Carlsen, Nakamura, Berg, and Nielsen top seeded
BNbank Blitz 2009 chess tournament will take place in Norway, November 28. It is going to be one of the top blitz events of the year, featuring some of the top chess players. The exclusive information and the participants are brought by our good friends from bergensjakk.no
1. GM Magnus Carlsen NOR 2772
2. GM Hikaru Nakamura USA 2735
3. GM Peter Heine Nielsen DEN 2687
4. GM Emanuel Berg SWE 2616
5. GM Jon Ludvig Hammer NOR 2585
6. GM Kjetil A. Lie NOR 2547
7. IM Viktorija Cmilyte LTU 2477
8. GM Monica Socko POL 2476
9. WIM Ellen Hagesæther NOR 2269
The tournament will have 16 players.
10 of these are invited by the organizers, while the last six qualify from regional tournaments in different Norwegian cities.