|23rd Sigeman & Co (2017)|
The 23rd Sigeman & Co Tournament returned to Malmö after a three year hiatus. The players were: Pavel Eljanov, Baadur Jobava, Nigel Short, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Dronavalli Harika.
Official site (Swedish): http://www.tepesigemanchess.com
| page 1 of 1; 15 games
|1. Jobava vs N Grandelius
|| ||½-½||45||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|2. Short vs E Blomqvist
||1-0||36||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. Eljanov vs D Harika
|| ||½-½||41||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||A04 Reti Opening|
|4. N Grandelius vs D Harika
|| ||½-½||51||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||B25 Sicilian, Closed|
|5. E Blomqvist vs Eljanov
||1-0||46||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|6. Jobava vs Short
||1-0||71||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. Short vs N Grandelius
||½-½||69||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall|
|8. Eljanov vs Jobava
|| ||½-½||58||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|9. D Harika vs E Blomqvist
||0-1||50||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4|
|10. Jobava vs D Harika
|| ||½-½||40||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. N Grandelius vs E Blomqvist
||1-0||31||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|12. Short vs Eljanov
||0-1||50||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||B10 Caro-Kann|
|13. E Blomqvist vs Jobava
|| ||½-½||24||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||C42 Petrov Defense|
|14. Eljanov vs N Grandelius
|| ||½-½||41||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||A06 Reti Opening|
|15. D Harika vs Short
|| ||½-½||44||2017||23rd Sigeman & Co||C55 Two Knights Defense||
|May-11-17|| ||FISCHERboy: I hope Nigel's first victory won't be short-lived.|
|May-11-17|| ||Sokrates: I thoroughly enjoy the essays Short writes in New in Chess. So very eloquent and erudite - in particular when he grills Kirsan I. and FIDE. Here his win was against the likely weakest player in the field - the others will be tougher opponents.|
|May-11-17|| ||Marmot PFL: Blomquist might be the weakest (male) player, but still beat Eljanov today. Jobava was too tough for Short.|
|May-11-17|| ||waustad: Harika is holding her own so far with two draws as black in the first two rounds. It is good to see her playing in a round robin with men. With her rating, -1 would be a very good result. I hope she does even better.|
|May-12-17|| ||Marmot PFL: Probably if top women played more events with men their ratings would be higher.|
|May-12-17|| ||nok: <Blomquist might be the weakest (male) player> Unnecessary dig at Harika.|
|May-12-17|| ||keypusher: <Premium Chessgames MemberMay-12-17 Marmot PFL: Probably if top women played more events with men their ratings would be higher. >|
Why do you think so?
There are only 15 or so women rated over 2500 in the world. So unless they all play each other a dozen times a year, I assume they play men pretty often.
|May-12-17|| ||Marmot PFL: You might be right, but I think if they played the top players more often their strength (and ratings) would increase. For playing men in general that wouldn't matter, which I should have said.|
|May-12-17|| ||offramp: It looks to me as if Nils Grandelius has finally bowed to international pressure and abandoned his culturally acquisitive hairstyle. |
This will NOT preclude him from paying reparations to the people he has offended in the past in the future, but it may reduce the amount of compensation he has to pay.
I am one quarter Jamiroquois and on behalf of my Nation I have launched a class action against GM Nils Grandelius for the sum of $167 billion.
|May-14-17|| ||keypusher: <Marmot PFL: You might be right, but I think if they played the top players more often their strength (and ratings) would increase. For playing men in general that wouldn't matter, which I should have said.>|
I'm skeptical, given that top women (and everyone else) already can play a super-GM strength opponent as often as they can stand it.
I'm sure anyone rated 2530 would love to get to play in events this strong. I'll bet Harika's opportunities to do so compare pretty well others at her level.
|May-16-17|| ||catlover: <offramp> His lawyers are going to argue that he's actually a white European Rastifarian.|
|May-18-17|| ||siggemannen: i'm a bit miffed, what's the point of making a "comeback" if you gonna have a 5 round tourney with totally 16 games in total. Such a waste of time, especially considering that winners ended on up +1|
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