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Krishnan Sasikiran wins Rilton Cup

by Johannes Fischer
1/6/2017 – The Indian Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran won the 46th Rilton Cup in Stockholm with six wins, three draws, no loss and 7.5/9. Second place went to Russian Grandmaster Sergey Volkov who scored 7.0/9. Seven players with 6.5/9 shared places 3 to 8, among them Gata Kamsky and Ivan Sokolov. But the most spectacular game was played by Tiger Hillarp Persson.
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Tournament winner Krishnan Sasikiran

Krishnan Sasikiran started the tournament with two wins and two draws. After three more wins in a row he had to play against his Swapnil S. Dhopade, who is also from India. After some maneuvering in the middlegame Krishnan Sasikiran exploited an oversight of his opponent to initiate a nice attack.

 

Swapnil S. Dhopade

This win was crucial for Krishnan Sasikiran's tournament victory. In the last round he played against Sergey Volkov and a draw was enough for becoming sole winner.

Final standings after round 9

Rk. SNo   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1   TB2  K rtg+/-
1 2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2661 7,5 45,5 49,0 10 13,3
2 8 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2624 7,0 47,0 49,5 10 10,7
3 1 GM Kamsky Gata USA 2661 6,5 49,5 54,0 10 3,9
4 13 GM Urkedal Frode NOR 2557 6,5 47,0 49,5 10 7,1
5 18 GM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2526 6,5 45,5 49,5 10 15,6
6 21 GM Pavlovic Milos SRB 2500 6,5 44,5 47,0 10 11,5
7 14 GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2556 6,5 44,0 47,5 10 11,3
8 6 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2632 6,5 43,5 47,0 10 0,0
9 11 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2580 6,5 42,0 46,0 10 1,7
10 16 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2532 6,5 42,0 45,0 10 11,3
11 9 GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2620 6,0 46,0 51,0 10 -6,7
12 17 GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2531 6,0 43,0 47,5 10 -0,5
13 5 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2637 6,0 41,5 44,5 10 -7,2
14 39 IM C R G Krishna IND 2390 6,0 41,5 44,5 10 14,7
15 3 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2645 6,0 40,0 40,5 10 -10,2
16 7 GM Neiksans Arturs LAT 2631 6,0 39,5 43,0 10 -7,3
17 4 GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2640 6,0 38,5 42,0 10 -8,7
18 40 IM Grunberg Mihai ROU 2389 6,0 37,5 40,0 10 15,0
19 15 GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2545 5,5 45,5 50,0 10 -2,9
20 20 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2511 5,5 45,0 48,5 10 4,5
21 30 IM Hauge Lars Oskar NOR 2431 5,5 43,5 46,0 10 11,5
22 25 IM Salomon Johan NOR 2470 5,5 43,0 45,5 10 -0,8
23 41 IM Wallace John-Paul AUS 2387 5,5 42,5 44,5 10 17,3
24 24 IM Westerberg Jonathan SWE 2483 5,5 38,0 41,5 10 -9,8
25 70 FM Babikov Ivan RUS 2259 5,5 37,5 40,0 20 26,0
26 68 FM Nielsen Høgni Egilstoft FAI 2262 5,5 37,0 39,0 20 50,4
27 51 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel ESP 2336 5,5 35,0 37,5 10 3,5
28 35 FM Cruz Lledó Pablo ESP 2415 5,0 47,5 49,5 10 17,8
29 32 GM Akesson Ralf SWE 2417 5,0 45,0 48,0 10 11,6
30 12 GM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2567 5,0 44,0 47,5 10 -7,7

...104 players

Source: chess-results

What about the Swedish?

The Rilton Cup was initiated and financially funded by Tore Rilton (1904-1983) to give Swedish top players a chance to compete against international top players. The best Swedish player in the 46th edition of the Rilton Cup was Hans Tikkanen who scored 6.0/9 and finished 12th.

Hans Tikkanen

The most spectacular of the tournament was also played by a Swedish player: by Tiger Hillarp Persson who scored 5.5/9 and finished 20th. In round six he played an amazing game with a number of stunning sacrifices and quiet moves:

 

Tiger Hillarp Persson

Best woman player was Jovanka Houska, whose novel The Mating Game was recently published.
Houska finished 31st with 5.0/9.

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bbrodinsky bbrodinsky 1/7/2017 02:03
xTiger, my modern defense hero! Fabulous game, my man. Have to buy the latest addition of your book, I have the old one.
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