Visually handicapped Stein Bjørnsen (50) has received a two-year ban on domestic competition from the Central Board of the Norwegian Chess Federation (NSF). The verdict fell at a board meeting in Stavanger last weekend.
There was no reversal of roles for Sweden in the second day of their international match against Norway. The duel was part of the festivities alongside the Altibox Norway Chess super-tournament.
We are only six months away from the world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergei Karjakin, planned to be staged in New York City.
Norway took a commanding lead after the first day of their triple friendly match against Sweden, winning 11.5-6.5 thanks to a fierce 5-1 performance in the youth match.
Stunning chess photos from Norwegian photographer Rolf Haug.
Magnus Carlsen has stolen the headlines in Stavanger with his two early victories. On Thursday he impressed with an exquisite attacking victory over Nils Grandelius, sacrificing a piece in the opening.
The Altibox Norway Chess event in Stavanger is now officially underway – the star-studded field started their maneuvering at a press conference before hostilities kick…
The world champion is seven games away from achieving a new personal best.
How good is Magnus Carlsen’s grip on his competition at the Altibox Norway Chess super-tournament? Matt & Patt brings you an overview.
Magnus Carlsen appeared on the popular Norwegian talkshow «Lindmo» this weekend, speaking about Sergey Karjakin, Norway Chess, doping and stand-up comedy.