Manhem Chess Week, part 1.

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?

Politiken Cup, part 2.

In round 4 of Politiken Cup Jonny Hector played a very entertaining game against the top rated Ivan Cheparinov. Today I thought I would have new things to think about, but somehow the game lingered in my mind. I just had to find out what went on there:

With this game Cheparinov took the lead and has kept it so far. I hope Jonny gives me reason to publish more of his games; especially if he is on the winning side of them.