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Emanuel Berg
Number of games in database: 699
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2539 (2570 rapid, 2502 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2627

Overall record: +288 -162 =227 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 22 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (156) 
    B90 B42 B33 B77 B96
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C78 C65 C67 C92 C94
 French Defense (46) 
    C18 C11 C10 C12 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (38) 
    B90 B96 B99 B97 B94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (27) 
    C92 C84 C95 C94 C90
 French (25) 
    C11 C12 C10 C00 C13
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (102) 
    C05 C18 C02 C01 C17
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B43 B92 B42 B96
 French Tarrasch (40) 
 French Winawer (38) 
    C18 C17 C16 C15
 King's Indian (33) 
    E67 E92 E60 E61 E97
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B92 B96 B94 B91
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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
   A Elarabi vs E Berg, 2004 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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Liverpool op (2007)
   Swedish Championship (2009)
   Swedish Championship (2006)
   Corus Group C (2007)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2012)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2010)

   🏆 TCh-SWE Elitserien
   N Grandelius vs E Berg (Oct-21-17) 1-0
   Marten Aronsson vs E Berg (Oct-20-17) 0-1
   E Blomqvist vs E Berg (Jul-15-17) 0-1
   E Berg vs T Hillarp Persson (Jul-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   J Westerberg vs E Berg (Jul-13-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-28-1981, 39 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 28; games 1-25 of 699  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Vallejo Pons vs E Berg 1-0251991Wch U10C15 French, Winawer
2. E Berg vs Blatny  0-1361992Peer GyntB07 Pirc
3. E Berg vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1491993Wch U12B33 Sicilian
4. Tisdall vs E Berg 1-0341995Hallsberg /6E17 Queen's Indian
5. E Berg vs Leko 1-02819953rd Youth OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
6. E Berg vs Petursson  0-1401995Gausdal InternationalB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. Hjartarson vs E Berg 1-0241996Eikrem MemorialC18 French, Winawer
8. C F Johansson vs E Berg  0-1251997SWE-ch (open)E20 Nimzo-Indian
9. A Nylen vs E Berg  1-0281997SWE-ch (open)E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
10. Razuvaev vs E Berg  1-0411997Viking opA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. G Sargissian vs E Berg 0-1241999Wch U20A80 Dutch
12. E Berg vs G Mohr  0-1571999EUR-chT (Men) 12thB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. T Kiroski vs E Berg  1-0671999EUR-chT (Men) 12thC05 French, Tarrasch
14. D Solak vs E Berg  1-0371999EUR-chT (Men) 12thC05 French, Tarrasch
15. E Berg vs Fressinet  1-0561999EUR-chT (Men) 12thB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. E Berg vs E Dizdarevic  0-1971999EUR-chT (Men) 12thB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
17. E Berg vs Oral  1-0412000Rilton CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. K Kachiani-Gersinska vs E Berg  0-1422000Bundesliga 1999/00A81 Dutch
19. V Malakhatko vs E Berg 0-1302000Bydgoszcz Bank Pocztowy opA80 Dutch
20. A Anastasian vs E Berg  1-0402000European ChampionshipA80 Dutch
21. Miles vs E Berg  ½-½412000European ChampionshipA80 Dutch
22. E Berg vs Epishin  ½-½152000European ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
23. S Conquest vs E Berg  1-0242000European ChampionshipA80 Dutch
24. B Miljanic vs E Berg  0-1452000European ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
25. E Berg vs Morovic Fernandez  1-0382000European ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
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Aug-04-09  zarg: I was thinking Qf1+, Rg2, g4+
Aug-04-09  slomarko: you are correct, it's an easy win, are you sure the result is correct? i doubt a GM can miss such a variation in a slow game.
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!
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