The Polish GM Mihal Krasenkow was the winner of the 42nd Rilton Cup. One of the longest-running tournaments in the world, it is named after Tore Rilton, a Swedish doctor and chess enthusiast who died in 1983 and left eight million kronor (£750,000) in a foundation to ensure its continuance.

Krasenkow won his last two games and was the only player to reach 7.5/9. 

A. Rombaldoni – M. Krasenkow 

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Nb8 9.c4 Be7 10.Be2 0–0 11.0–0 a6 12.Nc3 f5 13.f3 Bg5 14.Bxg5 Qxg5 15.Qc1 Qf6!? 16.b4 a5 17.a3 axb4 18.axb4 Rxa1 19.Qxa1 Na6 20.Nb5 (Now Black gets tactical opportunities. Instead, 20.Qa3 Bd7?! 21.c5!; 20.Qa3 e4 21.Rd1; 20.Qa3 Qh6 21.f4 exf4 22.c5)  

20…Bd7 21.Qa5 e4! 22.fxe4 Qb2 23.Bh5 g6 24.Qb6 (24.Nxd6!?) 24…Bxb5 25.cxb5 Qxb4 26.Be2 Nc5 27.Qxd6 Qd4+ 28.Kh1 Nxe4 29.Qe6+ Kg7 30.g3 Rf6 31.Qe7+ Rf7 32.Qe6 

The decisive moment from the last round. Black to play and win:

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