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Stockholms Schacksällskap celebrates 150 years with jubilee Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016

logotypehasselbackenStockholms Schacksällskap, one of the world’s oldest chess clubs, celebrates its 150 years jubilee with a grand tournament at the venerable Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken**** in the heart of The Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 will be held from April 30 through May 8, 2016, in a 9-round FIDE-Swiss open format and it will be valid for FIDE rating and norms. Both Swedish and international grandmasters will be invited.

The hefty prize fund will include 300 000 SEK (nearly 32,000 €), whereof 50 000 SEK (approximately 5,300 €) to the winner of HASSELBACKEN CHESS OPEN. The highest rating prizes will be 4 000 SEK, why the tournament should also be attractive for the club player.

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Stockholms Schacksällskap has high ambitions and Stefan Lindh, chairman of Stockholms Schacksällskap, says:
- In our club we are working against a common goal: Making our jubilee tournament the most magnificent event that has occurred within Swedish chess since 1866.

And what happened in the year 1866? Well, back then Stockholms Schacksällskap was founded with the famous North Pole researcher A. E. Nordenskiöld as its first chairman.
Stefan Lindh very much rejoices that the jubilee tournament will be played at Hotel Scandic Hasselbacken at Djurgården in the centre of Stockholm.
– Many of us remember with joy the chess tournaments at Hasselbacken around the millennium change. It feels fantastic to be back!

The playing venue will be the stately Hazeliussalen (the Hazelius ward), which is found at the upper floor in the hotel. Players will also have access to the large terrace with a view over the amusement park Gröna Lund, the ABBA Museum and the beautiful Stockholm waters. The evening before the tournament, April 29, there will be a great jubilee banquet in Hazeliussalen with 100 guests.

Ingemar Falk, club master of Stockholms Schacksällskap, especially wants to highlight Scandic Hasselbacken, which is the main sponsor for the tournament.
– We have had a very fruitful cooperation with Karin Andreasson, Sales & Event coordinator at Scandic Hasselbacken, during the whole process, and I am convinced that together we will create a unique tournament for Swedish chess.

Jesper Henryson, General Manager at Scandic Hasselbacken, says:
– I’m very pleased to welcome Stockholms Schacksällskap to us at Scandic Hasselbacken and I am looking forward to an exciting tournament next spring.

Contacts:
Press Officer Ingemar Falk: ingemar.falk@mail.com
Tel.: +46 73 644 63 05
Chairman Stefan Lindh: stefan.lindh@zengun.se
Tel.: +46 70 383 16 07
Arbiter Lars Dock: lars@dock.nu
Tel.: +46 70 777 77 50
Tournament email: info@hasselbackenchessopen.com

Hasselbacken venue

Hasselbacken venue

Preliminary list of players:
1 GM Tukhaev Adam UKR 2552
2 GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2545
3 GM Greenfeld Alon ISR 2544
4 GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2535
5 GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2524
6 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2512
7 GM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2509
8 IM Smith Axel SWE 2454
9 FM Lokander Martin SWE 2403
10 GM Bellon Juan ESP 2374
11 FM Cederstam Barsk Carl SWE 2336
12 WIM Frisk Ellinor SWE 2249
13 Wahlbom Magnus SWE 2228
14 Isetoft Bengt-Ola SWE 2203
15 Isetoft Daniel SWE 2201
16 CM Wiander Michael SWE 2168
17 Guglielmi Riccardo PhD SWE 2161
18 Evertsson Lennart SWE 2156
19 FM Malmdin Nils Åke SWE 2141
20 Östling Håkan SWE 2140
21 Thorn Eric SWE 2135
22 CM Johansson Carl Fredrik SWE 2127
23 Vanheirzeele Daniel BEL 2121
24 Palmblad Jan Peter SWE 2118
25 Petersson Kjell SWE 2115
26 Ljungberg Rune SWE 2086
27 Sjodin Bengt SWE 2085
28 Dahlström Rickard SWE 2015
29 Marder Simon SWE 2003
30 Lundberg Roland SWE 1990
31 Tuomainen Felix SWE 1990
32 Wahlstedt Mats BA SWE 1965
33 Evertsson Rune SWE 1958
34 Skjöldebrand Martin SWE 1940
35 Karlsson Patrik SWE 1939
36 Helin Mikael SWE 1934
37 Sörensen Hampus SWE 1927
38 duenas alexis SWE 1912
39 Darnell Anton SWE 1905
40 Kleimark Anders B.Sc SWE 1897
41 Berg Susanna SWE 1891
42 Cramling Anna SWE 1887
43 Lindh Göran SWE 1883
44 Flodmark Tarras SWE 1870
45 Åström Anders SWE 1865
46 Johansson Nicklas SWE 1861
47 Gundersen Ingvar SWE 1856
48 Tropov Oleg RUS 1852
49 Lindberg Sture SWE 1849
50 Lindström Per-Ove SWE 1845
51 Nyberg Bo SWE 1827
52 Smith Lennart Jur.Kand SWE 1793
53 Johansson Christer SWE 1788
54 Rajab Schahin SWE 1775
55 Viklund Dick SWE 1769
56 Arnarson Thordur SWE 1744
57 Einar Per SWE 1719
58 Stoilov Bojan SWE 1718
59 Ivanyuhin Valeri SWE 1694
60 Forsbom Christer SWE 1643
61 Spangberg Robert SWE 1611
62 Jansson Torolf SWE 1585
63 Jansson Bert SWE 1582
64 Öhlund Anders SWE 1582
65 Claesson Jan-Olof SWE 1558
66 Sörensen Alva SWE 1333
67 Akerlund Lucia SWE 1178

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