Altibox Norway 2017

February 14, 2017

World top 10 in Altibox Norway Chess

Altibox Norway Chess, the chess super tournament, has managed to gather the world’s top 10 best players for the 2017 edition.

The tournament aims to be amongst the top 3 strongest chess tournaments in the world. The 2017 tournament takes place from June 5 to 17 at the Clarion Energy Hotel and at the Stavanger Concert Hall.

Participants:

1. World chess champion, Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
2. Wesley So (USA)
3. Fabiano Caruana (USA)
4. Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)
5. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)
6. Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
7. Viswanathan Anand (India)
8. Levon Aronian (Armenia)
9. Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
10. Anish Giri (The Netherlands)

Norway Chess 2017

“We are very pleased that we have managed to gather the world’s 10 best players in our tournament this year. It’s a special year to us being our 5th anniversary. The fact that we are the first ones ever to bring together the top 10 players in the world in one tournament shows that Altibox Norway Chess has established itself as the strongest and one of the most important tournaments in the chess world. We have, since the tournament’s inception in 2013, wanted to create a unique chess tournament. This shows that we have succeeded.” – Kjell Madland, Founder

Several of the players have participated in Altibox Norway Chess earlier, including former World Champion, Viswanathan “Vishy” Anand and Magnus Carlsen’s challenger in last year’s World Chess Championship, Sergey Karjakin, who won Norway Chess in 2013 and 2014.

New to the tournament this year is Philippine-born, Wesley So, who is number two in the world. So has previously commented:

“I’m glad that I can finally join Altibox Norway Chess. Norway is so beautiful, I love that country! Great people, good food and hopefully good chess. What more could one ask for?”

http://www.chessdom.com/world-top-10...-norway-chess/
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Major Tournaments in 2017

There are a large number of first-class tournaments in this non-world championship year.

1. Tata Steel Jan. 14 – 29
2. Gibraltar Jan. 24 – Feb. 2
3. Women’s World Chess Championship, Tehran Feb. 10 - Mar 5
4. Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix Feb. 17 - 28
5. Aeroflot Open Feb. 21 – Mar 1
6. US Championships Mar. 27 – Apr. 11
7. Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge Apr. 12 – 17
8. Reykjavik Open Apr. 19 – 27
9. Moscow FIDE Grand Prix May 11 – 22
10. Altibox Norway Jun. 5 - 17
11. Paris Grand Chess Tour Jun. 18 – 26
12. Leuven Grand Chess tour Jun. 26 – Jul. 3
13. Geneva FIDE Grand Prix Jul. 6 – 16
14. Sinquefield Cup Jul. 31 – Aug. 12
15. Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz Aug. 13 – 20
16. Chess World Cup Batumi Sept. 1 – 25
17. Palma de Mallorca FIDE Grand Prix Nov. 15 - 26
18. London Chess Classic Nov. 29 – Dec. 11

I have omitted several championships and team tournaments, still the list is impressive.