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TePe Sigeman & Co Tournament

Peter Svidler4.5/7(+2 -0 =5)[games]
Abhimanyu Mishra4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Dommaraju Gukesh4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Jorden van Foreest3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Arjun Erigaisi3/7(+2 -3 =2)[games]
Vincent Keymer2.5/7(+0 -2 =5)[games]
Boris Gelfand2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games] Chess Event Description
TePe Sigeman & Co (2023)

Name: TePe Sigeman & Co Event Date: May 4 - 10, 2023 Site: Malmo, Sweden Format: 8-player single round-robin Time Control: 90 minutes for 40 moves and then 30 minutes for the remaining moves with a 30-second cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move (Malmö rules-no draws before move 40).

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J van Foreest vs D Gukesh  0-1592023TePe Sigeman & CoD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Svidler vs Mishra  ½-½392023TePe Sigeman & CoB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. V Keymer vs N Grandelius  ½-½412023TePe Sigeman & CoD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Gelfand vs A Erigaisi 0-1412023TePe Sigeman & CoE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
5. A Erigaisi vs N Grandelius 0-1572023TePe Sigeman & CoB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. D Gukesh vs V Keymer 1-0352023TePe Sigeman & CoC78 Ruy Lopez
7. Mishra vs J van Foreest 1-0432023TePe Sigeman & CoE10 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Gelfand vs Svidler 0-1352023TePe Sigeman & CoA15 English
9. N Grandelius vs D Gukesh ½-½232023TePe Sigeman & CoC67 Ruy Lopez
10. Svidler vs A Erigaisi 1-0542023TePe Sigeman & CoA20 English
11. J van Foreest vs Gelfand  1-0472023TePe Sigeman & CoB30 Sicilian
12. V Keymer vs Mishra 0-1552023TePe Sigeman & CoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Gelfand vs V Keymer  ½-½402023TePe Sigeman & CoE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
14. Svidler vs J van Foreest  ½-½352023TePe Sigeman & CoC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
15. Mishra vs N Grandelius  ½-½402023TePe Sigeman & CoD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. A Erigaisi vs D Gukesh 1-0382023TePe Sigeman & CoC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. J van Foreest vs A Erigaisi 1-0512023TePe Sigeman & CoC48 Four Knights
18. V Keymer vs Svidler  ½-½352023TePe Sigeman & CoA04 Reti Opening
19. N Grandelius vs Gelfand  ½-½372023TePe Sigeman & CoB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. D Gukesh vs Mishra  ½-½422023TePe Sigeman & CoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. A Erigaisi vs Mishra  ½-½332023TePe Sigeman & CoD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Gelfand vs D Gukesh  ½-½412023TePe Sigeman & CoD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Svidler vs N Grandelius  ½-½352023TePe Sigeman & CoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. J van Foreest vs V Keymer  ½-½312023TePe Sigeman & CoE20 Nimzo-Indian
25. V Keymer vs A Erigaisi  ½-½482023TePe Sigeman & CoA20 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-05-23  fabelhaft: Gukesh won again in the second round and is now only 6 Elo from a top ten spot. Gelfand lost with white also in the second round, to Svidler this time.
May-06-23  fabelhaft: Gukesh is improving so quickly one already wonders if there are many better players in the world. In his last 17 super tournament games he has scored +6-0=11, with draws against Carlsen, Nepo, Giri, So, Aronian (twice).
May-06-23  goodevans: 'Only' a draw from Gukesh today against Grandelius allowing both Svidler and lowest-ranked Mishra to join him in a three-way tie for first after three rounds.

Both Mishra and Gukesh have yet to play Gelfand, who sadly is having a complete nightmare so far.

May-07-23  ultrausurper: It's sad to see Gelfand struggling this badly, earlier this year he scored a respectable 7½/11 at the European Championship, winning four games and losing none. Maybe he's just been getting unlucky here, but hope to see him win at least 1 one game.
May-07-23  syracrophy: Abhimanyu Mishra achieved two BIG victories so far!
May-08-23  goodevans: The average ELO rating in this tournament is 2675 (2692 if you exclude Mishra whose rating struggles to keep pace with his stellar advance).

With the proliferation of rapid and blitz, classical tournaments of this strength aren't as common as they once were so you'd think they'd want to spread them out a bit. At the very least not have a more than 70% overlap with Superbet Chess Classic Romania (2023).

May-08-23  goodevans: The only decisive game in round 5 saw Erigaisi, as Black, blunder on move 47 in an equal position (R+3P vs R+3P).

It allowed van Foreest to force a string of trades down to K+2P vs K+2P where White's K and f-pawn were further advanced giving him a simple endgame win.

May-09-23  goodevans: Final round tomorrow. Mishra possibly slight favourite despite Gelfand having stopped the rot after the first three rounds.

Hope he or Gukesh wins it. Would be good for chess if one of the up and coming youngsters really makes a mark - I mean at the Carlsen sort of level - in classical chess now that Carlsen can't be bothered with it any longer.

May-10-23  ultrausurper: Congrats to Svidler! Experience triumphed over youth in this event, with Gelfand taking down Mishra in a tough last game. I was rooting for Gukesh, but certainly a deserved win by Svidler, who I wasn't really expecting a lot from going into this event.

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