EnterCard Chess Qualifier
From May 10-15, six players are vying for the final spot in June's Norway Chess supertournament, via an unusual qualification tournament with five rounds of classical and five rounds of rapid chess. Classical wins count double points, and will be played at a rate of 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 mins for the rest of the game, with no time bonus per move. The rapid games will all be played on May 15th at a rate of game in 15 minutes, with no time bonus per move, which should prove to be a wild spectacle! In the case of a tie for first, there will be a blitz tiebreak match. The prize fund is NOK 135,000 (about €16,000), with NOK 50,000 (about €6,000) for the winner.