About ChessParty

The ultimate chess event!

ChessParty is for young and old, beginners and experienced players and spectators.

Join the greatest Chess event in the world! Here you can see some of the greatest players compete for glory or take part yourself. At ChessParty you will find a wide range of Chess activities for players of all skill levels. We have a fantastic program and can't wait to see you at the party!

• Meet many of the world’s top players such as Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So and Fabiano Caruana
• Meet & Greet with Magnus Carlsen
• PRO Chess League finals powered by Chess.com
• Open Fischer Random Tournament
• ChessParty Open Tournament
• ChessParty Corporate Championship
• ChessParty Children’s Grand Prix Tournament
• Chess Expo
• Courses and lectures by well-known profiles such as Simen Agdestein and Henrik Carlsen
• Opening show Friday and award show on Saturday
• Player party both Friday and Saturday
• Famous Norwegian hosts and artists
• Continuous mini tournaments at all levels

And much, much more!

In early march we'll know the which four teams have qualified for the PRO Chess League 2021 Finals at ChessParty. Semi-finals will be held Friday, which will give us Saturday's finalists. On Saturday the winners will meet in the final, while the two others will play to decide who will take the last podium position.

The Open Fischer Random Tournament: Cash prizes will be the same across both the winner of the open section, as well as the highest placing non-tournament winning gender. Bonus prize: The person(s) leading after the rounds of rapid chess will have the opportunity to play against the Fischer Random World Champion Wesley So.

ChessParty Open: Cash prizes will be the same across both the winner of the open section, as well as the highest placing non-tournament winning gender.

ChessParty Corporate Championship: More info TBA

ChessParty Childrens Grand Prix: Individual tournaments will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will also be prize for overall best. More info TBA.

There will be courses for both beginners and advanced players by well-known chess icons such as Olga Dolzhykova, Sheila Barth Stanford and Simen Agdestein. In addition, there will be lectures by Henrik Carlsen, the father of Magnus Carlsen. ChessParty is first and foremost a major social event. It's a party for everyone, even for friend and family members who might be less enthusiastic about Chess as we are. To make sure they also will enjoy the festival we have lots of other non-chess activities like an arcade, backgammon, football, beach volleyball, table tennis, skating park, boat trips, waterskiing, bathing and much more.