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Hasselbacken Open Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[view games]
Axel Smith7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Baskaran Adhiban7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[view games]
Hannes Stefansson7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Fabien Libiszewski7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Sebastien Maze7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Ilya Smirin7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Axel Bachmann Schiavo7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Zoltan Almasi7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Alon Greenfeld7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Jorden van Foreest7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Alexey Shirov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Vladislav Tkachiev7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Sarin Nihal6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
Alexey Goganov6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
Evgeny E Vorobiov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Evgeny Postny6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Erik Blomqvist6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
Vladimir Onischuk6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Krishnan Sasikiran6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Benjamin Bok6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Aryan Tari6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Borki Predojevic6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Alexander Donchenko6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Samuel Sevian6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Vladimir Burmakin6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Sandro Mareco6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
(211 players total; 183 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hasselbacken Open (2016)

The 2016 Hasselbacken Open celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of Stockholms Schacksällskap (Stockholm Chess Club) in 1866. Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken was the tournament's host and main sponsor.

Two players - top seed Dmitry Andreikin of Russia, and Baskaran Adhiban of India - scored 7.5/9, winning their last-round games to break a ten-way tie at the top of the table. Andreikin won first prize based on tie-break criterion 1 (better Median-Buchholz score). Eleven players finished half a point behind the top two, Ilya Smirin having the best tie-break score; this group also included young talents Jorden van Foreest and Awonder Liang.

Official site: http://hasselbackenchessopen.se/?la...

Pairings, results and standings: http://chess-results.com/tnr176071....

Regulations: 9-round Swiss open tournament; 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 10 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. Draw agreements not allowed before move 31.

Prizes: 50,000 SEK (~6,250 USD) for the winner; 25,000 SEK for the runner-up; about 300,000 SEK in total.

Tie-break criteria: 1. Median-Buchholz; 2. most games with black; 3. most wins.

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 531  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Liang vs Kristian Aura  ½-½40 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA13 English
2. R Dahlstrom vs S Sevian  0-142 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA28 English
3. A Goganov vs Hussein Muganlinskij  1-024 2016 Hasselbacken OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. David Douhan vs B Bok  0-140 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. G Kjartansson vs Pal Magnussen  1-038 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA15 English
6. Alexander Janse vs K Landa  0-130 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
7. V Onischuk vs Isak Storme  1-072 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
8. Peter Korning vs A Bachmann  0-135 2016 Hasselbacken OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
9. S Mareco vs S Marder 1-024 2016 Hasselbacken OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
10. Anton Darnell vs Sasikiran  0-143 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
11. F Bjorkman vs B Predojevic  0-152 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. S P Sethuraman vs A Fossan  1-029 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. M Wahlund vs Tkachiev  0-120 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. Rozentalis vs Frans Smits  0-147 2016 Hasselbacken OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
15. P Broden vs Stefansson  0-120 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA15 English
16. V S Gujrathi vs J M Schultze 1-029 2016 Hasselbacken OpenE01 Catalan, Closed
17. S Bruchmann vs Andy Fang  1-034 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB27 Sicilian
18. J Mehringer vs E Vorobiov  0-132 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB20 Sicilian
19. V Burmakin vs Thomas Franzen  1-035 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA05 Reti Opening
20. A Cramling Bellon vs J van Foreest  0-137 2016 Hasselbacken OpenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Adrian Ekenstierna vs A Ornstein  0-142 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA15 English
22. P Green vs A Greenfeld  0-126 2016 Hasselbacken OpenA43 Old Benoni
23. F Libiszewski vs Henrik Bostrom  1-038 2016 Hasselbacken OpenB30 Sicilian
24. J Verendel vs V Mikhalevski  0-136 2016 Hasselbacken OpenD80 Grunfeld
25. E Blomqvist vs V Zemlicka  1-049 2016 Hasselbacken OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 531  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-01-16  Clemens Scheitz: Poor Kumar, was lost in only 17 moves against Postny. I know it's silly but it reminded me of Harold and Kumar "are those my scissors scene" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQS...
May-02-16  notyetagm: <Clemens Scheitz: Poor Kumar, was lost in only 17 moves against Postny>

Losing in 17(!) moves with White is a catastrophe.

----

Rahul Kumar vs E Postny, 2016

17 ... ♘f5-e3 0-1


click for larger view

May-02-16  suenteus po 147: Sam Sevian is off to a good start with +3 -0 =0. I'd be interested in seeing a showdown between him and Shirov.
May-02-16  Howard: I've been following Sevian's career ever since seeing him at the 2014 Foxwoods Open, when he was only 13. I didn't meet him, but he seemed pretty articulate for someone his age.
May-03-16  notyetagm: <suenteus po 147: Sam Sevian is off to a good start with +3 -0 =0. I'd be interested in seeing a showdown between him and Shirov.>

Wish granted.

http://chess-results.com/tnr176071....

Round 5: Shirov vs Sevian

May-04-16  Howard: Alert !!!!!

Sevian BEAT Shirov in Round 5----it was not a "draw" like Chessgames.com states.

Want proof ? Look at the final position, and try to keep from laughing at the notion that it's a "draw."

May-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: ♔♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔♔

The 2016 ChessBookie Spring Leg starts today with betting on round 6 of the Hasselbacken Open - place your bets and experience the dizzying highs, the terrifying lows and the creamy middles that come with winning and losing play-money! At the end of the leg in July, the top player will receive a prize (traditionally, a free year of Chessgames premium membership), and the top 10 will qualify with a bonus for the next ChessBookie Championship Leg in early 2017.

Today's betting markets:

Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Andreikin (2736) - Sethuraman (2658)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Sevian (2589) - V. Onischuk (2620)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Mikhalevski (2516) - Postny (2673)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Ziegler (2296) - Shirov (2686)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Daily Double

New players can learn more about the game at the ChessBookie Game Help Page. Don't be afraid to place your bets - you have nothing to lose but play-money, and while those who bet may not win, those who don't bet are guaranteed not to.

If you win, keep going and be the envy of everyone behind you in the standings! If you have an unlucky start or miss the first rounds, don't worry; the leg is long, and you can still catch up with the early leaders.

Good luck everybody, and have fun!

May-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: Evgeny Postny vs Bengt Sjodin
Hasselbacken Open (2016) · English Opening: English Defense. General (A10) · 1-0

was also a quick one. 15 moves!
nice miniature

May-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: hey chessgames!

there are two duplicated games in the top two players.

Hannes Stefansson 6/7 (+5 -0 =2) [view games]
Axel Smith 5.5/7 (+4 -0 =3) [view games]

they each have a duplicated game for a total of 7, while all else have 6

May-06-16  waustad: Pia Cramling gave a lecture and her husband, daughter and brother are playing.
May-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: One round to go, and ten players share the lead with 6.5/8... who will win? Place your bets:

Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Predojevic (2654) - Andreikin (2736)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Vidit (2648) - Z. Almasi (2682)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: J. van Foreest (2551) - Tkachiev (2660)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Greenfeld (2541) - Smirin (2665)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Daily Double
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Logjam Special

Good luck!

May-08-16  Bratek: I wonder what Logjam Special is.I hear of Logjam for the first time in my life .Is it some variant of chess like Fisher's.Could someone please enlighten me!
May-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <Bratek> That was just the "what happens to the ten-way logjam at the top of the table?" special; ten players shared the lead with 6.5/8 with one round to go.
May-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < Chessgames Bookie: >

So then we have a two way tie for first
(Andreikin and Adhiban) and an eight-way tie for 2nd. Stefansson's score is actually 6.5/9 and Axle Smith is 4.5/7 and we're missing two games from him?

May-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <PawnSac> Adhiban and Andreikin were the only players to score 7.5/9, yes. As noted in the intro, 11 players finished with 7.0/9; many games played on lower boards are currently missing, and Gujrathi Vidit Santosh needs to be merged with Santosh Gujrathi Vidit.

Chess-Results has the full final standings: http://chess-results.com/tnr176071....

May-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < Chessgames Bookie: >

Hey thanks for the link! wow, 11 way tie for 2nd. With that many players in an open format it becomes a feeding frenzy! LOL

May-15-16  Mr. V: But of the two first place finishers, who won more beautifully? A Goganov vs B Adhiban, 2016

D Andreikin vs S P Sethuraman, 2016

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