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Oslo Chess International Tournament

Matthew Sadler8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Sipke Ernst6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Eduardas Leovich Rozentalis6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Frode Elsness6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Victor Markovich Mikhalevski6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Nazi Paikidze6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Burmakin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Nino Batsiashvili5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Danny Raznikov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Sergey Volkov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Gerard Welling5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Nicolai Getz5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Richard Bjerke5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Stig Gabrielsen5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Nick de Firmian5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Kaido Kulaots5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Brede Kvisvik5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Sander van Eijk5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Lars Oskar Hauge4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Ellen Hagesaether4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
David Klein4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Atle Groenn4.5/8(+3 -2 =3)[games]
Javier Aguera Naredo4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Jovanka Houska4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Petter Haugli4.5/8(+2 -1 =5)[games]
(58 players total; 29 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Kovachev vs T Meurs  1-0382011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. J Houska vs Tiviakov  0-1412011Oslo Chess InternationalE17 Queen's Indian
3. Sadler vs R Moor 1-0432011Oslo Chess InternationalB30 Sicilian
4. O Hole vs S Volkov 0-1422011Oslo Chess InternationalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. S van Eijk vs Kulaots  ½-½422011Oslo Chess InternationalB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. V Burmakin vs D Raznikov  ½-½292011Oslo Chess InternationalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Rozentalis vs G Welling  1-0322011Oslo Chess InternationalB01 Scandinavian
8. B Kvisvik vs N Batsiashvili 0-1622011Oslo Chess InternationalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. T Galinsky vs E Hagesaether  1-0832011Oslo Chess InternationalA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
10. G B Hanssen vs O Spirin  1-0352011Oslo Chess InternationalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. de Firmian vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe  ½-½422011Oslo Chess InternationalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. F Urkedal vs V M Mikhalevski  0-1452011Oslo Chess InternationalD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
13. F Elsness vs S Ernst  0-1312011Oslo Chess InternationalA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. S Gabrielsen vs J Vogel  ½-½432011Oslo Chess InternationalC18 French, Winawer
15. J Haarr vs P Haugli  0-1512011Oslo Chess InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. A R Andersen vs O Dolzhikova  1-0332011Oslo Chess InternationalC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
17. E Hagesaether vs O Guttulsrud 1-0462011Oslo Chess InternationalE70 King's Indian
18. F Lillevold vs B Arvola  ½-½542011Oslo Chess InternationalE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
19. L H P Sousa vs B Arjun  0-1282011Oslo Chess InternationalB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. E Thingstad vs A Flaata  ½-½1002011Oslo Chess InternationalA58 Benko Gambit
21. A Tari vs A Gronnestad  1-0302011Oslo Chess InternationalC45 Scotch Game
22. S Mihajlov vs I S Skrondal  0-1762011Oslo Chess InternationalB27 Sicilian
23. J Aguera Naredo vs F Lillevold  1-0512011Oslo Chess InternationalC67 Ruy Lopez
24. A Flaata vs S Gabrielsen  0-1392011Oslo Chess InternationalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. N Batsiashvili vs V Burmakin 0-1502011Oslo Chess InternationalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-11  HeMateMe: First! do I get to meet Olav Koss?
Oct-13-11  Illogic: One of the biggest blowout victories I've ever seen in a major open!
Oct-14-11  jon01: Total destruction by Sadler. Will he go up to 2700 if he keeps playing?
Oct-14-11  bronkenstein: <jon01: Total destruction by Sadler. Will he go up to 2700 if he keeps playing?>

Speculated reasons for retreat : <...But then suddenly, in 1999, aged 25, Matthew gave up professional chess, and moved to Holland, to work in computing. His reasons were not totally obvious, but basically, he felt that he had had his fun, and it was time to get a real job. He was also handicapped by the fact that, despite his exalted world ranking, he was still only the number three in England, behind Adams and Short, and this meant that he tended to miss out on a lot of invitations to big events , any organiser wanting an Englishman would tend to take one of the top two.>

And some info on (no) comeback :<Sadler apparently travelled to Barcelona with his teammates and is also planning to play in a tournament in Oslo in October, <though a full return to competitive chess doesn`t seem to be on the cards> (thanks to Thomas Richter for information from the Dutch Chess Federation magazine).> from

Oct-17-11  laskerdog: Mr. Sadler's comeback must be one of the more spectacular ones. His last 19 games: 15-0-4, a fenomenal 89,5%! Rather impressive in modern chess.
Oct-20-11  laskerdog: CG should correct the standings. JL Hammer took an aditional point and ended 3rd.
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