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Sigeman & Co. 2013 Chess Tournament

  • SonofPearl
  • on 21.05.13 11:10.

Press Release

phpIiApFj.jpegThe Limhamn Chess Club is proud to invite the players, the chess audience, the media and the sponsors to the 21st annual Sigeman Chess Tournament. The tournament will take place at the classical Hipp Theater in central Malmo, for the sixteenth time. Just like last year, eight players play seven rounds, and as usual, the field is very interesting.

The field includes three former winners of the Sigeman Chess Tournament, former world championship challenger Nigel Short from England, the winner from 1995, Ivan Sokolov from Holland, and the shared winner from 2011, Hans Tikkanen from Sweden. Add to that no. 2 on the Dutch rating list, Loek van Wely, and Hungary's youngest grandmaster ever, Richard Rapport. The home team also comprises Swedish GMs Nils Grandelius, Emanuel Berg and Jonny Hector.

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Loek van Wely (2689)
Nigel Short (2681)
Loek van Wely
Nigel Short
Richard Rapport (2674)
Ivan Sokolov (2642)
Richard Rapport
Ivan Sokolov

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Short will have to be the favorite, based on his past career (he is the only one who has played a world championship match and has belonged to the world's best players for 25 years), but also based on a number of recent good results. The other three foreign guests are the main challengers, but Nils Grandelius has had some good results recently and Hans Tikkanen shared first place in his first start in the Sigeman Chess Tournament, so there is some hope for a home team victory as well.

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Emanuel Berg (2561)
Nils Grandelius (2556)
Emanuel Berg
Nils Grandelius
Hans Tikkanen (2537)
Jonny Hector (2512)
Hans Tikkanen
Jonny Hector

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As all players are known for their fighting skills, we would like to congratulate all chess fans on the opportunity to once again see world-class chess live. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Hipp and follow the games live, guided by our commentators, grandmasters Ulf Andersson and Stellan Brynell. For those who are not able to visit Hipp during the games, it will be possible to follow the action live on the Internet (www.sigeman-chess.com).

We would also like to thank all our sponsors and all others who once again have contributed to making this traditional chess event come true.

Once again, welcome to the 21st annual Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament!

Tournament Schedule

Round 1  22-May 14.00 - 21.00
Round 2  23-May 14.00 - 21.00
Round 3  24-May 14.00 - 21.00
Round 4  25-May  14.00 - 21.00 
Round 5  26-May 14.00 - 21.00
Round 6  27-May 14.00 - 21.00
Round 7  28-May  12.00 - 19.00 

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Photos by Calle Erlandsson for the official website.

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  • vor 15 Monate

    w8lessly

    Chessdom also started to broadcast it as of today:
    http://www.chessdom.com/sigeman-chess-2013-live/

  • vor 15 Monate

    MKCIMICMAN2

    no woman???

  • vor 15 Monate

    RabbitCold

    Thanks

  • vor 15 Monate

    w8lessly

  • vor 15 Monate

    RabbitCold

    Anyone have a link to follow the games?

  • vor 15 Monate

    EvanTheTerrible

    Grandelius could pull off a surprise. He is quite strong, yet inconsistent.

  • vor 15 Monate

    w8lessly

    +1 for Rapport. But hey, I'm biased Wink

  • vor 15 Monate

    Dekker

    Hope the Dutch players will do well! Very interesting field of participants.

  • vor 15 Monate

    Lawdoginator

    Nils looks cool. But Loek, Nigel, or Richard will win this. 

  • vor 15 Monate

    KREMLINIZER42

    Rapport is very good

  • vor 15 Monate

    haggardqwer

    Rapport scored 9/13 in tata steel75 B group

    Nigel is super cool Cool

    But winner will be van Wely Foot in Mouth

  • vor 15 Monate

    Poondaddy69

    Van wely looks like the guy from Office Space.  

    ~Poondaddy

  • vor 15 Monate

    NM Petrosianic

    Rapport is an incredibly strong player.  But several players in this field play creative and enterprising strong chess!

  • vor 15 Monate

    EvanTheTerrible

    Rapport is a future top 10 player. He is so young and nearing 2700 rapidly. He could have a very good tournament.

  • vor 15 Monate

    FM gauranga

    Rapport is my favorite to win.

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