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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 36; games 1-25 of 895  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ezra Paul Chambers vs Lars Sondergaard  1-0472017Xtracon Chess OpenC41 Philidor Defense
2. Henning Holinka vs Steinar Nilssen  1-0302017Xtracon Chess OpenB06 Robatsch
3. Jacob Mejvik vs J Christensen  1-0182017Xtracon Chess OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. K Verhasselt vs L G Tryggestad  1-0452017Xtracon Chess OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
5. M Vesterli vs Ole Rasmussen  1-0372017Xtracon Chess OpenD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
6. M F Jensen vs Jan Ryder Tonnesen  1-0642017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
7. C Salerno vs Alisha Shehzad  1-0402017Xtracon Chess OpenB44 Sicilian
8. J Ingebretsen vs Ariza Hina  1-0422017Xtracon Chess OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
9. T T Jepsen vs Mathias Stage  1-0332017Xtracon Chess OpenE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
10. Bjorn Saren vs Sverre Hestholm  1-0262017Xtracon Chess OpenC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
11. P Roder vs Jens Gade  1-0352017Xtracon Chess OpenB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. K Eriksson vs C Matsumura  1-0232017Xtracon Chess OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Wecker vs Hakan Warston  1-0602017Xtracon Chess OpenA14 English
14. J Brorsen vs Shazil Shehzad  1-0352017Xtracon Chess OpenA58 Benko Gambit
15. P Nilsson vs Elias Hulleberg Sidali  1-0202017Xtracon Chess OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. D Bogdanov vs Alexander K Ski  1-0372017Xtracon Chess OpenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. Hampus Sorensen vs S Skjolingstad 1-0232017Xtracon Chess OpenA57 Benko Gambit
18. Isak Storme vs Andreas Gangstad Rygg  1-0402017Xtracon Chess OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
19. P Skjoldager vs Kenneth Wallin  1-0442017Xtracon Chess OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Morgan Henriksen vs J B Nielsen  1-0292017Xtracon Chess OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. S M Andersen vs L Starup  1-0122017Xtracon Chess OpenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. J Kvamme vs Helge Jansson  1-0212017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
23. O Johansen vs Sander Fuglestein  1-0372017Xtracon Chess OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
24. Willy Kristiansen vs J M S Jensen  1-0412017Xtracon Chess OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A Thaler vs A Morling  1-0232017Xtracon Chess OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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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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