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Jon Ludvig Hammer
J L Hammer 
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Number of games in database: 877
Years covered: 2000 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2608 (2647 rapid, 2607 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2701
Overall record: +273 -137 =292 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 175 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B51 B31 B30 B42 B52
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E21 E20 E53 E25 E52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D35 D30 D37 D38 D39
 King's Indian (27) 
    E63 E62 E64 E94 E60
 French Defense (26) 
    C11 C00 C10 C07 C05
 Slav (26) 
    D12 D17 D11 D15 D10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C67 C65 C95 C77 C97
 Queen's Gambit Declined (41) 
    D38 D35 D30 D37 D31
 Nimzo Indian (33) 
    E46 E20 E55 E32 E37
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    D05 A45 D02 E10 A46
 English, 1 c4 e5 (25) 
    A20 A28 A29 A21 A22
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13 B11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2023 1-0
   Krasenkow vs J L Hammer, 2016 0-1
   J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2015 1-0
   J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010 1-0
   J L Hammer vs Krasenkow, 2014 1-0
   J L Hammer vs M Zumsande, 2016 1-0
   J L Hammer vs R Yankovsky, 2012 1-0
   J L Hammer vs G Finnlaugsson, 2008 1-0
   J L Hammer vs Polgar, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Grischuk vs J L Hammer, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gjovik Open-A 2008/09 (2008)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Rilton Cup 2014/15 (2014)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   Norwegian Championship (2018)
   Rilton Cup 2015/16 (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Xtracon Open (2019)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 TCh-NOR Elite 2022-23
   Carlsen vs J L Hammer (Mar-04-23) 1-0
   J Martinez Alcantara vs J L Hammer (Feb-03-23) 0-1, rapid
   M A Tabatabaei vs J L Hammer (Feb-03-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   J L Hammer vs P Maghsoodloo (Feb-03-23) 0-1, rapid
   J G Cardoso Cardoso vs J L Hammer (Feb-03-23) 0-1, rapid

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(born Jun-02-1990, 33 years old) Norway

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Jon Ludvig Hammer is a grandmaster from Norway. He is a friend and former classmate of Magnus Carlsen. He played Norway's top board in the 17th European Team Championship (2009) and finished with 6.5/9 in a staggering 2792 performance. One of the Norwegian organiser's nominees to the World Cup (2013), he defeated Sergei Movsesian in the 1st round and Czech #1 David Navara in the second round tiebreaker, but lost to Gata Kamsky in the third round. Norwegian Champion in 2013, 2017 and 2018.

(1) (audio podcast with Ben Johnson from January, 2017), (2) Wikipedia article: Jon Ludvig Hammer

Last updated: 2018-07-15 03:23:53

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 877  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J L Hammer vs Carlsen 1-0292000Norwegian Youth Ch Group EA10 English
2. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-0452001Nordic Youth Ch Group ED31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Kvisvik vs J L Hammer  1-0362001Open NOR-ch JuniorC07 French, Tarrasch
4. F R Lund vs J L Hammer  ½-½382001Open NOR-ch JuniorA20 English
5. J L Hammer vs W Magnor 1-0302001Open NOR-ch JuniorC54 Giuoco Piano
6. J L Hammer vs O Boyum Fossum  0-1292001Open NOR-ch JuniorC05 French, Tarrasch
7. J L Hammer vs T R Nielsen  0-1522001Open NOR-ch JuniorB01 Scandinavian
8. Brage Brakedal vs J L Hammer 0-1222001Open NOR-ch JuniorA84 Dutch
9. H Haugsrud vs J L Hammer  ½-½142001Open NOR-ch JuniorC11 French
10. Carlsen vs J L Hammer  1-0302001Norwegian Youth Ch Group DC18 French, Winawer
11. J L Hammer vs Carlsen 0-1402002Nordic Youth Ch Group DA12 English with b3
12. J L Hammer vs Carlsen  0-1252002Hafjell Junior Chess InternationalA04 Reti Opening
13. Carlsen vs J L Hammer 1-0352003NTG Grand Prix Group AD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. J L Hammer vs Carlsen 0-1172003World Youth Championship (U14)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. J L Hammer vs F Bindrich  0-1562003World Youth Championship (U14)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. J L Hammer vs E Kengis  0-1612004Barents Region-chAB40 Sicilian
17. Sadvakasov vs J L Hammer  1-0792004Politiken CupC42 Petrov Defense
18. J L Hammer vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1342004Vlissingen HZ opA07 King's Indian Attack
19. J L Hammer vs N Berry  ½-½942004Gausdal Classic IM-BC00 French Defense
20. J L Hammer vs E Kengis 0-1322005Open Norwegian ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
21. J L Hammer vs D Reinderman  0-1302005Gausdal ClassicsA09 Reti Opening
22. J L Hammer vs S Agdestein 0-1482005Norwegian ChampionshipC00 French Defense
23. O Dannevig vs J L Hammer  0-1282005Norwegian ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. E J Gausel vs J L Hammer  1-0472005Norwegian ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. J L Hammer vs H Nordahl  1-0382005Norwegian ChampionshipA86 Dutch
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Dec-29-15  waustad: Congratulations on crossing the 2700 live mark!!
Dec-29-15  Shams: Didn't Carlsen once say (when asked) that he thought Hammer had very little chance of ever breaking 2700?
Dec-29-15  epistle: before you can have a chance of breaking something you must first have it.
Dec-30-15  Oxnard: Nice going Hammer! Is he full time on chess now? A few years ago I thought he was seeking a career in economics, but between breaking the 2700 barrier, commentating on Norwegian TV, and helping Carlsen, perhaps he's focusing on chess at the moment?
Dec-30-15  mucher1: Perhaps young Tari will also join the club in a few years. How I miss the old days when Denmark dominated Norway in everything except fjords and skiing.
Dec-31-15  notyetagm: <tamar: thanks for the correct sequence notyetagm. I forgot my 25 year old prep.>


MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Jan-02-16  Oxnard: Hammer today proved why he's the world's greatest chess prodigy by overtaking Wei Yi on the live ratings at 2706.4!
Jan-02-16  rogge: Very convincing game today against Krasenkow.
Jan-02-16  Appaz: Very convincing with the black pieces. Krasenkow didn't make any big blunders it seems, he was simply outplayed in a slightly worse position after Hammers pawn sac 16..e5.
Jan-03-16  cro777: Jon Ludvig Hammer: "Possibly the best game I've ever played. Creativity, aggression, alertness, beauty, endgame accuracy. It had it all."

M Krasenkow vs J L Hammer, 2016

Jan-05-16  Jambow: Hammer on the 2700 live list a first?
Congrats Jon Ludvig nice way to bring in the new year!!!
Jan-05-16  aliasniamor: With Tari 2556 while 16 yo, that's already 3 players (with J-L Hammer and youknowwho) out of 4 for a very nice Norway team. Looking forward to seeing Carlsen play up to his rank in the next team events !
Jun-02-16  waustad: Happy b'day!
Aug-25-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: Tipsy has posted 7 links - yes I said 7 - in the last few days like you Norwegians have done something wrong on here. I see <nothing wrong> with anything any Norwegian has posted, or English, or Filipino, or Russian, or Ukrainian, or any other nationality other than Americans.

"I once had a stalker or should I say he onced stalked me. I once licked a thigh, isn't it good? Knowing June Wood" The Beatles - Knowing June Wood

As you were my Norwegian friends, as you bloody were;)

Aug-25-17  Appaz: <tipsy> boils over now and then, usually triggered by some confronting posts from the usual suspects up front.
Aug-28-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Appaz: <tipsy> boils over now and then, usually triggered by some confronting posts from the usual suspects up front>

Well this time he's just hit the home run of posts! His forum is now "a crime scene" which he was forced to close on the advice of the Michigan State police LOL. Doctors lost his marbles.

Dec-12-17  Paint My Dragon: Hammer on AlphaZero: "I just use them [chess engines]. I don't really know how they're made. Kind of like how I eat sausages".
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  tpstar: These Jon Ludvig Hammer games demonstrate MATE:

1) J L Hammer vs B Arvola, 2006 White to Play

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2) A Wiwe vs J L Hammer, 2007 Black to Play

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3) J L Hammer vs E Forsaa, 2006 White to Play

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4) S Cordes vs J L Hammer, 2005 Black to Play

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5) J L Hammer vs R S Jones, 2008 White to Play

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<gmhammer> Jeg er veldig glad for at du har det bra der, men vær så snill å komme tilbake hit. Som sjakkprofesjonell kan du Moderate spillersiden din, men du ser det som passende å nyte tiden din her. Beste hilsener. =)

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  alexmagnus: <Kind of like how I eat sausages>

He who eats sausages and respects the law should never see how either is made.

Feb-14-18  zborris8: <<Kind of like how I eat sausages>

He who eats sausages and respects the law should never see how either is made.> The 16ounce, not the 12 ounce:

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  Penguincw: Happy belated birthday to Jon Ludvig Hammer.

2nd best Norweigan player born in 1990. ;)

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  Diademas: Hammer wins the Norwegian Championship with 7.5/9.
Jul-29-18  SimonWebbsTiger: Hammer won this year's XtraCon Open, Denmark, which finished today. He tied 8½/10 with Andreikin but had the better tie break.
Jul-31-18  alfamikewhiskey: July '18: Reappearing among the World's top 100. Well done. Jumped 59 "slots" in less than a month.
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  Tabanus: Draw vs Caruana 5 days ago, not bad.

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