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Sigeman & Co Tournament

Laurent Fressinet3.5/5(+2 -0 =3)[games]
Axel Smith3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Jan Timman2.5/5(+1 -1 =3)[games]
Nils Grandelius2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer2/5(+0 -1 =4)[games]
Erik Blomqvist1.5/5(+1 -3 =1)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Sigeman & Co (2014)

The 22nd Sigeman & Co tournament was a 6-player single round robin played at the Hipp Theater in Malmö, Sweden 15-19 May 2014. 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 1. Chief organizer: Johan Sigeman. Tournament director and chief arbiter: IA Johan Berntsen. Tournament category: XIV (2587). Top seed Laurent Fressinet won with 3.5/5.

1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Fressinet 2711 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 3½ 2 Smith 2478 ½ * 1 0 ½ 1 3 =3 Timman 2615 ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 2½ =3 Grandelius 2587 0 1 0 * ½ 1 2½ 5 Hammer 2638 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 2 6 Blomqvist 2492 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 1½

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Previous: Sigeman & Co (2013). Next: Sigeman & Co (2017) (there was no tournament in 2015 and 2016)

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Grandelius vs J L Hammer  ½-½322014Sigeman & CoE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
2. Timman vs Axel Smith 0-1512014Sigeman & CoA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
3. Fressinet vs E Blomqvist 1-0302014Sigeman & CoD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. J L Hammer vs E Blomqvist 0-1382014Sigeman & CoD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Axel Smith vs Fressinet  ½-½552014Sigeman & CoE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. N Grandelius vs Timman 0-1442014Sigeman & CoB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Timman vs J L Hammer  ½-½442014Sigeman & CoC45 Scotch Game
8. E Blomqvist vs Axel Smith 0-1222014Sigeman & CoA06 Reti Opening
9. Fressinet vs N Grandelius 1-0492014Sigeman & CoB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. N Grandelius vs E Blomqvist  1-0412014Sigeman & CoA09 Reti Opening
11. J L Hammer vs Axel Smith  ½-½422014Sigeman & CoD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Timman vs Fressinet  ½-½932014Sigeman & CoB01 Scandinavian
13. Fressinet vs J L Hammer  ½-½302014Sigeman & CoC50 Giuoco Piano
14. Axel Smith vs N Grandelius 0-1462014Sigeman & CoD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
15. E Blomqvist vs Timman  ½-½542014Sigeman & CoA34 English, Symmetrical
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  offramp: <blunderclap: Third!>

Close, but no cigar.

May-14-14  Conrad93: What does the Sigeman & Co sell?
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  offramp: They sell fine old vintage Cuban hand-rolled expensive high-class 24 hour mammoth cigars. Same as Dannemann.
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  offramp: They also sell giblets.
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  perfidious: <Third!> shows up first by my reckoning--either the powers that be have eliminated what went before, or......
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  whiteshark: 22nd!

I always wanted to post this.

May-14-14  waustad: Perhaps I'll be even more interested than usual, since I've been reading mysteries that take place in Malmö. My only personal experience was taking a train through there to København. They always have a mix of Swedish and foreign players. Besides, we get J L Hammer and Nils Grandelius in the same tournament.
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  WannaBe: 30th!!!
May-15-14  HSOL: I predict Hammer will win.

<waustad> May I ask what mystery/ies you've read which takes place in Malmö?

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  Check It Out: Please, no silliness. This is a serious chess site.
May-16-14  Laskerschueler: What is Hammer doing???
May-16-14  Kanatahodets: Grandelis should resign; it is disrespect for old Ian: mate in 4 or give up rock for free.
May-16-14  Kanatahodets: Hammer is hammered...
May-16-14  Kanatahodets: Last!
May-16-14  john barleycorn: <Kanatahodets: Hammer is hammered >

Is Hammer not enjoying "remote coaching" from Carlsen in Norway?

May-18-14  Everett: If you choose the right people to place on the ignore list, you can be first every time.
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  perfidious: <Everett> Quite true.
May-18-14  Everett: I'll take giblet-flavored cigars.
May-19-14  Troller: Johan Sigeman is a lawyer. The company's website:

The tournament is in fact long time running now:

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  diagonal: <The tournament is in fact long time running now>, unfortunately the edition of 2014 turned out to be the last one (and the corresponding tournament homepage is shot down already).

Sigeman & Co. at Malmö always showed an interesting mix of established players and rising stars, of familiar faces and new ones, the best Scandinavian players faced the very best of the world: Smyslov, Spassky, Korchnoi, Portisch, Timman, Miles, Short, Lautier, Hellers, Andersson, Beliavsky, Gulko, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Shirov, Sasikiran, Nakamura, So, Caruana, Giri, Leko, Rapport, Judit Polgar, Pia Cramling or prodigy Magnus Carlsen who played in 2004 at Malmö his first tournament as a grandmaster.

I saved some data, stats and anecdotes - an overview of the Malmö Siegeman & Co. invitation tournament series (1993 - 2014):

Which player performed an amazing double winning at Sigeman & Co. in Malmö (<Invitation Tournament>, round robin), as clear first at his first and only entry, and at the traditional Politiken Cup in Copenhagen (<Open>, swiss system, today Xtracon Chess Open, played in Helsingor), as clear first <in the same year within one month>?

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