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Norway Chess 2018 Odds

Who wins Norway Chess 2018?

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Altibox Norway Chess 2018 will take place from May 27 to June 8 in Stavanger, Norway. Sponsored by Altibox, Nordic Choice Hotels and Norway Summit, among others, this tournament has a total prize fund of 249000 Euro, of which 70000 will be awarded to the winner and 40000 to the runner-up.

It will be a 10-player, 9 session round-robin, where each participant will play all others. As has become customary, the pairings in the classical tournament will be determined by the results of a 9-round, all-play-all blitz tournament, to be conducted on May 27th. The 6 first rounds will be played at Clarion Hotel Energy and the last 3, at the Stavanger Concert Hall.

The time control for the games is 100 minutes for 40 moves, plus 50 minutes for 20 moves, and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move 61. In case of shared first place, a blitz play-off will take place to decide the winner.

This year, Altibox Norway Chess 2018 will be attended by the top 3 players in the world, who also are the ones currently above the 2800 Elo barrier: the world champion Magnus Carlsen (2843), the world championship contender Fabiano Caruana (2822), and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2808).

They will be joined by ex-world champion Viswanathan Anand (13th in the world, 2760 Elo), Levon Aronian (2764), who has played in all Norway Chess' previous editions, winning in 2017, the Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2789), Sergey Karjakin (2782), the only player that has won this tournament more than once, in 2013 and 2014, and the super solid Ding Liren (2791), who doesn't lose a single tournament game in classical time control since August 2017! The North American stars Hikaru Nakamura (2769) and Wesley So (2778) complete the pack.