19th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament

19th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament

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The 19th Sigeman Chess Tournament will run from 9-13 June in Malmö, Sweden.

The format is a 6-player single round robin, featuring 3 talented Swedish GMs and 3 overseas GMs headed by Alexei Shirov, who seems to be clocking up a lot of air-miles lately.

16 year-old Anish Giri (pictured) is back to defend his title, and is the second highest seed ahead of another talented young GM, 17 year-old Wesley So of the Philippines.

The local contingent comprises tournament stalwart Jonny Hector, and two new GMs Hans Tikkanen and Nils Grandelius who achieved their titles in 2010.

 Name  Nat Elo
 Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2709
 Giri, Anish  NED 2687
 So, Wesley  PHI 2667
 Hector, Jonny  SWE 2585
 Tikkanen, Hans  SWE 2560
 Grandelius, Nils  SWE

Anish Giri won with an excellent score of 4.5/5 last year, but it will be a tough challenge to repeat this feat with Alexei Shirov taking part.

The official website will have live coverage of the games starting at 14:00 CET (12:00 UTC) every day, except the last round which starts two hours earlier. 

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