The Swedish Chess Academy and The Swedish chess federation will on October 20 organize the social project “The Swedish industry meets suburbs" in Stockholm.
– This initiative is an effort to create more inclusion of people of ethnic minorities in Sweden through chess, says GM Pontus Carlsson the main organizer for the event.
Chess benefits millions because of its widespread appeal to all regardless of social background.
The tournament paires a business executive with a child from the suburbs in a team where they alternate moves (without discussion). Sixteen teams competes and the format of the tournament is a round robin with four teams and four groups. The group winners qualify for two semifinal matches and finally there it is knockout until one winner is crowned.
Among the players are Jan Stahlberg, Partner of EQT and Christer Fuglesang, astronaut and swedish first and only man in space.
– We will broadcast the games live on Internet and we also plan to broadcast on webb TV via YouTube, says media officer Ingemar Falk.
The event “The Swedish industry meets suburbs" starts on October 20 at 3:00 PM CET and will last until 6.00 PM CET.