Chessbase review of the Interactive Webinars GM secrets Revealed!


“Pontus Carlsson ponders GM secrets”

The chess authority Chessbase has done a review of the interactive webinars GM Secrets Revealed! by Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson.

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Happy New 2018!

With the Swedish National Team in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


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Coach Also wins!


The coach also wins so its all like it should…

I also had some nice games so have a look!


Bronze Medal at the Nordic Championships!

My very talented Student Gabriel Nguyen won a bronze medal at the Nordic Junior Championships in Norway. The tournament just finished and Gabriel who has one year left in the same age category played good fighting chess. He increased his rating by 50 Points and is on the rise.

Next Year we hope for gold!

Gabriel  Nguyen

Student Carson Koppe State Champion of Florida!!

My young student Carson Koppe was very successful at the State Championships in Florida, winning all his games, the title plus a trophy bigger than him!

Well done Carson!

Carson with trophy



2 New Swedish Champions!

in Gabriel Nguyen U13 and Santiago Grueso Cordoba U14

Well played guys Im very proud of you!

Gabriel in action                                                                           Santi in action



Big rating increase among my students!


To the September list my students accumulated earned 2200 Rating Points!

So something I must do right!

Istanbul Olympiad 2012 In Turkey With the National team spilling water on the chess board haha...

jag ochelever kopia




Näringslivet Möter Förorten!


Sören Mellstig Chairmain of Trelleborg Group, Apoteket Hjärtat & Cellavision

Sören Mellstig Chairman of the board at Trelleborg Group, Apoteket Hjärtat & Cellavision enjoying playing with his teammate Ilhan Bashir Elmi

Näringslivet Möter Förorten was created to promote integration and counter-act segregation through the help of chess since it is a sport that all people can play and meet around no matter of background or prerequisites.
The tournament is a couple chess tournament with the rules that each business top is paired with a child from the suburbs, than they play couple chess together meaning that they play every other move without discussing the moves within the team. Totally 20 teams compete and the format of the tournament is group stage 4groups with 5 teams and all play all, with the group winner qualifying for semifinal and there it is knockout until one winner is crowned.


Chess is fun and conecting people!








The Champions of 2016

Magnus Eriksson from Kastells Lawfirm and Rishta Farzana from Rinkeby.











Carina Björkefors and Ahmed Afgou in action Carina is CEO of Entercard Sweden 










Malmös best Lawyer Johan Sigeman and his teammate Betiel Gilazgi  setting up the strategy…










The famous astronaut Christer Fuglesang enjoyed the event


So did Mikael Kadri from Monyx and his teammate Angelina Saliba










And Jan Ståhlberg owner of EQT and Chairman of Schackakademien and Yones Ben Yazza.








And of course the organizer!  Here together with the Tv host Viktor Åkerblom and the famous artist Promoe who both loved the event!







Check out the event here…


Student FM Lucas Wickström upsets Jobava!

My long-time student and excellent technician FM Lucas Wickström shows some skills at the board in the Swedish League by beating the Chess olympiads best performer (and also a nice guy!) super GM Baadur Jobava–baadur-jobava-falls-to-an-fm

Jobava in action!


And Lucas in action! (to the right)

Lucas o Simon


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