Good news!

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.

New dates for the tournament

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:

  1. GM Jorden Van Foreest, The Netherlands E2698
  2. GM Gawain Jones, England E2684
  3. GM Etienne Bacrot, France E2672
  4. GM Nils Grandelius, Sweden E2666
  5. GM Nihal Sarin, India E2655
  6. GM Nigel Short, England E2626
  7. GM Anatoly Karpov, Russia E2617
  8. GM Vincent Keymer, Germany E2602

Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament 2021

Dear chessfriends,
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.
Best Regards
Johan Berntsen, Tournament Director