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Rilton Cup 2008-2009

the traditional chess tournament starts in Sweden

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GM Pia Camling

The XXXVIII Rilton Cup will take place 27.12.2008 – 05.01.2008 in Stockholm. It features 36 titled players from 14 countries. Top seeded is GM Yuriy Kuzubov, however, he will have strong contender for the title – last year’s winner GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek. The Polish GM was top seeded last year and is back for more action at Rilton Cup after serious success in 20-08 – he was Anand’s second for the match with Kramnik and later he became European rapid chess champion.

In the title dispute enters GM Pia Cramling as third seeded in the competition. Her compatriot GM Tiger Hillarp-Persson is also here. As in every big chess event, there is serious Russian GM presence featuring GM Ivanov, GM Gleizerov, and GM Ulibin.

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Round 1 started with few surprises, the biggest being Johansson Gunnar who held GM Cramling and Kockum Anton Frisk who managed to get a draw from GM Gleizerov. Here are all the participants at Rilton Cup 2009 and the results from round 1

Rilton Cup round 1

1 Sisättö Olli 0 – 1 GM Kuzubov Yuriy
2 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 1 – 0 Kosmo Santul

3 Johansson Gunnar ½ – ½ GM Cramling Pia
4 GM Ivanov Sergej 1 – 0 Glimbrant Torbjörn
5 Kockum Anton Frisk ½ – ½ GM Gleizerov Evgeny
6 GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger 1 – 0 FM Furman Boris
7 WGM Sammalvuo Niina 0 – 1 GM Ulibin Mikhail
8 GM Berczes David 1 – 0 Meskovs Nikita
9 FM Guenthner Oliver ½ – ½ GM Åkesson Ralf

10 IM Grandelius Nils 1 – 0 FM Näslund Mikael
11 Ängskog Kent 0 – 1 IM Bogner Sebastian
12 GM Brynell Stellan ½ – ½ Andersson Fredrik
13 Lindeman Sven 0 – 1 GM Bellon Juan
14 FM Hirneise Tobias 1 – 0 Ask Josef
15 IM Willemze Thomas 1 – 0 Adler Bo

16 Eriksson Jörgen ½ – ½ Blomqvist Erik

17 IM Huschenbeth Niclas 1 – 0 Agrest Inna
18 Wagner Christian 0 – 1 IM Tikkanen Hans
19 IM Kolbus Dietmar ½ – ½ Forsberg Viktor
20 Henriksson Johan ½ – ½ GM Klovans Janis

21 Mårdell Jimmy 0 – 1 IM Lindberg Bengt
22 IM Furhoff Johan 1 – 0 Wickström Lucas
23 Gambäck Björn 0 – 1 FM Semcesen Daniel

24 IM Berczes Csaba 1 – 0 De Verdier Michael
25 Marklund Nicklas 0 – 1 IM Smith Axel
26 IM Gagarin Vasilij 1 – 0 Berggren Jonatan
27 Toms Kantans 1 – 0 IM Mäkki-Uuro Miikka
28 FM Nithander Victor ½ – ½ Hänninger Simon
29 Tate Alan 0 – 1 IM Engqvist Thomas
30 FM Hedman Erik 0 – 1 Nygren David
31 Janse Love 0 – 1 FM Akbarinia Sayed Arash

32 FM Rauan Sagit 1 – 0 Virolainen Victor
33 WIM Boric Elena ½ – ½ Stips Felix
34 Krantz Christopher ½ – ½ Lindberg Henrik

35 Marttala Thomas 0 – 1 Kopasov Alexander
36 Vaarala Eric ½ – ½ Hammar Ulf

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