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Kantans and Lintchevski share the lead at Stockholm Chess Challenge 2016

tomskantans_new_LATVIALatvian player IM Toms Kantans, managed to beat the top seed in Stockholm Chess Challenge, GM Vladimir Onischuk from Ukraine in round 2 of the competition.

This means that Kantans shares the lead with GM Daniil Lintchevski from Russia. Both have 2 points after the first two games in the tournament. The fact that so few players have maximum score after only 2 rounds will promise one thing: This will be a tough tournament!

Toms’ wife WIM Anna Kantane, Poland, played a fascinating game against Theodor Kenneskog, Sweden. Here you can look at the game with Swedish commentary from the TV host Martin Lokander.

Tournament websiteStandings and statistics

Round 3 pairings:

Bord Nr. Namn Poäng Resultat Poäng Namn Nr.
1 5 IM Kantans Toms 2 2 GM Lintchevski Daniil 2
2 8 FM Nilsen Joachim Birger IM Kazakovskiy Valeriy 11
3 1 GM Onischuk Vlaidimir 1 GM Blomqvist Erik 4
4 3 GM Tukhaev Adam 1 1 IM Nasuta Grzegorz 7
5 12 FM Rydström Tom 1 1 IM Westerberg Jonathan 6
6 10 FM Mikalsen Erlend ½ ½ FM Kenneskog Theodor 9
7 13 WIM Kantane Anna ½ ½ Stefansson  Vignir Vatnar 15
8 14 WIM Zhou Qiyu ½ 0 Tirelli Mauro 16

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