Friday September 24th 14.00 CET
Nigel Short – Nils Grandelius
Vincent Keymer – Jonas Buhl Bjerre
Nihal Sarin – J Van Foreest
Etienne Bacrot – Gawain Jones
The draw for this year’s tournament is now complete. In round 1, the following players will battle at the board:
Nigel Short – Etienne Bacrot
Nils Grandelius – Nihal Sarin
J Van Foreest – Vincent Keymer
Jonas Buhl Bjerre – Gawain Jones
You can follow the games on chess24 tomorrow at 14.00 CET. Directlink for the tournament: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/tepe-sigeman-chess-tournament-2021#live
The starting field is now complete. The young grandmaster Jonas Buhl Bjerre from Denmark will be the 8th player in this year’s tournament. GM Bjerre really showed his strength in the recently concluded European Championships. He ended up in 22nd place and thus qualified for the World Cup.
Bad news. Ex-world champion Anatoly Karpov has withdrawn from the tournament. The search for a replacement is ongoing.
After all, the Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament will be played in 2021. The tournament will be played September 23 – 29 at Elite Plaza Hotel in Malmö. The start field looks like this:
- GM Jorden Van Foreest, The Netherlands E2698
- GM Gawain Jones, England E2684
- GM Etienne Bacrot, France E2672
- GM Nils Grandelius, Sweden E2666
- GM Nihal Sarin, India E2655
- GM Nigel Short, England E2626
- GM Anatoly Karpov, Russia E2617
- GM Vincent Keymer, Germany E2602
Due to the current situation with the corona (COVID-19) virus, we have decided to cancel the
April 2021 Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament.
The current restrictions imposed by the EU and the Swedish government has once again made it impossible to continue planning this event.
But, right now we are investigating the possibility to go through with the tournament later this
year instead (somewhere in August-October).
We will get back with more information as soon as possible.
Johan Berntsen, Tournament Director
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.