The first round of Stockholm Chess Challenge. Pics from the playing venue, the opening ceremony and of Savitha B Shri. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The 4th Stockholm Chess Challenge sponsored by Data Respons started on Friday with 18 participants, all eager to win the tournament or get an IM- or GM-norm.

The tournament started with a blast for the young Indian girl Savitha B Shri, the current world champion for female under 12 years old. She won against Sweden’s Kaan Kücüksari who came back after a surgery (!) on hospital last weekend.

Two rounds will be played during this Saturday. The rounds start at 10 AM CET and 5 PM CET. You can follow the live boards here.