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Carlsen-Nakamura Match - Random Fisher To Cover Carlsen-Nakamura Match


Feb 6, 2018, 7:01 AM   80  Chess Event Coverage

This coming Friday a Fischer Random (Chess960) match between Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura will start at Høvikodden outside Oslo, Norway. The (impressive) prize fund is just under $200,000. The English-language commentary, powered by, will be provided on site by GM Yasser Seirawan and IM Anna Rudolf.
The 16-game Chess960 match between Carlsen and Nakamura has a total prize fund of 1.5 million Norwegian kroner ($191,083/€155,868) with 60 percent going to the winner, and 40 percent to the loser of the match. 
 Norwegian national broadcaster NRK will cover the event live on television.
On the first four days (Feb. 9-12) they will play two games at a time control of 45 minutes for the first 40 moves and then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, without increment. The score for these games will be two points for a win, one point for a draw and zero for a loss.

The match will be played in the Henie Onstad Art Center at Høvikodden outside Oslo in Norway, from Feb.9-13. On the museum website the event is placed in the category "performance," with the games being "part of the retrospective exhibition Dag Alveng - Still time."

For the entrance fee of 120 NOK ($15.29 / €12.47) the center is facilitating activities for the audience, tours, and workshops. The first three days are already sold out.

Follow the match on the official or!


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