NOTE! Stockholm Chess Challenge which was planned to be played 13-18th of June 2020 is postponed due to Covid19 situation in the world. The organizers will return later with new dates.


Welcome to the 5th edition of Stockholm Chess Challenge. This year we will have two tournaments open for players born 1995 or later. One GM Berger tournament group (invitational only) and one open swiss tournament for players rated above 2000 per 1st of June 2020. The ambition is to invite IM:s to swiss open so players have the chance to get an IM-norm. The tournament organization may grant exception (wild cards), please contact


Stockholm’s Chess Salons in Sodermalm in the centre of Stockholm. The Address is Ringvägen 9.


GM Berger group: 10 000 SEK – 6 000 SEK – 4 000 SEK.

NB: Prize money will be shared in GM group.

IM Open: 6 000 SEK – 4 000 SEK – 3 000 SEK – 2 000 SEK – 1 500 SEK.

NB: Prize money will not be shared in IM Open.


10 players in GM tournament group with 9 rounds to play. It will also be 9 rounds in the swiss IM tournament. Both groups in Stockholm Chess Challenge will be a FIDE ELO and norm tournament.

THINKING TIME for both GM group and IM Open:

40 moves in 90 minutes, and additional 15 minutes for the rest of the game from move 41. Inc 30 sec from move 1.

NB! Sofia-rules are applied in both GM group and IM Open. No draw offer before move 31.

TIE BREAK for both GM group:

1) Most black games 2) Score in mutual game. 3)  Most wins.

TIE BREAK for both GM group:

1)  Medium Buchholz 2)   Most black games. 3)  Most wins.

PLAYING SCHEDULE for both GM- and IM tournament:

Saturday 13 June Round 1 at 5:00 PM CET.
NB! Personal notification and payment in the playing venue before 3:00 PM CET.

Sunday 14 June Round 2 at 10:00 AM CET.

Sunday 14 June Round 3 at 5:00 PM CET.

Monday 15 June Round 4 at 10:00 AM CET.

Monday 15 June Round 5 at 5:00 PM CET.

Tuesday 16 June Round 6 at 2:00 PM CET.

Wednesday 17 June Round 7 at 10:00 AM CET.
Wednesday 17 June Round 8 at 5:00 PM CET.

Thursday 18 June Round 9 at 10:00 AM CET.

Prize ceremony after the last game.

Starting fee: 1 000 SEK/100 Euro in GM group and 800 SEK/80 Euro in IM tournament. If you register before May 15th it’s only 700 SEK/60 Euro. NB: This offer is only applied to IM tournament.

No starting fee for GM, WGM, IM and WIM.

NB! Payment in cash at the playing venue Stockholm’s Chess Salons upon notification June 13.


Here you can sign up for IM Open. Note that GM Berger group is invitation only tournament.

For GM Berger group

Are you interested to play in Stockholm Chess Challenge GM group 2020? Please contact

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