529 games from Hasselbacken Chess Open

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Dmitry Andreikin (2736) is the winner of Hasselbacken Chess Open

315_1.GM_Dmitry_AndreikinGM Dmitry Andreikin, Russia won Hasselbacken Chess Open. tvanSecond place GM Adhiban, India. Third place Ilia Smirin, Israel. Final reports from Hasselbacken Chess Open: CHESS.COM, CHESSBASE.DESZACHARNIA, MAGYAR SAKKSZÖVETSEG, SAKKBLOG, SCHACK.SE Full results here. Click here to see all pictures from 9th and last round. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund Games, round 9, in PGN format.

World Press about Hasselbacken Chess Open: Over 60 000 page views on this site


Tournament- and press officer Ingemar Falk acted literally as a film extra when Swedish Television wanted to film the Indian chess prodigy Nihal Sarin, 11 years old. Photo: SVT

This tournament site for Hasselbacken Chess Open had 61 000 page views solely between April 29–May 10. That says something about the big interest around the world. Here are nearly 40 press links: CHESSBASE: 1st article and 2nd article. CHESS.COM: 1st article and 2nd article. Chess 24: Article. CHESSBASE INDIA: 1st article, 2nd article and 3rd article. CHESSBASE GERMANY: 1st article, 2nd article and 3rd article. SVERIGES TELEVISION, SWEDEN: Article. MITT-I, STOCKHOLM: Article. WORLD CHESS: 1st article and 2nd article. WHY CHESS: 1st article, 2nd article and 3rd article. MATT & PATT, NORWAY: 1st article, 2nd article and 3rd article. ARGENTINAJEDREZ: All articles. KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION: Article. CHESS-NEWS, RUSSIA: Article. RUCHESS, RUSSIA: Article. SFD-CHESS, RUSSIA: Article. SCHACH-TICKER, GERMANY: Article. BOSTON GLOBE, USA: Article. 1ST MOVE, USA: Article. CAISSA 1921, CUBA. Article. TODO AJEDREZ MARBELLA, SPAIN: Article & pictures. EL CORREO, SPAIN: Article. SCHACK.SE, SWEDEN: Article. SCHACKSNACK, SWEDEN: Article. SACHOVÉ NOVINKY: Article. FBZ, ARMENIA: Article. SAKK-MESTER BLOG, HUNGARY. Article. Read the twitter-feed for Hasselbacken Chess Open here.

IM norm for Sweden’s Eric Thörn – celebrates with a game against Alexei Shirov


Eric Thorn, rated 2204, has had a magic tournament. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

The swede Eric Thörn is a board member of Stockholm's Chess Society who organizes Hasselbacken Chess Open. And to the club's joy Eric has already managed to get an IM norm right here at Hasselbacken after a very strong tournament. And his best way to celebrate this is to play against GM Alexei Shirov in round 9 on Sunday in the room for top boards among the tournament's strongest GMs. Eric's rating is only 2204 so this will certainly be a memorable day for the club member of Stockholm's Chess Society. All the drama in round 8 has given an exciting leaderboard with ten players who shares the lead with 6.5/8. Who will be the King of Hasselbacken on Sunday? Pairings, 5 top boards, round 9 (all have 6.5 p): 1) GM Predojevic (2654)–GM Andreikin (2736) 2) GM Gujrathi (2648)–GM Almasi (2682) 3) GM Greenfeld (2541)–GM Smirin (2665) 4) GM Adhiban (2663)–GM Mikhalevski (2516) 5) GM van Foreest (2551)–GM Tkachiev (2660) Pairings board 6 to 10: 6) GM Shirov (2686) 6 pts–Thörn (2204) 6 pts 7) GM Burmakin (2554) 6 pts–GM Postny (2673) 6 pts 8) GM Libiszewski (2520) 6 pts–GM Sethuraman (2658) 6 pts 9) GM Sevian (2589) 6 pts–GM Sasikiran (2643) 6 pts 10) IM Kjartansson (2547) 6 pts–GM Bachmann (2621) 6 pts