The 10th jubilee season of the Swedish Rapid Team Battle kicks off this Wednesday, May 19th.
Around 400 players will compete for 26 Swedish chess clubs. The event will be played Online at Lichess, with 5 rounds taking place every Wednesday from 19:30 CEST. The time control is 10 minutes + 2 seconds.
The best ranked six teams qualify for the big Final which will be played on 23th of June. Teams will be ranked by the number of points collected throughout the event: 24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
The Swedish Rapid Team Battle is an Online league for the Swedish chess clubs. It all started a year ago, when the covid19 pandemic hit the world and chess turned to online mode. The manager of the event, Marijan Pavcecic, organized the event through lichess, and the tradition continues to last. Previous seasons of the Swedish Rapid Team Battle gathered well known Grandmasters, such as: GM Bartas Heberla, GM Jacek Gdanski, GM Ralf Akesson, GM Ferdinand Hellers, GM Frode Urkedal, WGM Laura Rogule.
Photos: Lars OA Hedlund/Swedish Chess Federation