Vi har träning i form av föreläsningar på tisdagar och mer spelinriktad träning eller turneringsspel på torsdagar.
Vi håller vanligtvis till i  UB 335, UB 336 och börjar kl 18.00. Eventuella ändringar meddelas på hemsidan.

We have training in form of lectures on Tuesdays and games or tournaments on Thursdays
We usually are in UB 335, UB 336 and start at 18.00.
Any changes will be posted on the website.

Training and Blitz Play Yesterday + SUMMERHEAT Participants

Members showed up training and playing blitz yesterday.

We are also planning and talking of this summers Chess Camp training in Nordmaling for a weekend. More info will follow, when we have our final club session with Swedish FIKA.

Pictures to come:

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New-beginners training and postponed games

Tonight at ASSU:

Training at the club tonight and for those who cant play this upcoming Thursday, can play this evening.



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Participants Signing In For SUMMERHEAT III

Right now the following top three in SUMMERHEAT III! Join in the fun u 2!  Chess is Funny!

1. GM Dimitrij Bunzmann 2449 ELO, GER

2. CM Rickard Engman 2179 ELO, SWE

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3. WIM Christine Mariano Rose 2004 ELO, PHI


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Current registration preliminary list here and here  (Swedish Chess Federation homepage).

To sign up email or sign up direct here (Swedish Chess Federation).

Don’t forget to write your National rating, Club, and if you have an ELO rating.


We are looking forward to see you in Umeå in our international rated tournament!


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Friday Nut!

Yeah, Check Yeah!

I am back with two problems for you to solve ASSU-Boyz and ASSU Fly-Girlz

Check it out! (Especially the one on the right =) ) The Friday Nut has Speaked out to ya all Club-members!


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Rond 2 Die Spring Finale

Group A

Lennart Sandström – Lars-Göran Carlsson 0 – 1.

Magnus Hedqvist  – Helge Magnussen 0,5- 0,5  (spelats i förväg)

Group B

Magnus Hedqvist – Behzad Khooshnod 1 – 0 (Hedqvist hoppat in)

Kent Munyua –  Magnus Stenius 0, 5 – 0,5

Group C

Jimmy Norqvist – Kasper Hörnkvist 1 – 0

Viktor Alvarsson – Isak Ersholt 1 – 0

Group D

Alexis Ahmada – Mamhood Fares 0- 1

Nadja Fares – Lars-Olov Norqvist 0 – 1


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SUMMERHEAT III Registration Online

Current registration preliminary list here and here  (Swedish Chess Federation homepage).

To sign up email or sign up direct here (Swedish Chess Federation).

Don’t forget to write your National rating, Club, and if you have an ELO rating.


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Preliminary Participant list: here. 


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We Are Open

Welcome to the club to play and see some games form the tournament last weekend this evening!

We will discuss summercamp, training and SUMMERHEAT III.


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Chess Camp

We are planning to have a chess camp during this summer in the wekkend around 4th to 6th of July. The pupose is to train, socialize and really be on a training camp together, all of ASSU is invited. More information will be announced and put forward at the club tomorrow. Questions to CM Rickard Engman for further information. Please. join us, take the chanc to train and eat breath chess with other members this upcoming summer!

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Lets bring the Sun in!

This years big event of ASSU is coming up just in three weeks time. SUMMERHEAT III 5th of June – 7th of June. The tournament is ELO -registered with 3 speed games ELO-registrated 10 min + 10 sec/m. Standard games are also ELO-FIDE, 120 min + 30 sec/m from move one. A lot of players are right now becoming interested. The invitation will shortly be posted here.

Current registration preliminary list here and here soon (Swedish Chess Federation homepage).

To sign up email or sign up direct here (Swedish Chess Federation).

Don’t forget to write your National rating, Club, and if you have an ELO rating.



SUMMERHEAT III Playing venue.



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Tuesday at ASSU CLub

On Tuesday we will look at some ASSU games from the tournament Zordix. Coffea and coockies will be served. CM Rickard Engman is ready to give a lecture,,,,Kent Munyua will have new-beginners training.,,, The rest will do something else but we will all enjoy chess!

For those who cant play this ordinary round on Thursday, they can play this Tuesday!

Group D (Thursdays round)

Alexis Ahmada – Mahmood

Nadja – Lars-Olov Norqvist

Group C

Viktor Alvarsson – Isak Ersholt

Kasper Hörnqvist – Jimmy Norqvist

Group B

Kent Munyua – Magnus Stenius

CM Rikard Engman – Bezhad Khosnood (CM Rikard Engman will jump in this round!) Probably only this round!

Group A

Lennart Sandström – Lars-Göran Carlsson

Magnus Hedgqvist – Helge Magnussen = 0,5-0,5 (played last Tuesday)

OBS: This is the ordinary round this Thursday 21st of MAY!

There are still chances to join in and play in group B! AS one spot is left without a player. CM Rickard Engman WILL only play against Bhezad for training game one round.

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New players to ASSU Season 2015 / 2016

We are happy to announce that Patrik Storm 1959, Magnus Hedqvist 1940  and Mikael Storm 1916 now has transferred to the Academic Chess Society (ASSU) the upcoming season.

Also in our new-beginners group, playing the Spring finale:

Alexis Ahmada 1400 LASK

Mahmood 1500 LASK

Nadja 1300 LASK


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Two good ELO-performances at Zordix by ASSU players

Viktor Alvarsson ASSU, made his last ELO-norm at Zordix finalizing his FIDE rating at 1818 ELO on the June 1st  list from FIDE. He also got round 6 big upset prize, holding Henrik Olofsson SK Rockaden Umeå to a draw.  In his final game, Alvarsson held SS Luleås player Mats Liljenberg to a draw. He took 3,5 point during 7 rounds with 50 %! He got a + 3 from his starting position. Great job!



Viktor Alvarsson ASSU vs Mats Liljenberg SS Luleå draw. David Johansson (university champion) vs Helge Magnussen. Henrik Olofsson vs Mikael Forsberg.

Behzad Khosnood made also his last and final ELO-norm giving him FIDE -rating on next june list at : 1667. With draw against Jonas Burman, winning against Anders Jonsson, scoring 50 % Bezhad made a great step forward.


Jonas Burman vs Bezhad Khosnood, draw.

Final standings here


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Zordix Open

Three players from ASSU

Bhezad Khoosnod , Helge Magnussen and Victor Alvarsson. Victor Alvarsson held SK Rockaden Umeås player Henrik Olofsson to a draw today, We hope for a good day  tomorrow well done ASSU -boyz!

Bhezad and Viktor  have scored 3 points (50%) after round 6. They have both gained their final ELO-part result.

Tomorrow round 7 finishes the tournament.

Pictures from the tournament:

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SUMMERHEAT III Participants list


The playing venue at SUMMERHEAT III, The humanities building at Umeå University

Here are the current prelimanary list of players for SUMMERHEAT III

FIDE – ELO rating listed below:

1. CM Rickard Engman SWE ASSU 2178

2. WIM Cristine Rose Mariano PHI SK Rockaden Umeå 2004

3. Kent Munyua SWE ASSU 1904

4. Magnus Stenius SWE ASSU 1826

5. Rasmus Nyman SWE ASSU 1825

6. Isak Ersholt SWE ASSU 1715

7. Bezhad Khosnood IRI ASSU 1715

8. Anders Jonsson SWE SK Rockaden Umeå 1700

9. Jimmy Norqvist SWE ASSU 1671

10. Tintin Burman SWE SK Rockaden Umeå 1668

11. Stefan Dahlblom SWE SK Rockaden Umeå 1532

12. Julian Guerra Alamos SWE SK Rockaden Umeå 1300

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Pictures from Zordix


Zordix running

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SUMMERHEAT III 5-7th of June!

The big tournament of ASSU club is coming up just in about three weeks time. The venue is humanisthuset at campus university. A perfect place and tournament play for chess. The competition is ELO-registrated with three short speed chess games 10 + 10 sec/ move. Then there will be four standard long games, very comfortable, with 2 hours + 30 sec /move. We welcome everyone to a great chess happening at ASSU. Remember to bring your best chess mood and just play along with us! Preliminary schedule below!

Friday the 5th of June

ca 15.15

round 1


round 2


round 3


round 4 standard game

Saturday the 6th of June


round 5


round 6

Sunday the 7th of June


round 7

Summer heat defender is currently CM Rickard Engman.

To sign up for the tournament email to …

Participants here.

Picture playing venue


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Dear club members, the club is closed tomorrow due to holidays. But it doesnt stop our members to play chess. Tomorrow three ASSU players will join Zordix Open.

Behzad Khosnood , Helge Magnussen and Victor Alvarsson. We wish them all good luck!


Bezhad left. vs Magnus Hedqvist ASSU.


Victor Alvarsson vs Peter Olsson.

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The big clash in group A

The big clash in Die Spring Finale, group A between Magnus Hedqvist and Helge Magnussen ends draw.


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SUMMERHEAT III participants here

Sign up here!

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Pictures from SUMMERHEAT II

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Join in this evening at ASSU

Doors opens at 1745: Welcome in, play, train, socialize, hang around, learn, CM Rickard Engman will have a small lecture. Kent Munyua will train in the other classroom.

Coffea and coockies for free!


At 20.00 We will follow the game Between GM Grandelius against Jon Ludwig Hammer LIVE. From Enter card qualifier tournament.

Do as the best player ever, James Robert Fisher, play chess!




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Results Spring finale

Group A

Lars-Göran Carlsson – Helge Magnussen 0 – 1

Lennart Sandström – Magnus Hedqvist 0 – 1

Group B

Behzad Kohsnood – Magnus Stenius 0,5 – 0,5

Kent Munyua – uppskjutet Obs: vakant plats!

Group C

Kasper Hörnqvist – Isak Ersholt 0 – 1

Jimmy Norqvist – Victor Alvarsson 1 – 0

Group D

Mahmood – Lars-Olov Norqvist 1 – 0

Nadja – Alexsis Ahmuda 0 – 1


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Die Spring Finale! Or the Final Four, in Four Groups!

This evening at the Academic Chess Club at campus Umeå University: ”Die Spring Finale, or The Final Four” comes down to business in this event! FIDE CM Rickard Engman have in accordance with the board of ASSU and the public invitation, taken out the following groups based on qualification from the WCT A and B Group + the LASK Group picked the groups as follows. If more players will come this evening they will be put into their own pool in group D! Arbiters this tournament is FIDE trainer and FIDE  CM Rickard Engman and National FIDE Arbiter Magnus Stenius. We welcome morte players to come and join in this evening! Be here and be squared! We have a spot open in group C, so please come in and join us, this evening. So join us today, be a part of this fantastic chess club, that is only getting bigger and bigger, we are aiming for the top!

In the highest group the following players have qualified: TALES OF THE TAPES! With player presentation.

Group A: Presentation

Helge Magnussen GER ELO 2086 LASK 2087


With his patient playing style, positional feeling mixed with his tactical view, German player Helge is  probably the favourite to win the A group this year. The tournament format is very adaptive to train and gain playing experience in your own rating span, as you only face players of your own capacity. It will be interesting to follow Helges play in this group at the University this semester, we wish him good luck! Helge has hold IM players to a draw and is as close to a professional player as anyone can be!

(picture: Lennart Sandström vs Helge Magnussen right)

Lars-Göran Carlsson SWE ELO 2055 LASK 1968


A veteran at the board and one of the most dangerous tactical players at the club. With his eye for complicated positions and playing towards a tensed pawn center, anything can happen and ”LG” thus can set the board on fire on all 64 squares!? t will be great to watch LG and see what he can bring to the table in the Final Four Spring final! We welcome LG on board and are looking forward to games in ”Rudolph Spielmans” spirit! his experience is really heavy behind the pierces.

Magnus Hedqvist SWE ELO 1978 LASK 1948

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Magnus Hedqvist has had a great development since he came to the club and now is very close to the 2000 ELO barrier. With a calculating style and a good eye for swapping pieces at the right time, in his fiancetto style of play, Magnus ”the Ro(o)cking Tower is a very dangerous opponent on the board. What can he bring to the table in this hyper-interesting group? Well, will see more and we welcome all club members to come in and take a coffea for free and watch the games LIVE! Good luck Magnus as well. Winning last semesters tournament this is a very strong player, watch out!

(picture: Magnus Hedqvist ASSU vs Bastian Perner ASSU)


(Lennart Sandström seen here vs Kasper Hörnqvist)

And finally Lennart ”Pennan” Sandström SWE ELO 1638 LASK 1698

We know what ”Pennan” can do on the board and do not underestimate the sharp eye of the magics that Lennart can put into the board. This will be a very interesting match up, as Lennart goes into battle with the squares. What will he be able to pull off or a big set up? Be prepared for that Mr Sandström can bring anyone down when in the mood! We wish Lennart good luck in the highest group with a strong motivation to play in such a strong group. Lennart has brough a lot of big names to the dirt trough out his career, and he won the first speed chess tournament las semester!

Group B:

Magnus Stenius SWE ELO 1823 LASK 1768


Winning both Summerheat I, and sharing first place in Aurelia Borelis II with Kent Munyua and Rickard Engman, Magnus brings a lot of experience to the table in this tournament. With a solid theoretical understanding to his strong openings, you dont wont to get in the wrong trajectories early into the game. Finishing on 4th spot in Rilton 1600 2004, as his biggest achievemnt, with a + 2000 performance, if in the groove on the board, he will be hard to put a stoppage to. Good luck!

Kent Munyua SWE ELO 1904 LASK 1760


Kent Munyua is probably the most exciting ”all in” and ”anything goes” player in the club at the moment. With a super-aggressive playing style as white, with his biggest achievement winning over GM Emanuel Berg in a junior competition once, this is a player to reckon with! For a teamleder, he is the dream to have in a teamplay, always motivated, 100% force behind the club he represents and a dangerous opponent for anyone as white, he is the nightmare for any other club to face in the Swedish Allsvenskan. With an ELO of 1900 +, he might be the favorite to win this years Group B! We wish mr Big Machine good luck!

Victor Alvarsson SWE LASK 1677 ELO (Part-results 1818)


Medical student, Mr Alvarsson, might be the most structured serious training player at the club right now, operating his lap top and analyzing positions here n there. He is very solid, gaining more and more experience, and working with his openings constantly, Victor can outplay anyone who doesn’t watch out. With two ELO part result, just above 1800 +, yes, it will be very exciting to see what he can do in this group. Good luck Victor!

Isak Ersholt SWE ELO 1713 LASK 1670


Isak, is getting more and more experience, and with a great performance at the Eastern-Tournament this year in Norrköping, he proved himself as a very good player and a ELO performance above 1800 +. Mr Hayes, has a good eye for endgame’s, positional play and when to trade down to business. With a good score in last Grand Prix at Björkstads, he might as well win this group. We wish Isak the best!

Group C:

Jimmy Norqvist SWE ELO 1671 LASK 1438


Jimmy Norqvist playing with nice maneuvering, constantly evolving on the board, with a resent FIDE ELO to the card. When in the balance and mood at the board, Jimmy easily can beat and draw any of the clubs higher rated players. His blitz game is also pushed further with speed on the clock and on the board. Jimmy is probably the favorite to win group C if playing solid and using his nice endgame technique. We wish the best!

Kasper Hörnqvist SWE ELO 1551 LASK 1442


(Gerold vs Kasper)

Kasper is getting more and more experienced at tournament level, playing in the open Swedish Grand Prix in Norrköping. At his best peaks he can bring a lot of big set ups, especially in blitz rating and speed chess where his potential is increasing with every game. Together with Jimmy and Bezhad this is a very open group that challenges everyone to really perform and give their best into the board! Big up!

Bezhad Khosnood IRAN LASK 1715 ELO (part result 1800+)

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(Alvarsson vs Bezhad)

Bezhad is one to watch out for, we tell you. With his forcing and energetic style on the board, Mr Khosnood is one player for the future. He holds many great victories in blitz and great games in standard play. If he well be in the ”it” with the board, ”Puma” might as well win group C! Welcome to the tournament!

Group D

Lars-Olov Norqvist LASK 1422

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LOA is a player that can suprise anyone with rocksolid play and nice positional play. His merits include draw against Helge Magnussen and a draw against Magnus Stenius, on winning positions in both games! We look forward to see how, the gentleman will do in group D!

Alexis Ahmuda SWE (LASK 1300)


(Mahmood vs Alexis right!)

Alexis comes form the new-beginners training group and it will be nice to see him perform at the board in competition and not only in training. As one of Kent Munyuas adepts, he has a lot of skills and basic knowledge to change the results in group D.

Mamhood IRAN (LASK 1500)

Mahmood is also from the new-beginners group and might as well win group D. He is very upfront on the board and challenge anyone for a game. ASSU will follow Mahmoods play closely!

Najda IRAN (LASK 1200)


(Elisabeth vs Nadja)

Nadja will face a test and get a lot of experience playing a rating span that suits her development on the board. We are happy that women in our club is competing and taking part in more and more events. Welcome!



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Rating list of May 1st 2015

Here is the new rating list, May 1st.

And, some photos from yesterday!


Markus Kvist in Town at the club!


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Meeting at the club.



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