Norway Chess 2021 will take place between May 9-21 in Stavanger, Norway.
The Chess Super Tournament will be played at Clarion Hotel Energy in Stavanger and Quality Hotel Residence.
Norway Chess is one of worldâ€™s most prestigious chess tournaments annually hosting a tournament with the global top players.
Every year, the chess elite meets in Stavanger to participate in this action-packed tournament, and for many players it is perhaps the most attractive tournament they participate in.
6 players are to take part in the Tournament.
The Tournament is a double round-robin event. Berger tables will be used for the pairings and drawing of lots will be done at the Players meeting.
The Tournament consists of 10 rounds. Players play each other twice. Colors are reversed the second time.
Time control: each player will have 120 minutes on the clock with an increment of 10 seconds after move 40. Participant is obliged to record the moves on the score sheet starting from the first move. A player can stop recording the moves when he has less than 5 minutes. Time control for the Armageddon game: white has 10 minutes and black has 7 minutes with an increment of 1 second per move, starting from move 41.
Players are not allowed to agree on a draw until after move 30.
Players will get following points per round:
- Victory main game: 3 points - Loss main game: 0 points - Draw main game & victory Armageddon: 1.5 points - Draw main game & loss Armageddon: 1 point
If there is a draw in the classical game then the players will move on to Armageddon within 20 minutes after the draw.