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Hans Tikkanen wins third Swedish title after dramatic  playoff
Saturday, July 20, 2013 16:08
Hans Tikkanen retained his Swedish Championship title on Sunday after beating Nils Grandelius in a dramatic playoff that needed an Armageddon game to decide matters. The two grandmasters had both finished on 6.5/9, and two rapid games and two blitz games had ended in 2-2. In the Armageddon, Grandelius blundered in a close to winning position....
Rapport wins 21st Sigeman & Co on tiebreak
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:12
Richard Rapport won the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday. The 17-year-old Hungarian grandmaster tied for first place with Nils Grandelius and Nigel Short, but won on tiebreak: direct encounter (the results of the players in the same point group). In the last round Rapport defeated Jonny Hector, Grandelius beat Ivan...
Short & Sokolov lead at sparkling Sigeman
Sunday, May 26, 2013 21:42
Nigel Short and Ivan Sokolov are tied for first place after five rounds at the Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden. After an early loss, Short recovered and caught Sokolov in first place by defeating Loek van Wely in a fascinating game on Sunday. In general the tournament has displayed some really sparkling chess. Nigel Short and Loek van...
21st Sigeman & Co under way
Friday, May 24, 2013 14:18
Loek van Wely, Nigel Short, Richard Rapport, Ivan Sokolov, Emanuel Berg, Nils Grandelius, Hans Tikkanen and Jonny Hector are the participants of the 21st Sigeman & Co tournament, currently under way in Malmö, Sweden. After two rounds Sokolov, Rapport and Grandelius top the standings with 1.5 points. All photos by Calle Erlandsson A good...
A convincing victory for Fabiano Caruana in Malmö | Photos © Calle Erlandsson
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 22:25
Fabiano Caruana won the 20th Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden on Wednesday. The Italian grandmaster scored a splendid 5.5/7 which was half a point more than Peter Leko and good for a 2853 performance rating. Anish Giri and Nils Grandelius shared third place with 4/7. A convincing victory for Fabiano Caruana in Malmö | Photos © Calle...
Fabiano Caruana leads 20th Sigeman & Co tournament after three rounds
Saturday, May 12, 2012 13:34
Fabiano Caruana started with 2.5/3 at the Sigeman & Co tournament in Malmö, Sweden. The Italian grandmaster is in sole first place after beating Anish Giri and Hans TIkkanen with the white pieces and then drawing against Peter Leko with Black. The tournament will last four more rounds and today is a rest day. Fabiano Caruana, in the lead in...
Coming up: U.S. Championships & Sigeman & Co tournament
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 13:48
Although this month most of us will be closely following the World Championship match, there are in fact two big events about to start which are worthy of attention not only on Moscow rest days. Today in Saint Louis, USA the 2012 U.S. Championships take off, with Hikaru Nakamura returning and Gata Kamsky defending his title. Tomorrow the Sigeman...
20-year jubilee Sigeman Tournament bigger and stronger
Friday, March 02, 2012 13:28
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...