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Xtracon Chess Open Tournament

Kristen Schmidt6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Baadur 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 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]
Jakob Aabling-Thomsen7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Matthew J Wadsworth7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
* (430 players total; 398 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.

Official site:

 page 1 of 85; games 1-25 of 2,101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Lunde vs Vitiugov 0-1232017Xtracon Chess OpenB40 Sicilian
2. Jobava vs S Rosell  1-0252017Xtracon Chess OpenA05 Reti Opening
3. J Meyer vs Sasikiran  0-1242017Xtracon Chess OpenB53 Sicilian
4. Short vs J Alfven  1-0352017Xtracon Chess OpenA21 English
5. Morten Majlund Nielsen vs Motylev 0-1252017Xtracon Chess OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J L Hammer vs H E Rasmussen  1-0312017Xtracon Chess OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. H B Kyrkjebo vs I Sokolov  0-1382017Xtracon Chess OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Saric vs M F Rasmussen  1-0202017Xtracon Chess OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. J Mehringer vs M Bosiocic  0-1252017Xtracon Chess OpenB20 Sicilian
10. S Agdestein vs Afras Mansoor  1-0602017Xtracon Chess OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. D Maselli vs Vocaturo  0-1522017Xtracon Chess OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Andersen vs A Oland  1-0242017Xtracon Chess OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
13. O Westerlund vs Timman 0-1392017Xtracon Chess OpenE12 Queen's Indian
14. S Martinovic vs R McAndrew  1-0242017Xtracon Chess OpenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
15. F Skjoldager vs Grigoriants  0-1272017Xtracon Chess OpenA22 English
16. S L Narayanan vs Lennert Bex  1-0222017Xtracon Chess OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. G Stern vs Shabalov  0-1342017Xtracon Chess OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. F Urkedal vs Alexander Stuhlmann  1-0392017Xtracon Chess OpenA55 Old Indian, Main line
19. Hassan Kashwan vs Hjartarson  0-1222017Xtracon Chess OpenA48 King's Indian
20. J Schroeder vs A Moller  1-0282017Xtracon Chess OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Edvin Trost vs A Delorme  0-1302017Xtracon Chess OpenC70 Ruy Lopez
22. D Kollars vs C J Nielsen  1-0212017Xtracon Chess OpenC60 Ruy Lopez
23. J H Rasmussen vs T Hillarp Persson  0-1372017Xtracon Chess OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Kvon vs B Undheim  1-0332017Xtracon Chess OpenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
25. Kjetil Myrlid Aasen vs J Hector 0-1342017Xtracon Chess OpenC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-28-17  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup):
Jul-28-17  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.
Jul-29-17  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> !
Jul-31-17  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!
Sep-22-17  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.

Sep-22-17  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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