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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Belarus duo in the top in Stockholm Chess Challenge

Kirill Stupak (left) shares the lead. Here is playing against Swedish player Kaan Kücüksari. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

One of the Belarus grand masters Kirill Stupak and Nikita Maiorov will most certainly win Stockholm Chess Challenge which will be finished on Wednesday with last two rounds.

They are 1,5 point ahead of FM Jung Min Seo and Swedish grand master Erik Blomqvist. Jung Min Seo had a good chance to stay close behind Stupak and Maiorov.

But Jagadeesh Siddharth, Singapore, managed to win the game against Jung Min Seo in the 7th round. Siddharth is having one of his best performances here in Stockholm. His ELo has raised impressive 95 points so far.

But Indian player Shri Savitha is even better with an astonishing raise of her rating with 105 points.

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Live TV with IM Martin Lokander & WCM Ellen Sofia Kakulidis

Ellen Sofia Kakulidis in the TV studio. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

Martin Lokander and Ellen Sofia Kakulidis are your hosts in the studio during every round of Stockholm Chess Challenge. They start the broadcast of today’s 7th round at 5:30 PM CET, half an hour after the round start.

Follow the live action here.
Pairings and results.

STANDINGS: 1) GM Kirill Stupak, Belarus, 5,0 p. 2) GM Nikita Maiorov, Belarus, 5,0 p, 3) FM Jung Min Seo, Sweden, 4,5 p.

See Lars OA Hedlund’s pictures during Stockholm Chess Challenge.

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WCM title to Shri Savitha & CM title to Jagadeesh Siddharth

12 year old Shri Savitha beat FM Theodor Kenneskog in round 5 of Stockholm Chess Challenge. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The two 12 years old Shri Savitha, India (1895), and Jagadeesh Siddharth, Singapore (2132) are both still playing well over their ELO rating. Both have a rating performance of over 2300 after 5 rounds.

They will certainly earn FIDE titles in the future and the first titles has been achieved here in Stockholm Chess Challenge sponsored by Data Respons.

Shri Savitha had before this tournament raised her rating to 1985 during April after Reykjavik and Grenke. And here in Stockholm Chess Challenge she has raised her rating another 83 (!) points meaning that her live rating is 2068.

That means that she has the right to claim the WCM title and is only 32 points shy to even grab the WFM title. This will certainly be a spring to remember for 12 year old Shri Savitha.

Jagadeesh has also firmly raised his rating in Stockholm (53 points so far). He also raised his rating with 20 points in Reykjavik and is over 2200 in live rating, meaning that he earns the right to claim the CM title.

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