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Xtracon Chess Open Tournament

Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Marin Bosiocic8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Nigel Short8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Ivan Saric8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Andrey Kvon8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Mads Andersen8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Axel Delorme7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Shabalov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Simen Agdestein7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Alexander Motylev7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Francesco Sonis7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Jonny Hector7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Arghyadip Das7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Kristian Stuvik Holm7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Filip Boe Olsen7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Jan-Christian Schroeder7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Stephen Dishman7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Ivan Sokolov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Jan Timman7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Dmitrij Kollars7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Nicolai Getz7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Junta Ikeda7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Sasa Martinovic7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
* (430 players total; 401 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

The 2nd Xtracon Chess Open (formerly known as Politiken Cup) took place in Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark, July 22-30. With over 800 participants, the top seeds included Nikita Vitiugov, Baadur Jobava, Krishnan Sasikiran, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Sokolov, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ivan Saric, Jan Timman, Alexander Shabalov, Johann Hjartarson, Simen Agdestein, Tiger Hillarp Persson, et al. Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava won with 8.5/10.

Official site:

 page 2 of 85; games 26-50 of 2,101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. J S Christiansen vs Pal Magnussen  1-0272017Xtracon Chess OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
27. E Jarlnaes vs Justin Tan  0-1382017Xtracon Chess OpenC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
28. Wei Ming Kevin Goh vs Hakon Abeland Myrheim  1-0242017Xtracon Chess OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
29. Julian Gula vs Francesco Sonis  0-1502017Xtracon Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
30. M Percivaldi vs S Kopperberg  1-0452017Xtracon Chess OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
31. A S Nielsen vs J Ikeda  0-1582017Xtracon Chess OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
32. C Jepson vs P R Larsen  1-0342017Xtracon Chess OpenA12 English with b3
33. D Andersen vs E Zude  0-1452017Xtracon Chess OpenA21 English
34. P Lindgren vs Jan Kalveus  1-0312017Xtracon Chess OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
35. D Andersen vs R Haria  0-1262017Xtracon Chess OpenA10 English
36. A Das vs B Fossan  1-0392017Xtracon Chess OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
37. V Hansen vs N Getz  0-1342017Xtracon Chess OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
38. M Colpe vs B Stam  1-0312017Xtracon Chess OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
39. J A Stokhaug vs I K Sukandar 0-1182017Xtracon Chess OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
40. T Kaasen vs Andreas Tenold  1-0232017Xtracon Chess OpenE91 King's Indian
41. M Trost vs K Holm 0-1322017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
42. J Aabling-Thomsen vs Edvin Jarve  1-0742017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
43. I L Hansen vs R D Miedema  0-1422017Xtracon Chess OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
44. B Haldorsen vs Holger Ronnow Lodahl  1-0412017Xtracon Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
45. M Rasmussen vs E S Rosen  0-1322017Xtracon Chess OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
46. M Haubro vs Sindhu Pankaj  ½-½622017Xtracon Chess OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
47. M Kyrkjebo vs Hoi  0-1272017Xtracon Chess OpenB06 Robatsch
48. M Matthiesen vs R Satre  ½-½532017Xtracon Chess OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
49. Matthew Dishman vs C Rietze  0-1582017Xtracon Chess OpenB40 Sicilian
50. T Petersen vs H Rasmussen  1-0292017Xtracon Chess OpenA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
 page 2 of 85; games 26-50 of 2,101  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup):
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  PhilFeeley: I wonder why #3 played twice as many games as everybody else. Maybe there are two of them?
Jul-28-17  Fish55: <Phil Feeley> There are 16 different opponents in the 16 games. You are probably right about there being two of them.
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  soldal: Rasmussen is one of the most common surnames in Denmark (and you have no chance of becoming prime minister with another name). In this tournament there are nine Rasmussens, two of them called Morten Rasmussen, both on 3.5/8. (There are 13 Nielsens.)

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  Tabanus: 10 Morten Rasmussen slips sent. There are three of them..
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  moronovich: Kudos to <Morten Rasmussen> !
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  diagonal: The Georgian Grandmaster Baadur Jobava won Xtracon Chess Open 2017 outright with 8.5/10 points ahead of eight GM's (including Krishnan Sasikiran as best second placed player on tie-break, and also Nigel Short) who all scored 8 points.

The Revival of the Sunglasses goes on :)

Jabova recently plays a lot with sunglasses

So with sunglasses winning at Leon (Rapid) 2017:

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  Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to
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  HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!
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  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!>

Yes, I noticed that and thought the same thing - well done.

Of course, congrats to Baadur Jobava for winning it all.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to>

Give that man a cookie! He deserves it.

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