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Oslo Chess International Tournament

Matthew Sadler8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Sipke Ernst6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Frode Elsness6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Victor Mikhalevski6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Eduardas Rozentalis6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Burmakin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Nazi Paikidze6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sergey Volkov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Danny Raznikov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Nino Batsiashvili5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Rune Djurhuus5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Gerard Welling5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Nick de Firmian5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Brede Kvisvik5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Kaido Kulaots5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Sander van Eijk5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Stig Gabrielsen5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Atle Groenn5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Richard Bjerke5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Nicolai Getz5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Gil Popilski5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Javier Aguera Naredo4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
David Klein4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Lars Oskar Hauge4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Petter Haugli4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
* (58 players total; 29 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Oslo Chess International (2011)

The 1st Oslo Chess International was a 58-player 9-round Swiss played in Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway, 2-9 October 2011, with a double round on 4 October. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 more minutes for the rest of the game. First prize: 1,500. Organizer: Hans Olav Lahlum and Akademisk Sjakklubb. Chief arbiter: Hans Olav Lahlum.

Matthew Sadler made an astonishing comeback and won with 8/9.

Official site: https://www.bergensjakk.no/oslointe...
Turneringsservice: http://turneringsservice.sjakklubb....
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/sad...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...
Tarjei: https://sjakkselskapet.no/2011/10/1...

 page 11 of 11; games 251-253 of 253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
251. O Guttulsrud vs A R Andersen  1-0312011Oslo Chess InternationalB07 Pirc
252. J Vogel vs A Gronnestad  1-0332011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
253. B Arvola Notkevich vs S Mihajlov  1-0402011Oslo Chess InternationalB83 Sicilian
 page 11 of 11; games 251-253 of 253  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: First! do I get to meet Olav Koss?
Oct-13-11  Illogic: One of the biggest blowout victories I've ever seen in a major open!
Oct-14-11  jon01: Total destruction by Sadler. Will he go up to 2700 if he keeps playing?
Oct-14-11  bronkenstein: <jon01: Total destruction by Sadler. Will he go up to 2700 if he keeps playing?>

Speculated reasons for retreat : <...But then suddenly, in 1999, aged 25, Matthew gave up professional chess, and moved to Holland, to work in computing. His reasons were not totally obvious, but basically, he felt that he had had his fun, and it was time to get a real job. He was also handicapped by the fact that, despite his exalted world ranking, he was still only the number three in England, behind Adams and Short, and this meant that he tended to miss out on a lot of invitations to big events , any organiser wanting an Englishman would tend to take one of the top two.>

And some info on (no) comeback :<Sadler apparently travelled to Barcelona with his teammates and is also planning to play in a tournament in Oslo in October, <though a full return to competitive chess doesn`t seem to be on the cards> (thanks to Thomas Richter for information from the Dutch Chess Federation magazine).> from http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&sourc...

Oct-17-11  laskerdog: Mr. Sadler's comeback must be one of the more spectacular ones. His last 19 games: 15-0-4, a fenomenal 89,5%! Rather impressive in modern chess.
Oct-20-11  laskerdog: CG should correct the standings. JL Hammer took an aditional point and ended 3rd.

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