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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009/2010 Rilton Cup Chess Tournament:round 3 results,round 4 pairings





Image:Is of the leader of the tournament after 3 rounds: GM Eduardas Rozentalis
of  Lithuania. You can read an interview of GM Rozentalis by clicking on the  following link: http://interviews.chessdom.com/eduardas-rozentalis . GM Rozentalis was born on May 27,1963 in the Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.  He is an expert on the Moscow variation of the Sicilian Defense:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ and the Alapin variation of  the Sicilian:

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Ndd7 as well as the Ruy Lopez Exchange variation:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6

When playing the Black pieces, GM Rozentalis prefers to play either the French Defense:


1.e4 e6

or the Petroff's defense :

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 against 1.e4.


When an opponent plays the Queen's Gambit against GM Rozentalis, he plays either the Queen's Indian Defense: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e3 3.Nf3 b6 or the Nimzo-Indian Defense (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4).
Source:Chessbase 10 and Chessbase Megadatabase 2010






Here are the results for the top boards at the 2009/2010 Rilton Cup Chess Tournament (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Pairings/Results

Round 3 on 2009/12/29 at 12:00

Bo.
No.

Name
Pts.
Result
Pts.

Name
No.
1
3
GM
Rozentalis Eduardas
2
1 - 0
2
GM
Handke Florian
16
2
9
GM
Ulibin Mikhail
2
½ - ½
2
GM
Åkesson Ralf
23
3
28
IM
Richter Michael
2
½ - ½
2
GM
Ivanov Sergey
13
4
1
GM
Wojtaszek Radoslaw

1 - 0

GM
Bellon Juan
24
5
17
GM
Berczes David

0 - 1

GM
Mcshane Luke
2
6
19
GM
Karlsson Lars

½ - ½

GM
Lysyj Igor
4
7
5
GM
Hammer Jon Ludvig

½ - ½

IM
Lauber Arnd
18
8
21
GM
Brynell Stellan

0 - 1

GM
Popov Valerij
6
9
22
IM
Semcesen Daniel

½ - ½

GM
Evgeny Gleizerov
8
10
10
GM
Ionov Sergey

½ - ½

IM
Yuneev Alexey
26
11
12
GM
Shimanov Aleksandr

1 - 0


Pohjala Henri
59
12
27
IM
Gagarin Vasily

0 - 1

GM
Miezis Normunds
14
13
29
IM
Gorovykh Eduard

½ - ½

GM
Cramling Pia
15
14
31
IM
Lindberg Bengt

0 - 1
1
IM
Ponkratov Pavel
7

To see all of the results from round 3 click on the following link:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr28758.aspx?art=2&rd=3&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000
These results mean the following standings exist in the tournament after 3 rounds of play:

Rank after Round 3

Rk.

Name
FED
Rtg
Club/City
Pts.
 TB1
 TB2
1
GM
Rozentalis Eduardas
LTU
2611

3,0
6,0
0,0
2
GM
Ulibin Mikhail
RUS
2548

2,5
5,5
0,0

GM
Ivanov Sergey
RUS
2530

2,5
5,5
0,0

GM
Åkesson Ralf
SWE
2454
Västerås SK
2,5
5,5
0,0

IM
Richter Michael
GER
2412

2,5
5,5
0,0
6
GM
Wojtaszek Radoslaw
POL
2637

2,5
5,0
0,0

GM
Mcshane Luke
ENG
2615

2,5
5,0
0,0

GM
Popov Valerij
RUS
2588

2,5
5,0
0,0

GM
Shimanov Aleksandr
RUS
2535

2,5
5,0
0,0

GM
Miezis Normunds
LAT
2530

2,5
5,0
0,0
11
GM
Handke Florian
GER
2513

2,0
5,0
0,0
12
GM
Ionov Sergey
RUS
2545

2,0
4,5
0,0

GM
Cramling Pia
SWE
2525
Sollentuna SK
2,0
4,5
0,0

IM
Lauber Arnd
GER
2503

2,0
4,5
0,0

GM
Karlsson Lars
SWE
2491
SK Rockaden
2,0
4,5
0,0

IM
Semcesen Daniel
SWE
2460
Lunds ASK
2,0
4,5
0,0
17
GM
Lysyj Igor
RUS
2609

2,0
4,0
0,0

GM
Hammer Jon Ludvig
NOR
2588

2,0
4,0
0,0

GM
Evgeny Gleizerov
RUS
2566

2,0
4,0
0,0

IM
Yuneev Alexey
RUS
2428

2,0
4,0
0,0

IM
Gorovykh Eduard
RUS
2410

2,0
4,0
0,0
22
IM
Ponkratov Pavel
RUS
2575

2,0
4,0
0,0

IM
Grandelius Nils
SWE
2540
Lunds ASK
2,0
4,0
0,0

IM
Gavrilov Alexei
RUS
2481

2,0
4,0
0,0

IM
Berczes Csaba
HUN
2379

2,0
4,0
0,0


de Verdier Michael
SWE
2270
Eksjö SK
2,0
4,0
0,0
27
IM
Cramling Dan
SWE
2408
SK Passanten
2,0
3,5
0,0


Markevich Ilya
RUS
2162

2,0
3,5
0,0
29
WIM
Molchanova Tatjana
RUS
2368

2,0
3,0
0,0


Jacobsen Bo
DEN
2306

2,0
3,0
0,0


Vaarala Eric
SWE
2032
Horndals SK
2,0
3,0
0,0

To see the complete rankings list please click on the following link:
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr28758.aspx?art=1&rd=3&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000
Here are the pairings for the top boards for round 4 of the tournament:

Pairings/Results

Round 4 on 2009/12/30 at 12:00

Bo.
No.

Name
Pts.
Result
Pts.

Name
No.
1
2
GM
Mcshane Luke


3
GM
Rozentalis Eduardas
3
2
13
GM
Ivanov Sergey



GM
Wojtaszek Radoslaw
1
3
6
GM
Popov Valerij



IM
Richter Michael
28
4
14
GM
Miezis Normunds



GM
Ulibin Mikhail
9
5
23
GM
Åkesson Ralf



GM
Shimanov Aleksandr
12
6
4
GM
Lysyj Igor
2

2
IM
Gavrilov Alexei
20
7
26
IM
Yuneev Alexey
2

2
GM
Hammer Jon Ludvig
5
8
7
IM
Ponkratov Pavel
2

2
IM
Semcesen Daniel
22
9
8
GM
Evgeny Gleizerov
2

2
IM
Gorovykh Eduard
29
10
30
IM
Cramling Dan
2

2
GM
Ionov Sergey
10
11
33
WIM
Molchanova Tatjana
2

2
IM
Grandelius Nils
11
12
15
GM
Cramling Pia
2

2
IM
Berczes Csaba
32
13
16
GM
Handke Florian
2

2

Markevich Ilya
57
14
18
IM
Lauber Arnd
2

2

Vaarala Eric
66
15
35

Jacobsen Bo
2

2
GM
Karlsson Lars
19
16
38

de Verdier Michael
2


GM
Berczes David
17
17
59

Pohjala Henri



GM
Brynell Stellan
21
18
24
GM
Bellon Juan



IM
Gagarin Vasily
27
19
31
IM
Lindberg Bengt



FM
Nithander Victor
25
20
36
FM
Andersen Mads
1



Johansson Gunnar
41

To see the complete pairings list for round 4 please click on the following link:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr28758.aspx?art=2&rd=4&lan=1&m=-1&wi=1000

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