Jun 05, 2019

The Norway Chess revolution starts Monday

Peter Svidler and Jan Gustafsson will be commentating live on chess24 as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and eight more of the world’s top players are in action in the Altibox Norway Chess blitz opener on Monday 3rd June. The main event starts Tuesday, and this year it’s all change, with the Stavanger supertournament experimenting with a system where every match-up must end with a winner. If the fast classical game ends in a draw, a 10 vs. 7 minute Armageddon game will be played for another point.

Norway Chess, now in its 7th edition, is one of the highlights of the chess calendar, and some things about the format are completely unchanged. For instance, we’ve once again got ten of the world’s very best players:

The blitz action in Norway starts at 18:30 CEST, but there’s plenty of blitz to enjoy before that. Jan will be playing Banter Blitz on his own at 13:00, then he’ll be joined by Peter at 16:30. Everyone is very welcome to watch the shows, while of course if you’re a Premium member you can also challenge our commentators to a game!

  • Banter Blitz with Jan Gustafsson (13:00 CEST)
  • Banter Blitz with Jan & Peter (16:30 CEST)

And of course that’s followed at 18:30 CEST by the Altibox Norway Chess Blitz. Watch all the action LIVE here on chess24!

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