My Correspondence Chess results at ICCF

Introduction

I started to play Correspondence Chess at ICCF in 2016. Link to my profile. I have played both in thematical tournaments, in open tournaments, in closed rating based tournaments, in class events, and in other events like team matches for Team Sweden. I was also selected to play in a team match for "Team Europe" vs "The Rest of the World" where I won.

I got a Correspondence Chess title, CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) in 2021.

How I started to play

I decided to try Correspondence Chess when I thought that my local Chess clubs house was far to offside. I started to play in a friendly mini match to get used to ICCF server where I won with 2-0. After that I mainly played in thematical tournaments since almost all other tournaments requires a Corr Elo to be able to participate in or a FIDE Elo either bellow 1700 or above 2000 and I had about 1900 FIDE Elo. By playing in a rated class H tournament and by playing in several team matches I got a Correspondence Chess in 1 october 2018.

My plan for the future

I sort of lost motivation to play rated games in 2022. First I intended simply complete my ongoing games and after that I will take a short break from Correspondence Chess. However ICCF started up an interesting new knockout tournament with several parts where those that score more than 50% enters next round etc etc. I thougt why not try this as well. I also joined two differnt charity events, one rated and one unrated, to suppport Ukraine during the Russian invasion in 2022. I lost motivation since its virtual impossible to get higher Elo and without it its impossible to get a higher title.

Both the Elo system, the class system and the title system is based how Correspondence Chess was played in 1970:s and early 1980:s where draws was very rare and tactical blunders or postional mistakes often accured even at higher levels.

Do to recent years Computer engine improvments rating is not realy a strength indicator anyone if the player is rated at least 2000. Most high rated players or high titled players played Correspondence Chess long before computers got todays standard or else they had a very high Fide Elo thus gets higher start Elo and can play in closed high rated event where their Elo stays high. Higher rated does hower play more mainstream openings and have often better knowledge in general opening theory but it rarely pays off unless opponets makes an opening mistake or plays a crap opening if since in the middlegame and in the endgame skills are not that better anymore.

Thus if one has high Correspondence Chess Elo rating the best way to keep it is to play in closed high rated events where draws hardly costs any Elo and skip open events completly and dont play in class events where lower rated can qualify to a start in a higher class.

Starting from winter 2022 I will play in fewer events and games at the same time and focus more on the individual games.

In 2022 I gained some rating after some lucky wins , and since I played several draws vs high rated of the rating span I normally never met. Since the Elo system is not working in order to maintain high rating my plan is to skip class events and open events and focus on closed rating based events and aim for a CCM title to start with. I will also still continue to play team matches for Team Sweden and play some thematical events as well.

My favorite thematical tournaments

My favorite thematical tournaments are Najdorf 6 Be3 and Petroff events since I like this kinds of positions with both sides and won several of these events. I have also played in thematical events where I dont know theory at all in the thematical opening but in those cases the results has not been equally good.

I have play thematical events in different lines in French and Sicilian. I have won several events and reached Finals several times in different openings.

Elo system and Title system and the Curse of Computers evolution

I was close to stop playing Correspondence Chess already in summer 2021 since the new generation of NNUE AI network engines has made it almost impossible to win unless error in opening book or incorrect opening, wins on time or analys one move and commit one other. In that period in 2021 I lost incredible many Elo points mainly dou to incredible many draws, I lost everything from 0.5 Elo to 5 Elo per draw. K factor also dropped to fast so wins did not give anything at all, I had almost identical amount of wins as amount of loses, one lose more. My few wins or loses came after opening mistakes by myself or opponent or that the opponent or I analysed one move and commited a other move. Most of my loses came after great analytical mistakes in my opening books or bases. I have also heared of plans to change and modernize Elo system and norm requerements bit I belive it when I see it.

Elo rating is incredible dependning on start Elo, its a product of the Curse of Computers. Start Elo in turn is incredible more dependent on the players one met before one got Elo even more than in over the board chess since the when gets an unfixed rating after 12 games and a fixed rating efter 30 game where all games from game one are including in performance calculations. Computers are getting stronger and stronger making draw rates in most events high thus 200 elo span is usually the same practical strengh. I my personal exprerince its not uncommon that 500 Elo differences results in a draw, for example I have played draws vs a top 10 rated GM in an unrated event and played many draws vs titles players in rated events too like several draws vs 300 or even 400 Elo higher rated players but I have also played draws vs 300 elo lower rated opponnets and lost vs 200 Elo lower rated opponents. I have also won rated games vs titled players that had about my Elo or lower.

Before one gets an Elo one plays rated event where the opponents rating calculation is dependent on either ones Fide Elo or provisonal Elo set by national federation.

After 30 games the rating is calculated very much like Fide Elo. However the K factor drops incredible fast and draw rates are high in most rated events so is almost imposssile to get a high rating if one did not have a high Fide Elo rating from start and did not have to waste games on lower class events to met at least 2000 elo or met lots of bellow 2000 Elo from the start.

For my part I most have wasted 30 games on bellow 2000 and did not start to gain Elo untill I played in better class events and better boards in team matches. And now my K factor is low so win against same rating hardly gives elo points anymore after that I reached 100 games in year 2020.

In order to gain titles special norms are needed, for example CCE title needs 2 CCE norms. To get a norm the events must both have norm chanses, that very few events has, and that the average Elo of opposition has to have at least a certain minimun Elo rating and one must take a numbers of points that is related to norm type and average Elo of opponents. In the modern Computer Era it is virtual impossilbe to get higher titles than CCE or CCM unless high start Elo = high Fide Elo or else that the player played Correspondence Chess before Curse of Computers and got high Elo enough to play for higher norms. CCE has almost become the IM title and CCM has almost become the GM title. Ironical enough female players can change the name of CCE to LIM and change the name CCM to LGM.

Do to Compuer evolutions it is virtual impossible to gain Elo rating enought for higher norms events since about 90% av all games are draws thus no Elo rating gain. If players have higher Elo rating than 2350 they have either played Correspondence Chess before Computer Era or before computers got todays standard or else they have a very high Fide Elo and can keep it by only play in high rated closed events where the rating systems works fine for them so their rating stays high. Thus Elo rating in Correspondence Chess has less and less to do with playing strength in Correspondence Chess, it mostly an indicator of playing better openings or openings with less risks.

I have met SIM:s with lower Elo rating than requered to play in a dedicated CCE event. Computers has lead to that one single win and no loses can lead to tournament victory in the better events. Is almost requre opening analys errors to win a game or that opponent uses a outdated engine or analys one move and commits an other or runs out out time. Ultra sharp openings can allow more analytical mistakes in opening books but not mistakes from a modern engine with a good computer and a human driver with common sense. Ultra sharp lines can also in many cases lead to forced draws.

Unsportsman opposition delays games

In several of my games oponnents with IM title or SIM title or other players rated about 2400 Elo or higher often refuses drawn offers and delays games on purpose in dead draw endgames even when I have the better part of the draw. The worst case sceenario I met was in a Tripel Block time control where opponent delayed the draw about 200 days by simply taking days from the bank and we had played fast and even started before offical start time so we both had got lots of extra time. They also often plays slower and slower and enters leave mode. They does not understand how Elo system works in relation to newer players that started to play in Computer era in terms of start Elo and in turn start Elos relation to Fide Elo. The think every player rated bellow 2400 Elo are inferior and they the dont understand deflation in Elo system for most players and inflation in Elo system for other players like them that has become overrated do to the Curse of Computers has increased the strength to lower rated into the same level and how it has leads to that more than 90% of all games are draws and that the draw rate increases more for every year. In many cases the player has had more than 200 Elo higher rating more a decade before Curse of Computers and slowly got lower rating for every years that passed depending on the event types they played it and thus opponents rating.

I have also met a phenom whre opponents are delaying lost game games, including both when the players rated lower than me or has about my rating where they refuses to give up in clearly lost positions. For example at one date in 2022 I had at least 6 ongoing games where opponents could simply resign since computer says I am more than 4 pawns better in each case. They also keeps playing slower and slower the worse the position gets. One of the player in one of the games first took extra days to think, thus using more than 40 days to move that one can apparently can do once per game if one emails arbiter. Then the player entered leave mode and then played a few moves to reach next time control and then the player waited untill warning flag for time counts twice and made a move then waited for some more time untill he finnaly resigned.

There are also a few cases where players delays draws or loses into the next rating periods start to still have high rating to be able to play in high rated events in the next rating period. Is not the same thing as the above examples since only happends once per game and also only happends at the end of the rating period so I see nothing wrong with it, is more like a tactical draw. Hower if players delays are lose over more than one rating period I think is disrespectful that 99% of all delayed results are.

Server play

In normal tournaments one plays only a single game vs the same opponent and all games are played at the same time. In mini matches one plays vs the same 2 games vs the same opponent, 1 with white and 1 with black where both games are played at the same time. Team matches are played as mini matches where every board plays a mini match of 2 games vs a single opponent. However in Match Tournaments one plays only a single game vs the same opponent.

The standard time control varies even between similar events. Most of times the time control is 10 moves in 40 days with duplication after 20 days but sometimes the time control is instead 10 moves in 50 days with duplication after 20 days. One is also allowed vacations or leave days when the clock is not ticking. When opponents has made a move one is notified by mail with the entire game score.

However in some events a hard to explained advanced time contol called Triple Block system is used instead where there are no leave days and time controls works differently, extra days are stored at the bank where days stored day can be used to add time to the clock. These events has also a fixed end date and starting date and time increases after every move. Its however difficult to explain every details in a few words.

Draw offers was originally restricted to 1 per player and game until the opponent offers a draw where one can offer a draw again. However in newer events it is possible to offer a draw again if at least 10 moves has passed since ones latest draw offer. Originally it was possible to claim wins or draws based on 6-men Nalimov tablebases. However in events started in 2020 and later it is possible to claim wins or draws based on 7-men tablebases, thus speeding up the game.

One is allowed to use any sort of equipment like books, databases, engines, tablesbases, dvds, magazines, read theory forums or annotations from web sites etc etc and use in ones game.

The games are however secret to the public with a few exceptions for a few events like team matches. In some events the completed games between other playes are viewable if a given number of games in the event are completed.

Thematical tournaments

Thematical tournaments are not rated. In the thematical tournaments one usually plays mini matches from a given start sequence of moves where one plays 1 game with white and 1 game with black vs the same opponent, but in some rare cases it is only 1 game per opponent from a given start sequence of moves.

It is legal to transpose into other openings from the start postion, both me and also some opponents have for example transposed Petroff to Spanish Four Knights by after 3 Nc3 Nc6 4 Bb5. I have also transposed Najdorf 6 Be3 to Najdorf 6 Be2 after 6 Be3 e6 7 Be2 and one opponnet transposed to 6 Be2 Najdorf after 6 Be3 e5 7 Nb3 Be6 8 Be2 followed by 0-0 and one other opponent transposed Najdorf 6 Be3 to Najdorf 6 h3 after 6 Be3 e5 7 Nb3 Be6 8 h3.

All mini matches and all games are played at the same time. The standard is 5 players in each tournament. However some tournaments has more players and in some tournaments the tournament is divided into sections where a given number of the best players from each section qualify to final or semifinal.

The standard events has become tougher and tougher since I started since in 2018 ICCF made it more stimulating by adding that the winner reaches the final even in the smaller standard events thus attracting more stronger and more serious players.


Results and current events

Start yearEventPointsResult
2016ICCF FM/284222/2: +2 =0 -0Victory in the mini match .
2016WSTT/SEA/22 - Sicilian, English Attack, B906/8: +5 =2 -12nd place .
2016WSTT/RD/19 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2017WSTT/2/17/3 - Caro Kann - Panow Variation, B137/12: +3 =8 -14th in section with same points as 3rd .
2017WSTT/RD/22 - Russian Defence, C426/8: +4 =4 -01st place .
2017WSTT/SEA/26 - Sicilian, English Attack, B907/8: +6 =2 -01st place .
2017WSTT/GD/29 - Grünfeld Defence, D80 5/8: +3 =4 -13rd place .
2017WSTT/RD/23 - Russian Defence, C425,5/8: +3 =5 -02nd place .
2017WS/H/6333/6: +0 =6 -05th place with same points as 4th .
2018FIN-SWE 2017 S Board 602/2: +2 =0 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018WSTT/7/17 - Sicilian Dragon, B70-B796,5/12: +1 =11 -04th in section .
2018WSTT/SEA/29 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +4 =3 -13rd place .
2018SWE-USA 2018 Board 491/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018WSTT/3/18/2 - Center Game, C224,5/10: +2 =5 -35th in section with same points as 4th .
2018WSTT/SEA/30 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +3 =5 -01st place .
2018PAN-SWE 2017 Board 171/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018WSTT/SEA/31 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +3 =5 -01st place .
2018ENG-SWE 2018 Board 271/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018WSTT/RD/28 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2018SWE-RoW 2018 Board 531,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018WSTT/RD/Final 05 - Russian Defence, C424/8: +0 =8 -03rd place .
2019WSTT/SEA/Final 06 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905/8: +2 =6 -03rd place .
2019WS/H/7054/6: +2 =4 -01st place .
2019WSTT/2/19/Final - French, Teisha Gambit, C023,5/6: +2 =3 -13rd place .
2019WSTT/RD/30 - Russian Defence, C426/8: +4 =4 -02nd place .
2019SCO-SWE 2019 Board 162/2: +2 =0 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2019WS/M/7375/10: +1 =8 -16th place .
2019WSTT/RD/32 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +1 =7 -02nd place .
2019SWE-AAAN Board 311,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2019WS/M/7444/10: +0 =8 -210th place .
2019SWE-ESP 2019 Board 141/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2019WS/M/7505/10: +0 =10 -07nt place .
2020WSTT/7/19/2 - Sicilian, Accelerated Dragon, B278/10: +6 =4 -02nd place .
2020SWE-WLS 2020 Board 201/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020SWE-CUBA Board 170,5/2: +0 =1 -1I lost in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020WS/M/7566/10: +2 =8 -03rd place .
2020WS/CCE/A/107/14: +0 =14 -01st CCE norm archived. 9th place .
2020WSTT/RD/34 - Russian Defence, C426/8: +4 =4 -01st place .
2020WSTT/SEA/37 - Sicilian, English Attack, B904,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2020WSTT/GD/40 - Grünfeld Defence, D805/8: +3 =4 -12nd place .
2020WSTT/SEA/F07 - Sicilian, English Attack, B902,5/8: +0 =5 -35th place .
2020SWE-RO 2020 Board 201/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020ARG/cup75/pr 244/6: +2 =4 -03rd place .
2020LD/PRELIM S 67/12: +3 =8 -1I have no games left. .
2020WS/M/7724,5/10: +1 =7 -28th place .
2020WS/CCE/A/147/14: +0 =14 -02nd CCE norm archived and got the CCE title. 9th place .
2020SWE-EUR 2020 Board 381,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020WZ-Z1 2020 Board 2332/2: +2 =0 -0Victory in my match for Team Europe (z1) .
2020WS/M/7825,5/10: +1 =9 -0I have no games left but the tournament is not completed yet .
2020SWE-POR 2020 Board 151/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020WSTT/7/20/Final-Sicilian Nimz., Brohinka Var., B299,5/16: +8 =3 -55th place .
2021CAPEA50-Op-Pr1, CAPEA 50th Annyversary6/8: +4 =4 -02nd place .
2021WSTT/RD/Final 08 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2021WSTT/7/19/Final - Sicilian, Accelerated Dragon4,5/10: +1 =7 -25th place .
2021WSTT/2/21 - French Winawer, Poisoned Pawn, C185/8: +2 =6 -0I have no games left .
2021SWE-NED 2021 Board 171/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2021DE15A pr 265/10: +1 =8 -18th place .
2021WSTT/SEA/43 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +3 =5 -01st place .
2021WS/M/8035,5/10: +1 =9 -04th place .
2021WSTT/SEA/F08 - Sicilian, English Attack, B904/8: +0 =8 -03rd place .
2021SWE-ENG 2021/S Board 161,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2021EU/C2021/pr. 94,5/10: +1 =7 -28th place .
2021WS/M/8065/10: +1 =8 -1I have no games left .
2021MT-Riet/SF 54/7: +2 =4 -1I played in a team tournament for Team Sweden .
2021WS/M/8115,5/10: +1 =9 -0I have no games left .
2021EU/C2021/pr. 115,5/10: +1 =9 -0I have no games left .
2021SWE-SAM 2021 Board 200,5/2: +0 =1 -1I lost my my mini match for Team Sweden .
2021BdF-75 /pr 10.5/7: +4 =2 -1Started 2021-10-15 .
2021XXAEAC-Open13 (ESP).7/12: +2 =10 -0I have no games left .
2021SWE-Bal.S Board 150,5/1: +0 =1 -0I played a my mini match for Team Sweden .
2022WS/M/8324/9: +0 =8 -1Started 2022-01-01 .
2022EU/C2022/pr. 15/9: +1 =8 -0Started 2022-01-05 .
2022Help-UKR S 5 (ITA)3,5/6: +1 =5 -0Started 2022-03-31 .
2022Swiss/KO 2022 Rd 1/ 204/7: +1 =6 -0Started 2022-03-31 .
2022WSTT/SEA/F10 - Sicilian, English Attack, B902/4: +0 =4 -0Started 2022-04-05 .
2022SWE-WLS 2022 Board 80/0: +0 =0 -0I played a my mini match for Team Sweden .
2022Peace Open Gr. 221,5/3: +0 =3 -0Started 2022-05-01 .

Lichess

I played some unserius joke Correspondence Chess games at Lichess where I am a Patron. The site if completly free and has cheating detectors. Link to my profile.

I play a few standalone Correspondence Chess games and not in tournaments, I only play in blitz and rapid tournamnets for local club or district. Rating starts at 1500, a bit irratating since it takes time to get decent Elo to meet decent opposition. Lichess refuses to add Correspondence Chess titles from ICCF as part of username.

At Lichess there are different rules than ICCF. Computer engines are not allowed and tablebase claims does not exist. Opening books are however allowed to be used, a paradox since many of the newer and better opening books has computer evaluations in it. Time control is days per move and its not possible to play up time or take leave days. There are no email send when opponnet made a move, one has to login every day maneully to check that.

Play is more like rapid Chess but longer time control and with opening books. It could be an advantage to play none mainlines, including incorrect lines, since one can in some cases use an opening book in line opponent has no book on and where opponent can no use computer engines to completly refute the opening if the moves are hard to find.

At any rate I prefere ICCF Correspondence Chess games rather than Lichess Correspondence Chess games. Its almost like two different types of games.



Open events

Open events are a bit special. The rating span are usually much higher, it reminds a bit of or thematical events but rated and no fixed opening. Therefore it is a greater risk to win to both win lose Elo points since draws can both both give and cost more than in class events or minimun rating events. However, I dont care much about Elo, I only hope to get a CCM title sometimes in the future but to do so higher Elo are requered to get a realistic chance in dedicated events.

Many open events has preliminary, semi final and final. In many cases one can start directly in semi final if one has high enough Elo. I got 2nd place in CAPEA50 prelimary but I had got high enought Elo so I could join the semi final by buying an entrence so I did that. The number that advances to semifinal by results are differnet in differnet events. For example BdF-75 uses the top 3 players and CAPEA50 only 1st place.

Many Open Events allows multiple entries, thus playing in more than one group at once. I have never used that. If one plays in multiple entries the semi final often has restrictions of only one start allowed while final naturaly always has only one start allowed.

Starting summer 2022 untill at least 2024 I will only play in thematical events in team matches for Team Sweden to develop my game better. I will maybee also play in Swedish Championship.

My plan for the future after that is to play as many different international open events as possible but only one start in each events, many events allow mutiple starts so one plays in more than one group at the same time.

Start yearEventPointsResult
2020ARG/cup75/pr 244/6: +2 =4 -03rd place .
2021CAPEA50-Op-Pr1, CAPEA 50th Annyversary6/8: +4 =4 -02nd place .
2021DE15A pr 265/10: +1 =8 -18th place .
2021BdF-75 /pr 10.5/7: +4 =2 -1Started 2021-10-15 .
2021XXAEAC-Open13 (ESP).7/12: +2 =10 -0I have no games left .
2022Swiss/KO 2022 Rd 1/ 204/7: +1 =6 -0Started 2022-03-31 .

Charity events

I played in a charity event, "Lockdown Open", that created when Corona broke out to support WHO. The event had 6 section with more than 80 players in each on paring was "Silly System", thus one met only a few players in the section.

I have also played in two different charity events, "ICCF Peace Open" ("Amici Sumus") and "Help Ukraine", to support Ukraine during Russian invasion in 2022.

In these charity events there are no prizes. "Help Ukraine" is also an unrated event that is played at a much faster time control.

Start yearEventPointsResult
2020LD/PRELIM S 67/12: +3 =8 -1I have no games left. .
2022Help-UKR S 5 (ITA)3,5/6: +1 =5 -0Started 2022-03-31 .
2022Peace Open Gr. 221,5/3: +0 =3 -0Started 2022-05-01 .

Official photo from Swedish Chess championship 2017. Photo by Lars OA Hedlund.


Opening play in Correspondence Chess

Openings plays a more important role in Correspondence Chess than in over the board Chess since it more difficult to win against computer assisted opponents from equal positions with no siginficant inbalances. I learned the hard way that one can not trust books blindly, even new opening books or databases can have great errors where the line they suggest lose by force.

Since I started to play Correspondence Chess I learn the hard way of how important it is to have a separate opening repertoar for use in Correspondence Chess since many lines that are extremly good in over the board play are harmless in Correspondence Chess.

I play more critical theortical lines in Correspondence Chess than in over the board Chess. In some positions it play the same variation but different sublines and in my black games I mainly played Sicilian defence vs 1 e4 in Correspondence Chess and Scandinavian defence in over the board Chess. I have also experimentet with different French in rated Correspondence Chess games in the past.

I can also note that in my white rated Correspondence Chess 1 e4 games, Najdorf and 1 .. e5 are most common followed by Svechnikov and Dragon. I have also played the sort of grey area open sicilian line called Chekhover variation (4 Qxd4) instead of entering Najdorf or Dragon in a few games. I have also played some rare French defence games and some rare Caro Kann defence games and hardly met no other defences.

In my black games I can note that flank openings like English opening is very common. I have also played many Bogo Indian games (and QID and Ragozin) but not only played a few Nimzo Indian games yet. I also played a game that started as Bogo Indian, became Nimzo Indian and ended up as Queens Indian. I have also played Nimzo Indian via transposing in some games where I played Ragozin Defence, an opening that is both an independent opening and can be reached via Nimzo 4 Nf3 if black plays d5 or other Nimzo lines like Qc2 d5 Nimzo if played as indendent option.

I have also played many games in French defence and mainline with 3 Nc3 is more common in Correspondence Chess than over the board Chess. I have also met 3 Nd2 in a few games as well and exchange variation only once. I have also met d-pawn specials in a few games.

Thematical events

In Correspondence Chess one can play many thematical events where one can practise a given opening without risk of losing rating points. I have won several thematical events.

Start yearEventPointsResult
2016WSTT/SEA/22 - Sicilian, English Attack, B906/8: +5 =2 -12nd place .
2016WSTT/RD/19 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2017WSTT/2/17/3 - Caro Kann - Panow Variation, B137/12: +3 =8 -14th in section with same points as 3rd .
2017WSTT/RD/22 - Russian Defence, C426/8: +4 =4 -01st place .
2017WSTT/SEA/26 - Sicilian, English Attack, B907/8: +6 =2 -01st place .
2017WSTT/GD/29 - Grünfeld Defence, D80 5/8: +3 =4 -13rd place .
2017WSTT/RD/23 - Russian Defence, C425,5/8: +3 =5 -02nd place .
2018WSTT/7/17 - Sicilian Dragon, B70-B796,5/12: +1 =11 -04th in section .
2018WSTT/SEA/29 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +4 =3 -13rd place .
2018WSTT/3/18/2 - Center Game, C224,5/10: +2 =5 -35th in section with same points as 4th .
2018WSTT/SEA/30 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +3 =5 -01st place .
2018WSTT/SEA/31 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +3 =5 -01st place .
2018WSTT/RD/28 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2018WSTT/RD/Final 05 - Russian Defence, C424/8: +0 =8 -03rd place .
2019WSTT/SEA/Final 06 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905/8: +2 =6 -03rd place .
2019WSTT/2/19/Final - French, Teisha Gambit, C023,5/6: +2 =3 -13rd place .
2019WSTT/RD/30 - Russian Defence, C426/8: +4 =4 -02nd place .
2019WSTT/RD/32 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +1 =7 -02nd place .
2020WSTT/7/19/2 - Sicilian, Accelerated Dragon, B278/10: +6 =4 -02nd place .
2020WSTT/RD/34 - Russian Defence, C426/8: +4 =4 -01st place .
2020WSTT/SEA/37 - Sicilian, English Attack, B904,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2020WSTT/GD/40 - Grünfeld Defence, D805/8: +3 =4 -12nd place .
2020WSTT/SEA/F07 - Sicilian, English Attack, B902,5/8: +0 =5 -35th place .
2020WSTT/7/20/Final-Sicilian Nimz., Brohinka Var., B299,5/16: +8 =3 -55th place .
2021WSTT/RD/Final 08 - Russian Defence, C424,5/8: +2 =5 -13rd place .
2021WSTT/2/21 - French Winawer, Poisoned Pawn, C185/8: +1 =6 -0I have no games left .
2021WSTT/7/19/Final - Sicilian, Accelerated Dragon4,5/10: +1 =7 -25th place .
2021WSTT/SEA/43 - Sicilian, English Attack, B905,5/8: +3 =5 -01st place .
2021WSTT/SEA/F08 - Sicilian, English Attack, B904/8: +0 =8 -03rd place .
2022WSTT/SEA/F10 - Sicilian, English Attack, B902/4: +0 =4 -0Started 2022-04-05 .

Promotion tournaments

I have played in a number of promotion tournaments. At the site there are WS/O, WS/H and WS/M. I have only played in WS/H and WS/M events.

  • In WS/O players have to be rated 1899 or below at the time of application.
  • In WS/H Players have to be rated 1900 or above at the time of application or have won a WS/O. Players must also have to be rated below 2099 at the time of application.
  • In WS/M Player must have a rating of 2100 or above at the time of application or have won a WS/H.

1st place or two 2nd places in WS/M leads to qualification to the World Championship cycle.

Start yearEventPointsResult
2017WS/H/6333/6: +0 =6 -05th place with same points as 4th .
2019WS/H/7054/6: +2 =4 -01st place .
2019WS/M/7375/10: +1 =8 -16th place .
2019WS/M/7444/10: +0 =8 -210 place .
2019WS/M/7505/10: +0 =10 -07nt place .
2020WS/M/7566/10: +2 =8 -03rd place .
2020WS/M/7724,5/10: +1 =6 -28th place .
2020WS/M/7825,5/10: +1 =9 -0I have no games left but the tournament is not completed yet .
2021WS/M/8035,5/10: +1 =9 -04th place .
2021WS/M/8065/10: +1 =8 -1I have no games left .
2021WS/M/8115,5/10: +1 =9 -0I have no games left .
2022WS/M/8324/9: +0 =8 -1Started 2022-01-01 .

European Server Championship

If one has Elo bellow 2100 and are EU citizen one can play in European Server Championship Open Round.

If one has Elo above 2100 and Elo bellow 2299 bellow and are EU citizen has won one European Server Championship Open Round one can enter European Server Championship Preliminary.

Winners of European WS Higher Class started during the years 2011-2013 can enter European Server Championship Preliminary.

The winner and the runner-up of a European Server Championship Preliminary are entitled to one start in the European Server Championship Semi-Finals.

Start yearEventPointsResult
2021EU/C2021/pr. 94,5/10: +1 =7 -28th place .
2021EU/C2021/pr. 115/10: +1 =9 -0I have no games left .
2022EU/C2022/pr. 15/9: +1 =8 -0Started 2022-01-05 .

Team matches for Team Sweden

I have played in a number of team matches for Team Sweden. Note that all team matches are rated, including friendly matches. I completed 20 games before I lost my first game for Team Sweden.

Friendly matches

Start yearEventPointsResult
2018FIN-SWE 2017 S Board 602/2: +2 =0 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018SWE-USA 2018 Board 491/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018PAN-SWE 2017 Board 171/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018ENG-SWE 2018 Board 271/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2018SWE-RoW 2018 Board 531,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2019SCO-SWE 2019 Board 162/2: +2 =0 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2019SWE-AAAN Board 311,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2019SWE-ESP 2019 Board 141/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020SWE-CUBA Board 170,5/1: +0 =1 -1I lost in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020SWE-RO 2020 Board 201/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020SWE-EUR 2020 Board 381,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2020SWE-POR 2020 Board 151/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2021SWE-NED 2021 Board 171/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2021SWE-ENG 2021/S Board 161,5/2: +1 =1 -0Victory in my mini match for Team Sweden .
2021SWE-SAM 2021 Board 200,5/2: +0 =1 -1I lost my my mini match for Team Sweden .
2021SWE-Bal.S Board 150,5/1: +0 =1 -0I played a my mini match for Team Sweden .
2022SWE-WLS 2022 Board 80/0: +0 =0 -0I played a my mini match for Team Sweden .

European Cup 2020

Start yearEventPointsResult
2020SWE-WLS 2020 Board 201/2: +0 =2 -0Match drawn in my mini match for Team Sweden .

Nol van't Riet Team Tournament

Start yearEventPointsResult
2021MT-Riet/SF 54/7: +2 =4 -1I played in a team tournament for Team Sweden .