The 2015 Vasteras Open took place from September 25-27th, at the Rudbeckianska Upper Secondary School in Vasteras, a city in central Sweden.
The event gathered 251 players who played in an 8-round Swiss format. The first 4 rounds were with rapid time control 15’ + 15”, while rounds 5-8 were played in classical tempo 90’ + 30”.
The first place was shared in a five-way tie by GM Georg Meier, GM Emanuel Berg, GM Hans Tikkanen, IM Aryan Tari and FM Martin Lokander at 7/8 points each, but Meier prevailed on a superior tie-break score to take the trophy.
Final top standings (top 25):
1 GM Georg Meier SK Team Viking E2656 7.0
2 GM Emanuel Berg SK Team Viking E2567 7.0
3 GM Hans Tikkanen Lunds ASK E2509 7.0
4 IM Aryan Tari Lunds ASK E2518 7.0
5 FM Martin Lokander Stockholms SS E2369 7.0
6 GM Thomas Ernst Farsta SK E2336 6.5
7 GM Pia Cramling SK Team Viking E2513 6.5
8 GM Daniel Semcesen Lunds ASK E2436 6.5
9 GM Normunds Miezis SK Team Viking E2490 6.0
10 GM Lars Karlsson SK Rockaden, Sthlm E2443 6.0
11 GM Juan Bellon Lopez SK Team Viking E2374 6.0
12 GM Tiger Hillarp Persson Lunds ASK E2546 6.0
13 FM Erik Malmstig SK Rockaden Umeå E2261 6.0
14 FM Johan Henriksson Kungstornet E2272 6.0
15 Fredrik Lindh Kristallens SK E2244 6.0
16 IM Michael Wiedenkeller SK Rockaden, Sthlm E2453 6.0
17 GM Ralf Åkesson Västerås SK E2411 6.0
18 GM Jonny Hector Limhamns SK E2493 6.0
19 FM Tom Rydström Växjö SK E2334 6.0
20 Andreas Landgren Solna SS E2259 6.0
21 FM Anders Eriksson Västerås SK E2279 6.0
22 IM Pontus Sjödahl Västerås SK E2422 5.5
23 GM Erik Blomqvist SK Rockaden, Sthlm E2514 5.5
24 GM Henrik Danielsen Iceland E2510 5.5
25 FM Can Ertan Turkey E2191 5.5
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