Sigeman&Co: Van Foreest loses and wins, Keymer scores

by André Schulz
9/30/2021 – Jorden Van Foreest had won the TePe Sigeman&Co tournament with one round to spare, but in the last round he suffered his only defeat against Gawain Jones. Vincent Keymer, too, was ambitious in the final round, and defeated Nils Grandelius to share second to fourth place with Gawain Jones and Nigel Short. | Photos: Lars OA Hedlund

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The history of the Sigeman & Co tournaments goes back to 1993. Since then 26 Grandmaster Tournaments tournaments have been played and many international chess stars have been guests in Malmö. The main sponsor of the tournament is Johan Sigeman's law firm.

Last year, the tournament had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic but this year, it could take place again – with an attractive eight-player field of experienced Grandmasters and promising talents.

The tournament was dominated by Dutch grandmaster Jorden van Foreest, who took the lead early on and defended it till the end of the tournament.

However, in the final round, Van Foreest suffered a defeat against Gawain Jones, his only loss in the tournament.


Vincent Keymer, the seven seed in the field, had a bad start into the tournament, but a good finish. After losing against Van Foreest in round 1, he was close to losing against Jonas Bjerre and Nihal Sarin, but managed to draw against Bjerre and to win against Nihal Sarin.

Before the last round Keymer had a 50% score and might have been content with a draw against Nils Grandelius in the final round.

However, the two wanted to fight it out which gave Keymer the chance to finish with a positive score.


This win helped Keymer to reach an Elo performance of almost 2700, and to share second to fourth place with Gawain Jones and Nigel Short.

Vincent Keymer with his mother

Results of round 7


Final standings after round 7





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André Schulz started working for ChessBase in 1991 and is an editor of ChessBase News.


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