Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Stockholm blitz championship

A couple of days ago the Stockholm blitz championship was decided, in Stockholm (of course). The only participating player from SK Team Viking was Jonathan Westerberg who won the tournament convincingly at 15,5/18 after 9 double rounds! Since our club is not located in Stockholm, Jonathan represented an other club as showned in the final list.

                        Black to move 


12..f4 13.Bf2 Nd7! 14.Nh3 (only move) Nf6 15.Ng5+ Kg8
16.Qg6 hxg5 17.hxg5 Qe8! forcing 18.Qxe8 Nxe8 with piece up and winning position.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

SK Team Viking - Swedish champions 2014/2015

This season of the swedish highest league has just ended and SK Team Viking won the gold medal for the third time since the club was first founded in 2009.

 The participating players during the season was GM Evgenij Agrest (7,5/9), GM Emanuel Berg (6/9), GM Pia Cramling (4,5/6), GM Juan Bellon Lopez (5,5/9), IM Jonathan Westerberg (8/9), IM Victor Nithander (5/9), FM Dr.Bo Lindberg (4/5), FM Dr.Rauan Sagit (4/7), FM Anders Pettersson (4/7), FM Eric Vaarala (1/1) and WIM Inna Agrest (1/1).

The crucial match against Lunds ASK
 which ended 5,5-2,5 in favour to SK Team Viking.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Chess StackExchange and some other stuff

Nowadays, I am active at the Chess StackExchange site, and try to help people with their chess questions! So if you have any questions about chess or think you know some answers, go ahead and visit their site!

The other stuff is that my team has a chance of grabbing the golden medals this season. The season is pretty short, November 2013 to March 2014. The last three matches will be played on March 7-9 in Malmö. It will be three tough matches.

I am still making chess videos on my Youtube channel. At first, I made 25 videos and thought that would be it. But after popular demand (2 people asked me to make more videos) I decided to make more. Clearly, I am a better player today than a year ago.

It is a bit funny that you get better by saying "no" to what you used to do. It's about doing less, being more selective, more "to the point". Especially in blitz, it's about making ok moves fast. About making firm decisions. Do the analysis after the game, not during the game. Skip the doubts and second guessing.

Thursday, June 27, 2013