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🏆 Hasselbacken Open (2016) Chess Event Description
The 2016 Hasselbacken Open (30 April - 8 May) celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of Stockholms Schacksällskap ( ... [more]

Player: Sebastien Maze

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Maze vs A Subramanian 1-0192016Hasselbacken OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. E Thorn vs S Maze  0-1332016Hasselbacken OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. S Maze vs Bellon Lopez  1-0572016Hasselbacken OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. Mikhalevski vs S Maze  0-1792016Hasselbacken OpenA47 Queen's Indian
5. S Maze vs Smirin  ½-½382016Hasselbacken OpenB30 Sicilian
6. Z Almasi vs S Maze 0-1402016Hasselbacken OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. S Maze vs D Andreikin  ½-½312016Hasselbacken OpenB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. Tkachiev vs S Maze  1-0842016Hasselbacken OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. S Maze vs D Cramling  1-0182016Hasselbacken OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
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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!

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  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!
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  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?

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  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:

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  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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