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Jon Ludvig Hammer
Number of games in database: 666
Years covered: 2000 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2621 (2565 rapid, 2657 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2701

Overall record: +215 -118 =236 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 97 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B31 B30 B51 B42 B52
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E21 E20 E53 E54 E52
 Slav (23) 
    D12 D17 D10 D11 D15
 French Defense (21) 
    C00 C07 C10 C11 C05
 King's Indian (20) 
    E62 E64 E94 E63 E99
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D30 D35 D38 D37 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C67 C65 C77 C97 C95
 Queen's Gambit Declined (33) 
    D38 D35 D30 D37 D31
 Nimzo Indian (30) 
    E46 E20 E55 E32 E37
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A45 D02 E10 A46 E00
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D85 D80 D91 D97 D71
 English, 1 c4 e5 (18) 
    A20 A28 A29 A22 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2015 1-0
   J L Hammer vs M Krasenkow, 2014 1-0
   J L Hammer vs R Yankovsky, 2012 1-0
   J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010 1-0
   M Krasenkow vs J L Hammer, 2016 0-1
   S Bogner vs J L Hammer, 2015 0-1
   S Agdestein vs J L Hammer, 2015 0-1
   J L Hammer vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 1/2-1/2
   J L Hammer vs W So, 2009 1-0
   J Vang Glud vs J L Hammer, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   London Chess Classic (2013)
   Rilton Cup (2013)
   17th European Team Championship (2009)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Norwegian Championship (2005)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2007)

   L Pantsulaia vs J L Hammer (Mar-25-17) 1-0, rapid
   J L Hammer vs M Pantzar (Mar-25-17) 1-0, rapid
   Jobava vs J L Hammer (Mar-25-17) 0-1, rapid
   J L Hammer vs G Meier (Mar-25-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   J L Hammer vs L Pantsulaia (Mar-25-17) 1-0, rapid

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(born Jun-02-1990, 26 years old) Norway

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Jon Ludvig Hammer is a grandmaster from Norway. He is a friend and former classmate of Magnus Carlsen. He played Norway's top board in the 17th European Team Championship (2009) and finished with 6.5/9 in a staggering 2792 performance. One of the Norwegian organiser's nominees to the World Cup (2013), he defeated Sergei Movsesian in the 1st round and Czech #1 David Navara in the second round tiebreaker, but lost to Gata Kamsky in the third round. Norwegian champion in 2013.

(1) (audio podcast with Ben Johnson from January, 2017), (2) Wikipedia article: Jon Ludvig Hammer

Last updated: 2017-04-16 15:21:36

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 666  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J L Hammer vs Carlsen  1-029 2000 Norwegian Youth Ch Group EA10 English
2. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-045 2001 Nordic Youth Ch Group ED31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Kvisvik vs J L Hammer  1-036 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC07 French, Tarrasch
4. F R Lund vs J L Hammer  ½-½38 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorA20 English
5. J L Hammer vs W Magnor 1-030 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC54 Giuoco Piano
6. J L Hammer vs O Boyum Fossum  0-129 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC05 French, Tarrasch
7. Brage Brakedal vs J L Hammer 0-122 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorA84 Dutch
8. J L Hammer vs T Nielsen  0-152 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorB01 Scandinavian
9. H Haugsrud vs J L Hammer  ½-½14 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC11 French
10. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-030 2001 Norwegian Youth Ch Group DC18 French, Winawer
11. J L Hammer vs Carlsen  0-140 2002 Nordic Youth Ch Group DA12 English with b3
12. J L Hammer vs Carlsen  0-125 2002 Hafjell Junior Chess InternationalA04 Reti Opening
13. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-035 2003 NTG Grand Prix Group AD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. J L Hammer vs Carlsen 0-117 2003 WYCC - B14A04 Reti Opening
15. Sadvakasov vs J L Hammer  1-079 2004 Politiken CupC42 Petrov Defense
16. J L Hammer vs Kasimdzhanov  0-134 2004 Vlissingen HZ opB40 Sicilian
17. J L Hammer vs K Szabo  0-164 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. T H Toufighi vs J L Hammer  ½-½32 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C47 Four Knights
19. J L Hammer vs T Pudas  1-028 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B30 Sicilian
20. J L Hammer vs E Kengis 0-132 2005 Open Norwegian ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
21. J L Hammer vs D Reinderman  0-130 2005 Gausdal ClassicsA09 Reti Opening
22. J L Hammer vs S Agdestein  0-148 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipC00 French Defense
23. O Dannevig vs J L Hammer  0-128 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. E J Gausel vs J L Hammer  1-047 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. J L Hammer vs H Nordahl  1-038 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipA86 Dutch
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Jon Ludvig Hammer for winning the EnterCard Scandinavian Masters (2015) and earning the right to play at the upcoming Norway chess tournament.

He managed to match top seed Fressinet stride-for-stride in the classical games, before beating Hansen in R6 to take a half point lead. He then beat Fressinet with black in their R7 game, before winning again in Round 8. Fressinet cut the lead from 1 1/2 to 1 in Round 9, but a 4 move draw (and a 52 move from Fressinet) ensured that Hammer would get another crack at Norway.

I'm pretty sure he definitely wants another try, as he was a punching bag back in 2013, recording 7 losses.

In the tournament, he gained exactly 12 rating points (2665.0 -> 2677.0) and 14 spots (76th to 62nd)

Jun-21-15  cplyakap: Poor Hammer.
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  Appaz: Poor no longer!

Hammer - Carlsen 1 - 0.

A mediocre result is turned to a good one.

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  Appaz: Congratulations to Hammer for his 2700.1 on the live ratings, after a spectacular win over GM Erik Blomquist (2493) in Rilton today.

Cool, now I can use the phrase "our super GMs"!

Dec-29-15  rogge: Great, congrats!!
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  Appaz: At the moment he is number 45 in the world and the worlds worst super GM. I have to check if that gives bragging rights...hmm, yes it does.
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  tamar: I guess it's time to get those baggy pants out of the basement. Hammertime!
Dec-29-15  notyetagm: <tamar: I guess it's time to get those baggy pants out of the basement. Hammertime!>



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  tamar: thanks for the correct sequence notyetagm. I forgot my 25 year old prep.
Dec-29-15  Rolfo: A new member of the gang! Congrats
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  Appaz: At the moment, Norway is equal in number of super GMs to Armenia. We could have a decent national team, had it not been for our weak first table.
Dec-29-15  waustad: Congratulations on crossing the 2700 live mark!!
Dec-29-15  Shams: Didn't Carlsen once say (when asked) that he thought Hammer had very little chance of ever breaking 2700?
Dec-29-15  epistle: before you can have a chance of breaking something you must first have it.
Dec-30-15  Oxnard: Nice going Hammer! Is he full time on chess now? A few years ago I thought he was seeking a career in economics, but between breaking the 2700 barrier, commentating on Norwegian TV, and helping Carlsen, perhaps he's focusing on chess at the moment?
Dec-30-15  mucher1: Perhaps young Tari will also join the club in a few years. How I miss the old days when Denmark dominated Norway in everything except fjords and skiing.
Dec-31-15  notyetagm: <tamar: thanks for the correct sequence notyetagm. I forgot my 25 year old prep.>


MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Jan-02-16  Oxnard: Hammer today proved why he's the world's greatest chess prodigy by overtaking Wei Yi on the live ratings at 2706.4!
Jan-02-16  rogge: Very convincing game today against Krasenkow.
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  Appaz: Very convincing with the black pieces. Krasenkow didn't make any big blunders it seems, he was simply outplayed in a slightly worse position after Hammers pawn sac 16..e5.
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  cro777: Jon Ludvig Hammer: "Possibly the best game I've ever played. Creativity, aggression, alertness, beauty, endgame accuracy. It had it all."

M Krasenkow vs J L Hammer, 2016

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  Jambow: Hammer on the 2700 live list a first?
Congrats Jon Ludvig nice way to bring in the new year!!!
Jan-05-16  aliasniamor: With Tari 2556 while 16 yo, that's already 3 players (with J-L Hammer and youknowwho) out of 4 for a very nice Norway team. Looking forward to seeing Carlsen play up to his rank in the next team events !
Jun-02-16  waustad: Happy b'day!
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