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|Feb-06-13|| ||Ezzy: <Jon Ludvig Hammer's Plans for May: "To Have Fun, Win at Least One Game, and Not Finish Last"|
The lowest ranked Norwegian participant of the new super GM tournament Norway Chess 2013 scheduled on May, Jon Ludvig Hammer gave an interview to Chessdom.
"My goal is to have fun, win at least one game, and not finish last. I think I can do it!" Hammer said. He also admitted he was surprised by the fact the organizers managed to gather so many top players, "When they announced they wanted the top 10 from the rating list, I thought it was the ambitions of inexperienced organizers. Boy, did they prove me wrong. They set the bar at the top, and got all the players they wanted. Iím impressed!"
Hammer has also revealed his plans, "Iíve been focusing mostly on school the past year. I have an exam in March, but after that, pretty much all my attention will be on chess and the Norway Chess tournament. Compared to these guys, my game has some flaws Ė but Iíll work on all of them. Iím highly motivated by this challenge.
Iíve just recently started working on my summer plans. I will play Norsk Sjakkfestival in Fagernes during Easter, and I hope to get a wildcard to the World Cup in TromsÝ in August. Iíll probably play two or three more tournaments during the summer, but Iím undecided so far."
This is what Hammer answered on the question if he's going to beat Magnus Carlsen again (as he did in NTG Quick Grand Prix), "I actually have two consecutive wins against Magnus Ė and three is a lucky number, right? Magnus doesnít like losing, so he will bring his A-game. Itíll be one hell of a battle!">
|Feb-06-13|| ||alexmagnus: <and not finish last>|
Given the field, it's hard to imagine who would finish behind Hammer. But good luck :)
|Feb-06-13|| ||Bureaucrat: <Given the field, it's hard to imagine who would finish behind Hammer>|
Yeah, but finishing last wouldn't be a very ambitious goal, would it? He will have to prepare well and bring his very best game. Go Hammer!
|May-09-13|| ||perfidious: One opponent who would make for an interesting matchup: Ronald Blow.|
|May-09-13|| ||pbercker: @ <perfidious> As he is nearly 80 I believe, you must have more in mind than an interesting game of chess!|
It might have been considered a "low blow" but it's redeemed by a bad pun or two lurking within!
|May-09-13|| ||Shams: <perfidious> Good one. I confess that "hammerblow" is one of my favorite chess words.|
|May-09-13|| ||pbercker: There must surely be some good chess player named "Jack" somewhere !|
|May-09-13|| ||Phony Benoni: Perhaps he could take on this group as a consultation team:|
|May-09-13|| ||HeMateMe: That's harsh <Benoni>!|
|May-09-13|| ||pbercker: @ <Benoni>
when I clicked on your link and saw the name of the team I had an immediate LOL moment ... but on reflection I can't quite figure out why I found it funny ... and still do!
|May-14-13|| ||King Sacrificer: <Jon Ludvig Hammer's Plans for May: "To Have Fun, Win at Least One Game, and Not Finish Last>|
To have fun and win at least one game are done after yesterday's win against Hao i guess.
Good luck Mr. Hammer. Deu Zebra!
|May-14-13|| ||Strongest Force: It's Hammer Time!!
I had to say that at least once :)
I wonder if he can even dance...
|May-14-13|| ||Rolfo: Great win, congrats|
|May-17-13|| ||EvanTheTerrible: He is currently having a miserable performance in Norway Chess 2013. 1.5/8 so far with Nakamura tomorrow. I hope that he is able to come back from this. Though, the field is much stronger than him. He is more than 100 elo points behind the next player.|
|May-18-13|| ||John Abraham: He can take consolation in the fact that he beat Wang Hao, who beat both Anand and Carlsen|
|May-18-13|| ||waustad: It probably wasn't a lot of fun, but playing against a field that strong could give him a lot of information as to where he needs work if he wants to play professionally and challenge the best players. Vallejo - Pons anounced his retirement (which doesn't seem to have stopped his playing career much) after his last drubbing as the comparative weak player. We'll see what his priorities are in the future.|
|May-18-13|| ||waustad: In any case, he has a busy chess schedule this Summer: http://gmhammer.wordpress.com/calen...|
|May-22-13|| ||Neogy: <Benoni>
Laughing out loud!!! Good one! The puns on this site are bettered only by the breadth and depth of the chess (and that's a lot).
|Jun-02-13|| ||waustad: Happy b'day, 23 is one of those primes of life!|
|Jul-02-13|| ||waustad: He's sole leader after 5 rounds in the Norwegian championship with 4.5/5.|
|Jul-06-13|| ||waustad: After draws on the last 2 days, he's clinched the Norwegian Championship. Congratulations on a fine result with 7/9 and a performance rating of 2658.|
|Aug-17-13|| ||Bureaucrat: What a great World Cup for Jon Ludvig Hammer! He is through to the third round after defeating Movsesian and Navara. Well done! Kamsky next.|
|Aug-17-13|| ||HeMateMe: It will take a large hammer to stop Dark Nolan.|
|Aug-17-13|| ||Bureaucrat: I think Kamsky is too strong, but the short matches give some hope for the underdog. Go Hammer!|
|Nov-23-13|| ||Appaz: Congratulations on the World Championship! Job well done, the 9th was a gem!|
Now, go to Carlsen and get permission to confirm that you were the only second on-site in Chennai.
The cg.com members deserves to know first because we are such nice people (sometimes).
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