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Grandelius vs Sam Sevian Live on TV with heart rate monitors!

At january the 5th Swedens number 1 Nils Grandelius faced “The new Bobby Fisher” in US big talent only 15-year old Sam Sevian.
The match was broadcasted on TV by Expressen and was seen by a massive audience (above 300 000!)
What was special was that the players used heart rate monitors that showed their hearth rates to the audience.
I was the expert in explaining the moves in the studio but the biggest Expert was without any doubts World Champion Magnus Carlsen who joined the show and commented on the games and gave his thoughts on the players and their future careers.
A must to Watch!

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Nils and sam at the start of the first game Do they look nervous?

Grandelius Sevian

Anders Nilsson from Hearthmath also did a good job explaining the graphs. Anders works as mental coach for the Swedish sub 21 national soccer team that won! the last European Championships.

Anders Nilsson

In Action!!

Grandelius- Sevian in action

The match was organized by the never tired chess promotor Ingemar Falk with me helping him out and Rebecka Martikainen from Expressen together with our excellent technician Lucas Wickström keeping everything in control behind the scenes

Ingemar Falk and Rebecka Martikainen sealing the deal

The Studioguests


The excellent Studiohost Anna Hedenstam

Anna Herdenstam

Svenska Cupen Finished

The Swedish Club Cup – Svenska Cupen is over for this time and as organizers we congratulate the Champions Team Viking from Stockholm who played an impressive tournament where they were winning alot of games. The player of the tournament was IM Victor Nithander who did a Caruana performance with 7/7 and a performance rating of 3024!

Svenska Cupen results
The tournament is also very good for juniors that get the chance to play with, and beat! strong adult players. Every year there have been alot of upsets and this year was no exception with Västerås youth team delivering the best performance beating and drawing a bunch of players rated as much as 700 Points above them. Also the local talents from Linköping performed very well with Gabriel Nguen and Hugo Roginski beating and drawing with players around 2200 which is really impressive considering that there is no timehandicap and that their ratings are 1580 and 1427!
Svenska Cupen News
Where you can find some games, photos and more interesting information and it´s an excellent chance to practise your Swedish!
More photos at photos Svenska Cupen 2014

Team Vikings welldressed winning teamTeam Viking winning 2014_3880

Alf Björson SagitIMG_3824

Agnes Ng IMG_3800Nithander EmmothIMG_3810 Örgryte 4 mot hattlagetIMG_3839



Santi SagitIMG_3808Örgryte 3 Viking Love Troberg A Petersson_3823


Swedish Championships Finished!

SM results Finished  3rd in the Swedish Championships. Not very happy with that bronze, had good chances to emerge as the winner but I gave away to many games. Maybe a new try next year!

Congrats also to the winner GM Daniel Semcesen here together with me and GM Erik Blomqvist who finished second.






This goal from the World Cup in Brazil by James Rodriquez just have to be seen again and again….

Go Colombia!

Vamos Colombia! Me in Colombias shirt against GM Hans Tikkanen  at the Swedish Championships 2013

Showing my support….



You have to check out Visma Chess Tournament!

Do not forget to follow Visma Chess Tournament 25 – 29 of June.

Excellent organization and live transmission, with stream from the playing hall, videos, interviews, and forecasts by GM Stellan Brynell even if he in his cautious fashion mentioned all players in the GM group in his forecasts for the tournament victory haha…

to the live transmission
to the homepage

A big applause for tournament director Håkan Jalling Well done!

Svenska Cupen 2014 5-7 September i Linköping

Dags igen för Svenska Cupen i Linköping – Turneringen som är för rolig för att missa!

Precis som ifjol erbjuds deltagarna ett unikt Schackboende i samarbete med First Hotel Linköping.
Det kommer att vara Schackerbjudanden i restaurangen,baren och perfekta möjligheter till blixt och analys i den mysiga loungedelen.

Som vanligt gäller det 4 manna-klubblag och handikapsystemet baserat på snittranking gör alla matcher spännande.
Tänk på att varje klubb får ställa upp med obegränsat antal lag och att handikappsystemet många gånger gör andralaget starkare än förstalaget!

Ifjol tog Team Viking 1 hem titeln och förstapriset på 20 000kr tätt följda av SS Manhems juniorlag,
Vinner ditt lag i år?

Missa heller inte vår utlottning av gratis hotellboende för de som anmäler lag och bokar in sig på hotellet innan 18 augusti.

I skrivande stund har vi 10 lag anmälda så ring upp polarna och gör ditt lag redan idag

För mer information och se vilka lag som är anmälda besök turneringssidan

Välkomna till Linköping!
Pontus Carlsson

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