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🏆 Oslo Chess International (2011)

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Jon Ludvig Hammer, Sergei Tiviakov, Sergey Volkov, Matthew Sadler, Eduardas Rozentalis, Nick de Firmian, Aryan Tari, Victor Mikhalevski, Vladimir Burmakin, Kaido Kulaots, Sipke Ernst, Gil Popilski, Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal, Danny Raznikov, Nino Batsiashvili, David Klein, Frode Elsness, Lars Oskar Hauge, Benjamin Arvola Notkevich, Oleg Spirin, Rune Djurhuus, Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe, Nazi Paikidze, Sander van Eijk, Nicolai Getz, Timofey Galinsky, Olivier Moor, Jovanka Houska, Atle Groenn, Javier Aguera Naredo, Oystein Hole, Gerard Welling, Roger Moor, Eirik T Gullaksen, Yochanan Afek, Stig Gabrielsen, Brede Kvisvik, Daniel Jakobsen Kovachev, Petter Haugli, Eric Vaarala, Jaap Vogel, Inge Sandstad Skrondal, Arjun Bharat, Olga Dolzhikova, Ellen Hagesaether, Odd Martin Guttulsrud, Even Thingstad, Alf Roger Andersen, Richard Bjerke, Tom Meurs, Jon Kristian Haarr, Ludy Helsio Paulo Sousa, Gunnar Berg Hanssen, Svetoslav Mihajlov, Frode Lillevold, Hakon Briseid, Alexander R Flaata, Anita Gronnestad 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 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 253  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Paikidze vs Y Afek ½-½02011Oslo Chess InternationalA00 Uncommon Opening
2. J Aguera Naredo vs Tiviakov  ½-½162011Oslo Chess InternationalB01 Scandinavian
3. Sadler vs D Kovachev 1-0342011Oslo Chess InternationalC77 Ruy Lopez
4. G Welling vs S Volkov  ½-½492011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J L Hammer vs S Gabrielsen  1-0302011Oslo Chess InternationalE20 Nimzo-Indian
6. P Haugli vs Kulaots  0-1392011Oslo Chess InternationalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. V Burmakin vs Y Afek  ½-½242011Oslo Chess InternationalA05 Reti Opening
8. O Dolzhikova vs S Ernst  0-1412011Oslo Chess InternationalC22 Center Game
9. Rozentalis vs E Hagesaether  1-0422011Oslo Chess InternationalB10 Caro-Kann
10. B Arvola Notkevich vs Mikhalevski  0-1552011Oslo Chess InternationalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. de Firmian vs L H P Sousa  1-0432011Oslo Chess InternationalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. B Kvisvik vs O Spirin  ½-½562011Oslo Chess InternationalB01 Scandinavian
13. F Elsness vs E Thingstad 1-0352011Oslo Chess InternationalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. E Vaarala vs R Djurhuus  ½-½522011Oslo Chess InternationalB50 Sicilian
15. Urkedal vs A Tari 1-0292011Oslo Chess InternationalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
16. I S Skrondal vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe  0-1262011Oslo Chess InternationalA57 Benko Gambit
17. T Galinsky vs G B Hanssen  ½-½532011Oslo Chess InternationalD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
18. T Meurs vs D Raznikov  0-1292011Oslo Chess InternationalB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. J Houska vs J Haarr  1-0372011Oslo Chess InternationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J Vogel vs N Batsiashvili  0-1282011Oslo Chess InternationalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
21. N Paikidze vs A R Andersen  1-0682011Oslo Chess InternationalA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
22. O Guttulsrud vs R Moor  0-1642011Oslo Chess InternationalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. O Moor vs F Lillevold  1-0262011Oslo Chess InternationalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. A Bharat vs N Getz  0-1432011Oslo Chess InternationalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. O Hole vs H Briseid  ½-½462011Oslo Chess InternationalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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