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Jon Ludvig Hammer
Number of games in database: 509
Years covered: 2001 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2651 (2578 rapid, 2648 blitz)
Overall record: +185 -98 =193 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      33 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (45) 
    B31 B51 B30 B42 B40
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E21 E20 E53 E52 E54
 Slav (19) 
    D17 D12 D15 D10 D11
 French Defense (18) 
    C11 C00 C10 C07 C05
 King's Indian (14) 
    E62 E94 E92 E98 E64
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E10 E00 D02 A45 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C67 C65 C77 C78 C97
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E20 E55 E32 E34 E46
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D80 D91 D71 D86
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D38 D30 D37 D35 D31
 Sicilian (15) 
    B90 B32 B33 B22 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A45 A46 D02 E10 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010 1-0
   J L Hammer vs M Krasenkow, 2014 1-0
   J L Hammer vs W So, 2009 1-0
   L D'Costa vs J L Hammer, 2009 0-1
   J L Hammer vs R Yankovsky, 2012 1-0
   J L Hammer vs S Gabrielsen, 2011 1-0
   J L Hammer vs Judit Polgar, 2010 1/2-1/2
   W So vs J L Hammer, 2009 1/2-1/2
   J L Hammer vs Eljanov, 2009 1-0
   J Gunnarsson vs J L Hammer, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   17th European Team Championship (2009)
   Rilton Cup (2013)
   London Chess Classic (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006)
   Norwegian Championship (2005)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 Philadelphia open by gauer

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(born Jun-02-1990, 24 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 Gata Kamsky defeated him in the third round. Norwegian champion in 2013.

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 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Kvisvik vs J L Hammer  1-036 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Brage Brakedal vs J L Hammer 0-122 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorA84 Dutch
3. J L Hammer vs O Boyum Fossum  0-129 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC05 French, Tarrasch
4. F R Lund vs J L Hammer  ½-½38 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorA20 English
5. H Haugsrud vs J L Hammer  ½-½14 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC11 French
6. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-045 2001 Nordic-chTD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J L Hammer vs W Magnor 1-030 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorC54 Giuoco Piano
8. J L Hammer vs T Nielsen  0-152 2001 Open NOR-ch JuniorB01 Scandinavian
9. J L Hammer vs Carlsen 0-117 2003 WYCC - B14A04 Reti Opening
10. Sadvakasov vs J L Hammer  1-079 2004 Politiken CupC42 Petrov Defense
11. J L Hammer vs Kasimdzhanov  0-134 2004 Vlissingen HZ opB40 Sicilian
12. F Elsness vs J L Hammer  1-031 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. T Sanikidze vs J L Hammer  1-040 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16A09 Reti Opening
14. J L Hammer vs E Kengis 0-132 2005 Open Norwegian ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
15. J L Hammer vs C F Ekeberg 1-027 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J L Hammer vs B Einarsson  ½-½45 2005 21st European Club CupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. E J Gausel vs J L Hammer  1-047 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. J L Hammer vs T Pudas  1-028 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B30 Sicilian
19. J L Hammer vs D Reinderman  0-130 2005 Gausdal ClassicsA09 Reti Opening
20. G Tallaksen Ostmoe vs J L Hammer  1-035 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. S Cordes vs J L Hammer  0-135 2005 21st European Club CupC26 Vienna
22. J L Hammer vs H Nordahl  1-038 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipA86 Dutch
23. X Vila Gazquez vs J L Hammer  ½-½46 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. M Rocius vs J L Hammer  0-136 2005 21st European Club CupC24 Bishop's Opening
25. S Bjerke vs J L Hammer  0-149 2005 Norwegian ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
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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
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  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.
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  waustad: In any case, he has a busy chess schedule this Summer:
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).

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  waustad: Happy b'day, 23 is one of those primes of life!
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  waustad: He's sole leader after 5 rounds in the Norwegian championship with 4.5/5.
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  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!
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  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 members deserves to know first because we are such nice people (sometimes).

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  waustad: Congratulations on winning the Open section of the London Chess Classic with a 2723 performance rating. Well done.
Dec-16-13  Bureaucrat: Congratulations on winning in London. Well done, Jon Ludvig!
Jan-04-14  simsan: Jon Ludvig is now one game shy of adding a second straight tournament victory to his belt.

Rp after 8 rounds is 2845.

This guy is on fire!

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  Kazzak: The advantage of having been the conduit for Carlsen's WCC-prep and execution.
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  Shams: <Kazzak> I wonder if JLH has full leave to play any and all openings prepped for Carlsen's WCC match.
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  Penguincw: Congratulations to Jon Ludvig Hammer for winning the Rilton Cup (2013)! His score was 7.5/9 (+6,-0,=3). He placed half a point ahead Sergey Volkov, who finished alone in second. Their individual game was drawn: J L Hammer vs S Volkov, 2014.
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  cro777: Hammer said that his match preparation with Carlsen absolutely inflluenced his recent success.

"Training with the best and for a prolonged period of time is very valuable. But sometimes it's tricky to make your training efforts shown in tournament play. I'm very happy with the way I've capitalized on the training."

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  waustad: If Hammer, Agdestein and Carlsen are all in the kind of form we've seen recently, Norway A could be a threat at the olympiad.
Jan-10-14  Refused: <waustad: If Hammer, Agdestein and Carlsen are all in the kind of form we've seen recently, Norway A could be a threat at the olympiad.>

I don't think so. The gold contenders have at least two boards of 2.700+. It's tough to finish with a medal, if you play with 3 boards (who will be board 4?) and are most likely outmatched on 2 of the remaining 3 boards.

Carlsen can put up a good score, no doubt about it, but I think if the Russians put up a good team Hammer and Adgestein would face Svidler/Grischuk/Karjakin, and that might be a bit too much. And on board #4 the Russians will line up another strong GM. You can go down the list. Ukraine is also quite stacked, with guys like Korobov and Ponomariov potentially playing board 2 and 3. The Chinese can also field a super strong team.

The Norwegian only win something, if they put forward a performance similar to the Armenian teams winning gold. Means their Top Board performing extremely well (ok, that is quite possible) and their boards 2 to 4 really over performing, with no board being out of form.

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  waustad: I didn't say I expected a gold, since the Russians, Chinese and Armenians, among others, are probably too deep. However Agdestein and Hammer have had several 2700+ performance ratings recently so they wouldn't be pushovers. It is true that the next 2 Norwegians would be around 2500 elo and the Russians can put up an all 2700+ team.
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  waustad: Happy b'day! It's hard to even remember being 24.
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  waustad: Tomorrow he's on board 1 playing Aleksey Goganov in the final round of the Rilton Cup. He and Tiger Hillarp Persson are tied for the lead at +5. Persson is playing Erik Blomqvist on board 2. Both leaders will be playing black. Tomorrow's round starts at noon CET, which would be 6:00 AM EST, unless I've botched times yet again.
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  waustad: It appears he got the hardware, a gold medal: I don't know what they do about the cash, but Hammer and Tiger H P tied for first on points.
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