Levon Aronian became the winner of Altibox Norway Chess 2017 which was held in Stavagner, Norway from 5th-17th June. Aronian showed that he is in a great form having already won two tournaments this year (Grenke Chess Classic and now Altibox Norway Chess) and crossing again the 2800 line.

Levon Aronian- the winner of Altibox Norway Chess 2017. Photo by: Lennart Ootes

Aronian was among the 10 of the top 12 world players participated in this prestigious tournament. With 6 points he finished a whole point ahead of his followers Nakamura and Kramnik who shared the second place with 5 points each.

Levon Aronian and Kramnik Vladimir
Levon Aronian against Kramnik Vladimir. Photo by: Joachim Goa Steinbru

Caruana, So and Giri tie for the forth place with 4.5 points, while Vachier-Lagrave, Anand and Carlsen shared 7th-9th place with 4 points. Karjakin ended the last on the list with 3.5 points.

The tournament was held in two different venues: Clarion Hotel Energy and Stavanger Concert Hall and was played according to Round Robin system in 9 rounds. The total prize fund was 249.000EUR.

Participants took the rest day after three rounds and tried themselves as farmers!


Final standings:

1 Aronian Levon ARM (2793) 6 points
2 Nakamura Hikaru USA (2785) 5 points
3 Kramnik Vladimir RUS (2808) 5 points
4 Caruana Fabiano USA (2808) 4.5 points
5 So Wesley USA (2812) 4.5 points
6 Giri Anish NED (2771) 4.5 points
7 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA (2796) 4 points
8 Anand Viswanathan IND (2786) 4 points
9 Carlsen Magnus NOR (2832) 4 points
10 Karjakin Sergey RUS (2781) 3.5 points


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Photos by: Lennart Ootes and Joachim Goa Steinbru