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Emanuel Berg
E Berg 
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Number of games in database: 891
Years covered: 1991 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2539 (2570 rapid, 2502 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2627
Overall record: +348 -215 =301 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 27 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (196) 
    B90 B42 B33 B77 B48
 Ruy Lopez (68) 
    C78 C65 C67 C84 C92
 French Defense (62) 
    C11 C18 C15 C12 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (45) 
    B90 B96 B99 B97 B94
 French (32) 
    C11 C12 C10 C00 C13
 Sicilian Taimanov (31) 
    B48 B45 B47 B46
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (143) 
    C05 C18 C01 C17 C02
 French Winawer (57) 
    C18 C17 C16 C15
 Sicilian (56) 
    B90 B43 B92 B42 B96
 French Tarrasch (51) 
    C05 C03
 King's Indian (41) 
    E67 E60 E92 E61 E98
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E39 E40 E42 E20 E32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 1-0
   E Berg vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 1-0
   N Kosintseva vs E Berg, 2007 0-1
   E Berg vs Leko, 1995 1-0
   H Tikkanen vs E Berg, 2012 0-1
   E Berg vs M Atabayev, 2011 1-0
   M Richter vs E Berg, 2011 0-1
   Van der Wiel vs E Berg, 2007 1/2-1/2
   E Berg vs C C Buhr, 2001 1-0
   E Berg vs D de Vreugt, 2002 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   Swedish Championship (2009)
   Swedish Championship (2006)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2009)
   Swedish Championship (2005)
   European Junior Championship (2000)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2001)
   Gibraltar Masters (2011)
   European Championship (2010)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad
   Wong Zhenyong Jayden vs E Berg (Aug-09-22) 1/2-1/2
   E Berg vs M Bartel (Aug-08-22) 0-1
   N Lungu vs E Berg (Aug-06-22) 1-0
   E Berg vs M Hasan (Aug-05-22) 1-0
   Zhakshylykov Erzhan vs E Berg (Aug-03-22) 0-1

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(born Dec-28-1981, 41 years old) Sweden

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Grandmaster (2004). In 2007, he won the Nordic championship. Swedish champion in 2009 and 2010, winner of Norrköping Easter in 2010.

Wikipedia article: Emanuel Berg

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 891  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Vallejo Pons vs E Berg 1-0251991Wch U10C15 French, Winawer
2. H Stevic vs E Berg  1-0391992Wch U12C01 French, Exchange
3. E Berg vs Blatny  0-1361992Peer GyntB07 Pirc
4. E Berg vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1491993Wch U12B33 Sicilian
5. E Berg vs T Ernst  0-1411994Lidkoeping opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. E Berg vs R Fontaine  1-0261995Canaries ol U16B01 Scandinavian
7. E Berg vs T Thorhallsson  0-1371995Gausdal IntB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
8. C Gabriel vs E Berg  1-0381995Osterskars opA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
9. J Tisdall vs E Berg 1-0341995Hallsberg /6E17 Queen's Indian
10. E Berg vs Leko 1-02819953rd Youth OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
11. E Berg vs Petursson  0-1401995Gausdal InternationalB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. E Berg vs F Doettling  0-1581996Hallsberg op U18B44 Sicilian
13. H A Gretarsson vs E Berg  1-0331996Eikrem memE12 Queen's Indian
14. E Berg vs F Doettling  ½-½361996EU-ch U16B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. R Djurhuus vs E Berg  1-0331996Reykjavik OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
16. E Berg vs E H Jensson  1-0261996Reykjavik OpenC45 Scotch Game
17. G Gislason vs E Berg  0-1431996Reykjavik OpenE17 Queen's Indian
18. E Berg vs N Borge  1-0891996Reykjavik OpenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. Van der Sterren vs E Berg  ½-½801996Reykjavik OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. E Berg vs J Hector  0-1671996Reykjavik OpenC45 Scotch Game
21. M van der Werf vs E Berg  1-0281996Reykjavik OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
22. E Berg vs J Yoos  ½-½411996Reykjavik OpenB33 Sicilian
23. B Halldorsson vs E Berg  1-0411996Reykjavik OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. Hjartarson vs E Berg 1-0241996Eikrem MemorialC18 French, Winawer
25. Razuvaev vs E Berg  1-0411997Viking opA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
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Aug-04-09  slomarko: zarg the score of the game is clearly not correct, they have white playing Qa8 on move 43 which is absurd.
Aug-04-09  zarg: you can check the final position here
Aug-04-09  slomarko: zarg please replay the last few moves of the game. IMO for example already 42.Qa5 is probably not correct because its a stupid move and black could mate with Rb1. almost certainly 42.f7 or 42.Rb3 was played.
Aug-04-09  zarg: <slo>, when playing through those moves... I fully agree that it look like a transmission error, and I also think you are quite right by assuming that the final position given isn't correct either.

Berg had a very long game yesterday, so it wouldn't be too surprising if that had an effect today though.

Aug-05-09  zarg: Indeed it was quite some errors in that transmission! The PGN from the official site gives

[Event "Arctic Chess Challenge 2009"]
[Site "Scandic Hotel, Tromsø"]
[Date "2009.08.01"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Zdebskaja, Natalia"]
[Black "Berg, Emanuel"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2412"]
[BlackElo "2610"]
[PlyCount "145"]
[EventDate "2009.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Nd5 Nbd7 11. Qd3 Bxd5 12. exd5 Rc8 13. c4 a5 14. Nd2 Nc5 15. Bxc5 dxc5 16. Ne4 Nxe4 17. Qxe4 Bd6 18. f3 f5 19. Qe3 Rc7 20. Rae1 Rf6 21. Bd3 Rcf7 22. Bc2 Rh6 23. f4 e4 24. g3 Qb6 25. Re2 Be7 26. g4 Bf6 27. Qb3 Bd4+ 28. Kh1 Qd8 29. gxf5 Rb6 30. Qa3 Rxb2 31. Rxe4 b5 32. Qd3 bxc4 33. Qxc4 Rb4 34. Qa6 Rf6 35. Qe2 Qxd5 36. Rf3 Rf8 37. f6 g6 38. f5 g5 39. Rg4 Kh8 40. Be4 Qe5 41. Qa6 Qxf6 42. Qxa5 Rfb8 43. Rb3 Bf2 44. Rxb4 Rxb4 45. Qa8+ Kg7 46. Qa7+ Kh6 47. Qd7 Rb6 48. Qd2 Rb2 49. Qd5 Re2 50. Qe6 Bd4 51. Qxf6+ Bxf6 52. Bd5 Kg7 53. a4 h5 54. Rg2 Re5 55. Be6 Re1+ 56. Rg1 Re4 57. Rc1 Rxa4 58. Rxc5 Ra1+ 59. Kg2 Bd4 60. Rc7+ Kf6 61. h3 Rg1+ 62. Kh2 Re1 63. Rc2 Be5+ 64. Kg2 Re3 65. Rc6 Rg3+ 66. Kf2 Rxh3 67. Bd5+ Kg7 68. Rg6+ Kf8 69. Rxg5 Bf6 70. Kg2 Rd3 71. Rg8+ Ke7 72. Bf3 Kf7 73. Ra8 1/2-1/2

and when replaying the moves 39-47, it appears Berg had a nice advantage (which slipped away), but no mating attack.

Aug-05-09  slomarko: the only moment i think he had a good advantage is here:

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he played Rfb8 but Qe5 seems much better and white would have to find the Qa6-Qh6 idea to keep his head out of the water.

Aug-06-09  zarg: Yup. We did figure it out, and it was all confirmed in phantom's blog:

<Emanuel Berg could have got excellent winning chances by the strong centralizing Queen-move 42...Qe5! with a threat of Rb2 among other things. When he didn't find this he didn't get more chances and it ended up in a hard fought draw on move 72. With some 200 moves in the last 2 games for GM Berg it will be interesting to see how much fighting spirit the Swedish Champion can show up with in the next rounds.

PS: The LIVE-stream of this game got corrupt after move 41. As broadcasted Emanuel Berg could have mated with a nice Qa1+, with a long forced mate-sequence as several observers saw. This position was never at the board so Berg did never have such a mating attack... >

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  Tabanus: Swedish Championship 2009 final standings (crosstable):

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  Tabanus: Winner today of the (relatively weak) Karlstad Open (Sweden):

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  Tabanus: And winner yesterday of the Norrköping Easter in Sweden. The first three rounds were rapid (whole game 45 mins), the last five normal (2 hours till move 40 then 1/2 hour):

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  Tabanus: Swedish champion also this year, the championship was played 3-11 July 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Winner of Manhem's Chess Week (Sweden) 10-18 August 2010:

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  Tabanus: Winner of Kristiansund Grand Prix (Norway) 26-29 August 2010:

Aug-30-10  Nosnibor: I remember playing Emanuel at the Karlstad Open in December 1989 when he was just a small boy of 8.Although I won comfortably he showed great promise even then.
Aug-31-10  Dredge Rivers: We are the Berg! Resistance is futyle!
Aug-17-11  rogl: Emanuel is currently playing a GM tournament here in Gothenburg, Sweden(TWIC is relaying it) and he is on fire. He has a perfect score after five rounds. In the fourth round he was black against German IM Mic Richter where the following position was reached after 34.♕c4+

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Now Emanuel set a little trap with 34...♔g7! and Richter fell right into it with 35.♖xd4?! ♖c7 36.♕b3??

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which was met by the killer 36...♕b4!! 0-1. Even if white plays the correct 36.♕f1 analysis shows that black has all the chances.

Aug-18-11  waustad: This is quite a change from his results in the recent Politiken tourney. Excellent job so far.
Oct-08-11  notyetagm:

<5) Manhem Chess Week

The Manhem Chess Week GM tournament took place 13th-21st August 2011. <<<Emanuel Berg>>> on 6.5 finished half a point clear of Jon-Ludvig Hammer.>

Feb-12-12  iking: Berg scalped <Lagrave> at Gibraltar ....

nice showing ~ E Berg vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012 ~

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  Penguincw: Happy 32nd birthday GM Emanuel Berg!
Feb-16-14  notyetagm: Emanuel Berg

<rogl: Emanuel is currently playing a GM tournament here in Gothenburg, Sweden(TWIC is relaying it) and he is on fire. He has a perfect score after five rounds. In the fourth round he was black against German IM Mic Richter where the following position was reached after 34.Qc4+>

[Event "SS Manhem GM"]
[Site "Gothenburg SWE"]
[Date "2011.08.16"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Richter, Mic"]
[Black "Berg, E."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C06"]
[WhiteElo "2488"]
[BlackElo "2604"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2011.08.13"]
[EventType "tourn"]
[EventRounds "9"]
[EventCountry "SWE"]
[EventCategory "10"]
[Source "Mark Crowther"]
[SourceDate "2011.08.22"]

1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. c3 c5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8. cxd4 f6 9. Nf4 Nxd4 10. Qh5+ Ke7 11. exf6+ Nxf6 12. Ng6+ hxg6 13. Qxh8 Kf7 14. O-O e5 15. Nb3 Nxb3 16. axb3 Bf5 17. Bxf5 gxf5 18. Bg5 Bc5 19. Qh3 g6 20. b4 Bb6 21. Qb3 Qd6 22. Be3 Rd8 23. Bc5 Qe6 24. Bxb6 Qxb6 25. Rfc1 a6 26. b5 axb5 27. Qc3 Qe6 28. Ra7 Rd7 29. Qc5 d4 30. Qxb5 Qe7 31. Rd1 e4 32. Qc4+ Qe6 33. Qb5 Qe7 34. Qc4+ Kg7 35. Rxd4 Rc7 36. Qb3 Qb4 0-1

Dec-28-15  siggemannen: Happy Bergsday!
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Berg!
Aug-05-22  Nosnibor: Berg is having a rough time in the current Olympiad. W1 D1 L3. He fared better after his first three losses.
Jun-15-23  Nosnibor: Herewith my game against Berg when he was a small boy! Like most youngsters he played on to the last possible move . He did finish on 2 out of 7 which was a good result in a strong international tournament. (Event: Karlstad Open, Sweden.) (Round 1) (White: Emmanuel Berg ) (Black: John K. Robinson) ( Opening: Kings Indian Defence) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.h3 0-0 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 a6 8.a4 Nbd7 9.Bd3 Rb8 10.0-0 b5 11.axb5 axb5 12.Nxb5 Nxe4 13.Bxe4 Rxb5 14.Rb1 Rxb2 15.Rxb2 Bxb2 16.Bh6 Bg7 17.Qd2 Nf6 18.Re1 Ba6 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Nh4 h6 21.Qc3 Qd7 22.Qa5 Qb5 23.Qxb5 Bxb5 24.Bf3 Re8 25.Be2 Bxe2 26.Rxe2 Nxd5 27.Re1 Kf8 28.Ra1 Nb4 29.c3 Nd5 30.c4 Nb6 31.Ra3 Nxc4 32.Rf3 Kg7 33.Rc3 Ne5 34.f4 Nc6 35.f5 Nd4 36.Re3 Nxf5 37.Nxf5 gxf5 38.Rg3+ Kf6 39.Rf3 e5 40.g4 f4 41.Rd3 Ke6 42.Rc3 Rc8 43.Rc1 d5 44.Ra1 Rc6 45.Ra8 c4 46.Re8+ Kf6 47.Rd8 d4 48.Kf1 c3 49.Rh8 Kg7 50.Re8 c2 51.Rxe5 c1=Q+ 52.Kg2 Rc3 53.Re2 Rg3+ 54.Kf2 Qg1 ++ I personally thought that this game may be of some historical value.
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