Reports | March 02, 2012 13:28

20-year jubilee Sigeman Tournament bigger and stronger

20-year jubilee Sigeman Tournament bigger and stronger

The 20-year jubilee Sigeman Tournament will be bigger and stronger than in previous years. The tournament, an 8-player round robin, will take place May 9-16, 2012 in Malmö, Sweden.

We just received a press release from the organizers of the annual Sigeman Chess Tournament. This year the tournament celebrates its 20-year jubilee edition, and it will be bigger and stronger. The dates are May 9-16, the location is Malmö, Sweden and eight players will participate; four GMs from Sweden and four international top players. The tournament has attracted additional sponsorship and the line-up is stronger than ever before:

  1. GM Fabiano Caruana (ITA, 2767)
  2. GM Peter Leko (HUN, 2720)
  3. GM Anish Giri (NED, 2717)
  4. GM Chao Li (CHI, 2703)
  5. GM Hans Tikkanen (SWE, 2567)
  6. GM Jonny Hector (SWE, 2562)
  7. GM Emanuel Berg (SWE, 2559)
  8. GM Nils Grandelius (SWE, 2545)

It will be nice to see the numbers 1 and 2 on the current Juniors rating list, Carauna and Giri, facing each other. Besides, many will be curious to see how former World Championship contender Peter Leko will do. Li Chao is a talented and creative player from China. The average rating this year is 2643.

Last year the Sigeman Chess Tournament ended in a three-way tie between Anish Giri, Hans Tikkanen and Wesley So. The three GMs finished on 3/5. Alexei Shirov scored 50%, Nils Grandelius 2/5 and Jonny Hector 1.5/5. We made the following video then:

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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


Randowan's picture

About time someone does the same thing in Stockholm!

noyb's picture

Nice line-up of players!

silvakov's picture

damn, Caruana is playing everywhere!

Sander's picture

I was literally going to say the same but I second this! Good for him.

Anthony's picture

Site is much better this way Peter!

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