Oslo Chess International 2012 will be organized at Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion during the Norwegian autumn holiday 30 September – 7 October, again as a cooperation between IA IO Hans Olav Lahlum and the Akademisk chess club from the Oslo University.
Tournament system will be the same as in 2011, meaning a GM-group for players above 2150 and an ELO-group for players below 2150.
The tournament again will be played with the classical high quality time limits 2 hours in 40 moves and then 1 hour for the rest of the game.
Last year winner was GM Matthew Sadler
Currently top rated players are: GM Yuri SOLODOVNICHENKO UKR 2602, GM Rainer BUHMANN GER 2578, GM Eduardas ROZENTALIS LTU 2570, GM Stephen J. GORDON ENG 2556, GM Sipke ERNST NED 2548, GM Marc NARCISO DUBLAN ESP 2523, GM Salvador DEL RIO ESP 2491, IM Frode Olav Olsen URKEDAL NOR 2470, IM Axel ROMBALDONI ITA 2458, GM Rune DJURHUUS NOR 2436, IM Tymofey GALINSKY UKR 2431, IM Jovanka HOUSKA ENG 2398 etc
|Playing venue:||Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Address: Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway.|
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.
Players unable to play one particular round of the tournament can get walk-over with half a point for this round. Such a walk-over draw however must be accepted by the organizer before the start of round one, and it can not be accepted for round eight or nine.
Prizes are guaranteed and may be increased and/or extended if the tournament economy allows.
|Accomodation offer:||The playing hotel offers a special chess discount for the tournament period 30 September – 7 October 2012.|
Price for each night including breakfast buffet then will be NOK 890 for a single room, NOK 1198 for a double room, and NOK 1497 for a triple room. (EUR 1 = about NOK 7.50)
NOTE: To get this strongly discounted chess price at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, all hotel accommodation must be ordered via the tournament organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A further family discount is offered for children under age 15 travelling together with parents; contact the organizer for further details if interested.
|Rate of Play:||Classical 2 hours in 40 moves, then 1 hour for the rest.|
Walk-over time limit is 60 minutes after the scheduled start of each round.
|Live Games:||Top games from the GM-group be sent live.|
|Arbiters:||Chief arbiter: IA & IO Hans Olav Lahlum|
Deputy arbiters: To be announced.
|Evening program:||In the evenings there will be two grandmaster lectures and one blitz tournament.|
|Some very few GMs with an ELO above 2550 and reasonable travel costs, will be offered free hotel for the tournament period and food and travel expenses covered.|
Interested GMs should contact the organizer as soon as possible and at latest 15 May 2012 by Email.A few IMs and WGMs will be offered a large discount on the hotel costs for the tournament period.
Interested IMs and WGMs should contact the organizer as soon as possible and at latest 15 July 2012 by Email.
|Information:||Please contact the organizer Mr. Hans Olav Lahlum at Email or mobile phone +47 95 75 82 86.|