The 2012 Politiken Cup took place from 28th July to 5th August at the Konventum Lo-Skolen in Helsingør, Denmark.

The popular open tournament attracted 290 participants from 24 countries, including 25 Grandmasters and 9 International Masters. The tournament was played as a 10-round Swiss event.

Grandmasters Ivan Cheparinov (Bulgaria), Ivan Sokolov (Netherlands) and Jonny Hector (Sweden) shared the first place with 8 points each. Cheperinov takes the winner’s trophy on best tie-break score.

Top seeded players Vladimir Malakhov and Alexey Dreev finished with 7.5 points to share the 4th place. Full standings bellow.

There were 20 prizes and the winner is awarded 20.000 DKK (2700 EUR). In addition, 4700 EUR is allocated for the special elo prizes.

The official website reports the good news that the sponsorship for the Politiken Cup has been secured until the year 2014.

Final standings (top finishers):

1 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2677 – 8
2 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2676 – 8
3 GM Hector Jonny SWE 2530 – 8
4 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2677 – 7.5
5 GM Popovic Dusan SRB 2579 – 7.5
6 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2570 – 7.5
7 GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2712 – 7.5
8 GM L’ami Erwin NED 2615 – 7.5
9 GM Markus Robert SRB 2599 – 7.5
10 GM Aagaard Jacob DEN 2506 – 7.5
11 GM Hansen Sune Berg DEN 2577 – 7.5
12 GM Timman Jan H NED 2575 – 7.5
13 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2590 – 7.5
14 IM Bulski Krzysztof POL 2554 – 7.5
15 GM Schandorff Lars DEN 2516 – 7.5
16 Svane Rasmus GER 2367 – 7.5
17 GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2498 – 7.5
18 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2623 – 7.5
19 IM Glud Jakob Vang DEN 2500 – 7
20 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2635 – 7
21 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2575 – 7
22 GM Rasmussen Allan Stig DEN 2496 – 7
23 IM Bekker-Jensen Simon DEN 2394 – 7
24 IM Carlstedt Jonathan GER 2352 – 7
25 IM Zude Erik Dr GER 2384 – 7
26 GM Starostits Ilmars LAT 2494 – 7
27 IM Kristiansen Jens DEN 2427 – 7
28 FM Aabling-Thomsen Jakob DEN 2331 – 7
29 WGM Rudolf Anna HUN 2325 – 7
30 Kramer Julian GER 2048 – 7
31 WGM Cherednichenko Svetlana UKR 2293 – 7
32 IM Bejtovic Jasmin BIH 2385 – 7
33 FM Hedman Erik SWE 2381 – 7
34 IM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2457 – 7
35 FM Teplyi Igor DEN 2388 – 7

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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