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Norway Chess

The 3rd annual Norway Chess elite grandmaster tournament is held from June 16-26 in Stavanger, in the southwest of Norway. World Champion Magnus Carlsen leads a stellar field that includes eight players from the world's top ten. This year the tournament is the kickoff event for the new Grand Chess Tour, uniting Norway Chess with the Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess Classic. Players receive 2 hours for the first 40 moves, then 1 hour for the rest of the game, with a 30 second bonus per move starting from move 41. Official site: www.NorwayChess.com