Sigeman Chess Tournament
6-player round robin on 9-13th June in Malmö, Sweden

The 19th Sigeman Chess Tournament is set to take place in Malmö, Sweden, on 9-13th June 2011. The format is 6-player round robin and the tournament is also featuring a nice mix of world’s top juniors and Sweden’s best players.

The starting lineup is led by the fearless GM Alexei Shirov, who is traveling north immediately after the rapid match with World Champion Vishy Anand.

Last year’s winner, 16-year-old Anish Giri, will be defending his title, and the 17-year-old Philippine player Wesley So, one of the new rising stars in chess, is also participating.

The local fans will cheer for Jonny Hector from the hosting club Limhamns SK, who participates in the Sigeman Chess Tournament for the fifteenth time, and two newly promoted Grandmasters, Nils Grandelius (bronze medalist from the World Youth 2010) and Hans Tikkanen, both from neighboring city Lund.

Participants:

GM Alexei Shirov ESP 2709
GM Anish Giri NED 2687
GM Wesley So PHI 2667
GM Jonny Hector SWE 2585
GM Hans Tikkanen SWE 2560
GM Nils Grandelius SWE 2541

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