Grandelius perfect after 2 at Swedish Chess Championship


Standings after 2 rounds

1 GM Nils Grandelius Malmö AS 2668 2.0

2 GM Jonny Hector Limhamns SK 2499 1.5

3 GM Hans Tikkanen Lunds ASK 2495 1.5

4 FM Jung Min Seo Stockholms SS 2347 1.5

5 GM Tiger Hillarp Persson Lunds ASK 2546 1.0

6 GM Axel Smith Lunds ASK 2491 1.0

7 IM Oskar Von Bahr Kungstornet 2432 0.5

8 IM Jonathan Westerberg Stockholms SS 2517 0.5

9 GM Pia Cramling Wasa SK 2452 0.5

10 GM Erik Blomqvist SK Rockaden, Sthlm 2505 0.0

Round 2 results

Blomqvist, Erik Seo, Jung Min 0-1

Hillarp Persson, Tiger Hector, Jonny ½-½

Smith, Axel Cramling, Pia ½-½

Tikkanen, Hans Westerberg, Jonathan 1-0

Von Bahr, Oskar Grandelius, Nils 0-1

Round 1 results

Grandelius, Nils Blomqvist, Erik 1-0

Hector, Jonny Cramling, Pia 1-0

Seo, Jung Min Hillarp Persson, Tiger ½-½

Tikkanen, Hans Smith, Axel ½-½

Westerberg, Jonathan Von Bahr, Oskar ½-½

All classes: Championship, Masters Elite, Masters, Seniors 50+, Seniors 65+, Juniors The Swedish Chess Championship takes place from 30 June to 8 July 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 chess moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

The preparations are ready and now the nearly 600 chess players are invited to the spa town of Ronneby. Håkan Jalling, chairman of the competition committee, believes that many of the chess players will have a positive surprise.

“It’s amazingly beautiful here in Ronneby and the place where we have the SM competitions,” he says. Really very nice.

Ronneby Brunn is an attractive holiday resort known for the great beautiful Brunnsparken. The resort adjacent to the hotel expects 70,000 guests each year. Here you are really spoiled as a guest, spa treatments, massage, swimming, sunbathing

The Swedish chess champion class: Hans Tikkanen-Axel Smith, Jonathan Westerberg-Oskar Von Bahr, Nils Grandelius-Erik Blomqvist, Jung My Seo-Tiger Hillarp Persson and Jonny Hector-Pia Cramling.

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