Altibox Norway Chess 2020: Live and over-the-board!

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9/29/2020 – From October 5 to October 16, Stavanger will again host the the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament. It is a double-round-robin with six players, who play live(!) against each other. Top seeds are Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Alireza Firouzja and Aryan Tari complete the field.

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The field of the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament was announced last week. Anish Giri was supposed to play, but in view of rising corona infection rates the Dutchman prefers to stay at home. He is replaced by the young Polish grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Alireza Firouzja, currently the world's best junior, also gets a chance to prove himself in this top event. For both it is their first Altibox Norway Tournament.

Top seed, World Champion and clear favourite: Magnus Carlsen | Photo: Norway Chess

The players

Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
Fabiano Caruana (USA)
Levon Aronian (Armenia)
Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland)
Alireza Firouzja (FIDE)
Arian Tari (Norway)

The tournament starts with the first round on October 5, and ends on October 16. October 9, and October 14, are rest-days.

In view of the Covid 19 pandemic, the organisers in Stavanger are taking all the necessary measures to ensure that the tournament is safe for all concerned.

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