Sadler Wins Oslo Chess International

Sadler Wins Oslo Chess International

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 9, 2011, 1:05 PM |
11 | Chess Event Coverage

The semi-retired English GM, and former British Champion Matthew Sadler proved he's still a force to be reckoned with by winning the 2011 Oslo Chess International.

Sadler won the 9-round Swiss event with an excellent score of 8/9, 1½ points ahead of the field.

It was a shame for the chess world that Sadler abandoned professional chess for a successful career in IT.  Perhaps he will grace the chessboards on a more regular basis after this result...

Matthew Sadler (centre) with 2nd placed Sipke Ernst (right)
and 3rd placed Jon Ludvig Hammer (left)

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The top finishers in Oslo:


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Matthew D Sadler ENG 2625 8.0
2 Sipke Ernst NED 2581 6.5
3 Jon Ludvig Hammer NOR 2601 6.0
4 Frode Elsness NOR 2491 6.0
5 Victor Mikhalevski ISR 2542 6.0
6 Sergei Tiviakov NED 2647 6.0
7 Eduardas Rozentalis LTU 2575 6.0
8 Vladimir Burmakin RUS 2588 6.0
9 Nazi Paikidze GEO 2412 6.0
10 Sergey Volkov RUS 2614 5.5
11 Danny Raznikov ISR 2433 5.5
12 Geir Sune Tallaksen Østmoe NOR 2443 5.5
13 Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal NOR 2447 5.5
14 Nino Batsiashvili GEO 2413 5.5
15 Rune Djurhuus NOR 2458 5.5

 

 

 

 

 

Picture by Eirik T Gullaksen at the official website.

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