Nordic Online Chess League
The best Nordic chess players are fighting for their cities to become #1 in the Nordics!
The League is combining regular chess with chess960 which is the most complicated version of the game, challenging the players to be creative and find out how to coordinate the pieces the best possible way.
Follow the league and find out who will be best in the Nordics 2020!
Broadcast starting 18.45 Central Nordic Time (CNT), at twitch.com/malmovikings
GM NILS GRANDELIUS (1993)
The best Swedish player in modern time, and will hopefully carry the team to conquer the crown of the Nordics!
GM HANS TIKKANEN (1985)
5-time Swedish champion last decade, the fighter that you never can count out!
GM ERIK BLOMQVIST (1990)
Probably the most ambitious player with amazing performances mixed with low periods keeping him away from world top 100.
IM JONATHAN WESTERBERG (1994)
Very efficient against lower rated players, but struggling against the top ones, one of the best International Masters in the World!
GM DANIEL SEMCESEN (1986)
Mr. Solid, managed to win a very strong Swedish Championship with only a +2 score!
IM LINUS JOHANSSON (1995)
Very resourceful and always bringing a bag of tricks to the battle, it mostly works out, but sometimes makes him fight from a bad spot.
GM Stellan brynell (1962)
Local chess legend in Malmo with multiple Swedish Championship titles over the years. Stellan has been the Swedish national coach for many years, and worked with the major part of the team from their youth years.
IM MILTON PANTZAR (2001)
The team youngster and the future hope of the Vikings and Sweden!
FM DRAZEN DRAGICEVIC (1989)
Tricky player with big ups and downs who enjoy a proper battle out of the book.
IM PHILIP LINDGREN (1994)
Mr. Pawn Grabber, rather takes a pawn and suffers than giving away one for initiative.
GM Jesper SÖNDERGAARD THYBO (1999)
Sounds like/rhymes with Rambo – guess why!
GM MADS Andersen (1995)
Also known as Battlecat! Don’t become the mouse when you’re playing with the cat!
GM JONAS BUHL bjerre (2004)
Youngest Danish Grand Master – you gotta play good not to end up as a disaster.
GM JAKOB vang glud (1988)
His main chess goal is to make sure the opponent moves every other move. Then he just waits for a mistake.
IM BJØRN ochsner möller (1994)
Danish for bear. A fierce killer known for his mad attacking skills!
IM NIKOLAJ mikkelsen (1988)
A multitalented father of three. He will aim to finish first in every round to get back to changing diapers.
IM Filip boe OLSEN
IM TOIVO KEINÄNEN (2002)
Toivo means “Hope” in Finnish language, so literally he is the best hope we got!
IM MIKAEL AGOPOV (1978)
Extremely well trained by the Russian schoolboys.
IM VILKA SIPILÄ (1987)
Russian roulette specialist and you never know when it hits to you.
IM SAMPSA NYYSTI (1978)
Peaceful mind and some might say even beautiful.
FM PEKKA KÖYKKÄ (1990)
Born in a good year of 1990, but unfortunately started later than Magnus and Sergey.
FM HENRI POHJALA (1992)
He waits..He waits.. And after the dust has settled you start to realize that you have ran out of wood.
FM JANI AHVENJÄRVI (1995)
Take the draw or die!
FM TOMMI LUUKKONEN (1977)
Tal of Finland!
FM EERO VALKAMA (1998)
I wouldn’t recommend monkey business with this young talent of solidness!
FM ERIK RÖNKÄ (1995)
Teaches chess to children nowadays, but still plays like a man!
GM Johann Hjartarson
A living legend and an icon in Iceland. He did beat Korchnoi in a candidate match back in 1988 and went on to play Karpov in the semi-finals of the World Championship. Retired from professional chess he says that chess is much better as a hobby than a job.
GM Helgi Olafsson
Another living legend. A very solid player. They call him the Wall. Guess why.
GM Helgi Gretarsson
A former World Junior Champion. Helgi recently started playing again actively after a long time off.
GM Hannes Stefansson
A 13x Icelandic champion!
GM Bragi Thorfinnsson
Iceland’s most recent GM.
IM Gudmundur Kjartansson
He’s a professional chessplayer, an IM soon to be a GM. Gummi is very motivated and works hard on his chess. He’s also very chilled. You might just find him taking a relaxing bath and doing yoga.
IM Jon Viktor Gunnarsson
Probably Iceland’s most talented IM. Jon Viktor is a fierce blitz player and has many great ideas in openings.
IM David Kjartansson
The latest Icelandic IM and a dangerous player in short time controls.
IM Bjorn Thorfinnsson
Probably the best patzer in the world!
FM Dagur Ragnarsson
Dagur made he Iceland debut at the European Team Championship in Georgia in 2019.
FM Vignir Vatnar Stefansson
GM Helgi Dam Ziska
Helgi is like a rock; and most of the time his opponents ends up being the scissors!
IM John Rodgaard
John is the grand old man – the wisdom will help him to prevail!
IM John Arni Nielsen
John Arni aka Iron Man often transforms into a GM aka Gold Man!
FM Rogvi Egilstoft NIelsen
Rogvi understands chess and will outsquare his opponents!
FM Hogni Egilstoft Nielsen
Hogni is fast like a bullet – flagging his opponents is his speciality!
FM Olaf Berg
Olaf is going to complicate matters and giving his opponents a tough time!
Luitjen Akselsson Apol
The kid is going to the moon, should perhaps change his name to Apollo!
Rogvi is an opening expert, has always at least +1 after the opening according to the computers!
Margar is mastering the art of beating higher rated opponents!
GM Jon Ludvig Hammer
GM Simen Agdestein
GM Frode Urkedal
IM Lars Oskar Hauge
IM Johannes Haug
IM Tor fredrik kaasen
IM Nicolai Getz
IM MADS vestby-ellingsen
FM Lucas Ranaldi
FM Gunnar Lund