Aleksandr Shimanov Wins Rilton Cup

Aleksandr Shimanov Wins Rilton Cup

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 6, 2012, 2:34 AM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

The 41st Rilton Cup in Stockholm ran from 27 December 2011 - 5 January 2012. The main competition was a 9-round Swiss event which was won by Aleksandr Shimanov of Russia, a full point clear of the field.

19-year old Shimanov was placed second in last year's Rilton Cup and is a former Russian under-12 and under-16 champion.

GM Aleksandr Shimanov

Aleksandr Shimanov1.jpg

 

The top finishers:


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2549 7.5
2 Cicak Slavko SWE 2566 6.5
3 Solak Dragan TUR 2629 6.5
4 Ivanov Sergey RUS 2537 6.5
5 Socko Bartosz POL 2635 6.5
6 Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2616 6.0
7 Tikkanen Hans SWE 2586 6.0
8 Brynell Stellan SWE 2486 6.0
9 L'Ami Erwin NED 2594 6.0
10 Bakre Tejas IND 2509 6.0
11 Volkov Sergey RUS 2626 6.0
12 Sipilä Vilka FIN 2316 6.0
13 Nithander Victor SWE 2423 6.0
14 Karlsson Lars SWE 2485 6.0
15 Rozentalis Eduardas LTU 2586 5.5
16 Smith Axel SWE 2480 5.5
17 Lindberg Bengt SWE 2415 5.5
18 Socko Monica POL 2479 5.5
19 Nielsen Fries Jens Ove DEN 2387 5.5
20 Berczes David HUN 2555 5.0

 

The time control was 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to a finish, with a 30 second increment from the start.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Jan Wikander from the official website.

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