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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.

Room prices:

  • 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.


Konventum Helsingør
Gl. Hellebækvej 70
3000 Helsingør

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Single room:
Incl. breakfast: 690 DKK
Incl. full board: 999 DKK

Double room:
Incl. breakfast: 910 DKK
Incl. full board: 1540 DKK

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IO Lars Bech Hansen
+ 45 27 57 63 58

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