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Thank you and welcome back in 2019
af Jacob Carstensen     29/7-2018

Copenhagen Chess Federation, the organizers, the arbiters, the assistants, and the team behind Copenhagen Chess Festival thank all of you for coming this year, and we are looking forward to seing you again next year, when

 

Xtracon Chess Open is played 20 - 28 of July, 2019, at Konventum.

 

Hammer wins Xtracon Chess Open 2018
af Jacob Carstensen     31/7-2018

Norwegian GM Jon Ludvig Hammer won Xtracon Chess Open 2018 with 8½ points in 10 rounds. He had the better tiebreak than GM Dmitry Andreikin.

Final standings:

  1. GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, Norge - 8½
  2. GM Dmitry Andreikin, Rusland - 8½
  3. GM Rasmus Svane, Tyskland - 8
  4. GM Nils Grandelius, Sverige - 8
  5. GM Marin Bosiocic, Kroatien - 8
  6. GM Allan Stig Rasmussen, Danmark - 8
  7. GM Sune Berg Hansen, Danmark - 8
  8. GM Baadur Jobava, Georgien - 8

Two 2 prizes in each rating category, here only the winners:

  • 2301-2400: Prantik Roy, Indien - 7
  • 2201-2300: Edward Song, USA - 7
  • 2101-2200: Jens Evang Ingebretsen, Norge - 7
  • 2001-2100: Morten Frank Jensen, Danmark - 6½
  • 1901-2000: Afras Mansoor, Norge - 6
  • 1801-1900: Johan Pettersen, Norge - 6
  • 1701-1800: Mathias Lind Schouten, Norge - 5½
  • 1501-1700: Andreas Weber, Tyskland - 5
  •      .. -1500: Sverre Lye, Norge - 4½

Results her.

Not received prizes:  Please send Swift/BIC and IBAN to kasserer@xtraconchessopen.dk

Prizes will be transfered August 13 due to Holiday.

 

Prizes in Xtracon Chess Open
af Jacob Carstensen     29/7-2018

Prizes (in DKK): 
Main Prizes:
1. 20.000,  2. 17.000,  3. 14.000,  4. 11.000,  5. 8.000,  6. 6.000,  7. 4.000,  8.-10. 3.000,
11.-13. 2.000,  14.-20. 1.000,

Rating prizes: 2 prices in each ratinggroups,
1000-1500, 1501-1700, 1701-1800, 1801-1900, 1901-2000, 2001-2100, 2101-2200, 2201-2300,
2301-2400.

1. 3.000, 2. 2.000

All ties for prices will be decided by tiebreak

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 9
af Jacob Carstensen     29/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round:

Winners in round 9 was again two short games:

Hafsteinn Agustsson punished the London System efficiently. Watch game

Vedant Kumar Saravana  delivered a nice mate. Watch game

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. Winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

GM Bosiocic won the blitz
af Jacob Carstensen     28/7-2018

Croatian GM Marin Bosiocic won the Friday evening blitz tournament. In both the semifinal vs. Dennis Jørgensen and the final vs. GM Allan Stig Rasmussen, he won 2-0. In the Wednesday Pair Blitz he won all games, Friday he slipped 1½ points at unimportant moments.

All results

Fotos

 

Sunday - last round at 10:00
af Jacob Carstensen     28/7-2018

Remember the following events on Sunday, July 29th:

  • 10:00: 10th and last round

 

  • 11:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff
  • 16:30: Prize ceremony (in the commentary room)

 

Fagernes Chess International 2019
af Jacob Carstensen     28/7-2018

The dates for Fagernes Chess International 2019 has been published. The tournament will be played at Hotel Scandic Valdres at Fagernes from April 14 to April 21 2019

https://fagerneschess2019.blogspot.com/p/welcome.html

 

T-shirts on sale
af Jacob Carstensen     28/7-2018

At the tournament office, room B10, there is a sale of old editions of t-shirts:

3 for 100 DKK, 1 for 50 DKK

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 8
af Jacob Carstensen     28/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round:

Winners in round 8 was two short games:

Nicolai Kistrup won in 12 moves Watch game

Olav Kallenbach punished an inaccurate played sicilian in 20 moves  Watch game 

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. Winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

3 norms already!
af Lars Bech Hansen     27/7-2018

IM Vincent Keymer, Germany scores a GM-Norm
IM Roy Prantik, India scores a GM-Norm.
Mu Ke, China scores an IM norm.

Norm chances in 9th round:

Andre Nielsen Norge scores an IM-norm with a draw against Shirov
Jens E. Ingebretsen scores an IM-Norm with a draw against Craig Hilby.
Sabina-Francisca Foisor scores an IM-Norm with a draw against Kristan Stuvik Holm.

David Bekker Jensen scores an IM-norm with a draw against Simon Bekker Jensen.

Lars Hinrichs needs a win to score an IM norm.

 

Saturday - Events and Checklist
af Jacob Carstensen     27/7-2018

Remember the following events on Saturday, July 28th:

  • 8:30:   Kids Cup
  • 13:00: Round 9 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 14:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 7
af Jacob Carstensen     27/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round for the greatest game.

The winning game from round 7:

Verner Christensen and Henning Rasmussen - played a interesting game, with a nice winning plan for white in the endame. Watch game 

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. Winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

Kids Cup - Saturday morning
af Jacob Carstensen     27/7-2018

Remember Kids Cup Saturday morning at 8:30 (Registration closes 8:25)

Invitation     Registration

 

 

Friday - Events and Checklist
af Jacob Carstensen     27/7-2018

Remember the following events on Friday, July 27th:

  • 13:00: Round 8 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 14:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff
  • 19:30: Blitz-tournament (registration closed)  - meeting point the atrium next to Øresundssalen/Tournament
  • Invitation   Participants

 

Quality Chess prizes - Happy winners
af Jacob Carstensen     26/7-2018

Some of the happy winners of Quality Chess  - round prizes:

Johan Pettersen, winnner 1st round                             Angelina Fransson, winner 2nd round

Tobias Lindgaard, Mette Dalsgaard Larsen og Nienke Van den Brink

 

 

Press release from The Nordic Chess Federation
af Jacob Carstensen     26/7-2018

Meeting with the FIDE and ECU Presidential candidates at Xtracon Chess Open on Saturday

At the 89th FIDE Congress in Batumi during the Chess Olympiad there will be a Presidential election for both FIDE and for the several continents including Europe.

On Saturday July 28 the three tickets for the FIDE Presidential election will show up in Helsingör for a meeting with the Nordic Chess Federations board where all the Presidents from the Nordic countries are participating. All the Nordic Presidents are coming except from the Finnish President.

The three candidates to be the new President for FIDE are Mr Arkady Dvorkovich, Mr Georgios Makropoulos and Mr Nigel Short. For the European continent there is only one candidate, the present President, Mr Zurab Azmaiparashvili.

The President of the Nordic Chess Federation, Mr Gunnar Björnsson, Iceland, is together with the Tournament Director Mr Lars-Henrik Bech Hansen very pleased to get the candidates to Denmark. It will be separate interviews with all three plus the ECU candidates and their tickets during the day.

Mr Makropoulos comes together with his Deputy President candidate Mr Malcolm Pein, Mr Short comes together with his Treasurer candidate Mr Panu Laine and Mr Dvorkovich sends his Deputy President candidate Mr Bachar Kouatly and his Treasurer candidate Ms Zhu Chen.

Zhu Chen

Bachar Kouatly                                             Zu Chen

Georgios Makropoulos                               Malcolm Pein

 

Nigel Short                                                 Panu Laine

Zurab Azmaiparashvili

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 6
af Jacob Carstensen     26/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round for the greatest game.

The winning game from round 6:

Mette Dalsgaard Larsen and Nienke van den Brink. They putted on a great fight, that ended in a draw. Watch game 

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. Winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

Thursday - Events and Checklist
af Jacob Carstensen     25/7-2018

Remember the following events on Thursday, July 26th:

  • 13:00: Round 7 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 14:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff
  • 20:00: Lecture by GM Jacob Aagaard (in English) - in the commentary room

 

Pair Blitz - Croatian winners
af Thomas Larsen     25/7-2018

The pair blitz-tournament was won convincingly by "SALE", European Champion GM Ivan Saric og GM Marin Bosiocic. They scored 15½ of 16 possible board points.

Prize winners:

1. "SALE": Ivan Saric and Marin Bosiocic
2. Kartofler i halsen: Mads Vestby-Ellingsen and Gunnar Lund
3. KHP & Yandemirov: Julius Chittka and Julian Gula

1st prize group
1. The Bishop Pair: Matthiesen Martin and Janus Christensen
2. knight off: Tobias Ilsoe Jensen and Alexander Jessen

2nd prize group
1. Karpe Diem: Andreas Garberg Tryggestad and Jens Ingebretsen
2. Team FO: Rogvi Mortensen and  Sigurd Justinussen

3rd prize group
1. B. Spassky Chess Club Team no 1: Mikhail Pavlov and Artem Sorokin
2. The Laybacks: Mathias Unneland and Andreas Tenold

Results

Photos

 

Brillancy prices from New In Chess
af Lars Bech Hansen     25/7-2018

 New in Chess    is sponsoring 2 prices for brillancy games in Xtracon Chess Open    each 1 years free subscription to the magazine "New In Chess"! The 2 prices go to the most brillant games played by respectively a player under 2000 (FIDE/ELO rating) and a player with rating 2000 or more.

NOTICE: Games, to be considered for the brillance prices, are to be handed in to the tournament office - the sooner the better.

Additionally, New In Chess will also give a book prize in each of the four age groups in Kids Cup.

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 5
af Jacob Carstensen     25/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round for the greatest game.

The winning game from round 5:

Per Green and Tom O'Gorman. Tom won after a nice mate.  Watch game 

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. Winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

Wednesday - Events and Checklist
af Jacob Carstensen     25/7-2018

Remember the following events on Wednesday, July 25th:

  • 13:00: Round 6 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 14:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff

 

  • 20:00: Pair Blitz - Meeting point: B24 Playing rooms: Øresundssalen, B22 and B24 (Registration is closed)

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 4
af Jacob Carstensen     24/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round for the greatest game.

The winning game from round 4:

Ronan Le Goff and Abyl Kizatbay played a long and entertaining draw  Watch game

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. Winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

Simul with GM Hjartarsson
af Jacob Carstensen     24/7-2018

The Nordic Champion GM Johann Hjartarsson played a simul on 16 boards in Øressundssalen. After 3 hours of play Hjartarsson had won 14 games and played 2 draws.

Games

Fotos

Tom O'Gorman played a draw with GM Hjartarsson

Johan Sigeman secured the second draw of the evening

 

Tuesday - Events and Checklist
af Jacob Carstensen     23/7-2018

Remember the following events on Tuesday, July 24th:

  • 13:00: Round 5 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 14:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff

 

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 3
af Jacob Carstensen     23/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round for great games.

Winners from round 3:

Tobias S Lindgaard showed great winning spirit for 144 moves even thoug the game was eventually drawn. Here is most of the game Watch game

David Nesse used the heavy pieces to pick the queen and creating a mating pattern at the same time Watch game

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. The winners will be contacted during the tournament

 

Monday - Events and Checklist
af Jacob Carstensen     22/7-2018

Remember the following events on Monday, July 23th:

  • 13:00: Round 4 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 14:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff
  • 20:00: Simul with the Nordic Champion GM Johann Hjartarsson - still free places available, Sign up here
  • 20:00: Open Danish Championship in problem solving - few available seats!, Sign up here

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 2
af Jacob Carstensen     22/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round for great games.

Winners from round 2 are another two great upsets:

Angelina Fransson, 2035 who defeated IM Klaus Berg Watch game

Kazim Yilmaz, 1669 played a great fighting game and won against Flemming Skjoldager, 1902 Watch game

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. The winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

Quality Chess prizes - round 1
af Jacob Carstensen     22/7-2018

Quality Chess sponsors 2 prizes each round for great games.

Winners from round 1 were two of the sensations:

Ulrikke Langvik, 1640 for the nice win against Aron Thor Mai, 2119 Watch game

Johan Pettersen, 1858 who defeated FM Viktor Haarmark Nielsen, 2332 Watch game

The prize, on of many great books, from Quality Chess. The winners will be contacted during the tournament.

 

Sunday - Events and Checklist
af Jacob Carstensen     21/7-2018

Remember the following events on Sunday, July 22th:

  • 10:00: Round 2 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 11:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff

 

  • 17:00: Round 3 in Xtracon Chess Open
  • 18:00: Commentary with GM Schandorff

 

T-shirt
af Dorte Hansen     18/7-2018

Why not get a T-shirt from Xtracon Chess Open!?

This years T-shirt (turquoise): 125 DKK

 

Payment
af Lars Bech Hansen     17/7-2018

Pay the entry fee online - or, in cash, at the sign in!

The online payment site is open until the sign in, which takes place at the playing venue Saturday 21nd of July, from 10:45 to 11.30. It is not necessary to turn up for the sign in, if you are marked with a green checkmark for the payment at the participants list!

Find the page for online payment here.

Please note that you can't pay with a credit card at the sign in! The only option is cash (DKK).

Bank information for payment by bank transfer:
IBAN: DK5020005365159604
Swift address:  NDEADKKK

IMPORTANT: WRITE PARTICIPATION NAME(S) BY BANK TRANSFER PAYMENT

 

Dansk Skaksalg
af Jacob Carstensen     16/7-2018

From Wednesday 25 July to the end 29 July Dansk Skaksalg will have their usual shop at Xtracon Chess Open.

The shop will have a lot of different chess litterature including many new titles, new products from Chessbase and wide selection of boards, clocks and more. And furthermore many great offers.

The shop will be in room C13, near the top boards. Looking forward to seeing you.

Opening hours:

25 - 28 July - 10.30 - 17.30

29 July - 09.00 - 12.00

Mette & Mikael Rask

 

 

Quality Chess Prices.
af Lars Bech Hansen     27/5-2018

Every day Quality Chess will sponsor two prices for the greatest fights of the round. This can either be the most beautiful or creative game or it can be awarded for the greatest drama. The prize will be awarded by chief commentator Lars Schandorff and the staff, so if you play a game outside of the live boards that you think deserves this prize, please come to the office and let us know.

      

 

 

Asian Nations Cup clashing with Xtracon Chess Open
af Jacob Carstensen     29/4-2018

We have just received the news, that GM Santosh Gujrathi Vidit has been asked to play in the Asian Nations Cup from 15th - 27th July. He will not be able to play Xtracon Chess Open this year. We hope to welcome him in 2019! We will search for a strong replacement for this years tournament.

 

Ivan Saric European Champion 2018
af Jacob Carstensen     4/4-2018

GM Ivan Šaric European Champion! At the European Championships recently settled in Batumi, Georgia, Šaric won ahead of 301 players. After a great start, he suffered a loss against one of the favourites, GM Wojtaszek. An excellent finish with 3 wins a row secured him the title, with the total of 8½ points in 11 rounds

Šaric is former U-18 European Champion in 2007, and in 2008 he even became U-18 World Champion. Worldwide he is best known for his win against Magnus Carlsen at... the 2014 Tromsø Olympiad. He has some other great tournament wins. Last year he made a nice and solid performance with a 7th place in Xtracon Chess Open.

The European Championship must be considered his career's greatest triumph! Even though the European Championships is missing the very best players, it is still one of the strongest Opens in the World. Ivan will be exciting to follow in the 2019 World Cup. We are looking forward to see him play in Elsinore this summer. He is now considered as one of the huge favourites.

 

Now you can book your room.
af Lars Bech Hansen     17/1-2018

Single room:
Incl. breakfast: 700 DKK
Incl. full board: 1015 DKK

Double room:
Incl. breakfast: 925 DKK
Incl. full board: 1563 DKK

Online booking:

 

IM Nihal Sarin Joins Xtracon Chess Open
af Lars Bech Hansen     25/12-2017

  One of the most talentet young players in the world 13 years old IM Nihal Sarin from India has joined the tournament. read more about him on his one homepage  here. You could allso read about him on Wikipedea.

The picture is used with permission from

 

Xtracon Chess Open 2018
af Lars Bech Hansen     30/10-2017


You can now register for Xtracon Chess Open 2018 which will be played from Saturday 21, July to Sunday 29, July, 2018 at Konventum in Elsinore. You can find the invitation, the registration page, and the payment links through the menus of this page.

In the beginning of 2018, there will be offers for accomodation and booking of rooms at Konventum. And we will, also later, inform about top players participating, and side events etc.

We hope, also in 2018, to have a succesfull tournament with many participants from all over the world, and we are looking forward to welcome all of you to Xtracon Chess Open in July, 2018. The tournament is organised by the Copenhagen Chess Federation.

Location

Konventum Helsingør
Gl. Hellebækvej 70
3000 Helsingør

More information here

Single room:
Incl. breakfast: 700 DKK
Incl. full board: 1015 DKK

Double room:
Incl. breakfast: 925 DKK
Incl. full board: 1563 DKK

Online booking:

 

Online Payment
Pay the entry fee online

Payment

Contact
IO Lars Bech Hansen
+ 45 27 57 63 58
organiser@
xtraconchessopen.dk

Program 2018

Download here