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GM Ralf Åkesson is the winner of Malmo Open 2015 with a near perfect 6.5 out of 7 points. The tournament took place from December 12 to December 14. The system used was 4 rounds of rapid chess, followed by 3 rounds of classical chess games. 239 players from 8 European countries participated in the event.

In the final round, Åkesson with the black pieces defeated the top seed GM Hans Tikkanen and won with half point ahead of the competition. GM Jacek Stopa from Poland won the silver medal on tiebreakers, ahead of third place GM Lars Karlsson, both with 6 points.

Final Standings (top 25)

Rank Name Club/Country ELO Points
1 GM Ralf Åkesson Västerås SK 2421 6.5
2 GM Jacek Stopa Poland 2460 6
3 GM Lars Karlsson SK Rockaden, Sthlm 2450 6
4 FM Martin Lokander Stockholms SS 2367 5.5
5 GM Jacek Gdanski Poland 2492 5.5
6 GM Daniel Semcesen Lunds ASK 2431 5.5
7 FM Kåre Kristensen Denmark 2324 5.5
8 IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen Denmark 2400 5.5
9 IM Johan Salomon Norway 2438 5.5
10 IM Jonathan Westerberg SK Team Viking 2497 5.5
11 IM Pontus Sjödahl Västerås SK 2404 5.5
12 Thomas Schou-Moldt Denmark 2210 5.5
13 GM Thomas Ernst Farsta SK 2360 5.5
14 GM Hans Tikkanen Lunds ASK 2515 5
15 Emil Lindahl Växjö SK 2200 5
16 IM Atle Grønn Norway 2333 5
17 FM Erik Hedman SK Rockaden, Sthlm 2344 5
18 GM Jonny Hector Limhamns SK 2499 5
19 Eskil Ekeland Grønn Norway 1920 5
20 GM Stellan Brynell Limhamns SK 2421 5
21 FM Esben Kjems Hove Denmark 2224 5
22 IM Rasmus Skytte Denmark 2400 5
23 Jan-Olov Lind Ervalla SS 2235 5
24 GM Hans-Joachim Hecht Germany 2329 5
25 Dennis Miskulin Jönköping-Huskvarna SK 2161 5
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