Welcome to the 2021 TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament!

The Limhamn Chess Club is proud to invite the players, the chess audience, the media and the sponsors to the 26th annual Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Elite Plaza Hotel in central Malmo. Just like last time, eight players will play seven rounds, and as usual, the field is outstanding!

Swedish no. 1, GM Nils Grandelius (winner in 2013, 2017 and 2018), will face a strong field with a mix of young and more experienced participants.

A strong contender will be Dutch GM Jorden van Foreest, who in January this year won one of the world’s strongest chess tournaments, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, ahead of world champion Magnus Carlsen and a number of the other top 10 players in the world.

The winner of the 2019 edition, GM Gawain Jones from England is back! We have also no one less than former world championship challenger and legend, GM Nigel Short. The strong frenchman GM Etienne Bacrot will for sure also be one of the contenders for first place.

Three of the participants are both young (all of them happen to be born in 2004) and extremely promising. GM Nihal Sarin, from the strong chess country India, has made rapid and steady progress the last few years. It is also our pleasure to welcome GM Vincent Keymer from Germany and GM Jonas Buhl Bjerre from Denmark. Both of them are back from the recently held European Championship in Reykjavik where Vincent surprisingly shared first place and Jonas (22nd) managed to qualify for the next World Cup.

As you see, we have as always tried to create a mix of legends, young talent, and interesting personalities, and we would like to congratulate all chess fans on the opportunity to once again see world-class chess live! Do not miss the opportunity to follow the games, guided by our commentators, grandmasters Ivan Sokolov and Stellan Brynell. It will be possible to follow all games in real time on the Internet (www.tepesigemanchess.com).

We would also like to thank all our sponsors, TePe, Sigeman & Co, Malmö Stad, Schackakademien, PWC, Mobile Labs, Grenspecialisten, Ferring Läkemedel, Servicekuben, Max Matthiessen, AWA Sweden, Softhouse Consulting, SEB, Elite Plaza Hotel Malmö, and all others who once again have contributed to making this traditional chess event happen.

Once again, welcome to the 26th annual Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament!