Rilton Cup 2018 Live

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1/5/2018 – The XLVII Rilton Cup in Stockholm (Sweden) was down to two leaders after eight rounds setting up a dramatic final round showdown. GMs Johan Salomon and Kirill Alekseenko held a half point lead over six GMs going into Friday. And rather than make a quick draw, they played a full game, until Salomon blundered an exchange and was forced to resign on the spot, leaving Alekseenko the sole winner. Commentary by GM Harry Schüssler & FM Martin Lokander. | Photos: Lars OA Hedlund

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XLVII Rilton Cup

The 47th Rilton Cup takes place from December 27th, 2017 to January 5th, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The format is a 9-round Swiss open with 20,000 Swedish Kroner (about €2,000) on offer for first place. The "Rilton" in the Rilton Cup was Dr. Tore Rilton, who wanted the tournament to provide an opportunity for young Swedish talents to challenge strong masters from elsewhere. This year the tournament includes 75 players with FIDE titles.

The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Top results of Round 9

Name Pts. Result Pts. Name
Salomon Johan 0 - 1 Alekseenko Kirill
Rasmussen Allan Stig 6 1 - 0 6 Piorun Kacper
Grandelius Nils 6 0 - 1 6 Antipov Mikhail Al.
Tari Aryan 6 0 - 1 6 Chigaev Maksim
Hillarp Persson Tiger 0 - 1 Sasikiran Krishnan
Krasenkow Michal 0 - 1 Gledura Benjamin
Narayanan Srinath 0 - 1 Hammer Jon Ludvig
Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 1 - 0 Kulaots Kaido
Valsecchi Alessio ½ - ½ 5 Liang Awonder
Volkov Sergey 5 ½ - ½ 5 Usmanov Vasily

Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by GM Harry Schüssler and FM Martin Lokander | Source: Rilton YouTube


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Swedish number one Nils Grandelius was recently featured on the Perpetual Chess podcast:

Final standings (top 20)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Alekseenko Kirill 7,5 43,5
2 Chigaev Maksim 7,0 43,5
3 Antipov Mikhail Al. 7,0 41,0
4 Rasmussen Allan Stig 7,0 40,5
5 Salomon Johan 6,5 47,0
6 Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 6,5 46,0
7 Gledura Benjamin 6,5 45,0
8 Hammer Jon Ludvig 6,5 43,5
9 Sasikiran Krishnan 6,5 42,0
10 Piorun Kacper 6,0 46,5
11 Tari Aryan 6,0 46,0
12 Grandelius Nils 6,0 45,5
13 Nihal Sarin 6,0 43,5
14 Lobanov Sergei 6,0 43,5
15 Eggleston David J 6,0 39,0
16 Santos Ruiz Miguel 6,0 38,0
17 Ivanov Sergey 6,0 36,5
18 Valsecchi Alessio 6,0 35,5
19 Krasenkow Michal 5,5 46,5
20 Santos Latasa Jaime 5,5 46,5

...126 players

All available games (Rounds 1 to 8)

 

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