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41st Rilton Cup – Round Three

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.

The 3rd round was very successful for white pieces winning the matches on the top four boards. The winners are now jointly leading the race with perfect scores.

Last year winner GM Sergey Volkov is on 1.5 points, while the winner of the 39th Rilton Cup GM Eduardas Rozentalis is with 2.5 points following the quick victory against IM Nielsen Fries Jens Ove.

Round 3 standings:

1-4. GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2616, GM Cicak Slavko SWE 2566, GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2549 and IM Smith Axel SWE 2480 – 3.0

5-11. GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2537, GM Socko Bartosz POL 2635, GM L’Ami Erwin NED 2594, GM Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2586, GM Bakre Tejas IND 2509, GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2486 and GM Karlsson Lars SWE 2485 – 2.5

12-31. GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2586, GM Berczes David HUN 2555, IM Semcesen Daniel SWE 2490, IM Lindberg Bengt SWE 2415, IM Leer-Salvesen Bjarte NOR 2380, GM Åkesson Ralf SWE 2421, Johansson Linus SWE 2197, GM Solak Dragan TUR 2629, IM Nithander Victor SWE 2423, Bharat Arjun IND 2178, FM Sagit Rauan SWE 2368, WGM L’Ami Alina ROU 2364, Denisov Ivan RUS 2348, FM Sipilä Vilka FIN 2316, GM Cramling Pia SWE 2495, FM Malmdin Nils-Åke SWE 2308, GM Socko Monica POL 2479, FM Deniz Arman TUR 2304, FM Byklum Björnar NOR 2252 and Glimbrant Torbjörn SWE 2250 – 2.0 etc

Round 4 top pairings:

GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2549 – GM Gajewski Grzegorz 2616
IM Smith Axel 2480 – GM Cicak Slavko 2566
GM Socko Bartosz 2635 – GM Ivanov Sergey 2537
GM L’Ami Erwin 2594 – GM Brynell Stellan 2486
GM Bakre Tejas 2509 – GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2586
GM Karlsson Lars 2485 – GM Solak Dragan 2629
GM Tikkanen Hans 2586 – FM Sagit Rauan 2368
GM Berczes David 2555 – WGM L’Ami Alina 2364
FM Sipilä Vilka 2316 – GM Cramling Pia 2495
IM Semcesen Daniel 2490 – Denisov Ivan 2348

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