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Norway Chess Tournament 2016

The Norwegian organizers decided to get out of the Grand Prix Tour this year, but this didn't keep them from arranging a gathering of champions in Stavanger. The line-up is impressive and, despite ther last-minute withdrawal of Sergey Karjakin - the Challenger - the tournament is strong and promises ten days of amazing chess. The super-tournament starts April the 19th at 10AM EDT - 16:00 CET.

Here is the list with the participants:

Player Country Rating
Magnus Carlsen  Norway 2851
Vladimir Kramnik  Russia 2801
Anish Giri  Netherlands 2790
Levon Aronian  Armenia 2784
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave  France 2788
Veselin Topalov  Bulgaria 2754
Pavel Eljanov  Ukraine 2765
Chao Li  China 2792
Pentala Harikrishna  India 2763
Nils Grandelius  Sweden 2649


ICC will have full coverage of the Norway Chess, with live commentary, GOTD service and the usual trivias and contests.


Here is the line-up of the ICC's dream team of commentators:

Date Day/Time (EDT)
Host Analyst
04/19 Tuesday/10AM
GM Ron W Henley GM Alex Yermolinsky
04/20 Wednesday/10AM
IM John Watson GM Ronen Har-Zvi
04/21 Thursday/10AM
IM Christof Sielecki GM Lars Bo Hansen
04/22 Friday/10AM
GM Pablo Zarnicki GM Jon Speelman
04/24 Sunday/10AM
GM Daniel King GM John Fedorowicz
04/25 Monday/10AM
IM Vojislav Milanovic GM Max Dlugy
04/27 Wednesday/10AM
IM John Watson GM Larry Christiansen
04/27 Thursday/10AM
IM Christof Sielecki GM Joel Benjamin
04/28 Friday/10AM
Mark Crowther GM Alex Yermolinsky


toktok commented on 2016 04 19

Regarding the times - suggest you put 17:00 CEST above (for Central Europe Summer Time) (instead of 16:00 CET) since that is what most countries here use (just as EDT is the Eastern Daylight Time in the US). Thank you.

toktok commented on 2016 04 22

Seems the start time of day is 16.00 CEST (and not 16.00 CET). Please correct this.