GM Nils Grandelius, Sweden

Photo: (c) David Llada
Photo: (c) David Llada

Sweden’s number one, 30-year-old chess grandmaster Nils Grandelius, is a regular participant in the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament. He became a chess grandmaster in 2010 and has been a regular on the Swedish national team since then. He also frequently plays in the German Bundesliga.

In 2015, he won the Under 18 European Championship and the Swedish Championship, as well as the Abu Dhabi Masters. He has also shared first place in the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament three times (2013, 2017 and 2018). In the 2019 European Championship, he finished second after Russian GM Vladislav Artemiev.

In 2021 and 2022, he participated In the Tata Steel Chess Masters tournament, facing the toughest opposition possible. In the 2023 European team championship, Nils was undefeated on table one.

Nils is participating in the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament for the thirteenth time.