Latvian grandmaster Toms Kantans is still in the lead with two rounds to go. Eight round starts already at 9:00 AM CET. Toms' margin to the chasing group has closed to half a point since GM Kobo and GM Maiorov won their games in round 7. Kantans has 5,5 points, Kobo and Maiorov 5,0 points. India's chess prodigy Sankalp Gupta has had a strong tournament. He is in reach of taking an IM norm. That would be his second IM-norm on swedish soil, the first came in Rilton Cup 2016-2017..
The photographer Lars OA Hedlund will cover Stockholm Chess Challenge every day with his camera. You can watch his pictures HERE.
Kenneth Ragnvaldsen, the CEO for Data Respons explains in this interview why his company sponsors Stockholm Chess Challenge.
Upon request we give you a detailed map to locate Stockholm Chess Salons at Ringvägen 9C in Stockholm. It is situated in an inner yard so it might be difficult to find the location from the street. Here you have a map.