Giri And Tikkanen Lead At Sigeman

Giri And Tikkanen Lead At Sigeman

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 12, 2011, 12:45 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

Anish giri (2).jpgAnish Giri (pictured) and Hans Tikkanen lead the Sigeman & Co tournament with just one round remaining, and will face each other in a final round showdown.

After no decisive results in round three, despite a 101 move marathon between Nils Grandelius and Jonny Hector, round four produced one winner when back-marker Grandelius checkmated Wesley So in 31 moves with black!

Tomorrow's final round starts two hours earlier than usual, at 12:00 local time in Malmö, Sweden (10:00 UTC).  The official website has coverage of the games at this page.

The standings after four rounds:

 Giri, Anish  NED 2690 * . ½ ½ ½ 1
 Tikkanen, Hans  SWE 2541 . * ½ ½ ½ 1
 So, Wesley  PHI 2667 ½ ½ * 1 . 0 2
 Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2701 ½ ½ 0 * 1 . 2
 Hector, Jonny  SWE 2588 ½ ½ . 0 * ½
 Grandelius, Nils  SWE 2547 0 0 1 . ½ *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Calle Erlandsson

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