Dubbed as the World’s Strongest Chess Tournament, Altibox Norway Chess 2017, which is scheduled to happen June 5 to 17 this year, was able to gather to play the current (February 2017) top 10 players in the world:
- World chess champion, Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
- Wesley So (USA)
- Fabiano Caruana (USA)
- Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)
- Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France)
- Hikaru Nakamura (USA)
- Viswanathan Anand (India)
- Levon Aronian (Armenia)
- Sergey Karjakin (Russia)
- Anish Giri (The Netherlands)
From its website:
“We are very pleased that we have managed to gather the world’s 10 best players in our tournament this year. It’s a special year to us being our 5th anniversary. The fact that we are the first ones ever to bring together the top 10 players in the world in one tournament shows that Altibox Norway Chess has established itself as the strongest and one of the most important tournaments in the chess world. We have, since the tournament’s inception in 2013, wanted to create a unique chess tournament. This shows that we have succeeded.” – Kjell Madland, Founder
This is not the world championship, but this is definitely so far the toughest tournament. We can’t wait to find out who will conquer the strongest tournament in chess history.
Mark Daryl Dolor Doblado
Carlsen or So
Go Wesley So,,,
replace giri with adhiban…
Filipino blood go…
Roman del Prado
So is the best
The April 14 live rating showed Ding Liren as #10 not Anish Giri.
So is best because mamedyarov is not around hahaha
Why so cannot win vs mamedyarov?