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Pavel Eljanov, Nigel Short, Baadur Jobava, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Harika Dronavalli. These are the chess grandmasters that will fight for first prize in the new edition of the Sigeman Chess Tournament. With the arrival of the new partner TePe, the tournament changes its name to TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament. As before, the tournament will be held at the Hipp Theater in central Malmo 10-14th May, with a grand opening ceremony being held at the Malmo Town Hall on 9th May.

Pavel Eljanov, Nigel Short, Baadur Jobava, Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Harika Dronavalli. These are the chess grandmasters that will fight for first prize in the new edition of the Sigeman Chess Tournament. With the arrival of the new partner TePe, the tournament changes its name to TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament. As before, the tournament will be held at the Hipp Theater in central Malmo 10-14th May, with a grand opening ceremony being held at the Malmo Town Hall on 9th May.

Arrangers Limhamns SK would like to welcome all chess fans to yet another great chess event in Malmo. The tournament was held for the first time in 1993, and was played yearly until it was discontinued in 2014. For good, many feared. But – it is back!

This year’s tournament would never have been possible without the support of our sponsors – above all the law firm Sigeman & Co and TePe – Sweden’s leading manufacturer of oral hygiene products. The field is as impressive as always.

Pavel Eljanov, Ukraine: Currently number 15 on the world chess federation rating list.

Nigel Short, England: Former World Championship contender, and currently one of the most widely quoted chess authorities in the world.

Baadur Jobava, Georgia: One of the world’s most creative chess players.

Harika Dronavalli, India: Three times (!) bronze medalist in the Women’s World Championship.

And last, but not least, the home team: Nils Grandelius, Sweden’s highest rated chess player, and Erik Blomqvist, the reigning Swedish and Nordic champion.

Arrangers Limhamns SK would like to welcome the six players, the audience, the sponsors and the media to the TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament at the Hipp Theater in Malmo, 10-14th May. We would also like to to thank all our sponsors, TePe, Sigeman & Co, the City of Malmo, PWC, the Swedish Chess Academy, Mobilelabs, Grenspecialisten, Adeptus, Additude, Ferring, Max Mathiesen, Awapatent, Softhouse, SEB, Kåre Gilstring, Informationsteknik, and Odd Hill, who have all contributed to making this event possible!

We are now eagerly awaiting the first move!