Ju Wenjun is World’s No.5 with a live rating of 2547, and the reigning four-time Women’s World Champion. She is also a two-time World Rapid Champion, and the fifth woman to achieve a rating of 2600.

Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine)

Anna Muzychuk is World’s No.7 with a live rating of 2525. She is a three-time World Champion in blitz and rapid chess, having won the 2014 Women’s World Rapid Championship, and the 2014 & 2016 Women’s World Blitz Championship, and the 2017 Women’s World Championship runner-up.

Vaishali Rameshbabu (India)

Vaishali Rameshbabu is World’s No.14 with a live rating of 2481. In 2023 she won the FIDE Women’s Grand Swiss to qualify for the 2024 Women’s Candidates Tournament. In December she crossed the 2500 Elo rating threshold to earn her Grandmaster title and became the third woman grandmaster in India.

Pia Cramling (Sweden)

Pia Cramling is World’s No.31 with a live rating of 2437. She is a legendary Swedish player, who since the early 1980s, she has been one of the strongest female players in the world, as well as having been the highest-rated woman in the FIDE World Rankings on three occasions.