GM Dmitry Andreikin, Russia won Hasselbacken Chess Open.
Second place GM Adhiban, India. Third place Ilia Smirin, Israel.
Click here to see all pictures from 9th and last round. Photo: Lars OA Hedlund
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:
Chess 24: Article.
SVERIGES TELEVISION, SWEDEN: Article.
MITT-I, STOCKHOLM: 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.
Here is the video when India’s chess prodigy FM Nihal Sarin sits down with IM Jonathan Westerberg in the TV-studio and shows his win against G; Rozentalis in the last round of Hasselbacken Chess Open.
Click on the picture to watch the video with IM Awonder Liang.
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
You can read the full article here about Hasselbacken Chess Open at chess.com
Only Andreikin and Adhiban took 7.5 points. The distinction later today will decide who will be the winner of them.
Click on the picture for all pictures from round 8! Photo: Lars OA Hedlund