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The 46th Rilton Cup was held from 27th December 2016 to 5th January 2017 at the Clarion Hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden.

The traditional festival consisted of four sections: Rilton Cup, Rilton Elo, Rilton 1800 and Rilton 1600.

The main section was a 9-round Swiss for players rated over 2200. GM Krishnan Sasikiran of India took a clear first place with 7,5/9 points, half a point clear of GM Sergey Volkov, winner of the 40th Rilton Cup.

The Rilton Elo section was a 9-round Swiss with 111 participants. WGM Vera Nebolsina crushed the opposition to win the event with perfect 9/9 score.

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Rilton Cup, final standings (top 50):

1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2661 – 7.5
2 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2624 – 7
3 GM Kamsky Gata USA 2661 – 6.5
4 GM Urkedal Frode NOR 2557 – 6.5
5 GM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2526 – 6.5
6 GM Pavlovic Milos SRB 2500 – 6.5
7 GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2556 – 6.5
8 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2632 – 6.5
9 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2580 – 6.5
10 GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2532 – 6.5
11 GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2620 – 6
12 GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2531 – 6
13 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2637 – 6
14 IM C R G Krishna IND 2390 – 6
15 GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2645 – 6
16 GM Neiksans Arturs LAT 2631 – 6
17 GM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2640 – 6
18 IM Grunberg Mihai ROU 2389 – 6
19 GM Ivanov Sergey RUS 2545 – 5.5
20 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2511 – 5.5
21 IM Hauge Lars Oskar NOR 2431 – 5.5
22 IM Salomon Johan NOR 2470 – 5.5
23 IM Wallace John-Paul AUS 2387 – 5.5
24 IM Westerberg Jonathan SWE 2483 – 5.5
25 FM Babikov Ivan RUS 2259 – 5.5
26 FM Nielsen Høgni Egilstoft FAI 2262 – 5.5
27 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel ESP 2336 – 5.5
28 FM Cruz Lledó Pablo ESP 2415 – 5
29 GM Akesson Ralf SWE 2417 – 5
30 GM Blomqvist Erik SWE 2567 – 5
31 IM Houska Jovanka ENG 2397 – 5
32 FM Mihajlov Sebastian NOR 2384 – 5
33 Gupta Sankalp IND 2093 – 5
34 IM Kazakovskiy Valeriy BLR 2430 – 5
35 IM Ornstein Axel SWE 2338 – 5
36 FM Sarin Nihal IND 2340 – 5
37 FM Larson Matthew USA 2330 – 5
38 GM Sevian Samuel USA 2603 – 5
39 IM Grafl Florian GER 2394 – 5
40 Henderson de la Fuente Lance ESP 2378 – 5
41 WGM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2307 – 5
42 FM Matta Vinay Kumar IND 2227 – 5
43 IM Kolbus Dietmar GER 2299 – 5
44 CM Bajaj Prince IND 2305 – 4.5
45 IM Bellia Fabrizio ITA 2433 – 4.5
46 IM Sagit Rauan SWE 2417 – 4.5
47 IM Ziegler Ari SWE 2299 – 4.5
48 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2453 – 4.5
49 FM Nielsen Rógvi Egilstoft FAI 2351 – 4.5
50 Dahl Trygve NOR 2140 – 4.5

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