Gukesh, Svidler and Gelfand included in compelling TePe Sigeman lineup

by ChessBase
5/3/2023 – The 28th edition of the TePe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament will take place on May 4-10 at the Elite Plaza Hotel in central Malmö. An exciting 8-player lineup mixing veterans and rising stars will compete in a single round-robin event. The likes of Peter Svidler and Boris Gelfand will battle it out against 2700+ rated youngsters Dammaraju Gukesh, Arjun Erigaisi and Vincent Keymer. Former tournament champions Jorden van Foreest and Nils Grandelius, plus 14-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra, complete the field. | Pictured: Peter Svidler and Boris Gelfand at the 2013 Candidates Tournament. | Photo: Ray Morris-Hill

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A world-class field

Press release by the organizers

The Limhamn Chess Club is proud to invite the players, the chess community, the media and the sponsors to the 28th annual TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament. The tournament will take place on May 4-10 this year, at the Elite Plaza Hotel in central Malmö. Eight players will play seven rounds, and as usual, the field is world-class!

The home team is represented by Sweden’s number one, GM Nils Grandelius (winner in 2013, 2017 and 2018).

Among the challengers is an old acquaintance, Dutch GM Jorden van Foreest (winner of the TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament in 2021), as well as former World Championship challenger GM Boris Gelfand from Israel, and 8-times Russian champion and multiple World Championship contender, GM Peter Svidler.

We also welcome four of the most promising young chess players of today: the top scorer on board one in the team chess Olympics last year, GM Dommaruju Gukesh from India; last year’s runner-up in the Tepe Sigeman Chess Tournament, GM Arjun Erigaisi from India; the runner-up in the 2022 World Rapid Chess Championship, GM Vincent Keymer from Germany; and the world’s youngest grandmaster, 14-year-old Abhimanyu Mishra from the USA.

This makes the 2023 field one of the strongest ever, and we would like to congratulate chess fans around the globe on the opportunity to see world-class chess live. You will be able to follow all games live, guided by our commentators, Swedish GM Stellan Brynell and Dutch GM Erwin l’Ami. For those of you who are not able to visit Malmö and the Elite Plaza Hotel during the tournament, it will of course be possible to follow all games and the commentators live on the Internet (

We would also like to thank all our sponsors, TePe, Sigeman & Co, the City of Malmö, PWC, Grenspecialisten, Elite Plaza Hotel in Malmö, Schackakademien, Max Matthiessen, Softhouse, Servicekuben and AWA Sweden, and all others who once again have contributed to making this traditional chess event come true.

Welcome to the 28th annual TePe Sigeman Chess Tournament!

Jorden van Foreest

Jorden van Foreest won the tournament in 2021 | Photo: Lars OA Hedlund

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