Arctic Securities Chess Stars begins today

8/28/2010 – This double round robin rapid chess event is taking place in Kristiansund, Norway. The four players include reigning World Champion Vishy Anand, the world's strongest male and female players (Magnus Carlsen, Judit Polgar) and Norwegian talent Jon Ludvig Hammer. The rounds start at 14:30 CEST. Live broadcast is available on Playchess, with video on NRK. Here are details and schedule.

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Arctic Securities Chess Stars

This rapid chess tournament is taking place in Kristiansund from Saturday, August 28th to Monday, August 30th 2010. It is a double round robin with four players: Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Judit Polgar and Jon Ludvig Hammer. On Monday there follows the finals between the two leading players, together with the bronze final for third place. Time controls are 20 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move. Live broadcast of the moves on Playchess.com, live video broadcast by NRK.


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Schedule

Saturday, August 28
14:30 First round
16:00 Second round
17:30 Third round
Sunday, August 29
14:30 Fourth round
16:00 Fifth round
17:30 Sixth round
Monday, August 30
14:00 Finals round one
15:40 Finals round two


Press conference on Friday, after the players had arrived in Kristiansund


GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, World Champions Viswanathan Anand


Judit Polgar, Magnus Carlsen, the world's highest ranked female and male players


Anand, Magnus and Jon Ludvik sign books and posters


Judit Polgar does her bit for the organisers and fans


Links

The games are being broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download the free PGN reader ChessBase Light, which gives you immediate access. You can also use the program to read, replay and analyse PGN games. New and enhanced: CB Light 2009!

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The City of Tromsø, at a latitude of nearly 70 degrees north, is with its 68 000 inhabitants and 10 000 students the biggest city in the North of Norway. The city has the world’s northernmost university, brewery and cathedral and the city lives on education, research, administration, fishing exports and satellite technology. Tromsø is a candidated to hold the 2014 Chess Olympiade.


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