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GM Maxim Rodshtein conquers 45th Rilton Chess Cup

GM Maxim Rodshtein

GM Maxim Rodshtein

Maxim Rodshtein from Israel conquered the Rilton Cup 2015-2016 with a near perfect 8 points out of 9 rounds. In the final round, Rodsthtein used the black pieces to defeat GM Hans Tikkanen and won out half a point ahead of the first seed Jon Ludvig Hammer, fulfilling his challenge to the Norwegian from a few months earlier.

Erik Bloomkvist from Sweden secured third place with the best tiebreakers in those with 7 points, a full point behind the two challengers.

The 45th Rilton Cup took place from 27th December, 2015 to 5th January, 2016, in Clarion Hotel Stockholm, in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic region. The event was a 9-round FIDE-Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′ X 40 moves + 30′ + 30″. It featured 94 players from 22 different countries. Maxim Rodshtein takes home 20,000 SEK (nearly € 2,200) as his prize.

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Final Standings

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2678 8
2 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2695 7,5
3 GM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2493 7
4 GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger SWE 2521 7
5 GM Sevian Samuel USA 2578 7
6 GM Socko Monika POL 2437 7
7 GM Krasenkow Michal POL 2610 6
GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2588 6
9 GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2515 6
10 IM Zumsande Martin Dr. GER 2442 6
11 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2597 6
12 IM Poetsch Hagen GER 2509 6
13 IM Tari Aryan NOR 2556 6
14 IM Nikita Meskovs LAT 2511 6
15 GM Socko Bartosz POL 2587 6
16 GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2642 6
17 IM Andersen Mads DEN 2474 6
18 FM Sagit Rauan SWE 2375 6
19 GM Semcesen Daniel SWE 2431 6
20 IM Sjödahl Pontus SWE 2404 6
21 IM Salomon Johan NOR 2438 6
22 FM Sadeh Shahin IRI 2284 6
23 GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2556 6
24 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2523 6
25 FM Martynov Pavel RUS 2380 6
26 FM Nilsen Joachim B NOR 2382 6
27 IM Vuilleumier Alexandre SUI 2342 6
28 IM Kolosowski Mateusz POL 2423 6
29 GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2493 6
30 IM Westerberg Jonathan SWE 2497 6
31 Cukrowski Filip POL 2320 5
32 IM Nyysti Sampsa FIN 2370 5
FM Köykkä Pekka FIN 2326 5
34 FM Rydstrom Tom SWE 2266 5
35 GM Bellon Juan ESP 2376 5
36 GM Åkesson Ralf SWE 2421 5
37 FM Ertan Can TUR 2241 5
38 FM Lindgren Philip SWE 2418 5
39 IM Hagen Andreas DEN 2395 5
40 IM Petro Golubka UKR 2406 5
41 FM Schekachikhin Maksim RUS 2321 5
42 FM Mikalsen Erlend NOR 2313 5
43 IM Johansson Linus SWE 2423 5
44 FM Lundin Jan SWE 2230 5
45 Thörn Eric SWE 2140 5
46 Goluch Piotr POL 2297 5
47 WIM Hakimifard Ghazal IRI 2169 5
48 FM Pires Tavares Martins David POR 2372 5
49 FM Krupenski Juri EST 2406 5
50 IM Kolbus Dietmar GER 2315 5
51 FM Percivaldi Martin DEN 2260 5
52 Schitco Ivan MDA 2210 5
53 FM Arman Deniz TUR 2332 4
54 WGM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2357 4
55 Krantz Christopher SWE 2230 4
56 Jogstad Martin SWE 2125 4
57 Eriksson Jörgen SWE 2206 4
58 IM Engqvist Thomas SWE 2358 4
59 FM Haug Johannes NOR 2247 4
60 CM Wiander Michael SWE 2187 4
61 Storme Isak SWE 1864 4
62 FM Grandell Anders SWE 2330 4
63 Kosmo Santul FIN 2202 4
64 Dahl Trygve NOR 2139 4
65 WIM Kharmunova Nadezhda RUS 2132 4
66 Glimbrant Torbjörn SWE 2192 4
67 Grove Peter DEN 2133 4
68 Tuomainen Felix SWE 2022 4
69 Pantzar Milton SWE 2103 4
70 FM Radionov Timur RUS 2321 4
71 FM Sarwer Jeffrey FIN 2263 4
72 FM Henriksson Johan SWE 2286 4
73 IM Wallace John Paul AUS 2383 3
74 Petersson Baldur Teodor SWE 1870 3
75 Martinsen Stig K NOR 2162 3
76 FM Low Zhen Yu Cyrus SIN 2256 3
77 WGM Olsarova Tereza CZE 2278 3
78 FM Hammar Bengt SWE 2210 3
79 FM Thompson Ian ENG 2187 3
80 Norlin Egor SWE 2084 3
FM Risting Eivind Olav NOR 1985 3
82 Jonsson Emil SWE 2156 3
83 Zeier Klaus GER 2262 3
84 Kassani Sam SWE 2126 3
85 IM Brinck-Claussen Bjoern DEN 2244 3
86 Darnell Anton SWE 1979 3
87 FM Rothén Håkan SWE 2297 3
88 Bit-Narva David SWE 2096 3
89 Ask Josef SWE 2180 3
90 Nilsson Joakim SWE 2091 3
91 Adler Bo SWE 2174 2
92 Berglind Axel SWE 2023 2
93 Johansson Gunnar SWE 2215 1
94 IM Vasilevich Tatjana UKR 2380 0

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