Stockholm Chess Challenge is postponed

Stockholm Chess Challenge 13–18th of June is postponed beacuse of the Covid-19 situation in the world. The organizers are planning to have the tournament later this year and will return with new information.

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Poker och schack fortsätter att utmana oss

Generellt sett har spel ansetts hindra och hämna tankeverksamheten. Den här synen har gällt de flesta spel, men inte alla. 

Schack har sedan hundratals år tillbaka ansetts vara ett spel för de lärda. Den som bemästrade schack ansågs vara logisk, matematisk och mer strategisk än andra. Med åren har schack fått konkurrens om att vara det mest utmanande strategiska spelet. Det är samtidigt inte det enda spelet som har en positiv inverkan på vår hjärnhälsa. Andra spel, såsom kortspelet poker, utmanar och utvecklar spelare på ett liknande sätt. Continue reading »

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Stockholm Chess Challenge 13–18th of June 2020

2020 year’s edition of Stockholm Chess Challenge will be played 13-18th of June in Stockholm. This year with a new concept.

There will be one GM Berger group with players born 1995 or later. The top prizes are 10 000 – 6 000 – 4 000 SEK. We are sending out invitations at this moment. Are you GM and interested? Please email stefan.lindh@zengun.se

There will also be a strong Swiss tournament for players born 1995 or later and with a minimum ELO of 2000. Our goal is to invite IM:s so it will be possible to hunt for an IM norm. The 1st prize in the IM Swiss is 6 000 SEK.

The official invitation is now published and you can read it here.

Organizers and main sponsor Data Respons welcome you to Stockholm Chess Challenge 2020!

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Nikita Maiorov wins Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019

Closing ceremony for Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019.

Here are the Top 3 in Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019 together with Åsa Grübb-Weinberg from the tournament’s main sponsor Data Respons. From left: FM Jung Min Seo, Sweden (3rd place), GM Nikita Maiorov, Belarus (winner) and GM Kirill Stupak, Belarus (2nd place). Here are the final standings.

The organizers Stockholm’s Chess Society and Stockholm’s Chess Federation want to thank the main sponsor Data Respons for its engagement and support through out the tournament and for the gifts and flowers to the players.

The organizers also want to thank our partner Swedish Chess Academy who also organised the chess event ”Business Enterprise for integration” during Stockholm Chess Challenge

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Photographer Lars OA Hedlund has frequently visited the tournament with his camera. Here are his great pictures from the tournament.

Here you can relive all the web TV coverage from Stockholm Chess Challenge 2019.

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Jagadeesh Siddharth & Jung Min Seo play for IM norm

Jagadeesh Siddharth & Jung Min Seo. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The two youngsters Jagadeesh Siddharth, Singapore and Jung Min Seo, Sweden, have both chance to take an IM norm in the last round of Stockholm Chess Challenge, sponsored by Data Respons.

But it will demand victories for both of them. Siddharth plays against the grand master Kirill Stupak and Jung Min Seo plays against Hampus Sörensen.

All the live action starts at 5:00 PM CET here.

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