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SM-gruppen 2013 in Sweden

The SM-gruppen 2013 chess tournament is being played on 6th-14th July in Orebro, Sweden.

The event mixes strong grandmasters with young talented Swedish players in order to promote chess in this country. It is a 10-players single round-robin with a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes to finish the game and 30 seconds increments per move.

Prizes are to be distributed as follows: 1st – 25.000 kr (approx. 4.000 USD); 2nd – 21.000 kr; 3rd – 17.000 kr; 4th – 13.000 kr, etc.

First seed Nils Grandelius is leading the event after 3 rounds. He is on 2.5/3, and is half a point above his compatriot Hans Tikkanen and Luxembourger Michael Wiedenkeller.

Tournament website

Nils Grandelius

Nils Grandelius

Standings after 3 rounds:

1 Grandelius Nils SWE 2573 2.5
2 Tikkanen Hans SWE 2528 2
3 Wiedenkeller Michael LUX 2475 2
4 Brynell Stellan SWE 2484 1.5
5 Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2528 1.5
Cramling Pia SWE 2524 1.5
7 Smith Axel SWE 2461 1.5
8 Carlsson Pontus SWE 2516 1
9 Hector Jonny SWE 2509 1
10 Lindberg Bengt SWE 2410 0.5


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