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Hans Tikkanen beats Nils Grandelius on Armageddon to win the SM-gruppen 2013

Swedish GM Hans Tikkanen needed to beat his compatriot Nils Grandelius in an Armageddon game to get first place at the SM-gruppen 2013 chess tournament, which was played on 6th-14th July in Orebro, Sweden.

Both Tikkanen and Grandelius finished with 6.5/9 points leaving their closest followers 1.5 points behind, proving their superiority over the field.

The eventual champion arrived to the last round half a point Grandelius. He defeated Bengt Lindberg, while Grandelius could not get more than a split point against Stellan Brynell.

Third place went to GM Tiger Hillarp Persson.

Prizes were distributed as follows: 1st – 25.000 kr (approx. 4.000 USD); 2nd – 21.000 kr; 3rd – 17.000 kr; 4th – 13.000 kr, etc.

Tournament website

Tikkanen - Grandelius

Tikkanen – Grandelius

Final Standings:

1 Tikkanen Hans SWE 2528 6.5
2 Grandelius Nils SWE 2573 6.5
3 Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2528 5.0
4 Smith Axel SWE 2461 5.0
5 Cramling Pia SWE 2524 4.5
6 Wiedenkeller Michael LUX 2475 4.5
7 Brynell Stellan SWE 2484 4.0
8 Carlsson Pontus SWE 2516 3.0
9 Hector Jonny SWE 2509 3.0
10 Lindberg Bengt SWE 2410 3.0

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