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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: Alexander Shabalov

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Stern vs Shabalov  0-1342017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. S Halfhide vs Shabalov  ½-½412017Xtracon Chess OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
3. Shabalov vs J Kvamme  1-0252017Xtracon Chess OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Shabalov vs H Heimisson  1-0362017Xtracon Chess OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
5. M Haubro vs Shabalov  0-1282017Xtracon Chess OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. Shabalov vs Jobava 0-1432017Xtracon Chess OpenC42 Petrov Defense
7. B Haldorsen vs Shabalov  0-1342017Xtracon Chess OpenA57 Benko Gambit
8. Shabalov vs A Das  ½-½252017Xtracon Chess OpenC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
9. K Holm vs Shabalov  ½-½332017Xtracon Chess OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Shabalov vs P Papp  1-0452017Xtracon Chess OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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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
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  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
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  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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