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🏆 Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Hao Wang, Yangyi Yu, Chao Li, Emanuel Berg, Evgenij Agrest, Xue Zhao, Erik Blomqvist, Jun Xie, Torstein Bae, Stefan Djuric, Pontus Carlsson, Tom Wedberg, Lars Karlsson, Stellan Brynell, Ralf Akesson, Robert Astrom, Bengt Lindberg, Robert Bator, Yu Wang, Bosse Lindberg, Nils-Ake Malmdin, Erik Hedman, Anton Frisk Kockum, Lucas Wickstrom, Linus Olsson, Viktor Forsberg, Jedrzej Dlugosz, Luis Couso, Vladimir Poley, Jesper Hamark, Simon Rosberg, Eric Thorn, Anders Grandell, Eric Vaarala, Inna Agrest, Harald Logdahl, Johan Henriksson, David Nygren, Vesa Heinola, Kim Nygren, Tomas Carnstam, Nicolas Vanderhallen, Per Soderberg, Jorgen Eriksson, Josef Ask, Markus Orndahl, Silje Bjerke, Ulf Hammarstrom, Lennart Evertsson, Rasmus Janse, Ulf Hammar, Love Janse, Bjorn Gamback, Mikael Arnelind, Daniel Isetoft, Bengt Ola Isetoft, Mikael Aroven, Jimmy Mardell, Damian Bartkowiak, Peter Bjarnehag, Jan Peter Palmblad, Simon Hanninger, Patrik Wiklundh, Ralph Hallerod, Bengt Sjodin, Victor Virolainen, Michael Backman, Christian Johansson, Volker Scheeff, Hubert Beneteau, Gustavo Luna, Marc Verdaguer Muntanya, Patrik Wallin, Jakob Aperia, Mattias Zachrisson, Olle Algars, Juan Pablo Fernandez, Alfred Krzymowski, Simon Marder, Sven Rosell, Sven-Olof Andersson, Daniel Larsson, Magnus Rolen, Ulf Ekenberg, Mikael Helin, Christer Nilsson, Farhad Rouhani, Anders Ohman, Alexis Duenas, Arash Rouhani, Tomas Pettersson, Jan Engfeldt, Stephan Lindbergh, Kenneth Wiman, Christer Maki, Peter Halvarsson, Joel Sjostrand, Martin Skjoldebrand, Erik Svensson, Henrik Haapala plus 39 more players.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 229  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Carlsson vs H Wang  0-1312007Scandinavian Chess TournamentC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. S Djuric vs E Berg  1-0362007Scandinavian Chess TournamentA43 Old Benoni
3. T Wedberg vs E Blomqvist ½-½112007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. R Bator vs C Li 0-1442007Scandinavian Chess TournamentD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
5. B Lindberg vs T Bae  1-0252007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
6. A Kockum vs R Astrom 0-1472007Scandinavian Chess TournamentE15 Queen's Indian
7. L Karlsson vs V Poley  1-0402007Scandinavian Chess TournamentA13 English
8. K Nygren vs X Zhao 0-1322007Scandinavian Chess TournamentA20 English
9. S Dillen vs F Rouhani  0-1602007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. M Zachrisson vs A Grandell  1-0332007Scandinavian Chess TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
11. H Wang vs C Li  ½-½422007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
12. R Astrom vs X Zhao  0-1812007Scandinavian Chess TournamentD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
13. E Hedman vs S Brynell  ½-½222007Scandinavian Chess TournamentC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. E Agrest vs L Couso  1-0402007Scandinavian Chess TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. E Berg vs S Rosberg  1-0292007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB01 Scandinavian
16. A Kockum vs T Wedberg  0-1482007Scandinavian Chess TournamentA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
17. V Poley vs B Lindberg  0-1422007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB20 Sicilian
18. V Forsberg vs L Karlsson  0-1512007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB30 Sicilian
19. B Lindberg vs K Nygren  1-0542007Scandinavian Chess TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. R Akesson vs J Ask 0-1372007Scandinavian Chess TournamentD94 Grunfeld
21. E Agrest vs U Hammar  1-0272007Scandinavian Chess TournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. L Janse vs H Wang 0-1252007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
23. G Luna vs E Berg  0-1412007Scandinavian Chess TournamentA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
24. S Brynell vs R Janse  1-0292007Scandinavian Chess TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. T Wedberg vs V Scheeff 1-0422007Scandinavian Chess TournamentB01 Scandinavian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member Official site:

Li Chao won with a stunning 8.5/9. You can see his games here: Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)/Li Chao

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  lostemperor: Wow, who is Li Chao. Not even in possesion of any title yet!
Aug-11-07  Karpova: <acirce> participated in this tournament and scored 5.5/9 (60th place)
Premium Chessgames Member <Re: acirce> The PGN from the tournament website only lists an Ulf Hammar (no Hammarström). Was this an error in the tournament's name listing, or are acirce's games not available from the site? If not, he can use the PGN Upload Utility to submit his games, and of course we'd be happy to include them.

By the way: if you have corrections to submit, use the link below the kibitzing area <Spot an error? Please suggest your correction ...> This ensures that an administrator will review the situation in a timely fashion (we do not, as a rule, read every page of kibitzing). Also, this procedure prevents the inevitable confusion stemming from people discussing errors that have already been corrected. We take exception to this policy when a discussion is actually necessary in order to resolve the error; but for obvious name misattributions and so forth, the correction slip is the best way to go.

Aug-11-07  Karpova: <>
No, Ulf Hammar is a different player. There are indeed no games from <acirce> available (i.e. he played Akesson in Round 1 but the agme's missing in teh official pgn
Aug-11-07  joebuck: Some nice pictures:
Wang Hao (I think):

Wang Hao dancing at the gala dinner:

All the Chinese players (which one is Li Chao?):

And the guys with some special hats on:

Many more great pics at the website.

Aug-11-07  notyetagm: < Official site:

Li Chao won with a stunning 8.5/9. You can see his games here: Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)/Li Chao>

Wow, how many ELO points is he going to gain from this superlative performance?

Aug-12-07  Karpova: User: Nikita Smirnov might have participated, too.

There's a Nikita Smirnov from Sweden with a 1318 rating who scored 4/9 and reached place 151 (though being seeded 195!). A great performance for sure and he'll probably gaining a lot of points!

Aug-12-07  cuendillar: <joebuck> Li Chao is the second from left in that picture. Here's a better one

<Karpova> I think so, I played in this tournament too. I would not be very surprised if other members than those already mentioned participated as well.

Official commentator Jesper Hall noted that the chinese calculated incredibly fast and accurate when playing. I think he mainly thought of Wang Hao and Li Chao then.

Aug-12-07  cuendillar: Final standings (7/9 or better)
1. Li Chao

2. Wang Hao 8

3. Emanuel Berg

4. Lars Karlsson 7

5. Robert Astrom 7

6. Evgeny Agrest 7

7. Erik Hedman 7

8. Ralf Akesson 7

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  technical draw: The sleeping chess giant (China) has awoken.
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: Or is it awaken?
Aug-12-07  notyetagm: <technical draw: The sleeping chess giant (China) has awoken.>

I've been saying that for two years now: China will become a dominant chess power like Russia.

Aug-14-07  Timex: <notyetagm> unless more juniors from Russia suddenly pop up.
Aug-14-07  Davolni: China & Chess.....

no, no, nope!!!!

Aug-14-07  Ziggurat: Yes, yes, yep.
Aug-14-07  djmercury: Looks like we have a new Svidler, he won 4 games with black with the Grünfeld.
Aug-17-07  s4life: <Davolni: China & Chess.....

no, no, nope!!!!>

Considering that the top talent among the young usually gets into GO and Chinese chess instead of chess... I'd say they have a lot of potential to be the most dominant nation.

Oct-09-07  Nikita Smirnov: Karpova:That was really me playing.I won over two 1700 Lask players.That is one of my best tournaments.

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