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🏆 Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Jon Ludvig Hammer, Ray Robson, Igor Khenkin, Bartosz Socko, Vadim Malakhatko, Emanuel Berg, Yuri Drozdovskij, Julian Radulski, Sarunas Sulskis, Frode Urkedal, Allan Stig Rasmussen, Matthew J Turner, Marijan Petrov, Luca Shytaj, Monika Socko, Arkadiusz Leniart, Torbjorn Ringdal Hansen, Daniel Fernandez, Benjamin Arvola Notkevich, Amon Simutowe, Fabio Bruno, Kalle Kiik, Nikolaj Mikkelsen, Aleksandar H Wohl, Luis Javier Bernal Moro, Nicolai Getz, Natalia Zdebskaja, Heikki Westerinen, Joachim Thomassen, Kjetil Stokke, Gerard Welling, Harald Groetz, Lasse Ostebo Lovik, Bjorn Tiller, Erlend Mikalsen, Anna Zozulia, Vegar Koi Gandrud, Gerrit Prakken, Peter S Poobalasingam, Espen Forsaa, Peter Vass, Johannes Luangtep Kvisla, Peter Flermoen, Michael Fernandez, Pal Royset, Kari Tikkanen, Kaj Engstrom, Donaldo Paiva, Marija Petrovic, Even Thingstad, Anders Gjerdrum Hagen, Katrine Tjolsen, Silje Bjerke, Jon Kristian Haarr, Gunnar Berg Hanssen, Torben Soraas, Timo Porrasmaa, Elias Demac, Jeroen van den Bersselaar, Mikael Rolvag, Sondre Waage Tofte, Miguel Angel Gabaldon Gomez, Daniel Ceballos Hornero, Tobias Pettersson, Kristoffer Madland, Mosab Gator, Juan Carlos Fernandez Fernandez, Magnus Eriksen, Frode Bull Jaeger, Pal Andreas Hansen, Melissa Greeff, Henning Kjoita, Dieter Amberger, Havard M Skagseth, Arnold Andreassen, Marianne Wold Haug, Sverre Johan Karlsen, Torgeir Kjoita, Harald Mikalsen, Oystein Aagedal Skage, Daniel Maiorov, Gregor Taube, Ole Meyer, Enzo Pieri, Asbjorn Ottesen Steinskog, Lawrence Kagambi, Birk Rolvag, Timo Akkanen, Jeandre Du Randt, Alf Goran Jakobsen, Rune Handberg, Elise Forsa, Eric de Winter, Ole Jakob Hegelund, Erik Degerstedt, Hans Henry Jacobsen, Brian A Smith, Dericka Figaro, Anita Bratbak, Ewald Haslinger plus 20 more players.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Robson vs G B Hanssen 1-0282009Arctic Chess ChallengeC11 French
2. Robson vs M Socko  ½-½402009Arctic Chess ChallengeB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
3. Robson vs V Malakhatko 1-0412009Arctic Chess ChallengeB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. Robson vs F Urkedal 1-0342009Arctic Chess ChallengeB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. K Stokke vs Robson  ½-½262009Arctic Chess ChallengeE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. E Berg vs Robson ½-½742009Arctic Chess ChallengeB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. M W Haug vs Robson 0-1312009Arctic Chess ChallengeB83 Sicilian
8. M Petrov vs Robson  ½-½532009Arctic Chess ChallengeC11 French
9. A S Rasmussen vs Robson 0-1432009Arctic Chess ChallengeE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. F Jaeger vs B Socko  ½-½272009Arctic Chess ChallengeA65 Benoni, 6.e4
11. Khenkin vs J C Fernandez Fernandez  1-0362009Arctic Chess ChallengeD85 Grunfeld
12. E Demac vs Y Drozdovskij  0-1362009Arctic Chess ChallengeA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. E Berg vs A Andreassen 1-0262009Arctic Chess ChallengeB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. E Thingstad vs J L Hammer 0-1352009Arctic Chess ChallengeD85 Grunfeld
15. V Malakhatko vs D Amberger  1-0382009Arctic Chess ChallengeD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. P A Hansen vs S Sulskis  0-1672009Arctic Chess ChallengeD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. J Radulski vs P Flermoen  1-0422009Arctic Chess ChallengeC48 Four Knights
18. K Madland vs A S Rasmussen  0-1562009Arctic Chess ChallengeB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. M J Turner vs S Karlsen  1-0262009Arctic Chess ChallengeA20 English
20. O Skage vs M Petrovic  0-1332009Arctic Chess ChallengeB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. K Kiik vs E Mikalsen  1-0282009Arctic Chess ChallengeB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. O Meyer vs F Bruno  0-1312009Arctic Chess ChallengeB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. L Shytaj vs D Maiorov  1-0202009Arctic Chess ChallengeB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. B Rolvag vs M Socko 0-1292009Arctic Chess ChallengeA07 King's Indian Attack
25. L J Bernal Moro vs T Akkanen  1-0442009Arctic Chess ChallengeA09 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member The Arctic Chess Challenge took place in Tromso (Norwway) 1st-9th August 2009. Monika Socko took first place on tie-break from Ray Robson, Marijan Petrov and Emanuel Berg after all four finished on 7/9.

Official site:

Aug-16-09  siamesedream: Wow! Just on time!

Congratulations to Monika!

Aug-16-09  ketchuplover: I enjoy predicting the past :) I get almost one half right!
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Tks ceegee. Better late than never!
Aug-16-09  slomarko: this is surely the biggest tournament win by a female player in recent times.
Aug-16-09  siamesedream: <this is surely the biggest tournament win by a female player in recent times.>

Yes. And I can proudly say she's my countrywoman!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: I was there to watch!

The Norwegian juniors inspired by Carlsen made upsets, and Robson's play was a dream. Congrats to Monica.

Aug-21-09  siamesedream: Interview with Monika So├Žko:

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