Only two days left until the start of “Manhems Schackvecka” (Manhem Chess Week), where I will participate in the round-robin GM-tournament. The top rated players are Eduardas Rozentalis, Emanuel Berg and me. Then there are a pack of young upcoming IM’s. It will be especially interesting to follow Erik Blomqvist, who is rated in fourth place. This young Swede made his last GM-norm earlier this summer and has continued to impress me with his mature playing style. In the Visma Chess Tournament he played an interesting game, against Axel Smith, that well illustrates his strengths:
Will Erik score another success in Gothenburg?