Tikkanen, Hans vs. Rodshtein, Maxim
The 45th Rilton Cup features nearly 300 players from 35 countries. The event's namesake Dr. Tore Rilton, who died in 1983, wanted the tournament to be an opportunity for young Swedish talents to challenge strong masters from abroad, and this year's edition includes 75 players with FIDE titles.
The 9-round open Swiss tournament, held from December 27th to January 5th in Stockholm, sports a first prize of 20,000 Swedish Kroner (about €2170). Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move starting from move 1. Official site: www.rilton.se