Swedish Championship last post

Both Axel Smith, Ludvig Carlsson and Martin Jogstad had a terrible run at some stage in the tournament, but also produced some quite good games along the way. I have not had the energy to comment a game of each and every one of them, but I believe Ludvig deserves praise for his second round win against Axel:

It was not Axel’s best game, but I still find it impressive that Ludvig stayed in the drivers seat for the whole game and made it to the finish. Axel is really, really well prepared in some such passive positions, and equally strong:

From my perspective, a very impressive game. I would not have held a draw from that position; not in ten games against an opponent of such strength.