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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: Alexander Motylev

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Morten Majlund Nielsen vs Motylev 0-1252017Xtracon Chess OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Motylev vs P Nilsson  1-0262017Xtracon Chess OpenC11 French
3. T Rostgaard vs Motylev  0-1882017Xtracon Chess OpenC48 Four Knights
4. Motylev vs J S Christiansen  ½-½152017Xtracon Chess OpenC11 French
5. M Percivaldi vs Motylev  ½-½222017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Motylev vs T Kaasen  1-0302017Xtracon Chess OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Motylev vs E Rosen 1-0412017Xtracon Chess OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. S L Narayanan vs Motylev  1-0412017Xtracon Chess OpenA06 Reti Opening
9. Motylev vs I K Sukandar  1-0462017Xtracon Chess OpenC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. F Urkedal vs Motylev  ½-½372017Xtracon Chess OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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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
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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
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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