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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FM Jung Min Seo manages to draw against all 3 Grand masters

Jung Min Seo (left) against Grand master Kirill Stupak, Belarus. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The Swedish player Jung Min Seo (born 2002) has now met 3 Grand masters and managed to draw against all of them. Jung Min Seo is now on 3rd place with rating performance of impressive 2512 so far.

He is playing a crucial game on Monday evening at 5:00 PM CET against another Swede who has had a strong start with 3,5 of 5 points: Martin Jogstad.

Follow the live action from round 6 here. It all starts at 5:00 PM CET.

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Jagadeesh Siddharth, 12 y, advances to board 3

Jagadeesh Siddharth, Singapore. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

Jagadeesh Siddhart, Singapore, belongs to the golden generation of talents born 2007 in Stockholm Chess Challenge, sponsored by Data Respons.

The young Jagadeesh Siddharth won his game on Saturday evening against Sweden’s hope Theodor Kenneskog and will sit on board 3 on this Sunday during the tournament´s round 4.

The round starts at 10:00 AM CET and the web TV coverage with WCM Ellen Sofia Kakulidis and IM Martin Lokander starts at 10:30 AM CET. Follow all the action here.

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17.00: Round 3 of Stockholm Chess Challenge

Shah Dev, India and Hampus Sörensen, Sweden, two talented players in Stockholm Chess Challenge. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The round 3 will be played at 17:00 during this Saturday. The web TV broadcast will start at 17:30 PM CET.

You can follow all live action here.

To the press: The photos from the tournament are free to use as long as you get credit to photographer Lars OA Hedlund.

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