Sergey Volkov Wins Rilton Cup

Sergey Volkov Wins Rilton Cup

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 7, 2011, 12:42 PM |
14 | Chess Event Coverage

The 40th Rilton Cup took place in Stockholm, Sweden from 27 December - 5 January.

The competition was a 9-round Swiss event with several GMs in attendance, including top seed Arkadij Naiditsch of Germany.

However, it was the Russian Sergey Volkov (pictured) who took the clear first place with an excellent 8/9 score, half a point ahead of his compatriot Aleksandr Shimanov and another full point clear of the rest of the 70-strong field.

The top of the standings:


 Name Nat Elo Pts TB
1  Volkov Sergey RUS 2594 8.0 40.0
2  Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2516 7.5 39.5
3  Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2685 6.5 37.0
4  Karlsson Lars SWE 2466 6.5 31.0
5  Ivanov Sergey RUS 2536 6.5 29.5
6  Grandelius Nils SWE 2525 6.0 37.5
7  Sokolov Ivan NED 2642 6.0 31.0
8  Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2572 6.0 30.5
9  Berg Emanuel SWE 2627 6.0 30.0
10  Akesson Ralf SWE 2434 6.0 29.0
11  Cramling Pia SWE 2526 6.0 28.5

 

All the games are available at the official website.  Three of Volkov's key wins are below.

 

 

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