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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: Nino Batsiashvili

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Vogel vs N Batsiashvili  0-1282011Oslo Chess InternationalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
2. N Batsiashvili vs J L Hammer  0-1732011Oslo Chess InternationalD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Kvisvik vs N Batsiashvili 0-1622011Oslo Chess InternationalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. N Batsiashvili vs V Burmakin 0-1502011Oslo Chess InternationalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. T Meurs vs N Batsiashvili  0-1362011Oslo Chess InternationalB06 Robatsch
6. N Batsiashvili vs J Aguera Naredo  1-0242011Oslo Chess InternationalA57 Benko Gambit
7. R Djurhuus vs N Batsiashvili ½-½482011Oslo Chess InternationalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. N Batsiashvili vs Urkedal  ½-½272011Oslo Chess InternationalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
9. G Tallaksen Ostmoe vs N Batsiashvili  ½-½302011Oslo Chess InternationalD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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