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🏆 Hasselbacken Open (2016)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Alexey Shirov, Dmitry Andreikin, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Zoltan Almasi, Krishnan Sasikiran, Ilia Smirin, Baskaran Adhiban, Jorden van Foreest, Konstantin Landa, Evgeny Postny, Vladislav Tkachiev, Vladimir Onischuk, Sandro Mareco, Samuel Sevian, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Axel Bachmann Schiavo, Borki Predojevic, Alexander Donchenko, Eduardas Rozentalis, Benjamin Bok, Alexey Goganov, Aryan Tari, Victor Mikhalevski, Sebastien Maze, Vladimir Burmakin, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Sarin Nihal, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Awonder Liang, Alon Greenfeld, Erik Blomqvist, Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal, Fabien Libiszewski, Gudmundur Kjartansson, Lucas van Foreest, Axel Smith, Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez, Anurag Mhamal, Lance Henderson de La Fuente, Ralf Akesson, Axel Otto Ornstein, Nicolas Brunner, Tor Fredrik Kaasen, Lars Stark, Jung Min Seo, Ari Ziegler, Istvan Almasi, Rauan Sagit, Yuri Krupenski, Bosse Lindberg, Deniz Ozen, Javier Aguera Naredo, Milton Pantzar, Sebastian Mihajlov, Christian Koepke, Dan Cramling, Martin Lokander, Gerard Welling, Stefan Schneider, Erik Hedman, Marten Aronsson, Kaan Kucuksari, Jan Lundin, Tom Rydstrom, Isak Storme, Eivind Olav Risting, Viktor Forsberg, Clemens Rietze, Wolfgang Pajeken, Gerhard Lorscheid, Joar Olund, Marc Geenen, Krum Berovski, Gerrit Prakken, Elena Koepke, Rolf Bergstrom, Jakob Leon Pajeken, Eric Thorn, Marsel Efroimski, Anders Grandell, Bodda Pratyusha, Christian Hess Jr., Bengt Erik Hammar, Martin Jogstad, Magnus Wahlbom, Anders Backlund, Stephan Bruchmann, Johan Henriksson, Ahmet Utku Uzumcu, Felix Tuomainen, Ioannis Poulopoulos, Christian Hess Sr., Ludo Tolhuizen, Henrik Malm Lindberg, Arvid Wikner, Daniel Ronneland, Gunnar Johansson, Kim Nygren, Ricard Morros Faura plus 111 more players. 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. B Petersson vs L Stark  0-1352016Hasselbacken OpenC00 French Defense
2. Rozentalis vs Frans Smits  1-0472016Hasselbacken OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
3. R Dahlstrom vs S Sevian  0-1422016Hasselbacken OpenA28 English
4. A Goganov vs Hussein Muganlinskij  1-0242016Hasselbacken OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. N Brunner vs S Degerfeldt  1-0392016Hasselbacken OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. S Maze vs A Subramanian 1-0192016Hasselbacken OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Alexander Janse vs Landa  0-1302016Hasselbacken OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
8. V Onischuk vs I Storme  1-0722016Hasselbacken OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
9. Peter Korning vs A Bachmann  0-1352016Hasselbacken OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
10. S Mareco vs S Marder 1-0242016Hasselbacken OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
11. Anton Darnell vs Sasikiran  0-1432016Hasselbacken OpenA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
12. F Bjorkman vs Predojevic  0-1522016Hasselbacken OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. S P Sethuraman vs A Fossan  1-0292016Hasselbacken OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. P Broden vs Stefansson  0-1202016Hasselbacken OpenA15 English
15. A Donchenko vs Joakim Sparv  1-0262016Hasselbacken OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
16. V S Gujrathi vs Joerg-Martin Schultze 1-0292016Hasselbacken OpenE01 Catalan, Closed
17. J Mehringer vs E Vorobiov  0-1322016Hasselbacken OpenB20 Sicilian
18. V Burmakin vs Thomas Franzen  1-0352016Hasselbacken OpenA05 Reti Opening
19. A Cramling Bellon vs J van Foreest  0-1372016Hasselbacken OpenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. S Bruchmann vs Andy Fang  1-0342016Hasselbacken OpenB27 Sicilian
21. P Green vs A Greenfeld  0-1262016Hasselbacken OpenA43 Old Benoni
22. F Libiszewski vs Henrik Bostrom  1-0382016Hasselbacken OpenB30 Sicilian
23. J Verendel vs Mikhalevski  0-1362016Hasselbacken OpenD80 Grunfeld
24. E Blomqvist vs V Zemlicka  1-0492016Hasselbacken OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
25. H B Kyrkjebo vs Axel Smith  0-1352016Hasselbacken OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
 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

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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

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  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
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  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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