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🏆 Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Nikita Vitiugov, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Krishnan Sasikiran, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Sokolov, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ivan Saric, Jan Timman, Alexander Shabalov, Johann Hjartarson, Simen Agdestein, Marin Bosiocic, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Daniele Vocaturo, Mads Andersen, Sergey Grigoriants, Sasa Martinovic, Jonny Hector, Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan, Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal, Jan-Christian Schroeder, Allan Stig Rasmussen, Dmitrij Kollars, Axel Delorme, Andrey Kvon, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Arghyadip Das, Justin Tan, Tor Fredrik Kaasen, Wei Ming Kevin Goh, Carsten Hoi, Francesco Sonis, Kristian Stuvik Holm, Jung Min Seo, Martin Percivaldi, Ravi Haria, Nicolai Getz, Christian Jepson, Jonas Buhl Bjerre, Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Roi David Miedema, Junta Ikeda, Philip Lindgren, Erik Zude, Malte Colpe, Eric S Rosen, Eric Brondum, Benjamin Haldorsen, Julian Kramer, Jakob Aabling-Thomsen, Martin Matthiesen, Martin Haubro, Tom Petri Petersen, Johannes Haug, Petra Papp, Benjamin Dauth, Eivind Olav Risting, Stephen Dishman, Mikkel Manosri Jacobsen, Clemens Rietze, Tobias Valentin Rostgaard, Matthias Bach, Mladen Gajic, Matthew J Wadsworth, Anders Hobber, Filip Boe Olsen, Sebastian Halfhide, Erik Malmstig, Poul Rewitz, Rasmus Thogersen, Kaan Kucuksari, Milton Pantzar, Andreas Garberg Tryggestad, Lucas Ranaldi, Tim Jaksland, Isak Storme, Petter Fossan, Adam C Taylor, Oivind Johansen, Johnny Veng, Joachim Solberg, Mogens Moe, Sandi Stojanovski, Sondre Merkesvik, Alexander Rosenkilde, Frederik Svane, Simon J Roe, Mogens Thuesen, Tomas Carnstam, Ari Issakainen, Hans Olav Lahlum, Thomas Christensen, Trygve Dahl, Hampus Sorensen, Dennis Jorgensen, Christoph Schroeder, Carsten Juul Nielsen, Borge Waaktaar Svanholm, Peter Roder, Jens Hartung-Nielsen, Mads Vestby-Ellingsen, John A Kvamme, Gunnar Lund, Bent Kolvig, Dennis Miskulin, Martin Leutwyler, Peter Birk Petersen, David Kardoeus, Thomas Bach Nielsen, Henrik Molvig, Christian Palozza, Mikael Rolvag, Morten Andersen, Lars Laustsen, Hilmir Freyr Heimisson, Christian Salerno, Jens Jorgen Christiansen, Christian Eriksson, Peter Klings, Julius Chittka, Torben Kyhl Sorensen, Per Skjoldager, Esmat Guindy, Peter Grove, Mikael Aroven, Andreas Schmied, Julio Guillerm Quinones-Maletti, Baldur Teodor Petersson, Jacob Abildlund Brorsen, Alexander Kemarsky, Nicolai Kistrup, Anton Thaler, Zrinka Deur Saric, Henning Lau Rasmussen, Jesper Celander, Ezra Paul Chambers, Kristian Eriksson, Max Wahlund, Jens E Ingebretsen, Martin Wecker, John Bauneborg Nielsen, Torbjorn Ivarsson, Andre Nielsen, Christian Laverton, Kjell Hakon Lien, Soren Mikkel Andersen, Henning Holinka, Asbjorn Hovgaard Schack, Dimitri Bogdanov plus 280 more players Chess Event Description
Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

The Xtracon Chess Open (formerly known as Politiken Cup) took place in Helsingør, Denmark, July 22-30. With over 800 participants, the top seeds included Nikita Vitiugov, Baadur Jobava, Krishnan Sasikiran, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Sokolov, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ivan Saric, Jan Timman, Alexander Shabalov, Johann Hjartarson, Simen Agdestein, Tiger Hillarp Persson, et al.

Official site: Crosstable:

 page 1 of 85; games 1-25 of 2,101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Lunde vs Vitiugov 0-1232017Xtracon Chess OpenB40 Sicilian
2. Jobava vs S Rosell  1-0252017Xtracon Chess OpenA05 Reti Opening
3. J Meyer vs Sasikiran  0-1242017Xtracon Chess OpenB53 Sicilian
4. Short vs J Alfven  1-0352017Xtracon Chess OpenA21 English
5. Morten Majlund Nielsen vs Motylev 0-1252017Xtracon Chess OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J L Hammer vs H E Rasmussen  1-0312017Xtracon Chess OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. H B Kyrkjebo vs I Sokolov  0-1382017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. I Saric vs M F Rasmussen  1-0202017Xtracon Chess OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. J Mehringer vs M Bosiocic  0-1252017Xtracon Chess OpenB20 Sicilian
10. S Agdestein vs Afras Mansoor  1-0602017Xtracon Chess OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. Daniel Maselli vs D Vocaturo  0-1522017Xtracon Chess OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Mads Andersen vs A Oland  1-0242017Xtracon Chess OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
13. O Westerlund vs Timman 0-1392017Xtracon Chess OpenE12 Queen's Indian
14. S Martinovic vs R McAndrew  1-0242017Xtracon Chess OpenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. F Skjoldager vs Grigoriants  0-1272017Xtracon Chess OpenA22 English
16. S L Narayanan vs Lennert Bex  1-0222017Xtracon Chess OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. G Stern vs Shabalov  0-1342017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. F Urkedal vs Alexander Stuhlmann  1-0392017Xtracon Chess OpenA55 Old Indian, Main line
19. Hassan Kashwan vs Hjartarson  0-1222017Xtracon Chess OpenA48 King's Indian
20. J C Schroeder vs A Moller  1-0282017Xtracon Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Edvin Trost vs A Delorme  0-1302017Xtracon Chess OpenC70 Ruy Lopez
22. D Kollars vs C J Nielsen  1-0212017Xtracon Chess OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
23. J H Rasmussen vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1372017Xtracon Chess OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Kvon vs B Undheim  1-0332017Xtracon Chess OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
25. Kjetil Myrlid Aasen vs Hector 0-1342017Xtracon Chess OpenC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup):
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  PhilFeeley: I wonder why #3 played twice as many games as everybody else. Maybe there are two of them?
Jul-28-17  Fish55: <Phil Feeley> There are 16 different opponents in the 16 games. You are probably right about there being two of them.
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  soldal: Rasmussen is one of the most common surnames in Denmark (and you have no chance of becoming prime minister with another name). In this tournament there are nine Rasmussens, two of them called Morten Rasmussen, both on 3.5/8. (There are 13 Nielsens.)

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  Tabanus: 10 Morten Rasmussen slips sent. There are three of them..
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  moronovich: Kudos to <Morten Rasmussen> !
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  diagonal: The Georgian Grandmaster Baadur Jobava won Xtracon Chess Open 2017 outright with 8.5/10 points ahead of eight GM's (including Krishnan Sasikiran as best second placed player on tie-break, and also Nigel Short) who all scored 8 points.

The Revival of the Sunglasses goes on :)

Jabova recently plays a lot with sunglasses

So with sunglasses winning at Leon (Rapid) 2017:

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  Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to
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  HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!
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  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!>

Yes, I noticed that and thought the same thing - well done.

Of course, congrats to Baadur Jobava for winning it all.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to>

Give that man a cookie! He deserves it.

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