Business Meets Chess & Kids in Stockholm

Team SJ with Sara and Adam

Our last event was held at Stockholms Central Train Station where 20 teams consisting of a business profile and a youth from an innercity community played each other in a tandem chess tournament. There was many laughs and interesting meetings.

Social Chess is fun

Swedens nr1 Grandmaster Nils Grandelius challenged some of the participants and visitors in a simul where he showed his class by winning all games in great style.

Nils Grandelius beeing interviewed by the actor Viktor Akerblom
13-year old Mustafa was close to make a draw but lost in a long endgame
The atmosphere was great
The kids also got time to play each other in some warm up games before the tandem chess started
And to challenge The Swedish international and 2 folded Swedish Champion GM Erik Blomqvist in a blitz game.
Time for the Final where Team Copperstone with Prateyush and Michael beat Cederquist Lawfirm with Marek and Saeed in the playoff game.
And its a win
The Champions Prateyush Triphathi and Investor Michael Mattsson
Half of the Swedish National Team attended the event. Here we can see the 3 Grandmasters Nils Grandelius, Erik Blomqvist and Pontus Carlsson
It is also funny to see how much the kids enrolled in our programs have grown over the years here is a picture of Tomas Foto at his first Business Meets Chess & Kids event where he got the chance to meet and play with Swedens only Astronaut Christer Fuglesang.
Some years pass by and this is how this young top student look like now, and yes he is of course studying at a top school in another area of Stockholm now. Maybe in some years he can start to work at for the same bank (SEB) as his mentor and Team mate Philip does.
They played well together, had alot of fun and finished 3rd
Here is Mohammad from The innercity community Rinkeby in Stockholm at his first Business Meets Chess & Kids event in Stockholm where he played together with the owner of Academic Work Jeremias Andersson.
And this is how he looks now!
Mohammad and Tomas are two smart kids with a great future ahead, who have grown alot since we first met them. In 2023 Mohammad will start an intership at the real estate brooker TF Agency. Exciting times ahead for this young man.

A big thank you to all participants, staff and sponsors who made this successful event possible.