Kurnosov Wins 2011 Politiken Cup

Kurnosov Wins 2011 Politiken Cup

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 8, 2011, 12:17 PM |
16 | Chess Event Coverage

igor-kurnosov.JPGRussian GM Igor Kurnosov (pictured) won the 2011 Politiken Cup in Helsingør, Denmark with a score of 8½/10.

The competition was a 10 round Swiss event running from 30 July - 7 August which attracted a field more than 300 strong with over 20 GMs.

Top seed and Danish #1 Peter Heine Nielsen finished half a point adrift from the winner, along with four others.

Kurnosov took home the first prize of 20,000 kr (approx 3,800 USD).  A prize for best game of the event was shared between Jonny Hector of Sweden and Lars Meier of Germany (see games below).

The rate of play was 90 min for 40 moves, then 30 min to finish with a 30 second increment from the start.

The official site with all the games and more information is here.

The top standings:


 Name Elo Pts TB
1  Igor Kurnosov 2633 55.0
2  Julian Radulski 2556 8 57.5
3  Boris Savchenko 2615 8 55.5
4  Robert Hess 2609 8 53.5
5  Peter Heine Nielsen 2681 8 53.0
6  Hua Ni 2662 8 51.0
7  Jon Ludvig Hammer 2610 56.0
8  Robert Ruck 2569 53.5
9  Michal Krasenkow 2607 52.0
10  Marc Tyler Arnold 2445 51.5
11  Leif Erland Johannessen 2496 51.5
12  Richard Rapport 2545 50.5
13  Willy Hendriks 2415 50.5
14  Anna Zatonskih 2522 49.0
15  Marjian Petrov 2534 48.5

 

 

 

 

 

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