Pressrelease ifrån Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament

The Limhamn Chess Club is proud to invite the players, the chess community, the media and the sponsors to the 28th annual Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament. The tournament will take place May 4-10 this year, at the Elite Plaza Hotel in central Malmo. Eight players will play seven rounds, and as usual, the field is world class!

The home team is represented by Sweden’s number one, GM Nils Grandelius (winner in 2013, 2017 and 2018).

Among the challengers is an old acquaintance, Dutch GM Jorden van Foreest (winner of the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament in 2021), as well as former World Championship challenger GM Boris Gelfand, Israel, and 8-times Russian champion and multiple World Championship contender, GM Peter Svidler.

We also welcome four of the most promising young chess players of today (all born in this century): the top scorer on board one in the team chess Olympics last year, GM Dommaruju Gukesh, India, last year’s runner-up in the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament, GM Arjun Erigaisi, India, the runner-up in the 2022 World Rapid Chess Championship, GM Vincent Keymer, Germany, and the world’s youngest grandmaster, 14-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra, USA.

This makes the 2023 field one of the strongest ever, and we would like to congratulate chess fans around the globe on the opportunity to see world-class chess live. You will be able to follow all games live, guided by our commentators, Swedish GM Stellan Brynell and Dutch GM Erwin l’Ami. For those of you who are not able to visit Malmo and the Elite Plaza Hotel during the tournament, it will of course be possible to follow all games and the commentators live on the Internet (

We would also like to thank all our sponsors, TePe, Sigeman & Co, the City of Malmö, PWC, Grenspecialisten, Elite Plaza Hotel in Malmö, Schackakademien, Max Matthiessen and AWA Sweden, and all others who once again have contributed to making this traditional chess event come true.

Welcome to the 28th annual Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament!

Årets deltagare är alltså:

  1. GM Dommaraju Gukesh, India (ELO 2718)
  2. GM Arjun Erigaisi, India (ELO 2701)
  3. GM Vincent Keymer, Germany (ELO 2690)
  4. GM Jorden Van Foreest, Netherlands (ELO 2687)
  5. GM Peter Svidler, FIDE (Elo 2683)
  6. GM Boris Gelfand, Israel (ELO 2670)
  7. GM Nils Grandelius, Sweden (ELO 2660)
  8. GM Abhimanyu Mishra, USA (ELO 2548)

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