Challenge England vs Sweden – Match 6 Live

Game 6

Games 1-5

Live commentary on chess24

The match will take place at the residence of Swedish Ambassador to the UK Mikaela Kumlin Granit. Taking place in the residence’s large library, the match will be played over five classic chess games and five quick-timer games.

“I am delighted to host the game between Swedish and British Grandmasters Nils Grandelius and David Howell at the Swedish Residence. It will be a great opportunity for more contact between Swedish and British players and chess fans, who are played and loved by so many in Sweden and the UK,” said Ambassador Kumlin Granit.

To encourage fight chess, organizers structured the prize fund to provide greater financial reward for a win and a loss than for two draws. The prize is a maximum of £17,000 (€20,000).

wednesday 2n/a March Game 1 Slow time control
thursday 3rd March Game 2 Slow time control
friday 4and March Game 3 Slow time control
saturday 5and March Game 4 Slow time control
sunday 6and March Game 5 Slow time control
Monday 7and March Day off
tuesday 8and March Game 6 Quick time check
wednesday 9and March Game 7 Quick time check
thursday 10and March Game 8 Quick time check
Friday 11and March Game 9 Quick time check
saturday 12and March Game 10 Quick time check

All matches will start at 2 p.m. GMT.

Chess24 will be the official match broadcast partner providing full coverage of the event, including live commentary from Managing Director Simon Williams and Askild Bryn.

David Howel
English nationality
Age: 31
Current rating: 2646
Maximum score: 2712 (August 2015)

David Howell is an English grandmaster and three-time British chess champion. He set several records as a chess prodigy, including being the youngest British player to win the Grandmaster title at just 16 years old.

In 2015, Howell came second at the Gibraltar Masters and won the first British knockout championship. That same year, in August, he broke the 2700 rating mark and achieved career highs for rating (2712) and world ranking (36).

David scored a top-10 performance at the 2017 European Individual Chess Championship after leading for much of the tournament. Other career highlights include finishing top 10 at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss 2019 and 2021, where after winning four in a row, David shared the lead with two rounds to go.

Nils Grandelius
Nationality: Swedish
Age: 28 years old
Current rating: 2672
Maximum score: 2694 (March 2019)

Nils Grandelius is a Swedish grandmaster. He became FIDE Master in 2007, International Master in 2008, Grandmaster in 2010, Swedish Champion in 2015 and was Sweden’s top player for almost a decade.

Career highlights include bronze medal at the 2010 World Youth Chess Championships (U18), gold medal at the 2010 European Youth Chess Championships and co-winner of chess tournaments Sigeman & Co from 2017 and 2018. In March 2019, Grandelius tied for first place with Vladislav Artemiev at the Individual European Championship, held in Skopje, with 8½/11 points. He won the silver medal in the tie-break.

Grandelius was one of the seconds of Magnus Carlsen, the current world champion, in the matches of the World Chess Championship 2016 and 2018.

For further information regarding the match, please contact Malcolm Pein – [email protected]

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