The Malmö team, which was sponsored by TepeSigeman chess, finished in third place in 1st European Hybrid Cities Cup. You find games and results on the official website for the tournament.
After some minor problems all the games in the match Barcelona – Malmö started about 10 minutes after the scheduled start at 10.00.
|Round 1 on 2021/02/20 at 10.00|
|Bo.||1||Bratislava||Rtg||–||4||Oslo||Rtg||0 : 0|
|Bo.||2||Barcelona||Rtg||–||3||Malmö||Rtg||0 : 0|
Pairings and results on Chess-results
The first team has white on boards 1 and 3, the second team has white on boards 2 and 4
Round 1 Saturday 20 February 10.00 CET 1 Bratislava - Oslo 2 Barcelona - Malmö Round 2 Saturday 20 February 16.00 CET 1 Oslo - Malmö 2 Bratislava - Barcelona Round 3 Sunday 21 February 11.00 CET 1 Barcelona - Oslo 2 Malmö - Bratislava
Four players per team play each match, two are reserves.
- GM Tiger Hillarp Persson E2543
- GM Axel Smith E2452
- IM Björn Ahlander E2352
- GM Stellan Brynell E2421
- Joel Eklund E2267
- Johan Sigeman E2146
- GM Romain Edouard E2614
- GM Alvar Alonso E2564
- GM Fernando Peralta E2554
- GM Marc Narciso E2520
- GM Viktor Moskalenko E2478
Oslo (offerspil Sjakk klubb)
- GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen E2612
- GM Frode Urkedal E2568
- IM Linus Johansson E2486
- IM Lars Oskar Hauge E2483
- IM Joachim B Nilsen E2418
- FM Lucas Ranaldi E2333
- GM Jergus Pechac E2507
- IM Juraj Druska E2495
- IM Samir Sahidi E2407
- FM Lukas Sebastian Kostolansky E2393
- FM Martin Jablonicky E2287
- FM Peter Jancovic E2297
Due to the pandemic, the International Chess Federation launches a new concept: a tournament combining playing online and with a physical board.
Malmö is one of the cities, and will meet Barcelona, Bratislava and Oslo. The teams gather in their respective venue, with each player in front of an chess board. Moves are automatically transmitted to the opponents, and the players are supervised by cameras and arbiters.
When the Swedish national league was played for the first time 1950, long distant matches were allowed to be played by phone. It is time again!
Chess Cities Cup
20-21 February on Malmö Live (photo).
|Malmö(Tepe Sigeman Chess)
* GM = Grand master.
The starting field is an interesting mix of legends, young stars on the rise and top players:
- GM Anatoly Karpov, Russia, World Champion 1975-1985 and 1993-1999
- GM Nils Grandelius, Sweden, number one on the Swedish rating list
- GM Alexei Shirov , Spain, former World Championship challenger
- GM David Navara, Czech Republic, one of the strongest chess players in Europe
- GM Liêm Quang Lê, Vietnam, the current Asian champion
- GM Harika Dronavalli. India, one of the world’s strongest female players
- GM Jorden Van Foreest, the Netherlands, winner of the 2021 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
- GM Nihal Sarin, India, a chess prodigy who, at 14, became India’s youngest grandmaster
The tournament will offer live commentary by GM Ivan Sokolov and GM Stellan Brynell.
Mr Karpov together with one of the main sponsors, Mr Johan Sigeman
Anatoly Karpov was Chess World Champion 1975-1985 and 1993-1999. He played five World Championship matches against another legend, Garry Kasparov, matches that many think were the best World Championship matches ever. Throughout his career, Karpov has won more than 150 top level tournaments and he is widely considered one of the greatest chess players ever.
In the last decade, Karpov has mainly played in the Bundesliga and in other team competitions, and some rapid chess. This will be the first time in 10 years that he plays at top level round-robin tournament!
The 26th edition of the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament will be played April 29-May 5 2020 at the Malmo Live conference center in Malmo, Sweden. Eight players will play seven rounds and among others, Karpov will face Swedish number one Nils Grandelius, former World Championship challenger Alexei Shirov, Czech number one David Navara and Indian chess prodigy Nihal Sarin.
The full starting field will be announced soon!
Director, TePe Sigeman Chess
The next Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament will be played 29 April – 5 May
2020. 8 players will play 7 rounds at Malmo Live.