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. 7
Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu (India). World No. 14.
Alireza Firouzja (France). World No. 16.

Player field in the Norway Chess Women’s Tournament:
Women’s World Champion Ju Wenjun (China). World No. 2 among women.
Lei Tingjie (China). World No. 3 among women.
Koneru Humpy (India). World No. 5 among women.
Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine). World No. 8 among women.
Vaishali Rameshbabu (India). World No. 13 among women.
Pia Cramling (Sweden). World No. 28 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 in classical chess, the reigning five-time World Rapid Champion, the reigning seven-time World Blitz Champion, and the reigning Chess World Cup Champion.

Fabiano Caruana (USA)

Fabiano Caruana is World’s No.2 with a live rating of 2805. He is the 2018 Challenger against Magnus Carlsen, and the reigning three-time U.S. Chess Champion. In 2018 he became the Norway Chess Champion for the first time and in 2023 he was the runner-up of Norway Chess, behind Hikaru Nakamura.

Hikaru Nakamura (USA)

Hikaru Nakamura is World’s No.3 with a live rating of 2794. He is a five-time U.S. Chess Champion, the reigning FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Champion, the reigning Norway Chess Champion, and a professional streamer with millions of followers.

Ding Liren (China)

Ding Liren is World’s No.7 with a live rating of 2762, and the reigning World Champion. He is the highest-rated Chinese chess player in history and also a three-time Chinese Chess Champion.

Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu (India)

Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu is World’s No.14 with a live rating of 2747. He is the world’s youngest player to reach the Chess World Cup final, where he came second to qualify for the 2024 Candidates. In 2022 Praggnanandhaa became the third Indian player to win a game against World No.1 Magnus Carlsen.

Alireza Firouzja (France)

Alireza Firouzja is World’s No.16 with a live rating of 2737. He is the youngest player to have surpassed a FIDE rating of 2800, the 2022 Grand Chess Tour winner and a 2022 & 2024 Candidates qualifier. Firouzja was also the Norway Chess runner-up in 2020 & 2021.

Ju Wenjun (China)

Ju Wenjun is World’s No.2 with a live rating of 2558, 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.

Lei Tingjie (China)

Lei Tingjie is World’s No.3 among women with a live rating of 2548. She is the 2017 Chinese women’s national Champion, the 2021 Women’s Grand Swiss Champion, and the 2023 Challenger against GM Ju Wenjun.

Koneru Humpy (India)

Koneru Humpy is World’s No.5 and India’s No.1 among women with a live rating of 2545. She is the 2019 World Rapid Champion, and in 2020 she won the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year award.

Anna Muzychuk (Ukraine)

Anna Muzychuk is World’s No.10 with a live rating of 2505. 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 Challenger against Tan Zhongyi.

Vaishali Rameshbabu (India)

Vaishali Rameshbabu is World’s No.13 with a live rating of 2489. In 2023 she won the FIDE Women’s Grand Swiss to qualify for the 2024 Women’s Candidates Tournament. In December 2023 she crossed the 2500 Elo (live) rating threshold to earn her Grandmaster title and became the third woman grandmaster in India. In 2024 she was honored with the Arjuna Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India

Pia Cramling (Sweden)

Pia Cramling is World’s No.28 with a live rating of 2446.9. 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. Since the Women’s World Championship has been held with the knockout format, Pia reached the semifinals in 2008 and 2015.