Altibox Norway Chess Qualifier 2016

Altibox Norway Chess Qualifier takes place in Fagernes March 23rd – 26th. The winner qualifies for Norway Chess in Stavanger April 19th – 29th.

Altibox Norway Chess Qualifier participants: Nils Grandelius, Yifan Hou, Jon Ludvig Hammer and Aryan Tari. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Altibox Norway Chess Qualifier participants: Nils Grandelius, Yifan Hou, Jon Ludvig Hammer and Aryan Tari. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Players:

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer (2701), Norway
GM Yifan Hou (2667), China
GM Nils Grandelius (2646), Sweden
(GM) Aryan Tari (2553), Norway

Place:

Thon Hotel Fagernes

Schedule:

Games 1-3 begin 14:30. Game 4 at 11:00, Game 5 at 14:00 and Game 6 at 16:00.

Rules:

Rounds 1-3 with classical time control: 120 min/40 moves + 30 min/20 moves + 30 min/rest of game, plus 30 sec add on/move from move 41)

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 for a loss.

Rounds 4-6 with rapid time control: 25 min/game + 5 sec add on from move 1

2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss.

Pairings:

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Round 1: March 23rd

Tari – Yifan
Hammer – Grandelius

Round 2 March 24th

Tari – Hammer
Hou Yifan – Grandelius

Round 3 March 25th

Grandelius – Tari
Hammer – Hou Yifan

Round 4 (rapid) March 26th

Yifan – Tari
Grandelius – Hammer

Round 5 (rapid) March 26th

Hammer – Tari
Grandelius – Yifan

Round 6 (rapid) March 26th

Tari – Grandelius
Hou – Hammer

If tied after six rounds, there will be two blitz games. If still tied, one armageddon game.

General Secretary of the Norwegian Chess Federation Geir Nesheim. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

General Secretary of the Norwegian Chess Federation Geir Nesheim. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Nils Grandelius, Yifan Hou, Jon Ludvig Hammer & Aryan Tari. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Nils Grandelius, Yifan Hou, Jon Ludvig Hammer & Aryan Tari. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Nils Grandelius chose number 3. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Nils Grandelius chose number 3. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Aryan Tari pleased to choose number 2. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

Aryan Tari pleased to choose number 2. Photo: Tarjei J. Svensen

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