Carlsen & Caruana to face off in round 1 at Norway Chess

This solid field of chess players confirms once again that Altibox Norway Chess is the world’s strongest 10-person event

Round 1 pairings

1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2769 – GM Ding Liren 2791 10
2 GM Anand Viswanathan 2760 – GM Aronian Levon 2764 9
3 GM So Wesley 2778 – GM Karjakin Sergey 2782 8
4 GM Carlsen Magnus 2843 – GM Caruana Fabiano 2822 7
5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2808 – GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2789 6

The 6th edition of Altibox Norway Chess is a 10-player round-robin featuring World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, former World Chess Champion Vishy Anand and most of the world's best chess players. It takes place from 27 May to 7 June in the Clarion Energy Hotel and Stavanger Concert Hall in Stavanger.

Chess players receive 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 61. No draw offers are allowed. In case of a tie for first two blitz games are played followed, if necessary, by Armageddon.

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