Short Wins Sigeman Tournament

Short Wins Sigeman Tournament

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 9, 2009, 11:41 AM |
1 | Chess Event Coverage

The 17th Sigeman tournament in Sweden finished with top seed Nigel Short (pictured) the runaway winner with a score of 4.5/5.

This year's edition was a rather short single round-robin event with just 6 players and 5 rounds. Yet so complete was the Englishman's dominance, that he won the title with a round to spare.

However, arguably as notable as Short's performance was the excellent display from the 15 year-old Swedish talent Nils Grandelius, who finished in second with 3/5 despite being the lowest rated player in the field by some margin.

Grandelius is definitely a name to look out for in the future and will surely earn the GM title soon!

The full results:

1 Short, Nigel D   ENG   2674 *   1 1 1 ½   1   
2 Grandelius, Nils  SWE  2491 0 *  ½  1 ½  1 3
3 Nyback, Tomi  FIN  2655 0 ½  *  ½  ½  1  
4 Sokolov, Ivan NED  NED  2669 0 0 ½  *  1 1  
5 Hillarp Persson, Tiger  SWE  2618 ½  ½  ½  0 *  0  
6 Berg, Emanuel  SWE  2610 0 0 0 0 1 *  1


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