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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: Simen Agdestein

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Agdestein vs Afras Mansoor  1-0602017Xtracon Chess OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. Julius Chittka vs S Agdestein 0-1322017Xtracon Chess OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
3. S Agdestein vs S Stojanovski  1-0362017Xtracon Chess OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Francesco Sonis vs S Agdestein  ½-½372017Xtracon Chess OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
5. S Agdestein vs K Holm  1-0492017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Rosen vs S Agdestein  1-0282017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. S Agdestein vs P Papp  1-0882017Xtracon Chess OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
8. J Ikeda vs S Agdestein  0-1292017Xtracon Chess OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
9. S Agdestein vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0822017Xtracon Chess OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. Short vs S Agdestein 1-0522017Xtracon Chess OpenE00 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
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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
http://www.malmoschack.com/jobava-g...

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

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

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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