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Norway Chess Tournament 2015
Posted: 03 June 2015 12:59 PM  
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The first of the three elite tournaments which are part of the recently born “Grand Chess Tour” takes off on June the 15th, with a Blitz event that precedes the classic tournament.

In Norway, four players with a FIDE rating over 2800 will make the tournament one of the strongest ever, rating-wise.

The Classical Tournament starts June 16th, at 10AM EDT (New York) - 16:00 Berlin - 15:00 London - 17:00 Moscow - 19:30 New Delhi
The tournament is a 9 Rounds Round Robin; Rest day on June the 20th;
Time Control is: Start with 120 minutes - Add 60 minutes after move 40 - Add 15 minutes +30 sec. increment after move 60

Participants: Magnus Carlsen (Nor, 2876); Fabiano Caruana (ITA, 2805); Viswanathan Anand (IND, 2804); Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2802); Veselin Topalov (BUL, 2798); Alexander Grischuk (RUS, 2781); Levon Aronian (ARM, 2780); Anish Giri (NED, 2773); Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA, 2723); Jon Ludvig Hammer (NOR, 2677).

The Grand Chess Tour was created with just one goal in mind: Demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players,” said Tony Rich, Executive Director of the CCSCSL.
There is $1,000,050,000 at stake, with each of the three events awarding individual prize funds of $300,000. Based on their results, the competitors will also tally points toward a tour prize fund of $150,000, with the Grand Chess Tour champion receiving an additional $75,000.

Eight of the top ten players who were invited accepted to participate in all the three events.

ICC will cover the event with LIVE commentary, Game Of the Day video for each round and the TRIVIA contests.

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Posted: 13 June 2015 01:31 PM   [ # 1 ]  
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Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has been incredible at Tata Steel 2015, finishing second, just 0.5 point behind Carlsen. I think he is in top form and he is the true chess rising star of the moment!

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Posted: 13 June 2015 02:08 PM   [ # 2 ]  
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I’m exciting for 3rd Norway Chess Tournament, good luck everyone :D

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Posted: 13 June 2015 04:37 PM   [ # 3 ]  
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Magnus Carlsen is simply the Best !!

 

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Posted: 13 June 2015 06:34 PM   [ # 4 ]  
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Maxim Vachier Lagrave will win

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Posted: 13 June 2015 06:58 PM   [ # 5 ]  
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[quote author=” date=“1434216676”]- has been incredible at Steel 2015, finishing second, just 0.5 point behind . I think he is in top form and he is the true chess rising star of the moment!
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Posted: 14 June 2015 12:09 PM   [ # 6 ]  
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The best only…

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Posted: 14 June 2015 04:01 PM   [ # 7 ]  
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It is about time that Hikaru pulls it out of the hat. he has already almost defeated the favorite and I liked how he played in his last tourney. Go Hikaru! All the best, Mr-Y

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Posted: 14 June 2015 11:00 PM   [ # 8 ]  
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Magnus is currently the best chess player in the world.

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Posted: 15 June 2015 04:14 AM   [ # 9 ]  
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Anand has started picking up the loose ends of his early days and I am sure he will outshine Magnus in the Noeway

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Posted: 15 June 2015 05:43 PM   [ # 10 ]  
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How come we can’t vote for Giri?

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Posted: 15 June 2015 06:02 PM   [ # 11 ]  
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LazyPeon - 15 June 2015 05:43 PM

How come we can’t vote for Giri?

Sorry, I missed Giri in the list! you can vote for him now! cool smile

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Posted: 15 June 2015 10:41 PM   [ # 12 ]  
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caruana is now in the best of forms

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Posted: 16 June 2015 03:06 AM   [ # 13 ]  
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Magnus is magnificent. I am confident in his success. Les4chess.

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Posted: 16 June 2015 09:52 AM   [ # 14 ]  
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Posted: 16 June 2015 10:25 AM   [ # 15 ]  
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Anish will win. He’s the world’s greatest young Gandmaster.

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