So, as I stared to write the second and last part about the Swedish Championship, my computer decided to have a little bit of a breakdown. And, you have to respect that. My computer had a lot to do lately. The get-yourself-together –speech did not bite and in the end I just had to do a lot of uploads, downloads and whatnots’. Now, we are back on track.
The Swedish Championship was won by Hans Tikkanen after a dramatic playoff with Nils Grandelius. What struck me during that playoff was the consistency shown by both players, as they persisted in playing the same line again and again, with Nils as White and Hans as Black. One might well say that this is the line that won Hans the championship:
Ari Ziegler has written an excellent article about the Championship on the Chessbase site.