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🏆 Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Vugar Gashimov, Alexander Moiseenko, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Mikhail Gurevich, Vladimir Epishin, Bartosz Socko, Bartlomiej Macieja, Nick de Firmian, Simen Agdestein, Victor Mikhalevski, Vladimir Burmakin, Michail Brodsky, Kjetil A Lie, Antoaneta Stefanova, Srinath Narayanan, Edward Porper, David S Markosian, Benjamin Arvola Notkevich, Espen Lie, Diego Suarez Pousa, Gediminas Sarakauskas, Nicolai Getz, Joanna Dworakowska, Venkatachalam Saravanan, Heikki Westerinen, Joachim Thomassen, Erlend Mikalsen, Ornulf A Stubberud, Lukasz Dworakowski, Espen Forsaa, Karsten Larsen, Katarzyna Toma, Johannes Luangtep Kvisla, Peter Flermoen, Alexander Kulago, Pal Nikolaj Royset, Jon Kristian Royset, Even Thingstad, Hans Olav Lahlum, Anders Gjerdrum Hagen, Gunnar Berg Hanssen, Torben Soraas, Lars Andreassen, Trond Romsdal, Zivile Sarakauskiene, Sondre Waage Tofte, Tobias Pettersson, Fredrik Aunan Lindsoe, Frode Bull Jaeger, Matts Unander, Espen Haugstad, Leif Andreassen, Oyvind Pedersen, Simon Pind Jessen, Brede Hagen, Henrik Carlsen, Anders Thingstad, Sigmund Reppen, Sverre Johan Karlsen, Svein Harald Johnsen, Aksel Brasoy, Oystein Aagedal Skage, Jon Fredrik Baekhol Asvang, Ingar Edvardsen, Frank Remman, Rune Vik-Hansen, Line Jin Jorgensen, Paul Johan Jensen, Cristina Filgueira Fernandez, Daniel Adolfsson, Robert Bergersen, Alf Goran Jakobsen, Maria Pitz Jacobsen, Elise Forsa, Ida Lahlum, Odd Kjetil Selnes, Leif Norholm Jensen, Eirik Norbakken, Runar Torkilseng, Gjoran Jakobsen, Erik Degerstedt, Frank Eggerud, Tore Narvoy, Oivind Jakobsen, Johnny Karl Pedersen, Anders Nordli Samuelsen, Ingrid Oen Carlsen, Cecylia Goslawska, Vegard Stensen, Tormod Thingstad, Frank Prohl, Paul Ivar Johansen, Roy Brokvam, Rune Madsen, Malin Floer, Kjell Johannessen, Roald Storslett, Bartosz Goslawski

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 400  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Hagen vs Carlsen ½-½362007Arctic Chess ChallengeB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
2. Brodsky vs I Edvardsen  1-0272007Arctic Chess ChallengeA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
3. F Lindsoe vs M Gurevich  0-1212007Arctic Chess ChallengeD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. F Remman vs Epishin  0-1342007Arctic Chess ChallengeA60 Benoni Defense
5. R Bergersen vs K Lie  0-1292007Arctic Chess ChallengeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Mikhalevski vs A Brasoy  1-0272007Arctic Chess ChallengeA90 Dutch
7. S Agdestein vs R Vik-Hansen  1-0252007Arctic Chess ChallengeE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. C Filgueira Fernandez vs V Burmakin  0-1432007Arctic Chess ChallengeB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. A Moiseenko vs A G Hagen  1-0402007Arctic Chess ChallengeE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. de Firmian vs E Thingstad 0-1482007Arctic Chess ChallengeB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. B Arvola Notkevich vs V Gashimov 0-1332007Arctic Chess ChallengeB56 Sicilian
12. Westerinen vs E Degerstedt  1-0362007Arctic Chess ChallengeB40 Sicilian
13. B Socko vs E Haugstad  1-0362007Arctic Chess ChallengeC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. A Stefanova vs P Jensen  1-0352007Arctic Chess ChallengeA80 Dutch
15. O Skage vs Macieja  0-1162007Arctic Chess ChallengeB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. D Markosian vs S Johnsen  1-0292007Arctic Chess ChallengeA13 English
17. L Andreassen vs O Selnes  1-0272007Arctic Chess ChallengeA80 Dutch
18. A Thingstad vs V Saravanan  0-1462007Arctic Chess ChallengeE92 King's Indian
19. E Mikalsen vs T Romsdal  0-1212007Arctic Chess ChallengeB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. J L Hammer vs M P Jacobsen  1-0432007Arctic Chess ChallengeC55 Two Knights Defense
21. P N Royset vs F Eggerud  1-0372007Arctic Chess ChallengeC11 French
22. T Narvoy vs G B Hanssen  0-1272007Arctic Chess ChallengeE10 Queen's Pawn Game
23. K Toma vs R Torkilseng  1-0722007Arctic Chess ChallengeC13 French
24. Sarakauskas vs D Adolfsson  1-0282007Arctic Chess ChallengeE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. R Brokvam vs J Royset  0-1222007Arctic Chess ChallengeA56 Benoni Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-13-07  Karpova: Congratulations to Moiseenko for winning with 7.5 points! Magnus, Gashimov and Lie follow with 7 points.

<Tabanus>, did you enjoy the tournament?

Aug-13-07  dabearsrock1010: magnus has to lose some rating points after this.
Aug-13-07  EeEk: He lost 0,2 rating points.
Aug-13-07  percyblakeney: Ratings are not to be too trusted here, for example Gunnar Berg Hanssen is 2242 but given as 2481 in all but one of his games. Karsten Larsen is given as 2580 except in the first round, where his actual 2325 rating is given. deFirmian isn't 2637 but 2540, and so on.
Aug-13-07  pawnofdoom: Those ratings in the viewable games are not their current ratings, but their highest achieved ratings, I think
Aug-13-07  percyblakeney: <Those ratings in the viewable games are not their current ratings, but their highest achieved ratings, I think>

It seems to be that way in some cases. That is strange in itself since what matters is the rating now, and sometimes the numbers are hard to comprehend, as in A Stefanova vs G Berg Hanssen, 2007

Stefanova (current rating 2481, higest rating 2560), is given as 2520, and Hanssen (current rating 2242, highest rating 2489), is given as 2481...

Aug-13-07  laskereshevsky: not the life's best tournament x the GM Nick DeFirmian....
Aug-14-07  nhat8121: he loses rating points by winning 4 games and tied 3?
Aug-14-07  Karpova: <nhat8121>
whom are you talking about - Carlsen?
Carlsen won 5 games and drew 4 (not all games are in the database) http://www.arcticchess.org/engindex...
Aug-14-07  lazerus: Why is this tourney called the artic chess challenge?
Aug-14-07  Calli: Well, its being held here: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Troms...

What else could you call it? ;->

Aug-14-07  lazerus: Thanks for the link Calli, cleared up any room for confusion
Aug-16-07  nhat8121: So, Carlsen loses points in this tourney?
Aug-17-07  contra: "Attic chess challenge" would have been better in my opinion.
Aug-19-07  EeEk: Magnus lost 0,2 points.
Aug-19-07  pawnofdoom: Has anyone seen Moiseenko's games? He got white int he first 3, then black 4 times in a row for the next games, and ended the tournament with 2 whites. Weird
Aug-19-07  nescio: <pawnofdoom> In fact Moiseenko had a remarkable normal schedule: White in rounds 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, Black in rounds 2, 4, 6, and 8.
Aug-20-07  pawnofdoom: Oops, i read off the crosstable games, and assumed they were in the order of the rounds, and in the order Moiseenko's games were displayed, they did show him with so many consecutive colors, but <nescio> is right
Dec-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: I am surprised that the Scandinavian Defence was not played in a tournament named after the Arctic!

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