Added on 5/4/2013

With an average rating of 2776, the first Norway Chess Tournament might be the strongest ever.

May the 8th is the one day all the chess fans are waiting for. One of the strongest chess tournament ever is going to draw the fans' attention from May the 8th to May the 18th. The line-up is simply stunning, with all the 2750+ guys. At the last minute, Vladimir Kramnik had to decline the invitation, but the uber-strong Peter Svidler stepped in, completing a list of participatns that until now existed only in any chess lover's dreams. ICC will cover this amazing event with Live Radio Broadcast, Game Of the Day Service and the traditional TRIVIA contests, whith main prize being a 1-year subscription to the best chess magazine out there: New in Chess! Games start at 9am EDT - 15:00 CET. Last Round 6am EDT - 12:00 CET. FINAL STANDINGS Game Of the Day


1 May 08   GM Varuzhan Akobian   SCORPON83 2 May 09   GM David Smerdon   smurfo 3 May 10   GM Jonathan Speelman   Speelman 4 May 12   GM David Smerdon   smurfo 5 May 13   GM Alex Yermolinsky   Sweere 6 May 14   GM Lars Bo Hansen   DonCorleone 7 May 15   GM Ronen Har-Zvi   Indiana-Jones 8 May 17   GM Joel Benjamin   MrHat 9 May 18   GM Alex Yermolinsky   Sweere Participants


GM Magnus Carlsen 2872 GM Levon Aronian 2809 GM Teimour Radjabov 2793 GM Sergey Karjakin 2786 GM Viswanathan Anand  2783 GM Veselin Topalov  2771 GM Hikaru Nakamura  2767 GM Peter Svidler  2747 GM Hao Wang  2743 GM Jon Ludvig Hammer  2629


Radio Broadcast Schedule


1 Daniel King Varuzhan Akobian 2 Boris Alterman David Smerdon 3 Ronen Har-Zvi Jonathan Speelman 4 Daniel King David Smerdon 5 Ronen Har-Zvi Varuzhan Akobian 6 Ben Finegold Lars Bo Hansen 7 Mark Crowther Alex Yermolinsky 8 Joel Benjamin Miguel Illescas 9 Alex Yermolinsky Jan Smeets


TRIVIA winners 1 Pagliacci Leijona Leijona 2 joesixpack Leijona gomeschess 3 Abel chesschallenged HighLama 4 agent-n053 Deadcatbouncer chess69 5 tknight16 Abel dimokles 6 Abel Abel Purplehaze 7 izit Deadcatbouncer rode-loper 8 Activekids SunSpots Banger 9 sisu Abel NeiliAm