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Stockholm’s Chess Federation supports Hasselbacken Chess Open

newsponsorStockholms 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 to compete for the hefty prize fund of 300 000 SEK (nearly 32,000 €).

27 GMs, 58 titled players and total 185 players have signed up – now there are only 65 seats left.

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Stockholm’s Chess Federation supports Stockholm’s Chess Society’s jubilee tournament Hasselbacken Chess Open with a grant that gives the tournament a chance to be something special. Stockholm’s Chess Federation’s president Jan Wikander give his comments to the decision to support the tournament:

“Stockholm’s Chess Federation’s main task is to get more people to play chess. We do this by organizing tournaments including Stockholm’s Chess Salons, but also through daily visits in schools. We have succeeded admirably, and today has approximately 13 500 registered members in approximately 220 Clubs.
My goal since 2012 when I was elected President of the Federation has been to educate more youth chess leaders, partly to get our clubs arrange competitions. Stockholm’s Chess Society submitted a well-formed application for partnership which the Board treated at two meetings. We came to the conclusion that it is self-evident that we should pay tribute to the world’s third oldest chess club that celebrates 150 years in 2016, and also see the possibility with so many Juniors as possible in the tournament.
Stockholm’s Chess Federation has had a positive development of the economy in recent years which, in the first instance, to the benefit of our member associations in their work with juniors.
Stockholm’s Chess Federation looks forward to a high-class tournament at hotel Hasselbacken and we are proud to be an active part of this anniversary. Already half a year before the tournament starts there are 200 notified participants which is sensational with chess standards!”
Greetings and good luck!
Jan Wikander
Chairman of Stockholm’s Chess Federation

Stockholm’s Chess Society Chairman Stefan Lindh said after Stockholm’s Chess Federation’s decision to support Hasselbacken Chess Openings:
“Stockholm’s Chess Federation’s contribution to Hasselbacken Chess Open warms my heart. We have for many years cooperated on many levels, among other junior tournaments, tournaments of a general nature and more.
Cooperation between the Federation and our club regarding junior tournaments will now additionally be intensified next year, the wish of both the Federation and us. Our club was also one of four clubs to found Stockholm’s Chess Federation which we are very proud of! Our club has also for many years rent space in the Federation’s fine playing venue and during all the years enjoyed working with both the chess but also with the social.
“The board of Stockholm’s Chess Society would once again like to thank the Stockholm Chess Federation for the contribution.

Number Title Rating Name Nation
1 GM 2715 Shirov Alexei LAT
2 GM 2671 Lysyj Igor RUS
3 GM 2658 Postny Evgeny ISR
4 GM 2658 Tkachiev Vladislav FRA
5 GM 2648 Berkes Ferenc HUN
6 GM 2647 Grandelius Nils SWE
7 GM 2640 S.P Sethuraman IND
8 GM 2600 Roiz Michael ISR
9 GM 2599 Mareco Sandro ARG
10 GM 2594 Rausis Igors CZE
11 GM 2582 Mazé Sébastien FRA
12 GM 2580 Vorobiov Evgeny RUS
13 GM 2579 Guliyev Namig AZE
14 GM 2577 Donchenko Alexander GER
15 GM 2569 Tukhaev Adam UKR
16 GM 2557 Burmakin Vladimir RUS
17 GM 2550 Chatalbashev Boris BUL
18 IM 2548 van Foreest Jorden NED
19 GM 2546 Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE
20 GM 2541 Rozentalis Eduardas LTU
21 GM 2536 Mikhalevski Victor ISR
22 GM 2534 Greenfeld Alon ISR
23 GM 2530 Blomqvist Erik SWE
24 GM 2523 Libiszewski Fabien FRA
25 GM 2513 Cramling Pia SWE
26 GM 2504 Cicak Slavko SWE
27 IM 2473 Lyrberg Patrik SWE
28 IM 2471 Smith Axel SWE
29 IM 2429 Stark Lars GER
30 GM 2420 Akesson Ralf SWE
31 IM 2401 Slavin Alexey RUS
32 FM 2384 von Bahr Oskar SWE
33 2382 Schneider Stefan SWE
34 IM 2380 Vasilevich Tatjana UKR
35 GM 2374 Bellon Juan ESP
36 FM 2369 Lokander Martin SWE
37 FM 2355 Hedman Erik SWE
38 FM 2332 Arman Deniz TUR
39 IM 2326 Ornstein Axel SWE
40 FM 2319 Couso Luis SWE
41 NM 2316 Berovski Krum BUL
42 FM 2303 Cederstam Barsk Carl SWE
43 2296 Van Foreest Lucas NED
44 2295 Lissäng Christopher SWE
45 2293 Pajeken Wolfgang GER
46 FM 2290 Dragicevic Drazen SWE
47 FM 2290 Svicevic Rastko SRB
48 FM 2289 Bergström, Rolf SWE
49 2272 Nygren Kim SWE
50 2244 Lindberg Henrik Malm SWE
51 FM 2243 Lundin Jan SWE
52 WIM 2237 Frisk Ellinor SWE
53 2234 Wahlbom Magnus SWE
54 2233 Carlsson Nils SWE
55 2208 Hanssen Gunnar Berg NOR
56 2203 Isetoft Bengt-Ola SWE
57 FM 2199 Hammer Bengt. SWE
58 2198 Steneskog Per SWE
59 2184 Ask Josef SWE
60 2184 Eriksson Jörgen SWE
61 CM 2184 Wiander Michael SWE
62 2178 Wengholm Anders SWE
63 2174 Örndahl Mats SWE
64 2171 Andersen Jens Knud GER
65 2162 Adler Bo SWE
66 2161 Riccardo Guglielmi PhD SWE
67 FM 2159 Malmdin Nils Åke SWE
68 CM 2154 Johansson Carl Fredrik SWE
69 2152 VANHEIRZEELE DANIEL BEL
70 2149 Marttala Thomas SWE
71 2148 Thorn Eric SWE
72 2146 Hedin Gunnar SWE
73 2141 Kyhle Bo SWE
74 2140 Ostling Hakan SWE
75 2139 Isetoft Daniel SWE
76 2130 Evertsson Lennart SWE
77 2126 Vistisen Lars NED
78 2120 Palmblad Jan Peter SWE
79 2118 Pajeken Jakob Leon GER
80 2118 Leif Svensson SWE
81 2117 Arovén Mikael SWE
82 2117 Kjell Petersson SWE
83 2101 Backman Michael SWE
84 2086 Ljungberg Rune SWE
85 2080 Palmqvist Fredrik SWE
86 IM 2078 Moncayo Evelyn Economist ECU
87 2070 Svensson Håkan SWE
88 2063 Luna Diaz Gustavo Luis SWE
89 2063 Sjodin Bengt SWE
90 2053 Halleröd Ralph SWE
91 2047 Carlsten Peter SWE
92 2039 Alquist Erik SWE
93 2033 Vallius Mirko SWE
94 2027 Aristegui Michel FRA
95 2026 Tuomainen Felix SWE
96 2025 Darnell Anton SWE
97 2019 Jakenberg Jussi SWE
98 2016 Korning Peter SWE
99 2015 Dahlstrom Rickard SWE
100 2014 Lundberg Roland SWE
101 2005 Schultze Joerg-Martin Dr. GER
102 2003 Marder Simon SWE
103 1994 Brodén Per SWE
104 1992 Nilsson Weine SWE
105 1989 Saren Bjorn SWE
106 1987 Magnussen Pal SWE
107 1976 Degerfeldt Sven SWE
108 1972 Arvidsson Jonas SWE
109 1970 Sparv Joakim SWE
110 1969 Van Dam Johannes Gerben NED
111 1965 Wahlstedt Mats BA SWE
112 1963 Verendel Jan SWE
113 1958 Evertsson Rune SWE
114 1958 Røst Bjørn NOR
115 1940 Skjöldebrand Martin SWE
116 1939 Karlsson Patrik SWE
117 1935 Olsson Tomas SWE
118 1927 Rånby Hans SWE
119 1923 Säterli Johnny SWE
120 1916 Asgharzadeh Mitra IRI
121 1912 Kollbrink Mats SWE
122 1899 Duenas Alexis SWE
123 1897 Kleimark Anders B.Sc SWE
124 1891 Berg Susanna SWE
125 1884 Seo JungMin SWE
126 1882 Lindh Goran SWE
127 1881 Flodmark Tarras SWE
128 1881 Helin Mikael SWE
129 1880 Gunnarsson Lennart SWE
130 1870 Nyberg Bo SWE
131 1865 Åström Anders SWE
132 1864 Schadd Jan NED
133 1861 Johansson Nicklas SWE
134 1855 Ekenstierna Adrian SWE
135 1855 Gundersen Ingvar SWE
136 1853 Sorensen Hampus SWE
137 1852 Knöppel Björn SWE
138 1851 Hoac Edvin SWE
139 1849 Lindberg Sture SWE
140 1845 Lindström Per-Ove SWE
141 1839 Lundquist Leif SWE
142 1838 Lennart Forslund SWE
143 1838 Lundberg Henrik SWE
144 1822 Tropov Oleg RUS
145 1817 Viklund Dick SWE
146 1804 Rajab Schahin SWE
147 1799 Gustavsson Kent FIN
148 1793 Smith Lennart SWE
149 1789 Lindkvist Andreas SWE
150 1788 Johansson, Christer SWE
151 1775 Eriksson Patrik SWE
152 1773 Opasiak Dustin POL
153 1767 Pettersson Kjell Erik SWE
154 1761 Cramling Anna SWE
155 1746 Petersen Rasmus DEN
156 1744 Arnarson Thordur SWE
157 1743 Arbeus Carl-Johan SWE
158 1719 Einar Per SWE
159 1711 Hrbek Stepan CZE
160 1708 Eriksson Per-Olav SWE
161 1704 Ambert Jens SWE
162 1694 Hansson, Henrik SWE
163 1692 Stoilov Bojan SWE
164 1678 Ivanyuhin Valeri SWE
165 1666 Sly Douglas CAN
166 1665 Sundin Emanuel SWE
167 1662 Horvath Adam HUN
168 1643 Forsbom Christer SWE
169 1637 Spangberg Robert SWE
170 1632 STOLPE KJELL SWE
171 1625 Dobroze Ainars LAT
172 1622 Jansson Bert SWE
173 1618 Bredenhof Bo SWE
174 1589 Jansson Torolf SWE
175 1582 Öhlund Anders SWE
176 1558 Claesson Jan-Olof SWE
177 1517 Myrenfors Stefan SWE
178 1486 Andersson Robert Dilettanti SWE
179 1451 Isaksson Alexander SWE
180 1313 Sebastian Andreas NOR
181 1262 Sorensen Alva SWE
182 1178 Akerlund Lucia SWE
183 1107 Cedegard Carsten SWE
184 1084 Vida Radon SWE
185 1050 Christensen John Christopher DEN

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