The 2013 edition of Oslo Chess International will take place in Norway, 29 September – 6 October 2013. The tournament organized by Hans Olav Lahlum and Akademisk Sjakklubb Oslo is a 9-round Swiss open for all players having the official titles GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM or WFM from FIDE. Also qualified are other male players with an official FIDE-ELO of at least 2150, and other female players with an official FIDE-ELO of at least 2000.

Less than a month before the start of the championship, among the top seeded participants are GM Ilia Smirin, GM Sergei Tiviakov, GM Sergei Volkov, GM Eduardas Rozentalis, GM Maxim Turov, GM Eric Hansen, GM Rainer Buhmann (winner in 2012), GM Yuri Soldovnichenko, GM Siemen Agdestein, IM Benjamin Bok, GM Leif Erlend Johannessen, GM Marc Narciso Dublan, IM Frode Elsness, IM Aman Hambleton, IM Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen, IM Irina Krush, etc. See the full participants list below.

Registration and more information at the official website

The playing venue

The playing venue is Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion at Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway. It is a large hotel and conference centre, right next to Norway’s national football stadium in Oslo. The hotel offers excellent facilities to play chess games in the playing hall, as well as for analysis and blitz playing outside the playing hall afterwards.

The playing hotel is a two minute walk from the bus and tube station. It is two minutes tube travel from the Oslo University, and less than ten minutes from the main railway station (Oslo S).

Participants coming from other countries and cities in Norway can use a direct bus connection from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to the hotel door. Shops, restaurants etc can be found within a two minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Sunday 29-Sep 13.00-16.00 Registration

17.30-23.30 Round 1
Monday 30-Sep 10.00-16.00 Postponed games from round 1

17.30-23.30 Round 2
Tuesday 1-Oct 10.00-16.00 Round 3

17.30-23.30 Round 4
Wednesday 2-Oct 16.30-22.30 Round 5
Thursday 3-Oct 16.30-22.30 Round 6
Friday 4-Oct 16.30-22.30 Round 7
Saturday 5-Oct 12.00-18.00 Round 8

18.30-21.00 Blitz tournament
Sunday 6-Oct 10.00-16.00 Round 9

16.10 (latest) Prize giving



GM Ilia SMIRIN ISR 2663 21.08.68
GM Sergei TIVIAKOV NED 2656 14.02.73
GM Sergei VOLKOV RUS 2626 07.02.74
GM Eduardas ROZENTALIS LTU 2607 27.05.63
GM Maxim TUROV RUS 2588 07.12.79
GM Eric HANSEN CAN 2584 24.05.92
GM Rainer BUHMANN GER 2583 20.02.81
GM Simen AGDESTEIN NOR 2567 15.05.67
IM Benjamin BOK NED 2527 25.01.95
GM Leif Erlend JOHANNESSEN NOR 2519 14.05.80
GM Marc NARCISO DUBLAN ESP 2505 20.01.74
IM Frode ELSNESS NOR 2505 15.06.73
IM Aman HAMBLETON CAN 2500 30.12.92
IM Torbjørn Ringdal HANSEN NOR 2492 01.03.79
IM Irina KRUSH USA 2489 24.12.83
IM Alexander DONCHENKO GER 2476 22.03.98
IM Mads ANDERSEN DEN 2476 01.03.95
IM Espen LIE NOR 2455 03.01.84
GM Rune DJURHUUS NOR 2453 25.01.70
IM Lawrence TRENT ENG 2429 28.04.86
IM Timofey GALINSKY UKR 2427 23.09.75
IM Rasmus SVANE GER 2425 21.05.97
Jonas LAMPERT GER 2393 25.08.97
IM Atle GRØNN NOR 2372 07.08.71

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