I have problems connecting to a NRF51802 via stlinkv2 and openocd. I also tried a black magic probe flashed onto the blue pill board. Both did not work. I have ordered a NRF51822 module which works flawlessly with both devices. So it seems like this is an electrical issue. the NRF51802 board has a 10K pullup resistor on SWDIO and a 500 Ohms pulldown on SWDCLK. I was wondering if the 500 Ohms pulldown might be the issue. Before I try to desolder or cut the trace: Is this a reasonable assumption or is there something else that I might be missing?
Remove both resistors. The nRF5x already has internal pullups on those pins.