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.
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