Chinese Grandmaster Bu Xiangzhi crushed the opposition in the 2014 Politiken Cup to convincingly take the first place with 9,0/10 points.

Bu Xiangzhi won eight games and conceded only two draws to leave the nearest followers a full point behind. He earned 2700 EUR and 24 elo points.

The 2014 Politiken Cup took place on 21-29th July 2014 in Helsingor, a city in Denmark, known internationally for its castle Kronborg, where William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is set.

The event was a 10-round FIDE Swiss tournament with 310 players from 25 countries, including 27 Grandmasters and 15 International Masters.

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Final standings (top finishers):

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2693 – 9
2 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2665 – 8
3 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2685 – 8
4 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2671 – 8
5 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2645 – 8
6 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2701 – 7.5
7 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2643 – 7.5
8 FM Schroeder Jan-Christian GER 2370 – 7.5
9 GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2580 – 7.5
10 GM Hector Jonny SWE 2506 – 7.5
11 GM Schandorff Lars DEN 2529 – 7.5
12 GM Smerdon David AUS 2519 – 7.5
13 IM Svane Rasmus GER 2494 – 7.5
14 GM Semcesen Daniel SWE 2503 – 7.5
15 GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre FRA 2560 – 7.5
16 FM Smirnov Anton AUS 2334 – 7.5
17 IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2466 – 7.5
18 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2569 – 7
19 GM Timman Jan H NED 2610 – 7
20 GM Gao Rui CHN 2529 – 7
21 GM Meier Georg GER 2632 – 7
22 FM Ikeda Junta AUS 2402 – 7
23 GM Cornette Matthieu FRA 2532 – 7
24 IM Tari Aryan NOR 2412 – 7
25 GM Hoi Carsten DEN 2409 – 7
26 GM Kristiansen Jens DEN 2415 – 7
27 FM Carstensen Jacob DEN 2375 – 7
28 IM Roser Kevin FRA 2406 – 7
29 Thogersen Rasmus DEN 2098 – 7
30 FM Veng Johnny DEN 2244 – 7
31 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2679 – 6.5
32 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2707 – 6.5
33 GM Rasmussen Allan Stig DEN 2522 – 6.5
34 IM Houska Jovanka ENG 2409 – 6.5
35 IM Fries-Nielsen Jens Ove DEN 2412 – 6.5

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