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41st Rilton Cup – Round Six

The Stockholm Chess Federation organizes 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), is being played in three groups: Rilton Cup, Rilton Elo and Rilton Open (the Open is 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 is the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, 111 20 Stockholm.

GM Aleksandr Shimanov from Sankt Petersburg renews the winning row by defeating GM Erwin l’Ami with black pieces to maintain the sole lead half a point ahead of the chasing pack.

GM Dragan Solak, for the first time officially representing Turkey, scored against the local hope GM Hans Tikkanen and remained on the shared 2nd place, together with GM Slavko Cicak and former Rilton Cup winner GM Eduardas Rozentalis.

41st Rilton Cup

Round 6 standings:

1. GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2549 – 5.5
2-4. GM Cicak Slavko SWE 2566, GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2586 and GM Solak Dragan TUR 2629 – 5.0
5-8. GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2537, GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2486, GM Bellon Juan ESP 2419 and GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2626 – 4.5
9-18. GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2616, IM Smith Axel SWE 2480, GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2586, GM L’Ami Erwin NED 2594, GM Socko Bartosz POL 2635, FM Sipilä Vilka FIN 2316, GM Bakre Tejas IND 2509, IM Nithander Victor SWE 2423, GM Socko Monica POL 2479 and FM Sagit Rauan SWE 2368 – 4.0 etc

Top round 7 pairings:

GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2549 – GM Solak Dragan 2629
GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2586 – GM Cicak Slavko 2566
GM Brynell Stellan 2486 – GM Volkov Sergey 2626
GM Ivanov Sergey 2537 – GM Bellon Juan 2419
GM Socko Monica 2479 – GM Socko Bartosz 2635
GM Gajewski Grzegorz 2616 – FM Sipilä Vilka 2316
IM Smith Axel 2480 – GM L’Ami Erwin 2594
IM Nithander Victor 2423 – GM Tikkanen Hans 2586
FM Sagit Rauan 2368 – GM Bakre Tejas 2509

Photos by Jan Wikander
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