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🏆 Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

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The 2nd Xtracon Chess Open (formerly known as Politiken Cup) took place in Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark, July 22-30. With over 800 participants, the top seeds included Nikita Vitiugov, Baadur Jobava, Krishnan Sasikiran, Nigel Short, Alexander Motylev, Ivan Sokolov, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ivan Saric, Jan Timman, Alexander Shabalov, Johann Hjartarson, Simen Agdestein, Tiger Hillarp Persson, et al. ... [more]

Player: Francesco Sonis

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Julian Gula vs Francesco Sonis  0-1502017Xtracon Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Morten Andersen vs Francesco Sonis  0-1322017Xtracon Chess OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Francesco Sonis vs K Verhasselt  1-0642017Xtracon Chess OpenD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
4. Francesco Sonis vs S Agdestein  ½-½372017Xtracon Chess OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Francesco Sonis vs Sasikiran  0-1412017Xtracon Chess OpenA20 English
6. J Solberg vs Francesco Sonis  ½-½702017Xtracon Chess OpenA04 Reti Opening
7. Francesco Sonis vs C Schroeder  1-0872017Xtracon Chess OpenA06 Reti Opening
8. D Miskulin vs Francesco Sonis  0-1582017Xtracon Chess OpenB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
9. Francesco Sonis vs Gunnar Lund  1-0222017Xtracon Chess OpenA14 English
10. D Vocaturo vs Francesco Sonis  ½-½612017Xtracon Chess OpenC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xtrac...
Jul-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: I wonder why #3 played twice as many games as everybody else. Maybe there are two of them?
Jul-28-17  Fish55: <Phil Feeley> There are 16 different opponents in the 16 games. You are probably right about there being two of them.
Jul-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  soldal: Rasmussen is one of the most common surnames in Denmark (and you have no chance of becoming prime minister with another name). In this tournament there are nine Rasmussens, two of them called Morten Rasmussen, both on 3.5/8. (There are 13 Nielsens.)

http://chess-results.com/tnr293258....

Jul-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 10 Morten Rasmussen slips sent. There are three of them..
Jul-31-17
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  moronovich: Kudos to <Morten Rasmussen> !
Jul-31-17
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  diagonal: The Georgian Grandmaster Baadur Jobava won Xtracon Chess Open 2017 outright with 8.5/10 points ahead of eight GM's (including Krishnan Sasikiran as best second placed player on tie-break, and also Nigel Short) who all scored 8 points.

The Revival of the Sunglasses goes on :)

Jabova recently plays a lot with sunglasses
http://www.malmoschack.com/jobava-g...

So with sunglasses winning at Leon (Rapid) 2017: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/we...

Jul-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to http://www.xtraconchessopen.dk/inde....
Aug-01-17
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  HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!
Sep-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!>

Yes, I noticed that and thought the same thing - well done.

Of course, congrats to Baadur Jobava for winning it all.

Sep-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to http://www.xtraconchessopen.dk/inde....>

Give that man a cookie! He deserves it.

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