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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.) 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:
Turneringsservice: http://turneringsservice.sjakklubb....

 page 2 of 11; games 26-50 of 253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. R Bjerke vs G Popilski  1-0212011Oslo Chess InternationalE46 Nimzo-Indian
27. A Groenn vs S Mihajlov  1-0312011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
28. A Flaata vs E Gullaksen  0-1382011Oslo Chess InternationalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
29. S van Eijk vs L O Hauge  ½-½662011Oslo Chess InternationalB23 Sicilian, Closed
30. A Gronnestad vs D Klein  0-1492011Oslo Chess InternationalB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
31. Tiviakov vs R Bjerke  1-0412011Oslo Chess InternationalC05 French, Tarrasch
32. D Raznikov vs Sadler  ½-½392011Oslo Chess InternationalA92 Dutch
33. S Volkov vs J Aguera Naredo  1-0442011Oslo Chess InternationalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
34. N Batsiashvili vs J L Hammer  0-1732011Oslo Chess InternationalD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
35. Kulaots vs J Houska  ½-½272011Oslo Chess InternationalA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
36. G B Hanssen vs V Burmakin  0-1322011Oslo Chess InternationalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
37. S Ernst vs N Paikidze  1-0302011Oslo Chess InternationalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
38. R Moor vs Rozentalis  ½-½372011Oslo Chess InternationalA00 Uncommon Opening
39. N Getz vs de Firmian  0-1462011Oslo Chess InternationalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
40. O Spirin vs G Welling  0-1532011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
41. E Gullaksen vs F Elsness  0-1762011Oslo Chess InternationalC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
42. R Djurhuus vs B Kvisvik  0-1292011Oslo Chess InternationalE97 King's Indian
43. G Tallaksen Ostmoe vs A Groenn  1-0392011Oslo Chess InternationalA84 Dutch
44. L O Hauge vs O Hole  0-1402011Oslo Chess InternationalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
45. G Popilski vs E Vaarala  1-0392011Oslo Chess InternationalC11 French
46. H Briseid vs S van Eijk  0-1442011Oslo Chess InternationalE20 Nimzo-Indian
47. D Kovachev vs T Meurs  1-0382011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
48. S Gabrielsen vs J Vogel  ½-½432011Oslo Chess InternationalC18 French, Winawer
49. J Haarr vs P Haugli  0-1512011Oslo Chess InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
50. A R Andersen vs O Dolzhikova  1-0332011Oslo Chess InternationalC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
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  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

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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