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Sigeman & Co Tournament

Ivan Cheparinov7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jan Timman5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Emanuel Berg5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Pontus Carlsson5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Vasilios Kotronias4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Erwin L'Ami4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Parimarjan Negi4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Emil Hermansson2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
Jonny Hector2/9(+2 -7 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Sigeman & Co (2007)

The 15th Sigeman & Co tournament was a 10-player round robin played at the Hipp Theater in Malmö, Sweden 18-26 April 2007. Time controls: 2 hours for the first 40 moves, then 1 more hour for the next 20 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game. Chief organizer: Limhamn Chess Club. Chief arbiter: IA Johan Berntsen. Tournament category: XIII (2554). The Bulgarian Ivan Cheparinov won with 7/9.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Cheparinov 2646 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 7 2 Timman 2545 ½ * 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 5½ 3 Persson 2552 ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 5½ 4 Berg 2574 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 5½ 5 Carlsson 2506 ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5 6 Kotronias 2570 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 4½ 7 L'Ami 2617 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 0 1 4 8 Negi 2515 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 4 9 Hermansson 2475 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 0 2 10 Hector 2537 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2

Official site:
Tidskrift för Schack, 4/2007, pp. 16-29:

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Hillarp Persson vs P Carlsson  1-0392007Sigeman & CoE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
2. I Cheparinov vs E Berg  1-0352007Sigeman & CoA15 English
3. E Hermansson vs Timman  0-1362007Sigeman & CoB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Hector vs Negi 0-1752007Sigeman & CoB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Kotronias vs L'Ami  1-0412007Sigeman & CoC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. P Carlsson vs L'Ami  ½-½192007Sigeman & CoC67 Ruy Lopez
7. E Berg vs E Hermansson 1-0332007Sigeman & CoB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Timman vs Hector 0-1282007Sigeman & CoD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Negi vs Kotronias  ½-½532007Sigeman & CoB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
10. T Hillarp Persson vs I Cheparinov  ½-½402007Sigeman & CoD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Kotronias vs Timman  ½-½542007Sigeman & CoB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. Hector vs E Berg  0-1712007Sigeman & CoC15 French, Winawer
13. L'Ami vs Negi  1-0672007Sigeman & CoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. E Hermansson vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½162007Sigeman & CoB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. I Cheparinov vs P Carlsson ½-½632007Sigeman & CoE15 Queen's Indian
16. T Hillarp Persson vs Hector 1-0472007Sigeman & CoD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. I Cheparinov vs E Hermansson 1-0252007Sigeman & CoC67 Ruy Lopez
18. Timman vs L'Ami  ½-½172007Sigeman & CoC45 Scotch Game
19. E Berg vs Kotronias  1-0362007Sigeman & CoB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
20. P Carlsson vs Negi 1-0392007Sigeman & CoB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. Negi vs Timman 1-0402007Sigeman & CoC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. L'Ami vs E Berg  ½-½382007Sigeman & CoE15 Queen's Indian
23. Kotronias vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½712007Sigeman & CoB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
24. Hector vs I Cheparinov 0-1382007Sigeman & CoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. E Hermansson vs P Carlsson  ½-½162007Sigeman & CoC11 French
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-21-07  Eti fan: I truly root for Cheparinov. I think Topalov's success is at least 50% his work. He is a fascinating kid and deserves first class chess. Fantastic performances at Essent Open and Morelia Open. When is he going to be independant?
Apr-22-07  Eti fan: Great games today, but I do not see any mention in major chess websites. Mig has a good mention and has a round 5 report, but it seems this is it. It is difficult to want sponsors in chess when having no coverage. Even worse, a 29 000 eur tournament got a preview and no mention anywhere. I dont think sponsors will be happy with that. And the field seems great. Anyways, back to Sigeman. If tomorrow Cheparinov wins he will secure the title. However, I believe that Negi and Tiger will not give up that easy. I would say Berg Negi is the exciting game of tomorrow.
Apr-23-07  percyblakeney: All decisive games today. Hillarp Persson was pawn down, with an uncomfortable position and a minute for ten moves against L'Ami, but somehow won anyway.
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  Chnebelgrind: <I would say Berg Negi is the exciting game of tomorrow.> Really a visionary prediction!
Apr-24-07  nikiml: An interesting game between l'Ami and Cheparinov.
Apr-24-07  percyblakeney: Looks like Cheparinov will be extending his lead after today's round.
Apr-24-07  percyblakeney: Negi seemed to be winning for a while when he was two pawns up, but now it definitely looks drawish.
Apr-24-07  timhortons: to bad id bet all the way for timman, id lost all my chess bucks but anayways id still admire the man
Apr-24-07  percyblakeney: The negative surprise this far is L'Ami, clearly second ranked in the field but sharing seventh with two rounds to go.
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  luzhin: Chessgames, please can you post the sixth round game between Berg and Negi. It is a Najdorf of some theoretical significance.
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  PhilFeeley: Negi looks like he's in trouble this morning:

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White to move. It seems to me that something is just waiting to spring...

Apr-25-07  jhoro: Cheparinov is pressuring Negi early in the game. I hope he takes care of the young tiger today and tomorrow finishes a great tournament with the old one. though if he wins today tomorrow he'll most likely draw against Timman
Apr-25-07  percyblakeney: Negi is down to less than seven minutes for 20 moves.
Apr-25-07  jhoro: <percyblakeney: Negi is down to less than seven minutes for 20 moves.> ... and the real Tiger (and Persson as well) has only 2.5 min for 12 moves
Apr-25-07  percyblakeney: 4:45 for 18 moves now.
Apr-25-07  jhoro: btw round 8 is here

Tiger - Timman is/was very interesting as well. much more exciting games than the other drawfest going on today

Apr-25-07  percyblakeney: Timman's win means that Cheparinov secures the tournament win as soon as Negi's time runs ut.
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  PhilFeeley: It's finished. Negi resigned. With 2 seconds left!
Apr-25-07  percyblakeney: Negi was checkmated before that happened, anyway Cheparinov wins the tournament.
Apr-25-07  Eti fan: Very well done Cheparinov! He was leading the game anyways, but the checkmate gave grounds sites to remember the "fantastic" game of Kramnik against Fritz.
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  PhilFeeley: It looks like Negi has Hermansson by the throat this morning. He's probably feeling annoyed with the loss yesterday.
Apr-26-07  Eti fan: nice interview with cheparinov in chessdom
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  Chnebelgrind: <luzhin: Chessgames, please can you post the sixth round game between Berg and Negi. It is a Najdorf of some theoretical significance.> It is the only game still lacking and it is an exciting game: Berg-Negi 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Rhe1 Qb6 12. Nd5 Qxd4 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Bxb5 Qc5 15. Nxf6+ Kd8 16. Nxd7 Qxb5 17. Nxf8 Rxf8 18. Qa3 Ke8 19. Qxd6 Qc6 20. Qd4 Qc7 21. f5 Rg8 22. g3 Rc8 23. Rd2 e5 24. Qa4+ Kf8 25. Rd7 Qc6 26. Qb4+ Kg7 27. Qd2 Kh8 28. c3 f6 29. Rd1 Rg7 30. Rd6 Qa4 31. Rd8+ Rg8 32. Qh6 Rxc3+ 33. Kb1 Bxe4+ 34. Ka1 Qxd1+ 35. Rxd1 Rc6 36. Qh5 Rgc8 37. b3 R6c7 38. Qh6 Rf7 39. Rd6 Rcf8 40. g4 Bb7 41. h4 e4 42. g5 Re8 43. Rxf6 1-0
Apr-27-07  percyblakeney: GM Brynell's comments on Berg-Negi:

<Berg sacrificed a piece for three pawns in a sharp Najdorf variation against Negi. The first new move of the game was 20.Qd4 which gave Berg compensation for the piece but not more. However, a fatal miscalculation from Negi cost him the game. When playing 30. - Qa4 he probably missed that Berg wasn't forced to recapture the rook on move 33, but could play 33.Kb1 instead. After the superior 30. - Qxe4 there would still have been everything to play for.>

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  luzhin: Thanks,Chnebelgrind and percyblakeney. Actually, GM Brynell is wrong. 20.Qd4 was played by Luther against Sasikiran. The new move is 21.f5!
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