Norway might be led by GM Magnus Carlsen for the Chess Olympiad in Dresden
Norway is preparing to attack top positions at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden 2008. This week the team composition has been made public. The team will be led by the “unofficial” top 2 in the world ranking list, GM Magnus Carlsen. He will be accompanied by GM Simen Agdestein, GM Kjetil A. Lie, GM Leif E. Johannessen, and IM Jon Ludvig Hammer.
The women team of Norway for the Chess Olympiad will include WIM Ellen Hagesæther, WIM Sheila Barth Sahl, WFM Silje Bjerke, Katrine Tjølsen, and Line Jin Jørgensen.
The players have 2 weeks to confirm their particiation, but if this is the final team composition we will see the strongest ever Norway participating at the Chess Olympics in Dresden. Full information and reserve players at our good friend’s site http://www.bergensjakk.no/
Norway, with the city of Tromsø, is one of the candidates to organize the 2014 Chess Olympiad. Tromsø is also applying for the Olympic Winter games of 2018.
Team Norway happy at the ETCC earlier last year
Carlsen and Kjetil A. Lie will be the leaders of the team
GM Agdestein will be at the top boards as well
WIM Ellen Hagesæther will be board 1 in the women team
WFM Silje Bjerke is one of the hopes of the women team for the Chess Olympiad in Dresden