Round 6 report

Grandelius and Short failed to make up any ground on Jorden Van Foreest and with one round to go we already have a champion! A very impressive display by the dutchman. Grandelius-Jones Interesting theoretical duel in the anti-Berliner of the Ruy Lopez. Grandelius tried to put some pressure on Jones, …

Round 5 report

Bjerre-Grandelius Grandelius surprised most of us by choosing the Open Ruy Lopez. An early advantage for black was transformed into a win in a convincing way by the Swede. Van Foreest-Bacrot Bacrot managed to reach the middle game comfortably as black in the French defence, before becoming mysteriously passive. Van …

Round 7 report

…and it is all over! Seven days filled with combative games is at an end. Gawain Jones claimed first place and the audience has been treated to chess fireworks during the last week. The much anticipated decider between Gawain Jones and Pentala Harikrishna never really got going as Jones played …

Round 6 report

Five days of hard and long games might have taken it’s toll as the play was untamed at times during round 6. Nils Grandelius sacrificed a pawn for promising compensation in a Rossolimo Sicilian against Nihal Sarin. As Nils was trying to find a way through, Nihal got his queen …

Round 5 report

Both leaders drew as Nihal Sarin won the battle of the youngsters against Parham Maghsoodloo. The two Swedes faced off with Nils Grandelius having to win twice to secure the whole point. Dieter Nisipeanu tried something different (6.Qf3) in the opening and it misfired, with Gawain Jones gaining the upper …