Grand Chess Tour gets smaller

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1/6/2016 – Last year the three supertournaments Norway Chess, Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess Classic merged to become the "Grand Chess Tour" series. Now the organisers of Norway Chess decided to go their own ways again and in a press release announced their intention to leave the series: Norway Chess will not be part of the Grand Chess Tour 2016. Press Release

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Press release from Grand Chess Tour/Altibox Norway Chess

Published 6th January 2016

Changes in Grand Chess Tour for 2016 and Altibox Norway Chess

The Grand Chess Tour was created with one goal in mind: a circuit of international events, each demonstrating the highest level of organization for the world’s best players. Following the successful inaugural year, the Grand Chess Tour will proceed in 2016, but without the participation of Altibox Norway Chess which will continue as a stand-alone tournament.

“After long and careful consideration, Altibox Norway Chess decided to leave the Grand Chess Tour. A sad, but for us necessary decision, since our views differ from the GCT’s on the future of top class tournaments. We wish all the best for the GCT and hope that our partnership may be renewed in the years to come. Altibox Norway Chess will take place in April this year with the same high standards as the previous events” states Kjell Madland, Chairman of the board at Altibox Norway Chess.

“We are disappointed to see Altibox Norway Chess leave the GCT, but we wish them all the best for the future, hope that they will be around for many years and that we may cooperate again in future years” said Malcolm Pein, on behalf of the Grand Chess Tour.

Please direct any questions to:

Malcolm Pein – Grand Chess Tour
Phone +44 207 935 3445

Jøran Aulin-Jansson – Altibox Norway Chess
Phone +47 91 33 22 42

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