The Deltalift Open 2013 took place on 9th – 11th May at the Hotel Tylösand outside Halmstad in Sweden.

110 players from Sweden and Norway gathered to participate. The field included thirteen titled players, including 6 Grandmansters and 3 International Masters.

The 8-rounds Swiss was won by first seed GM Emanuel Berg. He obtained 7 points, after winning six games and only conceding two draws. The Swedish obtained clear first thanks to his last round win over Philip Lindgren.

Three players finished half a point behind. GM Stellan Brynell and FM Linus Johansson arrived second and third, respectively, due to their tiebreak scores.

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Final Standings (top finishers):

1 GM Berg Emanuel SWE 2597 7


2 GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2553 6.5
3 FM Johansson Linus SWE 2405 6.5
4 GM Åkesson Ralf SWE 2490 6.5


5 GM Hector Jonny SWE 2601 6
6 GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger SWE 2575 6
7 IM Ziegler Ari SWE 2402 6
8 GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2613 6
9 Lindgren Philip SWE 2368 6

10 Ask Josef SWE 2167 6

11 FM Frisk Kockum Anton SWE 2406 5.5
12 IM Sjödahl Pontus SWE 2498 5.5

13 IM Haugli Petter NOR 2288 5.5
14 Arnelind Mikael SWE 2234 5.5
15 Fransson Peter SWE 2282 5.5
16 Rydström Tom SWE 2196 5.5

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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