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Monday, January 7, 2013

Rilton Chess Cup 2013: Michael Krasenkow Wins Title

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The Polish Grandmaster Michael Krasenkow won convincingly Rilton Cup 2013. Krasenkow did not lose a single game, won six and drew three to score 7,5/9 and become the sole winner of the competition. Last year’s winner of Rilton Cup GM Alexandr Shimanov and the Tata Steel 2013 participant GM Erwin L’ami finished with 7,0/9 in the strong field, ahead of the group of 6,5/9 players which includes the rating favorite GM Ilya Smirin, IM Vilka Sipilä, and GM Bartosz Socko. With his score IM Sipilä won a GM norm. Top women players of the competition were GM Pia Cramling and GM Monika Socko with 6,0/9, according to a brief chess news update via Chessdom

Round reports and full information at the official website.

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