Business Meets Suburbs June 2018

Business Meets Suburbs is an Swedish event to promote the integration of ethnic minorities and to work against segregation in society by using chess as a bridging tool. It is a public event held in Stockholm at the central square Smålandstorget on the 1st of June.

Chess can be played by everyone regardless of background or socioeconomic status, as the event highlights. The centrepiece is a tandem chess tournament where each business executive gets paired with a child from the suburbs in a team of two, where they alternate moves (without discussion). Twenty teams compete and the format of the tournament is a Swiss tournament with 20 teams. The first four teams qualifies for semifinal matches and, finally, there is a knockout until a winner is crowned.

The time control is 3 minutes for all moves plus a 3-second increment per move.

Among the players are the billionaire and EQT owner Jan Ståhlberg, the astronaut Christer Fuglesang, the owner of Krzymovski Law Firm Adriana Krzymovska, the CEO of Öhman Pablo Bernengo and the Head of Institutional Services at Redeye Håkan Östling.

Schedule: (UTC) - 01/06/2018  -  7 rounds from 13:00 to 15:30

Watch the games of the Business Meets Suburbs June 2018  with computer analysis LIVE on ChessBomb.

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