Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

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Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:54 am

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Karpov :!: , Grandelius, Jorden van Foreest, Liem Le, Navara, Shirov, Harika Dronavalli, Nihal Sarin

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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Matthew Turner » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:07 am

That sure is an interesting line up, I wonder who is favourite?

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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:50 am

I would say 1.Van Foreest 2.Sarin 3.Navara

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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Matthew Turner » Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:02 am

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:50 am
I would say 1.Van Foreest 2.Sarin 3.Navara
Leaving out the highest rated player and the 'home favourite' - brave.

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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:47 am

It will be most interesting to see if van Foreest has jumped a level and can demonstrate it again like he did in January

Grandelius might be favourite though
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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Matthew Turner » Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:39 am

I'd go for Shirov, on the highly scientific basis that when I played in Malmo he won, quite some way ahead of Grandelius

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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Nigel Short » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:27 pm

Having spoken to Johan Sigeman at some length yesterday, I suspect the tournament will be delayed by several months.

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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:14 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:54 am
Karpov :!:
Karpov will be 70 in May. As far as ex world champions continuing to compete at high levels I should imagine Smyslov and Lasker are the record holders so far.

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Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:06 pm

Postponed confirmed by Pete Doggers (as is Norway chess)
In a statement on the tournament website, tournament director Johan Berntsen has announced that the current situation with the coronavirus has forced them to delay the tournament: "The current restrictions imposed by the EU and the Swedish government [have] once again made it impossible to continue planning this event. But, right now we are investigating the possibility to go through with the tournament later this year instead (somewhere in August-October)."
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