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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.)

Chessgames.com 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: https://www.bergensjakk.no/oslointe...
Turneringsservice: http://turneringsservice.sjakklubb....
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/sad...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...
Tarjei: https://sjakkselskapet.no/2011/10/1...

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 86  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J L Hammer vs S Gabrielsen  1-0302011Oslo Chess InternationalE20 Nimzo-Indian
2. Sadler vs D Kovachev 1-0342011Oslo Chess InternationalC77 Ruy Lopez
3. N Getz vs B Arvola Notkevich  1-0312011Oslo Chess InternationalA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
4. Y Afek vs O Moor  1-0372011Oslo Chess InternationalC02 French, Advance
5. G Welling vs R Bjerke  1-0302011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D Klein vs T Galinsky 1-0292011Oslo Chess InternationalC05 French, Tarrasch
7. T Meurs vs A Gronnestad  1-0342011Oslo Chess InternationalC42 Petrov Defense
8. B Arvola Notkevich vs H Briseid  1-0382011Oslo Chess InternationalC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. J Aguera Naredo vs F Lillevold  1-0512011Oslo Chess InternationalC67 Ruy Lopez
10. G B Hanssen vs O Spirin  1-0352011Oslo Chess InternationalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. T Galinsky vs E Hagesaether  1-0832011Oslo Chess InternationalA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
12. Rozentalis vs G Welling  1-0322011Oslo Chess InternationalB01 Scandinavian
13. Sadler vs R Moor 1-0432011Oslo Chess InternationalB30 Sicilian
14. A Tari vs A Gronnestad  1-0302011Oslo Chess InternationalC45 Scotch Game
15. E Hagesaether vs O Guttulsrud 1-0462011Oslo Chess InternationalE70 King's Indian
16. A R Andersen vs O Dolzhikova  1-0332011Oslo Chess InternationalC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
17. N Paikidze vs A R Andersen  1-0682011Oslo Chess InternationalA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
18. D Kovachev vs T Meurs  1-0382011Oslo Chess InternationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Rozentalis vs E Hagesaether  1-0422011Oslo Chess InternationalB10 Caro-Kann
20. de Firmian vs L H P Sousa  1-0432011Oslo Chess InternationalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. F Elsness vs E Thingstad 1-0352011Oslo Chess InternationalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Urkedal vs A Tari 1-0292011Oslo Chess InternationalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
23. J Houska vs J Haarr  1-0372011Oslo Chess InternationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. O Moor vs F Lillevold  1-0262011Oslo Chess InternationalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. R Bjerke vs G Popilski  1-0212011Oslo Chess InternationalE46 Nimzo-Indian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 86  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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