IM Philip Lindgren, Sweden beat IM Mads Hansen, Denmark. Philip Lindgren is now the IM with best chances to catch a GM norm in the tournament.
GM Ulvi Bajarani won the GM clash against GM Tukhaev in round 4. He has now 3,5 points and shares the lead with Sweden´s hope GM Erik Blomqvist.
Sweden has another one among the top contenders: IM Philip Lindgren with 3 points. He shares the 3rd place with IM Hansen, Denmark and GM Maiorov, Belarus.
Round 4 starts today at 3:00 PM CET. Here are the pairings.
“You need to be prepared to take more risks in order to win swiss events”.
That is the motto for GM Adam Tukhaev one of the favourites in Stockholm Chess Challenge 2017.
Here you can read the full interview at Follow Chess.
Blomqvist and Hansen will sit on the top board in round 3 which starts at 5:00 PM CET at Memory Hotel. Here are the pairings in round 3.
ALL GAMES, ROUND 1
Andreas Tryggestad managed to hold a draw against GM Adam Tukhaev and the russian talent Stefan Pogosyan beat his higer rated opponent Hemant Sharma, India. Eivind Olav Risting, Norway, won also surprisingly against Tor Fredrik Kaasen.
The 2nd round starts on Tuesday at 10:00 AM CET. Here are the pairings.
RELIVE round 1. TV coverage with the host FM Martin Lokander. English commentary.