Round 1 results
Anand, Viswanathan - Aronian, Levon ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½
Nakamura, Hikaru - Ding, Liren ½-½
So, Wesley - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
The tournament starts with blitz chess matches on May 27th and the last round is June 7th. The 6 first rounds are played at Clarion Hotel Energy before the last 3 rounds, 5th-7th. June is played at Stavanger Concert Hall.
Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
Shahriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan)
Wesley So (USA)
Levon Aronian (Armenia)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)
Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
Fabiano Caruana (USA)
Vishy Anand (India)
Ding Liren (China)
Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
This solid field of chess players confirms once again that Altibox Norway Chess is the world’s strongest 10-person tournament. The tournament concept has been very well received by players, teams, sponsors, press and fans. The international tournament that takes place in Stavanger, Norway each year has earned its high ranked spot on the world-chess map!
Two of the 2018 participants debuts at Altibox Norway Chess. Shahriyar Mamedyarov from Azerbaijan, currently number 2 in the world and Ding Liren from China, who is currently ranked 11th in the world (FIDE).
Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.