Arctic Chess Challenge 2009 has now 14 GMs and 15 IMs and I will present all GMs here at my blog as part of the profiles for the tournament pages. We will even take a look at some of the IM’s and first out is IM Bjørn Tiller which plays all kind of interesting openings that often gives his games a certain flavour of originality. You can also read IM Torstein Bae’s two profiles of IM Ray Robson and IM Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen at the official Tromsø 2014 site.
During the ACC there will be daily live coverage of the top 10 boards.
Chief Arbiter will be IA Panagiotis “Takis” Nikolopoulos (Chairman of FIDE Arbiters Council since 1998, Chief Arbiter, Men’s World Championship 2004, Deputy Chief Arbiter World Championship Match Kramnik-Topalov 2006
Chief Arbiter World Championship Match Anand-Kramnik 2008, Deputy Chief Arbiter Mtel 2009)
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