Sunday 21 April 2019


We congratulate our three group winners: GM Anton Demchenko from Russia won GM-A, GM Alon Greenfeld from Israel won GM-B and Gunnar Brandshaug Dale from Norway won the Elo-group.
GM-A: Alekseev (3), Demchenko (1) and Postny (3)
(Photo: Tom Eriksen)
GM-B: Kaasen (3), Greenfeld (1) and Kazakovskiy (4)
(Photo: Tom Eriksen)
Elo-group: Sidali (2), Dale (1) and Lundberg (3)
(Photo: Tom Eriksen)

Fagernes Easter Blitz

Fagernes Easter Blitz was played Saturday evening, 20th April, after round 8 in the main tournament.

There were 2 GMs and 8 IMs among the 64 participants.

The A-group was won by GM Maxim Turov with 8½ points in 9 games. GM Benjamin Arvola Notkevich and FM Andreas Garberg Tryggestad came next with 7 points.

Nicolai Ă˜stensen claimed the B-group with 7½ points ahead of Sverre Lye with 7 and Sigurd Lye with 6½.

Top-3 in group A: Turov, Notkevitch and Tryggestad
(Photo: Tom Eriksen)

Top-3 i group B: Sverre Lye, Ă˜stensen and Sigurd Lye
(Photo: Tom Eriksen)

Saturday 20 April 2019

Fagernes Easter Rapid

Our rapid tournament Fagernes Easter Rapid was played 18th and 19th April, in the evenings after the main tournament.

GM Evgeny Vorobiov, GM Evgeny Postny and GM Benjamin Arvola Notkevich all made 5 points from their 6 games. Vorobiov had the best tie-break and claimed first prize ahead of Postny and Notkevich.

Top-3 in the rapid: Postny, Vorobiov og Notkevich
(Photo: Tom Eriksen)

Monday 15 April 2019

The tournament has started  

The tournament started yesterday with 128 participants.
See links above for results, live ganes, photos etc.

Photo from round 1 by Anniken Vestby

Thursday 28 June 2018

Welcome to Fagernes Chess International!

The tournament is played at the major Norwegian Chess Hotel Scandic Valdres
at Fagernes, 187 km north of Oslo.
Main organizer is Hans Olav Lahlum in cooperation with Hedmark og Oppland Sjakkrets.

Hans Olav Lahlum

Hans Olav Lahlum (born 1973) is a well known Norwegian chess player, chess organizer and chess TV commentator, having the titles of International Organizer (IO) and International Arbiter (IA) from the World Chess Federation FIDE. 

Lahlum organized numerous international tournaments at Gausdal 1999-2008, Oslo 2011-2014 and Fagernes 2014-2018. 

He has also been chief arbiter in many other large tournaments including the Norwegian championships 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018.