Ivan Cheparinov Wins 2012 Politiken Cup

Ivan Cheparinov Wins 2012 Politiken Cup

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Ivan Cheparinov of Bulgaria won the 2012 Politiken Cup on superior tie-breaks from Ivan Sololov and Jonny Hector after they all achieved a score of 8/10 points.

It was a tight competition, with a crowd of 15 players finishing with 7½ points, just half a point behind the top three.

The 2012 Politiken Cup was a 10-round Swiss with nearly 300 players held in Helsingør, Denmark from 28 July - 5 August.  The time control was 90 minutes for 30 moves, then 30 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start.

Rasmus Svane from Germany (7½ pts) and Jacob Carstensen from Denmark (6½ pts) earned IM-title norms.

The top standings:

# Name Nat Elo Pts TB1 TB2
1 Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2677 8.0 56.5 54.3
2 Sokolov Ivan NED 2676 8.0 55.0 51.5
3 Hector Jonny SWE 2530 8.0 54.0 51.0
4 Dreev Aleksey RUS 2677 7.5 57.5 51.3
5 Popovic Dusan SRB 2579 7.5 55.5 49.3
6 Halkias Stelios GRE 2570 7.5 55.0 49.0
7 Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2712 7.5 54.5 48.8
7 L'ami Erwin NED 2615 7.5 54.5 48.8
9 Markus Robert SRB 2599 7.5 54.5 48.0
10 Aagaard Jacob DEN 2506 7.5 54.0 48.0
11 Hansen Sune Berg DEN 2577 7.5 53.0 47.8
11 Timman Jan H NED 2575 7.5 53.0 47.8
13 Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2590 7.5 52.5 46.5
13 Bulski Krzysztof POL 2554 7.5 52.5 46.5
15 Schandorff Lars DEN 2516 7.5 52.0 47.3
16 Svane Rasmus GER 2367 7.5 51.0 45.0
17 Brynell Stellan SWE 2498 7.5 50.0 45.0
18 Romanov Evgeny RUS 2623 7.5 49.5 44.5

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Ivan Cheparinov won the 2012 Politiken Cup

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Promising junior Rasmus Svane achieved an IM norm and the best game prize!

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Photos by Sigfred Haubro. More information is available at the official website.

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