The starting field of the 2021 Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament is now complete!

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.

Anatoly Karpov to play the 2020 Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament

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!

Johan Berntsen
Director, TePe Sigeman Chess
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TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2020

The next Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament will be played 29 April – 5 May
2020. 8 players will play 7 rounds at Malmo Live.