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Copenhagen Chess Festival t-shirt
af Dorte Hansen 14/4-2017
Now you can order and buy a Copenhagen Chess Festival t-shirt via the online payment.
The price is 125 DKK.
We also have t-shirts from earlier years for sale at the tournament office. The price is 50 DKK.
Go to online order and payment
GM Nigel Short in Xtracon Chess Open this summer
af Tom Skovgaard 2/4-2017
It is with great pleasure we welcome world class player and former World Championship challenger GM Nigel Short in Xtracon Chess Open this summer! Becoming a Grandmaster at the age of 19, being in the world top 3 at the age of 23, and playing a World Championship match against Garry Kasparov in 1993 at the age of 28, Nigel Short has been a top chess name ever since he was young.
On his way to the World Championship match, Nigel Short defeated great chess players in matches, including Boris Gelfand, Jan Timman, and Anatoly Karpov! Short has also played on the national English team in many Chess Olympiads, and has won a number of tournaments in his chess career. And recently, in Gibraltar, January this year, Short scored a fine victory against world number 2, GM Fabiano Caruana!
Besides playing chess, Nigel Short is also a chess columnist and a chess trainer, and he has been actively involved in chess politics over the latest years. You can read an interview with Nigel Short, done right after his recent victory ahead of his younger colleagues in the British Knockout Championship 2016, at the ChessBase site here: http://en.chessbase.com/post/interview-with-celebrity-oldie-nigel-short.
In Xtracon Chess Open, we will also have the pleasure of following Nigel Short in the commentator room, where he daily, after he has finished his game, will join the Danish top commentator FM Per Andreasen. So we will be looking forward to much entertainment from the Englist top name on the board as well as off the board in this years Xtracon Chess Open!
GM Baadur Jobava in Xtracon Chess Open 2017
af Tom Skovgaard 10/3-2017
At the top spot of this years Xtracon Chess Open, we find one of the worlds most creative and interesting Grandmasters from the Top 100 – the Georgian Grandmaster Baadur Jobava! In the Chess Olympics 2016, Jobava won the gold medal for the highest score on the top board, with 8 out of 10 and a performance rating over 2900, ahead of several absolute top players, including world champion Magnus Carlsen.
33 year old Jobava, rated 2701 on FIDE’s March list, has won the Georgian championship 3 times, and Jobava has a long list of top results in strong international events after he became a Grandmaster in 2001. Jobava has earlier played one event in Denmark when he won the 2. Samba Cup in 2005 in Skanderborg, ahead of, among others, Ivanchuk, 14 year old Magnus Carlsen, and the Danish Grandmaster Curt Hansen.
The position is from the game Jobava-Ponomariov from the chess Olympics 2016 – one of the best and most noticed games of 2016. Jobava has just played 17. Bh6!! with a winning attack! The game continued 17. Bh6 gxh6 18. Qxh6 Rxc3 19. Qg5+ Kf8 20. Qxf6 Rxd3 21. cxd3 1-0.
We are looking forward to follow Baadur Jobava in his first Xtracon Chess Open this summer!
More than 100 players registered with 5 months to go
af Tom Skovgaard 27/2-2017
This weekend, with aproximately 5 months to the start of the first round of Xtracon Chess Open 2017, participant number 100 registered for the tournament! This indicates a good prognosis to gather at least the same number of participants in 2017, as last years close to 400 participants.
And, as always, a number of internationally recognized chess names heads the field, as can be seen in the Top-10 shown in the picture. In the near future we will present some of these international chess players on this page.
Book your room online
af Tom Skovgaard 4/2-2017
You can now book your room at Konventum (the playing site) online for the Xracon Chess Open tournament in July 2017 in Elsinore. Follow the link below to book. The link can also be found in the column to the right.
- Single Room B&B DKK 690,- per night
- Single Room FullBoard DKK 999,- per night
- Double Room B&B DKK DKK 910,- per night
- Double Room Fullboard DKK 1540,- per night
Link to Online booking (language selection at the upper right corner)
Xtracon Chess Open 2017
af Tom Skovgaard 26/9-2016
You can now register for Xtracon Chess Open 2017 which will be played from Saturday 22, July to Sunday 30, July, 2017 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 2017, 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 2017, 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, 2017. The tournament is organised by the Copenhagen Chess Federation.