Round 1 report

Short-Bacrot Bacrot equalized comfortably as black in the Sicilian opening, but Short gained an edge as the time control approached. A very interesting and unusual endgame materialised  – two bishops and passed pawns against a queen. Bacrot tried to make the bishop pair count, but in the end Short’s queen …

Pairings round 2

Friday September 24th 14.00 CET Nigel Short – Nils Grandelius Vincent Keymer – Jonas Buhl Bjerre Nihal Sarin – J Van Foreest Etienne Bacrot – Gawain Jones

Pairings round 1

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …