The 9th edition of Deltalift Open was held on 17-19th May in Halmstad, Sweden. The tournament was organzied by the Harplinge Schacksällskap and offered 4100 EUR in prizes.

130 players competed in the Swiss event with 8 rounds. First four rounds were quickplay with 45 minutes per player, while the remaining four were played with 2 hours / 40 moves + 30 minutes for rest of game.

Grandmaster Emanuel Berg took a clear first place with 7/8 points, half a point ahead of the chasing pack. Hans Tikkanen and Jonny Hector also arrived directly from the Sigeman & Co tournament.

Final standings (Swedish elo) – top finishers:

1 GM Berg Emanuell SWE 2627 – 7
2 GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2636 – 6.5
3 GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger SWE 2663 – 6.5
4 GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2555 – 6.5
5 IM Ziegler Ari SWE 2418 – 6.5
6 Mohammadi Amir SWE 2324 – 6.5
7 GM Hector Jonny SWE 2630 – 6
8 Lundstedt Peter SWE 2200 – 6
9 Östling Håkan SWE 2269 – 6
10 Lindgren Philip SWE 2304 – 6
11 Åberg Anton SWE 2403 – 6
12 Arnelind Mikael SWE 2256 – 5.5
13 Lind Jan-Olov SWE 2238 – 5.5
14 Rosell Tomas SWE 2200 – 5.5
15 FM Frisk Kockum Anton SWE 2410 – 5.5
16 Fransson Peter SWE 2312 – 5.5
17 Nilsson Patrik SWE 2113 – 5.5
18 Lindh Fredrik SWE 2290 – 5.5
19 Lindborg Patrik SWE 2230 – 5.5
20 Madebrink Lars SWE 2271 – 5.5
21 Kumar Rahul SWE 2252 – 5.5
22 Jönsson Krister SWE 2133 – 5.5

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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