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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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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Haubro vs Sindhu Pankaj  ½-½622017Xtracon Chess OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
2. M Kocur vs Flore Gelders  ½-½92017Xtracon Chess OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Mats Narheim vs Leo Crevatin  ½-½402017Xtracon Chess OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
4. J Pallesen vs David Maselli  ½-½192017Xtracon Chess OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. Svein Rishovd vs Anders Damm-Frydenberg  ½-½582017Xtracon Chess OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. J J Christiansen vs E Loveid  ½-½412017Xtracon Chess OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. T B Nielsen vs Jorn Vestergaard  ½-½402017Xtracon Chess OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. C Eriksson vs Viggo Sorensen  ½-½272017Xtracon Chess OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. Torsten Sundgaar Christiansen vs D Miskulin ½-½652017Xtracon Chess OpenA04 Reti Opening
10. P Rewitz vs Jann Nettelbeck  ½-½662017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Matthiesen vs R Satre  ½-½532017Xtracon Chess OpenA52 Budapest Gambit
12. O Ukkelberg vs P Papp  ½-½332017Xtracon Chess OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. Trygve Dahl vs J Meyer  ½-½432017Xtracon Chess OpenC14 French, Classical
14. D Jorgensen vs H E Rasmussen  ½-½292017Xtracon Chess OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. P Nilsson vs Alexander Stuhlmann  ½-½312017Xtracon Chess OpenB07 Pirc
16. F Skjoldager vs Alexander Kemarsky  ½-½292017Xtracon Chess OpenA04 Reti Opening
17. D Bogdanov vs A Moller  ½-½332017Xtracon Chess OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. E Jarlnaes vs C Laverton  ½-½372017Xtracon Chess OpenB44 Sicilian
19. J J Christiansen vs Hakon Abeland Myrheim  ½-½252017Xtracon Chess OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
20. Julian Gula vs H Lahlum  ½-½342017Xtracon Chess OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. M Rolvag vs Sindhu Pankaj  ½-½222017Xtracon Chess OpenD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
22. L Henningsen vs Kristen Schmidt  ½-½412017Xtracon Chess OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. S Halfhide vs Shabalov  ½-½412017Xtracon Chess OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
24. M Leutwyler vs Justin Tan  ½-½422017Xtracon Chess OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Percivaldi vs F B Olsen  ½-½512017Xtracon Chess OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
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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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