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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.) 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 4; games 1-25 of 92  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Aguera Naredo vs Tiviakov  ½-½162011Oslo Chess InternationalB01 Scandinavian
2. N Paikidze vs Y Afek ½-½02011Oslo Chess InternationalA00 Uncommon Opening
3. S Gabrielsen vs N Paikidze  ½-½262011Oslo Chess InternationalB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. G Popilski vs B Kvisvik  ½-½322011Oslo Chess InternationalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. J Houska vs S van Eijk  ½-½162011Oslo Chess InternationalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Gullaksen vs Urkedal  ½-½262011Oslo Chess InternationalC46 Three Knights
7. D Raznikov vs F Elsness  ½-½192011Oslo Chess InternationalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. S Volkov vs Rozentalis  ½-½672011Oslo Chess InternationalE20 Nimzo-Indian
9. Kulaots vs de Firmian  ½-½202011Oslo Chess InternationalB30 Sicilian
10. Tiviakov vs J L Hammer  ½-½162011Oslo Chess InternationalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. S Ernst vs Mikhalevski  ½-½342011Oslo Chess InternationalD85 Grunfeld
12. O Dolzhikova vs J Haarr  ½-½652011Oslo Chess InternationalB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
13. V Burmakin vs D Raznikov  ½-½292011Oslo Chess InternationalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. S van Eijk vs Kulaots  ½-½422011Oslo Chess InternationalB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. de Firmian vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe  ½-½422011Oslo Chess InternationalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. F Lillevold vs B Arvola Notkevich  ½-½542011Oslo Chess InternationalE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
17. S Gabrielsen vs J Vogel  ½-½432011Oslo Chess InternationalC18 French, Winawer
18. R Moor vs Rozentalis  ½-½372011Oslo Chess InternationalA00 Uncommon Opening
19. Kulaots vs J Houska  ½-½272011Oslo Chess InternationalA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
20. D Raznikov vs Sadler  ½-½392011Oslo Chess InternationalA92 Dutch
21. S van Eijk vs L O Hauge  ½-½662011Oslo Chess InternationalB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. O Hole vs H Briseid  ½-½462011Oslo Chess InternationalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. T Galinsky vs G B Hanssen  ½-½532011Oslo Chess InternationalD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
24. E Vaarala vs R Djurhuus  ½-½522011Oslo Chess InternationalB50 Sicilian
25. B Kvisvik vs O Spirin  ½-½562011Oslo Chess InternationalB01 Scandinavian
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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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