Three-Way Tie At Sigeman

Three-Way Tie At Sigeman

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 13, 2011, 10:34 AM |
16 | Chess Event Coverage

Hans Tikkanen by Calle Erlandsson.jpgThe short single round-robin Sigeman tournament ended in a three-way tie for first place between Anish Giri, Hans Tikkanen (pictured) and Wesley So.

Tikkanen and Giri had an genuine final round clash in a Grunfeld, but neither player could tip the balance to claim first place outright.

Wesley So joined the tie for first place by beating Jonny Hector with the black pieces in the final round.  Hector was overambitious against So's French Defence and the tables were turned in an exciting game.  So's king ended up safe and sound on f2!

Alexei Shirov finished with a draw against Nils Grandelius to come a disappointing fourth place.

The final standings:

 Giri, Anish   NED  2690 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 3
 Tikkanen, Hans   SWE  2541 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 3
 So, Wesley   PHI  2667 ½ ½ * 1 0 1 3
 Shirov, Alexei   ESP  2701 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1
 Grandelius, Nils   SWE  2547 0 0 1 ½ * ½ 2
 Hector, Jonny   SWE  2588 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ *

 

 

 

 

Photo by Calle Erlandsson

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