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🏆 Xtracon Chess Open (2017)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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. ... [more]

Player: Borge Waaktaar Svanholm

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Svanholm vs Jung Min Seo  0-1482017Xtracon Chess OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
2. Hanno Von Knobloch vs B Svanholm  0-1582017Xtracon Chess OpenC13 French
3. B Svanholm vs Gunnar Lund  0-1282017Xtracon Chess OpenA10 English
4. Ariza Hina vs B Svanholm  0-1502017Xtracon Chess OpenC14 French, Classical
5. B Svanholm vs D Quinn  ½-½502017Xtracon Chess OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. Stefan Hakansson vs B Svanholm  1-0392017Xtracon Chess OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. B Svanholm vs T Dittrich  ½-½312017Xtracon Chess OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
8. A Schmied vs B Svanholm  0-1562017Xtracon Chess OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
9. B Svanholm vs T Carnstam  ½-½212017Xtracon Chess OpenE17 Queen's Indian
10. L Henningsen vs B Svanholm  0-1362017Xtracon Chess OpenC14 French, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-28-17  diagonal: Good overview of this tournament series (former Politiken Cup): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xtrac...
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.)

http://chess-results.com/tnr293258....

Jul-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 10 Morten Rasmussen slips sent. There are three of them..
Jul-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
http://www.malmoschack.com/jobava-g...

So with sunglasses winning at Leon (Rapid) 2017: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/we...

Jul-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to http://www.xtraconchessopen.dk/inde....
Aug-01-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: hey, Nigel Short went +6 here and finished just a half point out of first place. Well done!
Sep-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Tabanus: I updated the standings table for those with 7 points or more according to http://www.xtraconchessopen.dk/inde....>

Give that man a cookie! He deserves it.

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