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Hasselbacken Open Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Ilia Smirin7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Sebastien Maze7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Vladislav Tkachiev7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Jorden van Foreest7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Alexey Shirov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Alon Greenfeld7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Axel Bachmann7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Awonder Liang7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Sandro Mareco6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Samuel Sevian6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Evgeny Postny6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Victor Mikhalevski6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Evgeny E Vorobiov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Vladimir Burmakin6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Hannes Stefansson6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Axel Smith6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexey Goganov6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Erik Blomqvist6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Benjamin Bok6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Borki Predojevic6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Volodymyr Onyshchuk6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Donchenko6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Aryan Tari6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Nihal Sarin6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Daniel Isetoft6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Fabien Libiszewski6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
* (211 players total; 179 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Hasselbacken Open (2016)

The 2016 Hasselbacken Open (30 April - 8 May) celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of Stockholms Schacksällskap (Stockholm Chess Club) in 1866. Scandic Hotel Hasselbacken was the tournament's host and main sponsor.

Two players - top seed Dmitry Andreikin of Russia, and Baskaran Adhiban of India - scored 7.5/9, winning their last-round games to break a ten-way tie at the top of the table. Andreikin won first prize based on tie-break criterion 1 (better Median-Buchholz score). Eleven players finished half a point behind the top two, Ilya Smirin having the best tie-break score; this group also included young talents Jorden van Foreest and Awonder Liang.

Official site:

Pairings, results and standings:

Regulations: 9-round Swiss open tournament; 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 10 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. Draw agreements not allowed before move 31.

Prizes: 50,000 SEK (~6,250 USD) for the winner; 25,000 SEK for the runner-up; about 300,000 SEK in total.

Tie-break criteria: 1. Median-Buchholz; 2. most games with black; 3. most wins.

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 527  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Jakenberg vs D Andreikin  0-1642016Hasselbacken OpenB30 Sicilian
2. Shirov vs B Saren 1-0252016Hasselbacken OpenA81 Dutch
3. J Schoonackers vs Z Almasi  0-1432016Hasselbacken OpenE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
4. E Postny vs B Sjodin  1-0152016Hasselbacken OpenA10 English
5. H Lonnqvist vs Smirin  0-1342016Hasselbacken OpenB40 Sicilian
6. B Adhiban vs C Nilsson  1-0252016Hasselbacken OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
7. M Wahlund vs Tkachiev  0-1202016Hasselbacken OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. S P Sethuraman vs A Fossan  1-0292016Hasselbacken OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. F Bjorkman vs Predojevic  0-1522016Hasselbacken OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. A Darnell vs Sasikiran  0-1432016Hasselbacken OpenA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
11. S Mareco vs S Marder 1-0242016Hasselbacken OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
12. P Korning vs Bachmann  0-1352016Hasselbacken OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. V Onyshchuk vs I Storme  1-0722016Hasselbacken OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. A Janse vs Landa  0-1302016Hasselbacken OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
15. S Maze vs A Subramanian 1-0192016Hasselbacken OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. D Douhan vs B Bok  0-1402016Hasselbacken OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. A Goganov vs H Muganlinskij  1-0242016Hasselbacken OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. R Dahlstrom vs Sevian  0-1422016Hasselbacken OpenA28 English
19. Rozentalis vs F Smits  1-0472016Hasselbacken OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
20. P Broden vs H Stefansson  0-1202016Hasselbacken OpenA15 English
21. A Donchenko vs J Sparv  1-0262016Hasselbacken OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Mehringer vs E Vorobiov  0-1322016Hasselbacken OpenB20 Sicilian
23. V Burmakin vs T Franzen  1-0352016Hasselbacken OpenA05 Reti Opening
24. A Cramling Bellon vs J van Foreest  0-1372016Hasselbacken OpenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. A Tari vs Z Dadabaev  1-0342016Hasselbacken OpenB53 Sicilian
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 527  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-01-16  Clemens Scheitz: Poor Kumar, was lost in only 17 moves against Postny. I know it's silly but it reminded me of Harold and Kumar "are those my scissors scene"
May-02-16  notyetagm: <Clemens Scheitz: Poor Kumar, was lost in only 17 moves against Postny>

Losing in 17(!) moves with White is a catastrophe.


Rahul Kumar vs E Postny, 2016

17 ... ♘f5-e3 0-1

click for larger view

May-02-16  suenteus po 147: Sam Sevian is off to a good start with +3 -0 =0. I'd be interested in seeing a showdown between him and Shirov.
May-02-16  Howard: I've been following Sevian's career ever since seeing him at the 2014 Foxwoods Open, when he was only 13. I didn't meet him, but he seemed pretty articulate for someone his age.
May-03-16  notyetagm: <suenteus po 147: Sam Sevian is off to a good start with +3 -0 =0. I'd be interested in seeing a showdown between him and Shirov.>

Wish granted.

Round 5: Shirov vs Sevian

May-04-16  Howard: Alert !!!!!

Sevian BEAT Shirov in Round 5----it was not a "draw" like states.

Want proof ? Look at the final position, and try to keep from laughing at the notion that it's a "draw."

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  Chessgames Bookie: ♔♔ ANNOUNCEMENT ♔♔

The 2016 ChessBookie Spring Leg starts today with betting on round 6 of the Hasselbacken Open - place your bets and experience the dizzying highs, the terrifying lows and the creamy middles that come with winning and losing play-money! At the end of the leg in July, the top player will receive a prize (traditionally, a free year of Chessgames premium membership), and the top 10 will qualify with a bonus for the next ChessBookie Championship Leg in early 2017.

Today's betting markets:

Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Andreikin (2736) - Sethuraman (2658)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Sevian (2589) - V. Onischuk (2620)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Mikhalevski (2516) - Postny (2673)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Ziegler (2296) - Shirov (2686)
Hasselbacken Open rd 6: Daily Double

New players can learn more about the game at the ChessBookie Game Help Page. Don't be afraid to place your bets - you have nothing to lose but play-money, and while those who bet may not win, those who don't bet are guaranteed not to.

If you win, keep going and be the envy of everyone behind you in the standings! If you have an unlucky start or miss the first rounds, don't worry; the leg is long, and you can still catch up with the early leaders.

Good luck everybody, and have fun!

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  PawnSac: Evgeny Postny vs Bengt Sjodin
Hasselbacken Open (2016) · English Opening: English Defense. General (A10) · 1-0

was also a quick one. 15 moves!
nice miniature

Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: hey chessgames!

there are two duplicated games in the top two players.

Hannes Stefansson 6/7 (+5 -0 =2) [view games]
Axel Smith 5.5/7 (+4 -0 =3) [view games]

they each have a duplicated game for a total of 7, while all else have 6

May-06-16  waustad: Pia Cramling gave a lecture and her husband, daughter and brother are playing.
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  Chessgames Bookie: One round to go, and ten players share the lead with 6.5/8... who will win? Place your bets:

Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Predojevic (2654) - Andreikin (2736)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Vidit (2648) - Z. Almasi (2682)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: J. van Foreest (2551) - Tkachiev (2660)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Greenfeld (2541) - Smirin (2665)
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Daily Double
Hasselbacken Open rd 9: Logjam Special

Good luck!

May-08-16  Bratek: I wonder what Logjam Special is.I hear of Logjam for the first time in my life .Is it some variant of chess like Fisher's.Could someone please enlighten me!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <Bratek> That was just the "what happens to the ten-way logjam at the top of the table?" special; ten players shared the lead with 6.5/8 with one round to go.
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < Chessgames Bookie: >

So then we have a two way tie for first
(Andreikin and Adhiban) and an eight-way tie for 2nd. Stefansson's score is actually 6.5/9 and Axle Smith is 4.5/7 and we're missing two games from him?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: <PawnSac> Adhiban and Andreikin were the only players to score 7.5/9, yes. As noted in the intro, 11 players finished with 7.0/9; many games played on lower boards are currently missing, and Gujrathi Vidit Santosh needs to be merged with Santosh Gujrathi Vidit.

Chess-Results has the full final standings:

Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < Chessgames Bookie: >

Hey thanks for the link! wow, 11 way tie for 2nd. With that many players in an open format it becomes a feeding frenzy! LOL

May-15-16  Mr. V: But of the two first place finishers, who won more beautifully? A Goganov vs B Adhiban, 2016

D Andreikin vs S P Sethuraman, 2016

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  Tabanus: Standings updated for the 50 players with 6 points or more. Three duplicate games were found, and one wrong game result (correction slips sent). The mysterious 5-mover E Thorn vs V Mikhalevski, 2016 I requested deleted, as the two did not play each other (in Chess-Results).

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