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🏆 Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
The Xtracon Chess Open (formerly known as The 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. ... [more]

Player: Ivan Sokolov

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H B Kyrkjebo vs I Sokolov  0-1382017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
2. I Sokolov vs D Bogdanov  1-0162017Xtracon Chess OpenB06 Robatsch
3. M Pantzar vs I Sokolov  0-1212017Xtracon Chess OpenE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
4. I Sokolov vs C Jepson  1-0402017Xtracon Chess OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. F Urkedal vs I Sokolov 1-0192017Xtracon Chess OpenE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. I Sokolov vs J Aabling-Thomsen  1-0492017Xtracon Chess OpenB06 Robatsch
7. A S Rasmussen vs I Sokolov  0-1482017Xtracon Chess OpenC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
8. I Sokolov vs D Kollars  ½-½182017Xtracon Chess OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Mads Andersen vs I Sokolov  ½-½342017Xtracon Chess OpenC45 Scotch Game
10. I Sokolov vs A Kvon  0-1652017Xtracon Chess OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xtrac...
Jul-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Jul-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.)

http://chess-results.com/tnr293258....

Jul-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 10 Morten Rasmussen slips sent. There are three of them..
Jul-31-17
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  moronovich: Kudos to <Morten Rasmussen> !
Jul-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
http://www.malmoschack.com/jobava-g...

So with sunglasses winning at Leon (Rapid) 2017: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/we...

Jul-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to http://www.xtraconchessopen.dk/inde....
Aug-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!
Sep-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Sep-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to http://www.xtraconchessopen.dk/inde....>

Give that man a cookie! He deserves it.

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