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🏆 Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

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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: Filip Boe Olsen

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Gardarsson vs F B Olsen  0-1372017Xtracon Chess OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. F B Olsen vs C Strachan  1-0322017Xtracon Chess OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. M Percivaldi vs F B Olsen  ½-½512017Xtracon Chess OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. F B Olsen vs J Aabling-Thomsen  ½-½582017Xtracon Chess OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
5. M Colpe vs F B Olsen  1-0682017Xtracon Chess OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. F B Olsen vs Erik de Coninck  1-0562017Xtracon Chess OpenA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
7. C Jepson vs F B Olsen  ½-½412017Xtracon Chess OpenA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
8. F B Olsen vs A Samaganova  1-0312017Xtracon Chess OpenE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
9. P Lindgren vs F B Olsen  0-1402017Xtracon Chess OpenA15 English
10. F B Olsen vs Wei Ming Kevin Goh  1-0462017Xtracon Chess OpenD85 Grunfeld
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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
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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.
Jul-29-17
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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.)

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

Jul-30-17
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  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
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  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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