Title treasure hunt

Who will be working for who in the next World Championship Match? GM Jonathan Tisdall takes a look at what is going on behind the scenes.

Visually handicapped Norwegian gets two year ban for chess cheating

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.

Norway wins neighborhood rivalry

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.

Youngsters give Norway the edge

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.

Family Duties

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.

Diplomacy and confessions

 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…