Wednesday, 19 April 2017

More from Fagernes

  • The final bulletin (#9) is ready and may be found here.
  • There will probably be a new tournament at Fagernes next year.
    Preliminary dates: 25 March - 1 April 2018.
  • brings an article focusing on Nihal Sarin's GM-norm.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Congratulations to the winners!

We congratulate GM Andriy Vovk from Ukraine with winning the GM-group at Fagernes,
ahead of GM Boris Chatalbashev from Bulgaria.

The IM-group was won by Norwegian IM Espen Lie and the Elo-group by Norwegian Aleksander Lindbøl.

Full results here: GM | IM | Elo

Three title norms 

Three title norms were made during TV 2 Fagernes International 2017:


Fagernes Easter Blitz NGP

Fagernes Easter Blitz NGP was played 15th April after the round in the main tournament. There were 48 participants in two rating groups.

The A-group was won by IM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, last year's Norwegian blitz champion. Christiansen scored 7.5 points in 9 rounds and was half a point ahead of Garg Aradhya from India. Belarusian IM Valeriy Kazakovskiy took third place, like he did in the rapid.
In the B-group (rating under 1500) Lars Martin Krogseth took clear first with 8 points from 9 games. Kazim Yilmaz and Odd Ristesund ended up with 6.5 points.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Title norms

Title norm demands before the last round:

FM Sarin Nihal: Has taken IM-norm. Needs draw for GM-norm.
FM Benjamin Arvola: Has taken IM-norm. Needs draw for GM-norm.
WGM Marsel Efroimski: Needs draw for IM-norm.
FM Sebastian Mihajlov : Needs draw for IM-norm.

Fagernes Easter Rapid NGP

Fagernes Easter Rapid NGP was played 13th-14th April, in the evening after the main tournament. There were 34 participants.

12 year old FM Nihal Sarin from India took clear first place with 5.5 points in 6 games.
For more about this amazing talent, see a very interesting article from ChessBase.

FM Lucas Ranaldi took second place, while Belarusian IM Valeriy Kazakovskiy was third. 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

TV 2 new main sponsor

We are happy to annonce that TV 2 will be the main sponsor of the Fagernes tournament.
The new tournament name will be TV 2 Fagernes International.

TV 2, which is Norway's largest commercial broadcaster, will have extensive coverage of Altibox Norway Chess in June.