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Xtracon Chess Open Tournament

Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Marin Bosiocic8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Nigel Short8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Ivan Saric8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Andrey Kvon8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Mads Andersen8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Jon Ludvig Hammer7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Axel Delorme7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Shabalov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Simen Agdestein7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Alexander Motylev7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Francesco Sonis7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Jonny Hector7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Arghyadip Das7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Kristian Stuvik Holm7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Filip Boe Olsen7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Jan-Christian Schroeder7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Stephen Dishman7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Ivan Sokolov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Jan Timman7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Dmitrij Kollars7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Nicolai Getz7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Junta Ikeda7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Sasa Martinovic7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
* (430 players total; 401 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

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. Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava won with 8.5/10.

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 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 744  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Juan Antonio Gutierrez Bolado vs J Hartung-Nielsen  0-1232017Xtracon Chess OpenB20 Sicilian
2. H H Larsen vs M Aroven  0-1492017Xtracon Chess OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
3. A Hansen vs Andre Kunz  0-1192017Xtracon Chess OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. Janith Easwaralingam vs Andre Nielsen  0-1132017Xtracon Chess OpenC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
5. Sigurd Lauvas Gaure vs Michael B Madsen  0-1452017Xtracon Chess OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
6. Thomas Overgaard Kristensen vs H Molvig  0-1282017Xtracon Chess OpenE70 King's Indian
7. Sven-Ingvar Sundin vs B Petersson  0-1392017Xtracon Chess OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. Jon Magnus Joensen vs H Winfridsson  0-1402017Xtracon Chess OpenB30 Sicilian
9. L Persson vs G Stray  0-1562017Xtracon Chess OpenA80 Dutch
10. Flavio Palozza vs J L Nielsen  0-1302017Xtracon Chess OpenC59 Two Knights
11. Liam Jansson Ronnestad vs Johan Kocur  0-1322017Xtracon Chess OpenE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
12. J Petersen vs K H Lien  0-1472017Xtracon Chess OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Christoffer Vinter vs J Celander  0-1322017Xtracon Chess OpenC45 Scotch Game
14. T I Bratteteig vs H Lahlum  0-1242017Xtracon Chess OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Jakob Werner vs M Thuesen  0-1322017Xtracon Chess OpenE83 King's Indian, Samisch
16. Nienke van den Brink vs D Kardoeus  0-1302017Xtracon Chess OpenA16 English
17. Mette Dalsgaard Larsen vs T K Sorensen  0-1292017Xtracon Chess OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
18. S Madsen vs Z Deur Saric  0-1202017Xtracon Chess OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. Dennis Madsen vs Alexander Kemarsky  0-1352017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Lars Sather vs T Ivarsson  0-1392017Xtracon Chess OpenC00 French Defense
21. Max Dahl vs M Wahlund  0-1552017Xtracon Chess OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Kasher Shehzad vs Julius Chittka  0-1432017Xtracon Chess OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. E Bremer vs U Karlsson  0-1642017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Ulrikke Langvik vs C Laverton  0-1442017Xtracon Chess OpenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
25. Sigurd Joensen vs A Subramanian  0-1402017Xtracon Chess OpenC46 Three Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup):
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  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.
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  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.)

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  Tabanus: 10 Morten Rasmussen slips sent. There are three of them..
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  moronovich: Kudos to <Morten Rasmussen> !
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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

So with sunglasses winning at Leon (Rapid) 2017:

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  Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to
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  HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!
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  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.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to>

Give that man a cookie! He deserves it.

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