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🏆 Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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: Christoph Schroeder

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Nielsen vs C Schroeder  0-1282017Xtracon Chess OpenB32 Sicilian
2. C Schroeder vs A Bering  1-0282017Xtracon Chess OpenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. J Christiansen vs C Schroeder  1-0692017Xtracon Chess OpenA13 English
4. C Schroeder vs L Henningsen  1-0452017Xtracon Chess OpenC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. A Das vs C Schroeder  1-0332017Xtracon Chess OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. C Schroeder vs Willy Kristiansen  1-0272017Xtracon Chess OpenC47 Four Knights
7. F Sonis vs C Schroeder  1-0872017Xtracon Chess OpenA06 Reti Opening
8. C Schroeder vs Sebastian Schrodt  1-0262017Xtracon Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. N Hoti vs C Schroeder  0-1352017Xtracon Chess OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. C Schroeder vs J Aabling-Thomsen  0-11672017Xtracon Chess OpenB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-28-17  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xtrac...
Jul-28-17  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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Kudos to <Morten Rasmussen> !
Jul-31-17  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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