Team Members Cities Cup

Four players per team play each match, two are reserves. Malmö GM Tiger Hillarp Persson E2543 GM Axel Smith E2452 IM Björn Ahlander E2352 GM Stellan Brynell E2421 Joel Eklund E2267 Johan Sigeman E2146 Barcelona GM Romain Edouard E2614 GM Alvar Alonso E2564 GM Fernando Peralta E2554 GM Marc Narciso …

Photos round 6

Yesterday Swedish Chess Federation official photographer, Lars OA Hedlund, arrived from Stockholm and was taking photos during the round. You find those photos here.

Round 4 report

The two Indian players faced each other and Nihal Sarin, the young underdog, defended well as black against the tournament leader Pentala Harikrishna. A seemingly drawish endgame was reached, but Pentala managed to squeeze out every drop of play – winning through a beautiful bishop sacrifice in an opposite-coloured bishop …

Round 3 report

The third round was preceded by the news that Nihal Sarin had reached the magical 2600-level, as the second youngest player ever to do so. A very impressive accomplishment and we expect big things from Nihal in the future! Parham Maghsoodloo took on Tiger Hillarp Persson in a very complicated …