BOTW: 2018.05.27

You know it's going to be a monstrously strong tournament when five-time World Champion Vishy Anand is the bottom seed!  Altibox Norway and Karpov Poikovsky are this week's Best of the Web...

 


Altibox Norway
May 27-June 4, 2018

A 10-player round-robin featuring 8 of the world's top 10:

Name FIDE Live Rank
Carlsen, Magnus 2843 1
Caruana, Fabiano 2822 2
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2808 3
Ding, Liren 2791 4
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2789 6
Karjakin, Sergey 2782 7
So, Wesley 2778 9
Nakamura, Hikaru 2769 10
Aronian, Levon 2764 12
Anand, Viswanathan 2760 15

Schedule

  • Blitz Tounament: May 27.
  • Round 1: May 28.
  • Rest days May 31, June 4.
  • Games start at 10:30am EST.

Homepage
http://norwaychess.no/en

Live Games

Homepage features free commentary by GM Simen Agdestein & Knut Skeie Solberg:
http://live.norwaychess.com/

Chessbrah's GM Aman HambletonGM Eric Hansen, and special guest GM Yasser Seirawan provide commentary on their twich channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/chessbrah

chess24 has live commentary -- for premium members only -- GMs Jan Gustafsson & Peter Svidler:
https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/altibox-norway-chess-2018/1/1/1



19th Karpov Poikovsky International

May 27 - June 5, 2018

This 10-player single round-robin is put somewhat in the shade by the stars in Norway, but it also features some very strong players:

Name FIDE FED
Ian Nepomniachtchi 2751 RUS
Dmitry Jakovenko 2735 RUS
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2707 IND
Vladimir Fedoseev 2706 RUS
Vladislav Artemiev 2704 RUS
Boris Gelfand 2695 ISR
Anton Korobov 2678 UKR
Vladislav Kovalev 2650 BLR
Emil Sutovsky 2647 ISR
Victor Bologan 2610 MOL


Amazingly, round 1 began with 100% decisive games.

Poikovsky is 100 km East of Khanty-Mansiysk -- almost 1/2 way across Russia and its 9 time zones, so games start at 6:00am EST.

Live Games (no commentary)
https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/poikovsky-2018