GM Vladimir Onischuk wins Stockholm Chess Challenge

The new title tournament for young talents, Stockholm Chess Challenge 2016, was organized in Kista, Stockholm, from 8th to 13th of March.

The event was a 9-round Swiss invitational tournament open to titled players at the age of 25 years old or younger. A total of 16 participants from Belarus, Canada, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine, took part at the first edition of the tournament.

The Ukrainian GM Vladimir Onischuk managed to win his last game vs Joachim Birger Nilsen from Norway to secure his victory. Onischuk scored 7/9 points to grab the top prize in the amount of 10 000 SEK.

The runner-up GM Daniil Lintchevski from Russia finished half a point behind the winner, while the representative of the host nation, GM Erik Blomqvist, took the bronze with 6 points.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysisStandings and statistics

GM Daniil Lintchevski (left) from Russia came second and the host nation saw GM Erik Blomqvist (right) winning the 3rd prize

GM Daniil Lintchevski (left), GM Vladimir Onischuk (middle) and GM Erik Blomqvist (right)

Final standings:

1 GM Onischuk Vlaidimir 2614 UKR 7
2 GM Lintchevski Daniil 2561 RUS 6.5
3 GM Blomqvist Erik 2514 SWE 6
4 IM Kantans Toms 2496 LAT 5
5 IM Kazakovskiy Valeriy 2323 BLR 5
6 IM Nasuta Grzegorz 2399 POL 5
7 IM Westerberg Jonathan 2488 SWE 5
8 GM Tukhaev Adam 2541 UKR 5
9 FM Mikalsen Erlend 2333 NOR 5
10 FM Nilsen Joachim Birger 2397 NOR 4.5
11 Stefansson Vignir Vatnar 2228 ISL 4
12 FM Rydström Tom 2318 SWE 3.5
13 WIM Zhou Qiyu 2247 CAN 3.5
14 FM Kenneskog Theodor 2352 SWE 2.5
15 Tirelli Mauro 2220 ITA 2.5
16 WIM Kantane Anna 2310 POL 2

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