Cheparinov wins the Politiken Cup 2012

8/14/2012 – Actually three players tied for first, with 8.0/10 points apiece, but the Bulgarian GM took the title on tiebreak points. The first thirteen places are all occupied by GMs (including legend Jan Timman). The first female is WGM Anna Rudolf in 29th place – amongst 292 participants in the tournament. We bring you an illustrated report with portraits of the most successful players.

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The Politiken Cup 2012 was a ten round Swiss tournament that ran from Saturday July 28th to Sunday August 05th 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The rate of play was 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from the first move. The prizes (in DKK): 1st 20,000 (€ 2700 or US $3,300), 2nd 18,000, 3rd 15,000, etc. The total prize fund was € 4,700 = $5,800. The tiebrake system to decide the main prizes: 1. Middle Buchholz, 2. Sonneborn-Berger.

GM Ivan Cheparinov from Bulgaria won the Politiken Cup 2012 on better tie break than GM Ivan Sololov and GM Jonny Hector. All three scored 8 points out of 10 games in the tournament.

Top standings (of 292 players)

Pl. Politiken Cup
Rtng
Pts
MiBu SoB
1  GM Ivan Cheparinov
2677
8
56.5 54.25
2  GM Ivan Sokolov
2676
8
55 51.5
3  GM Jonny Hector
2530
8
54 51
4  GM Aleksey Dreev
2677
57.5 51.25
5  GM Dusan Popovic
2579
55.5 49.25
6  GM Stelios Halkias
2570
55 49
7  GM Erwin l´Ami
2615
54.5 48.75
8  GM Vladimir Malakhov
2712
54.5 48.75
9  GM Robert Markus
2599
54.5 48
10  GM Jacob Aagaard
2506
54 48
11  GM Sune Berg Hansen
2577
53 47.75
12  GM Jan Timman
2575
53 47.75
13  GM Vladimir Burmakin
2590
52.5 46.5
14  IM Krzysztof Bulski
2554
52.5 46.5
15  GM Lars Schandorff
2516
52 47.25
16  Rasmus Svane
2367
51 45
17  GM Stellan Brynell
2498
50 45
18  GM Evgeny Romanov
2623
49.5 44.5
19  IM Jakob Vang Glud
2498
7
53.5 43.25
20  GM Ivan Salgado Lopez
2635
7
52.5 43.75
21  GM Tiger Hillarp Persson
2575
7
52.5 43.25
22  GM Allan Stig Rasmussen
2496
7
52.5 42.25
23  IM Simon Bekker-Jensen
2394
7
51 42.75
24  IM Jonathan Carlstedt
2352
7
51 42
25  IM Erik Zude
2384
7
50.5 40
26  GM Ilmars Starostits
2494
7
50 41
27  IM Jens Kristiansen
2426
7
49.5 40
28  FM Jakob Aabling-Thomsen
2331
7
49.5 39
29  WGM Anna Rudolf
2325
7
48.5 38
30  Julian Kramer
2048
7
48 38.5
31  WGM Svetlana Cherednichenko
2293
7
47.5 37.5
32  IM Jasmin Bejtovic
2385
7
46.5 38.75
33  FM Erik Hedman
2381
7
46 38
34  IM Erik Blomqvist
2457
7
46 37.25
35  FM Igor Teplyi
2388
7
45 38.5

Photo gallery


The winner on tiebreak, with 8.0/10 and a 2680 performance:
Bulgarian GM (and Topalov second) Ivan Cheparinov, rated 2677


Second: Dutch GM Ivan Sokolov, 2676, 8.0/10, 2635 performance


Third: Swedish GM Jonny Hector, 2530, 8.0/9, 2652 performance


Fifth: GM Dusan Popovic,
2579, 7.5/10, 2553 performance


Sixth: GM Stelios Halkias, 2570, 7.5/10, 2578 performance


Seventh: Dutch GM Erwin l'Ami, 2615, 7.5/10, 2553 performance


Eighth: GM Robert Markus, 2599, 7.5/10, 2590 performance


Tenth, with 7.5/10 and a 2571 performance:
the man who tops
every (alphabetical) list: GM Jacob Aagaard, 2506


Eleventh: GM Sune Berg Hansen, 2573, 7.5/10, 2538 performance


Twelfth: GM Jan Timman, 2575, 7.5/10, 2527 performance


13th: GM Vladimir Burmakin, 2590, 7.5/8, 2491 performance


19th: IM Jakob Vang Glud, 2498, 7.0/8, 2499 performance


20th: GM Ivan Salgado Lopez, 2635, 7.0/10, 2482 performance

All pictures courtesy Calle Erlandsson ©

Video promoting the Copenhagen Chess Festival

More video here, but sadly in a language we do not speak (is "Danish" a valid form of communication?)

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