… and so there were only 2 left

Then it was finally time to present the two players who remain in this year’s starting field. The two are: GM Michael Adams,England & GM Hans Niemann,USA!

Michael Adams
GM Michael Adams, England Photo: © Lennart Ootes
Hans Niemann
GM Hans Niemann, USA Photo: © Lennart Ootes








The fighters we will follow on the 64 squares in Malmö between May 3rd and 9th when the tournament is played are thus the following:

  1. GM Jorden van Foreest, The Netherlands
  2. GM Michael Adams, England
  3. GM David Navara, Czech Republic
  4. GM Alexei Shirov, Spain
  5. GM Saleh Salem, United Arab Emirates
  6. GM Arjun Erigaisi, India
  7. GM Nils Grandelius, Sweden
  8. GM Hans Niemann, USA