Carlsson starring at European Team CC!

 

Lithuania-Sweden with Carlsson at the far end waiting on his opponent.
Photo courtesy of chessdom.com

GM Pontus Carlsson of Sweden is on a blistering pace to win a gold medal on board four. The newly-minted GM is playing in the European Team Chess Championships and is currently on an undefeated 5-2 with key wins over GMs Ioannis Papaioannou (Greece) and Merab Gagunashvili (Georgia).

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Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

4 Comments

  1. Here was Carlsson’s line in the European Team. He was the only Swede who brought his game.

    Carlsson Pontus GM 2481 SWE Rp:2686
    Rd. SNo Name Rtg FED Rp Pts. Res. Bo.
    1 131 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2710 RUS 2724 5,5 w ½ 4
    2 149 IM Landenbergue Claude 2452 SUI 2303 1,0 s 1 4
    3 67 GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2573 GRE 2410 3,5 w 1 4
    4 34 GM Hebden Mark L 2542 ENG 2574 5,0 w ½ 4
    5 140 IM Borisek Jure 2508 SLO 2456 2,5 s ½ 4
    6 52 GM Gagunashvili Merab 2584 GEO 2436 2,5 s 1 4
    7 91 GM Malisauskas Vidmantas 2495 LTU 2433 4,0 w ½ 4
    8 112 GM Van Den Doel Erik 2593 NED 2559 3,0 s ½ 4
    9 24 GM Babula Vlastimil 2596 CZE 2576 3,5 w ½ 4

    Score: 6-3
    Performance Rating: 2686
    ELO (+-) 24.7

  2. 5th board medal winners, GM Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia – Silver), GM Alexander Areshchenko (Ukraine – Bronze), GM Pontus Carlsson (Sweden – Gold) Photo by greekchess.com.

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