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🏆 Rilton Cup (2009)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Luke McShane, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Igor Lysyj, Nils Grandelius, Aleksandr Shimanov, Eduardas Leovich Rozentalis, Pavel Ponkratov, Mads Andersen, Evgeny Emmanuilovich Gleizerov, Normunds Miezis, Valerij Sergeyevich Popov, Mikhail Vitalyevich Ulibin, Sergey Vladimirovich Ivanov, David Berczes, Sergey Ionov, Florian Handke, Pia Cramling, Lars Karlsson, Alexei Olegovich Gavrilov, Arnd Lauber, Michael Richter, Daniel Semcesen, Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez, Stellan Brynell, Ralf Akesson, Eduard Gorovykh, Victor Nithander, Bo Jacobsen, Bengt Lindberg, Oskar von Bahr, Vasilij Vladimirovich Gagarin, Alexey Yuneev, Csaba Berczes, Roope Kiuttu, Henri Pohjala, Dan Cramling, Martin Lokander, Tatjana Molchanova, Michael De Verdier, Anders Hobber, Daniel Jakobsen Kovachev, Osmo Kauppila, Eric Vaarala, Inna Agrest, Harald Logdahl, Mikko Niemi, Torbjorn Glimbrant, Alexander Rosenkilde, Niina (Koskela) Sammalvuo, Gunnar Johansson, Kent Angskog, Josef Ask, Iulia Gromova, Michael Wiander, Arto Satonen, Alexander Kopasov, Lennart Evertsson, Love Janse, Ilya Markevich, Oksana Romanovna Vovk, Stefan Bryntze, Jimmy Mardell, Minh Phung Nguyen Tuong, Leif Svensson, Mattias Adahl, Pawel Grochowalski, Sven Nordlander

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Nordlander vs L Svensson  0-1402009Rilton CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. L Karlsson vs J Mardell 1-0442009Rilton CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. I Agrest vs A Gavrilov  0-1472009Rilton CupC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. S Brynell vs A Satonen  ½-½442009Rilton CupD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. N Sammalvuo vs R Akesson  0-1322009Rilton CupA07 King's Indian Attack
6. D Semcesen vs L Evertsson  1-0322009Rilton CupA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
7. I Markevich vs A Yuneev  ½-½112009Rilton CupC77 Ruy Lopez
8. V Nithander vs H Pohjala 0-1622009Rilton CupB01 Scandinavian
9. O Vovk vs J M Bellon Lopez 0-1322009Rilton CupA56 Benoni Defense
10. V V Gagarin vs L Janse  1-0422009Rilton CupA81 Dutch
11. M Adahl vs M Richter  1-0492009Rilton CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. E Gorovykh vs A Hobber  ½-½222009Rilton CupC00 French Defense
13. S Bryntze vs D Cramling ½-½232009Rilton CupA02 Bird's Opening
14. B Lindberg vs P Grochowalski  ½-½282009Rilton CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. C Berczes vs M Lokander 1-0172009Rilton CupA04 Reti Opening
16. E Vaarala vs M De Verdier  0-1442009Rilton CupB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. J Ask vs A Lauber  0-1332009Rilton CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
18. A Shimanov vs Minh Phung Nguyen Tuong  1-0412009Rilton CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. R Wojtaszek vs T Molchanova  1-0602009Rilton CupD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. O Von Bahr vs McShane 0-1792009Rilton CupC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
21. Rozentalis vs B Jacobsen  1-0312009Rilton CupC66 Ruy Lopez
22. Mads Andersen vs I Lysyj ½-½122009Rilton CupC11 French
23. J L Hammer vs O Kauppila  ½-½302009Rilton CupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Gunnar Johansson vs V S Popov  0-1462009Rilton CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. P Ponkratov vs T Glimbrant  1-0572009Rilton CupB33 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-09  dx9293: First! (Always wanted to do that...)
Dec-30-09  Raisin Death Ray: Will Paris Rilton be at the tournament?
Dec-30-09  waustad: <raisin>She doesn't wear the kind of duds that work in Sweden in January. OK, maybe not when the paparazzi are watching.
Dec-31-09  notyetagm: Hammer time!
Dec-31-09  siamesedream: <Hammer time!> So far he's not playing his best chess, with 2/4.

Cmon Radek Wojtaszek!

Dec-31-09  Octavia: Luke has 3/4
Dec-31-09  Prugno: GM Rozentalis is known mostly as a positional player, but today he said goodbye to the year 2009 sith a very unusual tactical finish (in an already winning position) vs. Miezis.

The game will probably be posted tomorrow, but having watched it live, I thought of mentioning it here before I forget: after 49... Kh4, we have 50. Qh3+! Kxh3 51. Rxh5 mate.

Jan-02-10  waustad: McShane and Grandilius both had interesting wins today. Here is the live link:

Jan-03-10  Octavia: Pia has 4.5/7
Jan-05-10  alexrawlings: There isn't a lot of money in this for the players by the looks of it. The website says 1st prize is 20,000 Swedish Kronor, which translates to c.$2.8k

I wonder why players like McShane are at this event, unless they've received appearence fees I can't see how this would be worth their while when you take into account travel and accomodation expenses.

Anyway, there have been some interesting games at this tournament so I'm pleased all the players turned up!

Jan-05-10  siamesedream: Final standings:

Jan-06-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
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