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GM Aleksandr Shimanov Wins 41st Rilton Cup

The Stockholm Chess Federation organized the 41st Rilton Cup from 27th December 2011 to 5th January 2012.

This year’s tournament, with a prize fund of more than 200 000 SEK (about 20 000 euro), was played in three groups: Rilton Cup, Rilton Elo and Rilton Open (the Open was only for Nordic players with a national rating lower than 1800).

Rilton Cup and Rilton Elo are rated with FIDE and played over 9 rounds of Swiss system. The playing venue was the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, 111 20 Stockholm.

GM Aleksandr Shimanov from Sankt Petersburg concluded his excellent run with a draw in the final round to take a clear first place with 7.5 points, full point ahead of the nearest opposition. In the last year event Shimanov finished clear 2nd behind GM Sergey Volkov.

Five players share the 2nd place with 6.5 points each, among them being the former Rilton Cup winner GM Eduardas Rozentalis who also won today to climb in the standings. Final ranking bellow.

Photos by Jan Wikander
Home page: www.rilton.se

Aleksandr Shimanov

GM Aleksandr Shimanov

GM Slavko Cicak and GM Dragan Solak

GM Slavko Cicak and GM Dragan Solak

Jan Wikander

Jan Wikander

Aleksandr Shimanov celebrating the victory

Aleksandr Shimanov celebrating the victory

Final standings:

1. GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2549 – 7.5
2. GM Cicak Slavko SWE 2566 – 6.5
3. GM Solak Dragan TUR 2629 – 6.5
4. GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2586 – 6.5
5. GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2537 – 6.5
6. GM Socko Bartosz POL 2635 – 6.5
7. GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2616 – 6
8. GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2586 – 6
9. GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2486 – 6
10. GM L’Ami Erwin NED 2594 – 6
11. GM Bakre Tejas IND 2509 – 6
12. GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2626 – 6
13. FM Sipilä Vilka FIN 2316 – 6
14. IM Nithander Victor SWE 2423 – 6
15. GM Karlsson Lars SWE 2485 – 6
16. IM Smith Axel SWE 2480 – 5.5
17. IM Lindberg Bengt SWE 2415 – 5.5
18. GM Socko Monica POL 2479 – 5.5
19. WGM L’Ami Alina ROU 2364 – 5.5
20. IM Nielsen Fries Jens Ove DEN 2387 – 5.5
21. GM Berczes David HUN 2555 – 5
22. GM Bellon Juan ESP 2419 – 5
23. Denisov Ivan RUS 2348 – 5
24. Johansson Linus SWE 2197 – 5
25. GM Åkesson Ralf SWE 2421 – 5
26. IM Semcesen Daniel SWE 2490 – 5
27. FM Sagit Rauan SWE 2368 – 5
28. IM Furhoff Johan SWE 2370 – 5
29. FM Codenotti Marco ITA 2293 – 5
30. GM Rasmussen Allan Stig DEN 2541 – 5
31. IM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2477 – 5
32. Pettersson Anders SWE 2207 – 5
33. IM Leer-Salvesen Bjarte NOR 2380 – 4.5
34. FM Westerberg Jonathan SWE 2321 – 4.5
35. GM Cramling Pia SWE 2495 – 4.5
36. FM Malmdin Nils-Åke SWE 2308 – 4.5
37. FM Lundin Jan SWE 2314 – 4.5
38. FM Dragicevic Drazen SWE 2312 – 4.5
39. FM Deniz Arman TUR 2304 – 4.5
40. von Bahr Oskar SWE 2284 – 4.5
41. Kenneskog Theodor SWE 2123 – 4.5
42. Glimbrant Torbjörn SWE 2250 – 4.5
43. Mack Wolfgang GER 2293 – 4.5
44. Villegas Pierre MNC 2249 – 4.5
45. Cederstam Barsk Carl SWE 2129 – 4.5
46. Golikov Nikolai RUS 2003 – 4.5
47. FM De Filomeno Simone ITA 2299 – 4
48. FM Byklum Björnar NOR 2252 – 4
49. Aperia Jakob SWE 2059 – 4
50. Lindgren Philip SWE 2152 – 4
51. Ölund Joar SWE 2141 – 4
52. Lokander Martin SWE 2151 – 4
53. Glantz Robert GER 2289 – 4
54. Johansson Gunnar SWE 2238 – 4
55. WIM Agrest Inna SWE 2189 – 4
56. FM Bergström Rolf SWE 2301 – 4
57. Martynov Pavel RUS 2211 – 4
58. Berggren Jonatan SWE 2150 – 3.5
59. Bharat Arjun IND 2178 – 3.5
60. Henriksson Johan SWE 2295 – 3.5
61. FM Luukkonen Tommi FIN 2252 – 3.5
62. Jonsson Emil SWE 2066 – 3.5
63. Hansson Fredrik SWE 1985 – 3.5
64. Rydström Tom SWE 1939 – 3
65. Isetoft Daniel SWE 2206 – 3
66. Eriksson Jörgen SWE 2240 – 3
67. Hedström Johan SWE 2100 – 3
68. Kwapinski Leszek DEN 2051 – 3
69. IM Cramling Dan SWE 2392 – 3
70. Holving Rasmus SWE 2221 – 2.5
71. Ask Josef SWE 2207 – 2.5
72. Kassani Sam SWE 1998 – 2.5
73. Evertsson Lennart SWE 2130 – 2.5
74. Olofsson-Dolk Mattis SWE 1988 – 2.5
75. WFM Frisk Ellinor SWE 2184 – 2
76. Bryntze Stefan SWE 2175 – 2
77. Owen Jansson Anders SWE 2106 – 0

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