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?
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.
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
The excellent Studiohost Anna Hedenstam
Big Congrats to Student Kevin Cupid on Winning the Championships in Trinidad Tobago
Kevin has improved his game steadily under training and was now mature and strong enough to claim the title.
Well done! and there is more to come…
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 team
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.
In a few hours the Swedish Championships in borlänge will start.
It is going to be an interesting tournament with 10 strong players fighting for the title.
You can follow the games on http://visitsodradalarna.se/sv/schacksm/Livesandningar/
2 new videotrailers mayde by Taurus Bailey
This goal from the World Cup in Brazil by James Rodriquez just have to be seen again and again….
Showing my support….
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!
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,
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