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🏆 Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ray Robson, Igor Khenkin, Bartosz Socko, Vadim Malakhatko, Emanuel Berg, Yuri Drozdovskij, Julian Radulski, Sarunas Sulskis, Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal, Allan Stig Rasmussen, Matthew J Turner, Marijan Georgiev Petrov, Luca Shytaj, Monika (Bobrowska) Socko, Arkadiusz Leniart, Torbjorn Ringdal Hansen, Daniel Fernandez, Amon Simutowe, Fabio Bruno, Kalle Kiik, Nikolaj Mikkelsen, Benjamin Arvola Notkevich, Aleksandar H Wohl, Luis Javier Bernal Moro, Nicolai Getz, Natalia Zdebskaja, Heikki Westerinen, Joachim Thomassen, Kjetil Stokke, Gerard Welling, Harald Groetz, Lasse Ostebo Lovik, Bjorn Tiller, Anna Zozulia, Erlend Mikalsen, Vegar Koi Gandrud, Gerrit Prakken, Peter S Poobalasingam, Espen Forsaa, Peter Vass, Johannes Luangtep Kvisla, Peter Flermoen, Michael Fernandez, Pal Nikolaj Royset, Kaj Engstrom, Kari Tikkanen, Donaldo Paiva, Marija Petrovic, Even Thingstad, Anders Gjerdrum Hagen, Katrine Tjolsen, Silje Bjerke, Jon Kristian Haarr, Gunnar Berg Hanssen, Torben Soraas, Timo Porrasmaa, Elias Demac, Jeroen van den Bersselaar, Mikael Rolvag, Sondre Waage Tofte, Miguel Angel Gabaldon Gomez, Daniel Ceballos Hornero, Tobias Pettersson, Mosab Gator, Kristoffer Madland, Juan Carlos Fernandez Fernandez, Magnus Eriksen, Frode Bull Jaeger, Melissa Greeff, Pal Andreas Hansen, Henning Kjoita, Dieter Amberger, Havard M Skagseth, Arnold Andreassen, Marianne Wold Haug, Sverre Johan Karlsen, Torgeir Kjoita, Harald Mikalsen, Oystein Aagedal Skage, Daniel Maiorov, Gregor Taube, Ole Meyer, Enzo Pieri, Asbjorn Ottesen Steinskog, Lawrence Kagambi, Birk Rolvag, Timo Akkanen, Jeandre Du Randt, Alf Goran Jakobsen, Rune Handberg, Elise Forsa, Eric de Winter, Ole Jakob Hegelund, Erik Degerstedt, Hans Henry Jacobsen, Brian A Smith, Dericka Figaro, Anita Bratbak, Ewald Haslinger plus 20 more players.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Thomassen vs S H de Klerk  1-0562009Arctic Chess ChallengeD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. B Tiller vs A O Steinskog  1-0432009Arctic Chess ChallengeB20 Sicilian
3. B A Smith vs G Welling 0-1102009Arctic Chess ChallengeA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. H Westerinen vs H Kjoita  1-0252009Arctic Chess ChallengeB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. E Forsa vs H Groetz  0-1362009Arctic Chess ChallengeB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
6. K Stokke vs E Haslinger  1-0262009Arctic Chess ChallengeE97 King's Indian
7. S van de Venter vs A Zozulia  0-1572009Arctic Chess ChallengeA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. F Urkedal vs R Handberg  1-0422009Arctic Chess ChallengeE97 King's Indian
9. J Du Randt vs E Forsaa  0-1532009Arctic Chess ChallengeB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. K Tikkanen vs I Malan  1-0352009Arctic Chess ChallengeA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. H Kjoita vs K Engstrom  0-1502009Arctic Chess ChallengeB40 Sicilian
12. P N Royset vs F Prohl 1-0192009Arctic Chess ChallengeB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
13. O J Hegelund vs P Vass  0-1292009Arctic Chess ChallengeC42 Petrov Defense
14. S Bjerke vs H Mikalsen  1-0472009Arctic Chess ChallengeC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
15. L De Beer vs P Poobalasingam  0-1222009Arctic Chess ChallengeA48 King's Indian
16. J Kvisla vs R Brokvam  1-0582009Arctic Chess ChallengeD94 Grunfeld
17. S Socko vs N Getz  0-1412009Arctic Chess ChallengeC50 Giuoco Piano
18. G B Hanssen vs K A Hansen  1-0222009Arctic Chess ChallengeE60 King's Indian Defense
19. E Pieri vs A H Wohl  0-1242009Arctic Chess ChallengeE10 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A Leniart vs E Degerstedt  1-0382009Arctic Chess ChallengeE90 King's Indian
21. G Taube vs N Mikkelsen  1-0302009Arctic Chess ChallengeB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. F Jaeger vs B Socko  ½-½272009Arctic Chess ChallengeA65 Benoni, 6.e4
23. Khenkin vs J C Fernandez Fernandez  1-0362009Arctic Chess ChallengeD85 Grunfeld
24. E Demac vs Y Drozdovskij  0-1362009Arctic Chess ChallengeA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. E Berg vs A Andreassen 1-0262009Arctic Chess ChallengeB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member The Arctic Chess Challenge took place in Tromso (Norwway) 1st-9th August 2009. Monika Socko took first place on tie-break from Ray Robson, Marijan Petrov and Emanuel Berg after all four finished on 7/9.

Official site:

Aug-16-09  siamesedream: Wow! Just on time!

Congratulations to Monika!

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  ketchuplover: I enjoy predicting the past :) I get almost one half right!
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  whiteshark: Tks ceegee. Better late than never!
Aug-16-09  slomarko: this is surely the biggest tournament win by a female player in recent times.
Aug-16-09  siamesedream: <this is surely the biggest tournament win by a female player in recent times.>

Yes. And I can proudly say she's my countrywoman!

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  Tabanus: I was there to watch!

The Norwegian juniors inspired by Carlsen made upsets, and Robson's play was a dream. Congrats to Monica.

Aug-21-09  siamesedream: Interview with Monika SoŠko:

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