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Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006)

Player: Pal Royset

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Arvola vs P Royset  ½-½71 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeC44 King's Pawn Game
2. P Royset vs D Adolfsson  1-059 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeC42 Petrov Defense
3. T Bryn vs P Royset 1-085 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeC88 Ruy Lopez
4. P Royset vs A N Samuelsen  1-016 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeC42 Petrov Defense
5. E Forsaa vs P Royset  0-160 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeC47 Four Knights
6. P Royset vs E Gullaksen  0-160 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeC77 Ruy Lopez
7. J Nilsen vs P Royset  0-133 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. P Royset vs F Wuts  1-054 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. L E Johannessen vs P Royset  1-050 2006 Midnight Sun Chess ChallengeA56 Benoni Defense
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Jul-01-06  DCP23: <Shajmaty>, GM Sergei Shipov defeated Carlsen with the Black pieces and is in the sole lead with 6.0 out of 7 points and no losses.
Jul-01-06  DCP23: In fact, Shipov also stood winning in his game vs Krasenkow, also with Black, but due to time trouble missed the win and Krasenkow escaped with a draw. Carlsen was not so lucky.
Jul-01-06  DCP23: This is the official site of this event: http://www.midnightsunchess.org/eng...
Jul-01-06
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  Appaz: IM Dworakowska played a nice miniature against Aksel Bras°y:


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Black resigned after 18.Qe3! The threat is 19.Rxf5 gf 20.Qg3+

Jul-01-06
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  dakgootje: Then why not 18. ...Bf6? If 19.Rxf5 gf 20.Qg3 then Kh8 and black is standing superios, but it survives i think
Jul-01-06
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  Appaz: <dakgootje> After 18.- Bf6 I think 19.g4 must be the move, still winning the bishop. The position looks won for white anyway (18.g4 maybe), but I liked the queen move (although it may not deserve a !).
Jul-01-06
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  dakgootje: ah yes, i didnt even look at a possible attack at that bishop, so i also didnt consider 19. g4. I think if 18. g4 then 18. ...Be4 19. Qe3 Nf6 and black seems to be saved for a while... dont know how long though
Jul-01-06
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  Appaz: A promising pairing for the Norwegian GM's tomorrow: if Lie beats Shipov, Carlsen beats Hammer and Johannessen beats R°yset, they share first place.
Jul-01-06  DCP23: <if Lie beats Shipov>

Don't bet on that ;)

Jul-01-06
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  Appaz: I wouldn't :)

Kjetil A. Lie has played well lately. Shipov only needs a draw, so maybe he will go for a solid opening with little risk, to counter the sharp style of Lie.

Jul-02-06
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  Appaz: The infamous last round for kibitzers: the games start 3 hours earlier today.
Jul-02-06
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  Appaz: It does not look like Shipov apply my suggested solid strategy. Instead he allows Lie to sac a pawn in a French Defence.
Jul-02-06
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  PhilFeeley: IM Dworakowska played an exciting game against GM ┼kesson. I didn't understand a thing after the opening, until the end with the passed pawn and the perpetual check. Perhaps someone could annotate?
Jul-02-06
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  PhilFeeley: There's some great photos from this tournament on the official site, including some of those who went on the fishing trip on the free day. It must still be cold up there because they're all bundled up in jackets. Another photo shows a group of the kids ignoring their games in what appears to be them watching the Soccer World Cup!
Jul-02-06
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  Appaz: Well deserved victory for Shipov.

Notice Gunnar Johnsen (2215), 61 years old, in 4th place ahead of 4 GMs and 2 IMs! He took maximal advantage of the pairing system, avoiding the 13 best players.

Jul-03-06  chessmoron: Magnus Carlsen could have won the Chess Challenge but 2 crucial blunders against Krasenkow (a win turned to a draw) and Shipov (a draw turned to a loss) cost him.
Jul-04-06  Shajmaty: Thanks <DCP23> and <Appaz> for all the info provided!
Jul-04-06  s4life: <chessmoron: Magnus Carlsen could have won the Chess Challenge but 2 crucial blunders against Krasenkow (a win turned to a draw) and Shipov (a draw turned to a loss) cost him.>

So what's new here? blunders cost tournaments after all...

Jul-05-06  pebble767: Sometimes I just like to see great players like Carlsen losing so they won't boast. I'm not saying that he is boastfull, but it's just a lesson to learn that no matter how great a person is, there will be somebody that can eventually beat him.
Jul-05-06  JustAFish: <Sometimes I just like to see great players like Carlsen losing so they won't boast. I'm not saying that he is boastfull, but it's just a lesson to learn that no matter how great a person is, there will be somebody that can eventually beat him.>

I'm reminded here of the pratice during the crowning of Roman Emperors where, while the emporer was being presented to the throng's adulation and while having a crown held above his head, a man would continuously whisper into the leader's ear "You are mortal... you are mortal..."

Jul-06-06  Dionyseus: <JustAFish> <I'm reminded here of the pratice during the crowning of Roman Emperors where, while the emporer was being presented to the throng's adulation and while having a crown held above his head, a man would continuously whisper into the leader's ear "You are mortal... you are mortal...">

Where did you hear or read that?

Jul-06-06  rover: <Where did you hear or read that?>

Actually it was a custom at the triumph marches.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_...

Jul-06-06  Dionyseus: <rover> thanks
Jul-07-06
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  PhilFeeley: This is the Akesson-Dworakowska game I mentioned earlier. Dworakowska gets in serious trouble with a passed pawn against her, but manages to force a perpetual.

[Event "Midnight Sun"]
[Site "Tromso NOR"]
[Date "2006.07.02"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Akesson,R"]
[Black "Dworakowska,J"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2472"]
[BlackElo "2364"]
[EventDate "2006.06.24"]
[ECO "A65"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Bg5 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Qd2 exd5 9. cxd5 a6 10. a4 h6 11. Be3 h5 12. Nge2 Nbd7 13. Nc1 Nh7 14. Be2 Ne5 15. O-O f5 16. N1a2 Bd7 17. exf5 gxf5 18. Kh1 Rc8 19. Rab1 Qf6 20. b4 c4 21. f4 Ng4 22. Bg1 b5 23. h3 Qh6 24. Bd4 Ngf6 25. Rbe1 Rfe8 26. Bf3 Nf8 27. Rxe8 Rxe8 28. Nc1 Ng6 29. axb5 axb5 30. Bd1 h4 31. N1e2 Nh5 32. Bxg7 Qxg7 33. Rf3 Qe7 34. Kh2 Kh7 35. Bc2 Rg8 36. Qd4 Qd8 37. Re3 Rg7 38. Rf3 Nh8 39. Qf2 Nf7 40. Nd4 Qf6 41. Ncxb5 Bxb5 42. Nxb5 Ng3 43. Nd4 Nh6 44. Ra3 Rb7 45. b5 Ng8 46. b6 Kh6 47. Ne6 Ne7 48. Nd8 Rd7 49. b7 Rxd8 50. Ra8 Ng6 51. Qb6 Qe7 52. Qxd8 Nf1+ 53. Kh1 Ng3+ 54. Kh2 Nf1+ 55. Kg1 Qe3+ 56. Kxf1 Qc1+ 57. Kf2 Qxc2+ 58. Kg1 Qc1+ 59. Kh2 Qxf4+ 60. Kg1 Qe3+ 61. Kh2 1/2-1/2

Aug-31-06  Sjakken: There were two players with the name L Andreassen in MSCC 2006. They were Lars Andreassen and Leif Andreassen.

This web site mix them together.

In addition, there were played 9 x 31 games, 279 games in this tournament, this web site have only 221 of them.

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