Thanks – you made Stockholm Chess Challenge 2017 special!

The organizers Stockholm's Chess Society and Stockholm's Chess Federation want to thank everyone involved in the success of Stockholm Chess Challenge 2017. We would thank the main sponsor Data Respons and the co-sponsor Memory Hotel.

The winner GM Adam Tukhaev, GM Nikita Maiorov, Åsa Grübb-Weinberg, Data Respons, GM Ulvi Bajarani, GM Erik Blomqvist, CM Stefan Pogosyan and IM Philip Lindgren

We will also like to thank the arbiters Jonas Sandbom and Jan Peter Palmblad and the TV crew Martin Lokander and However Madeleine Hagstrom. Our gratitude also goes to GM Pia Cramling who made an appreciated chess performance at Data Respons event on Thursday March 9.

Thanks also to the tournament photographer Lars OA Hedlund, and Follow Chess for the co-operation with the live coverage.

And last but not least we thank you all fantastic chess players who made Stockholm Chess Challenge 2017 a memorable event.

We will be back in 2018 thanks to the investment and commitment by Data Respons. The dates for Stockholm Chess Challenge 2018 will be announced soon.

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Att slå vad är en av de äldsta traditionerna den mänskliga civilisationen har, för att inte tala om en av de äldsta vi fortfarande utövar. I teorin har vi sysslat med vadslagning sedan dagen vi började sätta värde på föremål, alltså sedan samhällenas vagga. Det är dock svårt att hitta bevis för detta, men vi har faktiskt funnit tydliga spår om vadslagning och hasardspel från så långt tillbaka som för över 4000 years ago.

Trots att det har existerat så länge så har vadslagning och betting i alla dess former inte visat några som helst tecken på att sakta ner. Faktum är att de olika verksamheterna runt detta snarare växer och expanderar. People are always willing to argue about the possible outcomes in almost all situations,,sv,so anything that touches it will always be our close at hand,,sv,With a growing industry will also have more options for consumers,,sv,If you ask the average person on the street what to bet on then the answer is probably either football,,sv,hockey or horses,,sv,The truth is that there are far more opportunities today than ever before,,sv,so therefore we take on the job of instructing you in some more obscure things you can bet on,,sv,Chess,,sv,Chess is probably the most popular game in the world,,sv,or at least the most famous,,sv, så allt som berör detta kommer alltid ligga oss nära till hands.

Med en växande industri kommer också fler alternativ för konsumenterna. Frågar man gemene man på gatan vad man kan betta på så blir svaret troligtvis antingen fotboll, hockey eller hästar. Sanningen är dock att det finns långt fler möjligheter idag än någonsin tidigare, så därför tar vi på oss jobbet att instruera dig i några mer obskyra saker du kan satsa pengar på.


Schack är troligtvis det mest populära spelet i världen, eller åtminstone det mest kända. It is hard to deny how iconic this board game is and even if they often do not think about it, it has an extremely large and dedicated community behind it,,sv,There are quite a few sporting activities around the game and the sport will also betting,,sv,The big names in the industry has been quick to take this opportunity so if you want to invest money in this relatively unknown part of the market you can actually rely on, for example,,,sv,William Hills famous best betting odds,,sv,despite the fact that chess may seem obscure alternative,,sv,Political,,id,To say that today's policies are more than pajkastning progress is a topic large enough for its own Article,,sv. Det finns en hel idrottsverksamhet runt spelet och med sport kommer även betting. De stora namnen i industrin har varit snabba med att ta detta tillfälle i akt så om du vill satsa pengar i denna relativt okända del av marknaden kan du faktiskt förlita dig på exempelvis William Hills berömda bästa betting odds, trots att Schack kan kännas obskyrt som alternativ.


Att säga att dagens politik är mer pajkastning än framsteg är ett ämne nog stort för en helt egen artikel, but what can not be denied is that the fight for votes for all the different choices is almost eerily like games and sports,,sv,It is therefore not surprising that the creative betting services also have started offering the opportunity to invest in the many political outcomes that occur over the years,,sv,It was certainly one, and another player who earned big money in the presidential race,,sv,by focusing on the black sheep,,sv,Politics never stands still, either,,sv,will keep you up to date with the news so you can play as good at this as, for example, can make the football,,sv,finance,,tr. Det är alltså inte så förvånande att kreativa bettingtjänster även har börjat erbjuda möjligheten att satsa pengar på de många politiska utfallen som sker under åren. Det var säkerligen en och annan spelare som tjänade storkovan på presidentvalet i USA 2016 genom att satsa på det svarta fåret.

Politiken står aldrig stilla heller, så håller man sig uppdaterad med nyheterna så kan man spela lika bra på detta som man exempelvis kan göra på fotboll.


And if we continue on the same track with the things that is always moving in one or another way, one can also mention the economy,,sv,This is already an area that requires both mathematical and socio-economic expertise,,sv,so people at any one time started calculating the odds of the various changes were only a matter of time,,sv,Although this has been betting sites jumped at, and often the exchange betting on,,sv,In writing, for example, the Australian dollar when the Favorite,,sv,it is in an extremely variable location,,sv,because of the current political situation,,sv. Detta är redan ett område som kräver både matematisk och socioekonomisk kompetens, så att folk vid någon tidpunkt började beräkna oddsen för de olika förändringarna var bara en tidsfråga. Även detta har bettingsajter nappat på och ofta är det valutakurser man satsar på. I skrivande stund är exempelvis den Australiska Dollarn favoriten då den befinner sig i ett extremt föränderligt läge på grund av den samtida politiska situationen.  

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Betting in play

Mathematics is far from average Svensson's best subject so of course it will be difficult when so much of the entertainment world is based on this.

Foto: Mostphotos

Odds and chance are not just catchwords but in many cases the foundation many games based his mechanics on. Is this necessarily a bad thing? The answer there really is both yes and no, on the other hand, a party claiming that a completely random based system does not favor anyone while another counters that an individual's skills and experience are ignored.

The truth is often somewhere in between, for even if the core of many games, particular hazard of various kinds, based on random as you can with a little strategy to turn the odds in one's favor. Exactly how to do this varies extremely depending on what type of game to play, but we have, for simplicity, divided them into three main categories.

Ren slump

This category is perhaps the most obvious when the game ends up here are those that are completely based on luck in its basic design. This includes everything from the coin toss to dice games like Yahtzee, but you can stretch the definition far more than that.

The best and probably the most famous example of what is essentially a game of chance, poker in all its forms, whether it is the Seven Star stud, Omaha High and Texas Hold'em like the one you can find at 888casino. As a player, you have no control over what cards you get and it is pure luck if your resulting hand is good or not, but despite this, Poker and its many subgroups among the most popular games in the world.

So how can you explain this? The major reason why poker despite massive element of chance can be played competitively is to not play with the cards themselves - playing with opponents. The Most guides will explain to you that the biggest factor in determining who wins in poker, regardless of the type is the one who can bluff and read their opponents best. Although luck is still a strong element so it is hardly what determines the game.

controllable random

This category is a bit more vague as it is largely the same as the last. The big difference is that the chance of these games are not just pure luck, but can be used tactically by the observant player. These games come in two main varieties: The static and the dynamic random. Static random means that the odds are always the same no matter how long you play, but still gives the player some power over how good or bad this is. A prime example of this is a roulette where the board itself never changes, but you as a player has full control over how much chance you have. The more you spread out your investments, the better chances you, but also decreases the potential payout.

When it comes to dynamic random changing odds during the game, but an experienced player can use this to their advantage. In blackjack card counting an often criticized but equally effective method that uses that playing with real cards. Played cards are away, so keep one eye on which ones have appeared, one can calculate the odds of coming up short and invest their money then.

Chess - a random loose game

Finally, we have the chance to solve games. These are more or less based on the players' own knowledge and strategies, so nothing falls on a metaphorical dice to determine. Favorite example of many is this chess. This game is so pure and free from coincidence that almost everything can be simple but tedious summarized as math. There are a limited number of strategies, and a limited number of ways to play, so accustomed chess enthusiasts often memorize hundreds if not thousands of possible countermeasures for each plan they apply. It may seem stiff and boring by some, but in return, it is among the fairest games in existence.

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16.00 CET: Live action from last round with TV & Follow Chess

You can follow Stockholm Chess Challenge with Follow Chess. We will also have a TV coverage in english. FM Martin Lokander is your host. The TV coverage starts approx. one hour of every round.

DESKTOP. Link to web site with embedded TV-coverage.

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TV COVERAGE, ROUND 9 (English commentary)

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Express report: Norm explosion in Stockholm Chess Challenge

Before the last round which start at 4:00 PM CET we can already celebrate two new FM:s 13 year old Stefan Pogosyan, Russia and 16 year old Milton Pantzar, Sweden. Both have crossed the 2300 barrier during Stockholm Chess Challenge 2017.

New FM (1) and probably an IM norm for Stefan Pogosyan, Russia. New FM (2) Milton Pantzar, Sweden. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

According to this Stefan Pogosyan has most certainly earned an IM norm. We will calculate everything after the tournament. Eric Thorn, Sweden, has also a chance to take a IM norm. But then he most defeat the swedish champion GM Erik Blomqvist in the last round.
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