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Sigeman & Co Tournament

Richard Rapport4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Nigel Short4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Nils Grandelius4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Ivan Sokolov4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Loek van Wely4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Hans Tikkanen3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Emanuel Berg2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Jonny Hector1/7(+0 -5 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Sigeman & Co (2013)

The 21st Sigeman & Co tournament was an 8-player single round robin played at the Hipp Theater in Malmö, Sweden, 22-28 May 2013. Rounds 1-6 started at 2 pm, Round 7 at noon local time. Time controls: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves then 50 more minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move one. Tournament director: IA Johan Berntsen. Arbiters: IA Anil Surender and Johan Berntsen. Tournament category: XV (2607). Richard Rapport won on tiebreak ahead of Nigel Short and Nils Grandelius, all three with 4.5/7.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Rapport 2674 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 4½ 2 Short 2681 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 4½ 3 Grandelius 2556 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 4½ 4 Sokolov 2642 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 4 5 Van Wely 2689 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 4 6 Tikkanen 2537 1 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 3½ 7 Berg 2561 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 2 8 Hector 2512 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 1

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Tikkanen vs N Grandelius ½-½252013Sigeman & CoA20 English
2. I Sokolov vs E Berg  1-0622013Sigeman & CoE90 King's Indian
3. Van Wely vs R Rapport ½-½742013Sigeman & CoD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Hector vs Short ½-½732013Sigeman & CoC17 French, Winawer, Advance
5. E Berg vs H Tikkanen  ½-½582013Sigeman & CoC05 French, Tarrasch
6. Van Wely vs I Sokolov  ½-½492013Sigeman & CoD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. R Rapport vs Short 1-0522013Sigeman & CoE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
8. N Grandelius vs Hector 1-0632013Sigeman & CoC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
9. I Sokolov vs R Rapport  ½-½252013Sigeman & CoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
10. H Tikkanen vs Van Wely 0-1412013Sigeman & CoA13 English
11. Hector vs E Berg 0-1352013Sigeman & CoC17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. Short vs N Grandelius 1-0302013Sigeman & CoA20 English
13. Van Wely vs Hector  1-0312013Sigeman & CoA21 English
14. E Berg vs Short 0-1442013Sigeman & CoC60 Ruy Lopez
15. I Sokolov vs H Tikkanen  1-0372013Sigeman & CoD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. R Rapport vs N Grandelius ½-½482013Sigeman & CoE61 King's Indian
17. Hector vs I Sokolov ½-½282013Sigeman & CoC54 Giuoco Piano
18. Short vs Van Wely 1-0362013Sigeman & CoB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. H Tikkanen vs R Rapport 1-0392013Sigeman & CoA20 English
20. N Grandelius vs E Berg 1-0542013Sigeman & CoA15 English
21. I Sokolov vs Short  ½-½512013Sigeman & CoE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. H Tikkanen vs Hector  1-0412013Sigeman & CoA06 Reti Opening
23. Van Wely vs N Grandelius  ½-½422013Sigeman & CoA15 English
24. R Rapport vs E Berg 1-0402013Sigeman & CoC02 French, Advance
25. Hector vs R Rapport  0-1312013Sigeman & CoB89 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-23-13  fisayo123: My money is on the young phenomenon Rapport.
May-23-13  waustad: <fis>That wouldn't surprise me at all, but I'd like to see the Rasta Swede do well.
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  ketchuplover: There's an event in China too.
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  HeMateMe: Good luck, Nigel!
May-25-13  waustad: I'm impressed that Grandelius managed to survive against Rapport considering his time deficit. 3. h4 seemed to throw him for a loop and he was way behind on the clock whenever I looked in on the game.
May-25-13  Harvestman: Short recovering well from his first round loss.
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  tamar: Nigel going to town against Loek who is down to 1 minute versus 30 in the following position after 24 Rxd5!

click for larger view

if 24...Nxd5 25 Qg8+ Ke7 26 Bc5#

May-26-13  JPi: Where you can see the game <Tamar>?
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May-26-13  JPi: Thank you <tamar>.
May-26-13  JPi: Please to see GM Nigel Short so inspired.
May-26-13  Prugno: Round 5 saw some really interesting games today. The finish of Grandelius-Berg, with passed pawns and promotions all over the place, was particularly spectacular.
May-26-13  achieve: <tamar: Nigel going to town against Loek who is down to 1 minute versus 30 in the following position after 24 Rxd5!

if 24...Nxd5 25 Qg8+ Ke7 26 Bc5#

> What a beauty...

May-26-13  Shams: Not one but two very fine wins for White today in the English.
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  Eyal: <if 24...Nxd5 25 Qg8+ Ke7 26 Bc5#>

Btw, that's actually not mate (there's 26...Ke6)... should be the other way around - 25.Bc5+ N(c/d)e7 26.Qg8#.

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  Dionysius1: It looks to me like Short has found a draw against Sokolov. My sense of it is that he'll have to sacrifice his N to stop the a pawn queening, but as long as he can exchange the rooks in that melee, and his king can get back to the h-side in time, he should be able to stop the h pawn queening because the white bishop can't control h8. Long breath.
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  Dionysius1: Draw agreed, so Short and Sokolov are joint leaders with 4/6 and 1 round to go. Come on Nigel!
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  tamar: <Eyal: <if 24...Nxd5 25 Qg8+ Ke7 26 Bc5#>

Btw, that's actually not mate (there's 26...Ke6)... should be the other way around - 25.Bc5+ N(c/d)e7 26.Qg8#.>

Oops. My variation actually loses. Even 27 Re1+ Ne5 28 Qxg7 Qxg5 doesn't help.

I was so impressed by Nigel's concept that I missed that it had to be a precise move order.

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  Dionysius1: Short Tikkanen interesting situation at Move 34, and Black is very short of time. I think the position is about level but dynamically - so for example, white might be able to win blacks d pawn
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  Dionysius1: Crikey! I hope this was worth it for Sigeman. Great players, very watchable games, and a total of 19 posts on
May-28-13  fisayo123: So did Rapport win on tie-breaks?
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  cro777: It seems that Rapport won on tie breaks (TB1)

1.Richard Rapport 4.5 (1.5)

2.Nigel Short 4.5 (1.0)

3.Nils Grandelius 4.5 (0.5)

May-29-13  Kain3: Yes, it's confirmed, Rapport won on tie-breaks. Most talented guy U-18 for sure..
May-31-13  Octavia: Short was 2nd on tbreak
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  whiteshark: ChessTV reports on this tournament,
incl. an interesting interview with Ivan Sokolov: (from 2m:16s to 8m:33)
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