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Sigrun Øen (1963-2024)

It was announced today that Magnus Carlsen’s mother, Sigrun Øen, died on Monday after a long illness surrounded by her family. Sigrun Øen was a chemist, but gave up her profession after the birth of her children, and accompanied her son Magnus Carlsen together with her husband and daughters to numerous chess tournaments. Sigrun Øen […]

Swedish Championship: Vitaly Sivuk retains title

The Swedish Championship 2024 featured several categories, from a youth tournament to the Sverigemästarklassen, a round-robin tournament with classical time control for Sweden’s top chess players. The tournament took place in Växjö from June 28 to July 7. GM Vitaly Sivuk defended his national title by obtaining an undefeated 6½/9 score. Jonny Hector, who had […]