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🏆 Oslo Chess International (2011)

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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: ... [more]

Player: Sergey Volkov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Welling vs S Volkov  ½-½492011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. S Volkov vs J Aguera Naredo  1-0442011Oslo Chess InternationalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. O Hole vs S Volkov 0-1422011Oslo Chess InternationalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. S Volkov vs Rozentalis  ½-½672011Oslo Chess InternationalE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. de Firmian vs S Volkov  ½-½452011Oslo Chess InternationalC12 French, McCutcheon
6. S Volkov vs J L Hammer  1-0412011Oslo Chess InternationalE20 Nimzo-Indian
7. F Elsness vs S Volkov  1-0912011Oslo Chess InternationalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. S Volkov vs D Raznikov  1-0682011Oslo Chess InternationalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Sadler vs S Volkov  1-0472011Oslo Chess InternationalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-11
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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 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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