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Politiken Cup Tournament

Parimarjan Negi8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[view games]
Boris Avrukh8.5/10(+8 -1 =1)[view games]
Vladimir Malakhov8/10(+7 -1 =2)[view games]
Gabriel Sargissian8/10(+6 -0 =4)[view games]
Sergei Tiviakov8/10(+7 -1 =2)[view games]
Evgeny Postny8/10(+6 -0 =4)[view games]
Peter Heine Nielsen8/10(+7 -1 =2)[view games]
Jonny Hector7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Daniel Alsina Leal7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Jakob Aabling-Thomsen7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Emanuel Berg7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Viktorija Cmilyte7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Joachim Thomassen7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Alexey Dreev7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Allan Stig Rasmussen7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Daniel Semcesen7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Marcin Tazbir7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Yuri Kuzubov7/10(+7 -3 =0)[view games]
Stellan Brynell7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Tiger Hillarp Persson7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Mads Andersen7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Andreas Bruehl7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Jens Kristiansen7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Klaus Berg7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Lars Schandorff7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Sune Berg Hansen7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Evgenij Agrest7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
(291 players total; 263 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 832  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Hoel vs S Agrest  0-120 2009 Politiken CupA10 English
2. J Ask vs H Hansen  1-042 2009 Politiken CupC60 Ruy Lopez
3. C N Andersen vs N Laursen  0-148 2009 Politiken CupA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. C Rossen vs G Lyngsjo  1-046 2009 Politiken CupB07 Pirc
5. C Engelbert vs M Ostlund  1-022 2009 Politiken CupC01 French, Exchange
6. R Torkilseng vs J Kaaber-Hansen  0-148 2009 Politiken CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
7. Byrial Jensen vs J Hvenekilde  0-127 2009 Politiken CupC45 Scotch Game
8. C Christensen vs L Wickstrom  0-123 2009 Politiken CupB32 Sicilian
9. H Molvig vs S Agovic  1-031 2009 Politiken CupE91 King's Indian
10. P Holmgren vs V Gandrud  0-140 2009 Politiken CupD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. C Holst vs N Christiansen  1-041 2009 Politiken CupD80 Grunfeld
12. V Hansen vs T Struch  0-140 2009 Politiken CupC50 Giuoco Piano
13. J Wimo vs A Tadjerbashi 0-128 2009 Politiken CupC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
14. D Akdag vs H Sjol  1-049 2009 Politiken CupE15 Queen's Indian
15. S Barane vs D Jorgensen 0-132 2009 Politiken CupB15 Caro-Kann
16. P Skovgaard vs P Nielsen  1-056 2009 Politiken CupC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
17. H H Schmidt vs C Hess  ½-½52 2009 Politiken CupD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. K Angskog vs P Thomsen  1-033 2009 Politiken CupD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. S Johansen vs M Gajic  0-158 2009 Politiken CupB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. J Veng vs M Rasmussen  ½-½27 2009 Politiken CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. D Palvig vs D Kovachev  0-138 2009 Politiken CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. H Malm Lindberg vs A Moller  1-036 2009 Politiken CupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. S Salomonsson vs L A Nielsen  0-142 2009 Politiken CupC16 French, Winawer
24. J Solberg vs J Sorensen  1-045 2009 Politiken CupB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. M Knoth vs J Kvisla  0-132 2009 Politiken CupA13 English
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 832  PGN Download
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Jul-25-09  zluria: I've been following this tournament for the last 3 rounds. Here's an interesting fact: The Postny game is always the last to finish. He's a fighter!

In Yesterday's game, for example, I was sure that he was totally lost against Negi, but he managed to save it somehow... The day before that it was a totally drawn Bishop endgame against Sargissian, which he played on for another 50 moves before sacrificing his Bishop for another drawn endgame.

Jul-25-09  waustad: An upset, Sethuraman beat Dreev.
Jul-25-09  waustad: Two very young Indians at the top here.
Jul-25-09  waustad: JL Hammer appears to have lost on time.
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  vonKrolock: In Avrukh vs Hammer there was not a satisfactory defense against the threats of ♗xc5 and ♖ or ♕ e8+
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  vonKrolock: in summa - he lost on time, but he was also already <hammered>
Jul-25-09  wanabe2000: Currently in place number 31. Started in place 97. Name Kassa Korley (Marshall Chess Club) rating 2143 with 6/9 points. (!) It seems he/she is the only USA person playing in this tournament. Anyone know about this individual?
Jul-25-09  notyetagm: <wanabe2000: Currently in place number 31. Started in place 97. Name Kassa Korley (Marshall Chess Club) rating 2143 with 6/9 points. (!) It seems he/she is the only USA person playing in this tournament. Anyone know about this individual?>

Glad to see an African-American player doing very well in an international chess tournament.

Jul-25-09  SimonWebbsTiger: Call us parochial, but us Danes like to emphasise the Danish part of his (Kassa's) heritage. Obvious, though, since we're in Copenhagen!
Jul-25-09  virginmind: wow, bent larsen is playing competitive chess since 70 years! well, maybe i should rather say 'playing in chess competitions'...nevertheless, the guy is something!
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  soldal: And he's playing two games each round!
Jul-25-09  waustad: I just looked through the list at the official site and there are 7 different people named Larsen playing, but none of them is named Bent. Patronyms do that. One of my grandparents was named an alternate spelling of Larsen.
Jul-25-09  notyetagm: <SimonWebbsTiger: Call us parochial, but us Danes like to emphasise the Danish part of his (Kassa's) heritage. Obvious, though, since we're in Copenhagen!>

I understand that.

But in most of the world, if you are white and black, you are black..

Jul-26-09  virginmind: <waustad> i see, well, for some reason <> thought he is bent. or maybe he is a totally special guest being allowed to play two games in a round, but not officialy in the tournament?...
Jul-26-09  SetNoEscapeOn: <<wanabe2000: Currently in place number 31. Started in place 97. Name Kassa Korley (Marshall Chess Club) rating 2143 with 6/9 points. (!) It seems he/she is the only USA person playing in this tournament. Anyone know about this individual?>>

Kasa Korley! Several years ago, perhaps as many as 7 or 8, ESPN did a special on Maurice Ashley and what it is like to be a chess player. Towards the end of it, Maurice plays blitz with a young kid with dreadlocks. He lauds Kasa's abilities and predicts that he will be a future "champion" (although of course Maurice showed no mercy in the actual games). So it is absolutely great to see the young man making master at 15. If he so chooses, he still has many years to improve his chess and aim for higher titles.

Jul-26-09  Don Cossacks: GM Malakhov(who lead the tournament until the penultimate round)unfortunately lose to GM Boris Avrukh(Israel)in the final round that made GM Parimarjan Negi of India the winner.Sigh...I'm counting on GM Malakhov to win this one.
Jul-27-09  Troller: A pity for Malakhov, he looked a solid winner of the tournament until last round. But that's a Swiss tournament for you, and Malakhov has won it before.

Impressive display by Negi on the other hand. Maybe he is ready for another jump on the elo list - expectations are certainly there.

Hillarp-Persson only scored /3 in the last three rounds to finish way down the table, but he got the brilliancy prize for this: T Hillarp Persson vs Dreev, 2009

Jul-27-09  gus inn: Once again the nerves of Malakhov played a decissive role in the last round.What a shame for this worldclass player..

I really feel sorry for him.

Better "luck" next time.

Jul-27-09  kurtrichards: Thanks for the information <Don Cossacks>. It wasn't Bent Larsen after all but somebody else having the same surname as Bent. This error or something made me looked like a.... forget about it.
Jul-27-09  Troller: Bent Larsen was not in Denmark as far as I know during this tournament, and he certainly did not compete. There were different other Larsens competing though, it's a common name in Denmark. I actually happen to have a neighbour named "Bent Larsen" around the same age as the chessplayer (but then there are 868 people named "Bent Larsen" in Denmark according to the statistical bureau).

Some other names have been corrupted as well:
Jen Kristiansen should be Jens Kristiansen, and the hilarious Mad Andersen is of course Mads Andersen, although it is a great name.

Jul-27-09  DCP23: <gus inn: Once again the nerves of Malakhov played a decissive role in the last round.>

You have a point here, the same thing happened to Malakhov at the European Championship recently. He blundered a rook away in a crucial last game (tie-break game, actually).

Jul-27-09  zluria: Congrats to the Israeli GM Avrukh for a share of first place and a good tournament throughout. He dominated his last round game against Malakhov; Credit where credit id due.
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  moronovich: Danes love to talk about danes - but I dont know why ?...
Jul-27-09  jurado96: bent larsen
lives in argentina
Jul-28-09  Don Cossacks: <zluria>Malakhov beaten Avrukh before in ECC 2008 with the Sicilian Kan as White and Malakhov made a fantastic perfect score in the tourney. Really a pity for Malakhov to lose his final gameHe is one of my favorite players of this modern era(just look at his overall record-65.7%-a very a high score!)
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