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Radoslaw Wojtaszek Wins Another Rilton Cup

from 27th December 2008 until 5th January 2009

The 38th edition of Sweden’s finest tournament, the Rilton Cup, has come to an end. And ending in style did the reigning Rilton champion, GM Wojtaszek, after an active game against Ulibin in the final round.

Only two players, Jan Timman and Michail Krasenkow, have previously managed to win Rilton Cup two times in a row and Radoslaw Wojtaszek now joins them.

Finishing the tournament in style did also German IM Sebastian Bogner, ending on second place after beating GM’s Kuzubov and Ivanov in the last two rounds.

Rilton Cup took place from 27th December 2008 until 5th January 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. The prize fund for three events – Rilton Cup, Rilton Elo and Rilton Open (only for Nordic players with a rating lower than national 1800) – was around 22.000 Euro.

Radoslaw Wojtaszek

Radoslaw Wojtaszek

Final standings:

1. GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2599 – 7,0

2. IM Bogner Sebastian GER 2448 – 7,0

3. GM Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2622 – 6,5

4. GM Berczes David HUN 2514 – 6,5

5. GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2545 – 6,5

6. GM Cramling Pia SWE 2550 – 6,5

7. GM Ivanov Sergej RUS 2547 – 6,0

8. GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger SWE 2543 – 6,0

9. IM Grandelius Nils SWE 2464 – 6,0

10. GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2447 – 6,0

11. Blomqvist Erik SWE 2418 – 6,0

12. FM Nithander Victor SWE 2365 – 5,5

13. IM Willemze Thomas NED 2419 – 5,5

14. GM Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2521 – 5,5

15. FM Rauan Sagit SWE 2314 – 5,5

16. IM Lindberg Bengt SWE 2406 – 5,5

17. FM Hedman Erik SWE 2353 – 5,5

18. IM Engqvist Thomas SWE 2363 – 5,5

19. GM Akesson Ralf SWE 2483 – 5,0

20. IM Huschenbeth Niclas GER 2417 – 5,0

Thanks to Jens Petersson for the news

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