In the last list of the top Chess players we published, we went over the best Spanish Chess players. Now in this article, we’re ranking the best Norwegian Chess players from Norway, starting with the number ten spot in FIDE.
10. Johan Salomon
Full name: Johan Salomon
Born: May 7, 1997
World ranking: 759
Johan Salomon earned the title of Grandmaster in 2017, the title of International Master in 2015, and the title of FIDE Master in 2014. He has a FIDE rating of 2492 and a Peak rating of 2505. In 2016, Johan triumphed in the Norwegian Chess tournament.
9. Kjetil A Lie
Full name: Kjetil Aleksander Lie
Born: November 18, 1980
World ranking: 552
The Grandmaster title and International Master title were awarded to Kjetil Lie in 2005 and 2002, respectively. In addition to attaining a FIDE rating of 2521, Kjetil became the Norwegian Chess winner in 2009 and 2010. He earned a victory in the under 15 Norwegian Championship. In 2000, Lie triumphed in the Norway Open tournament and thereafter topped the Junior category in the Norwegian Youth tournament each year from 2000 to 2003. Between 2000 and 2010, he managed to participate in the Chess Olympiads. In 2009, at Bergen, he won his first Norwegian chess tournament after attaining 6.5 of the 9 points.
8. Lars Oskar Hauge
Full name: Lars Oskar Hauge
Born: November 17, 1998
World ranking: 515
Lars Hauge became a FIDE grandmaster in 2022, an International Master in 2016, and a FIDE Master in 2013. Oskar Hauge earned his third GM norm at the European Team tournament that credited him the Grandmaster title, ending up being the 17th Grandmaster in Norway. He has participated in various matches, notable ones being; the Norwegian championship (2016, 2018, and 2019), Rilton Cup (2016), Xtracon Open (2019), European Club Cup (2016), Pro Chess League (2018), and the Reykjavic Open (2014, 2015, and 2016). In these games, he attained an overall record of 50.3 percent.
7. Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal
Full name: Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal
Born: May 14, 1993
World ranking: 412
The FIDE Master, International Master, and Grandmaster titles were awarded to Olsen Frode in 2008, 2011, and 2016 respectively. He has a FIDE rating of 2543 and a Peak rating of 2572. In 2009, he came fifth in the global Youth Chess tournament in the U16 category. He secured the final norm in the Rilton Cup Tournament held in Stockholm required for the award of International Master. The Manacor Tournament held in April 2016 at Mallorca earned Urkedal the final norm of being awarded the Grandmaster title. He was victorious in the Nordic Chess Championship in 2019, which gave him a direct qualification to the FIDE World Cup. He was second at the Australasian Master’s GM tournament in 2019.
6. Simen Agdestein
Full name: Simen Agdestein
Born: May 15, 1967
World ranking: 354
Simen earned the title of Grandmaster in 1985 and in 1983, the title of International Master. Simen managed to win the Norway Chess Championships seven times. He has a FIDE rating of 2559 and a peak rating of 2637.
5. Evgeny Romanov
Full name: Evgeny Romanov
Born: November 2, 1988
World ranking: 278
Romanov in 2007, was accorded the title of grandmaster and the title of International Master in 2005. Romanov has a FIDE rating of 2581 and a peak rating of 2662 as of June 2022 and July 2013, respectively. He clinched the world youth chess tournament in 1998 in the U10 category. In 2013, at Legnica, Romanov won a bronze medal in the European championship. In 2014, he coached the Norwegian men’s squad at Tromso Olympics.
4. Johan-Sebastian Christiansen
Full name: Johan-Sebastian Christiansen
Born: June 10, 1998
World ranking: 234
In 2018, Sebastian Christiansen earned his grandmaster title. Before that, he made it to FIDE Master and International Master in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The European Team Chess Championship held in July and August 2018 earned him the norms needed for the grandmaster title.
3. Jon Ludvig Hammer
Full name: Jon Ludvig Hammer
Born: June 2, 1990
World ranking: 120
Ludvig, in 2005 was awarded the title of FIDE Master, the title of International Master in 2007, and the title of Grandmaster in 2009. He is three times Norwegian chess champion. Hammer came victorious in the 2013 Norwegian chess tournament, being his first competition to emerge victorious. In June 2022, his FIDE rating was at 2638, while his peak rating stood at 2705 as of February 2016.
2. Aryan Tari
Full name: Aryan Tari
Born: June 4, 1999
World ranking: 82
Tari was awarded the grandmaster title in 2016, the International Master title in 2013, and the FIDE master title that same year. In 2015 and 2019, he became the Norwegian chess champion. Tari clinched the world’s junior chess tournament in 2017. In 2012, he triumphed the Norwegian junior chess tournament, came eighth in 2013, second in 2014, and won the competition again in 2015.
1. Magnus Carlsen
Full names: Magnus Carlsen
Birth: November 30, 1990
World ranking: 1
Magnus Carlsen was awarded the FIDE grandmaster title in 2004 and went on to dominate the world chess champion for a record five times. He has been crowned Global rapid chess winner three times and Globe’s blitz chess winner five times. According to FIDE world chess rankings, Carlsen still holds the number one position since 2011, a record that puts him only behind Kasparov Garry, who has stayed the longest as the most ranked chess sportsman globally. He has the highest peak rating of 2882 in chess history. He set the record of being the longest unbeaten player in the top level of classical chess.
That concludes the list of the best Norwegian Chess players. If you like list posts like this, you may also be interested in seeing the ten best Indian Chess players or the best Canadian Chess players.
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