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Politiken Cup 2009

18-26th July 2009 in Kopenhagen, Denmark

The next Politiken Cup is set to take place on 18-26th July 2009 in Kopenhagen, Denmark. The tournament format will be the same as this year, 10 rounds of Swiss, time control of 100 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the remaining moves + 30 sec increment from the move one.

Seven months in advance, already 17 Grandmasters are signed in, including the 2007 shared-winner Vladimir Malakhov and 2008 winner Sergei Tiviakov.

Top players: GM Sergei Tiviakov (NED 2686), GM Vladimir Malakhov (RUS 2675), GM Evgeny Postny (ISR 2674), GM Alexey Dreev (RUS 2670), GM Alexander Areshchenko (UKR 2664), GM Peter Heine Nielsen (DEN 2662), GM Boris Avrukh (ISR 2657), GM Zhang Zhong (SNG 2649), GM Jan Gustafsson (GER 2634), GM Yuri Kuzubov (UKR 2622), GM Parmerian Negi (IND 2597), GM Jonny Hector (SWE 2552), GM Jacob Aagard (SCO 2528), GM Lars Schandorff (DEN 2520), GM Stellan Brynell (DEN 2472), WGM Li Ruofan (SNG 2426), FM Jacob Carstensen (DEN 2319)

Politiken Yurij Kuzubov

GM Yurij Kuzubov

Prizes (DKK):

Main tournament:

1. 15.000,- 2. 12.000,- 3. 10.000,- 4. 8.000,- 5. 6.000,- 6. 5.000,- 7. 4.000,- 8. 3.000,- 9. – 13. 2.000,- 14. – 20. 1.000,-

Rating groups:

1000-1500, 1501-1700, 1701-1900, 1901-2000, 2001-2100, 2101-2200, 2201-2300:

1. 3.000,- 2. 2.000,-.

Nordic Championship:

1. 5.000,- 2. 3.000,- 3. 2.000,-

For more information, visit the official website

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