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Gausdal Classics 2008

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Gausdal Classics 2008 will be in Thon Hotel Gausdal, formerly Gausdal Høifjellshotell, in Norway. It will be a 9 rounds round robin event with time control 40 moves in 2 hours, 20 moves in 1 hour and ½ hour for the rest.

The number one seeded will be the top Greek GM Vasilios Kotronias. He will have strong opposition by GM Bartlomiej Macieja and GM Gregory Kaidanov. India will have strong chances as well, with two of the fastest progresing GMs – G.N. Gopal and Chanda Sandipan. The local top player GM Kjetil A. Lie will seek a good performance together with his countrymate IM Øystein Hole. GM Vyacheslav Ikonikov will come with solid experience, while IM Irina Krush and Erik Moscow will be seeking norms (GM-norm us at 5½ points, IM-norm 3½ points).

The GM A top prize is 1300 eur, and prizes will be given to the top players in each group including cash and trolls (last year Magnus Carlsen himself won the troll)

Gausdal Classics GM A

1. GM Vasilios KOTRONIAS GRE 2628

2. GM Bartlomiej MACIEJA POL 2617

3. GM Gregory KAIDANOV USA 2604

4. GM Chanda SANDIPAN IND 2593

5. GM Vyacheslav IKONNIKOV RUS 2564

6. GM Kjetil A. LIE NOR 2556

7. GM Geetha Narayanan GOPAL IND 2528

8. IM Irina KRUSH USA 2473

9. IM Øystein HOLE NOR 2387

10. Eric MOSKOW USA 2223

Schedule

8 April 17.00-18.00 Registration and Round 1

9 April 14.00-21.00 Round 2

10 April 14.00-21.00 Round 3

11 April 14.00-21.00 Round 4

12 April 14.00-21.00 Round 5

13 April 14.00-21.00 Round 6

14 April 14.00-21.00 Round 7

15 April 14.00-21.00 Round 8

16 April 09.00-16.00 Round 9

Chessdom.com will be official media partner of Gausdal Classics 2008. We will be closely collaborating with our good friends Eirik T. Gullaksen from Bergensjakk and the organizer Mr. Hans Olav Lahlum.

Parallel to the A tournament there will be a Gausdal Classics B and ELO events. The total number of players signed up until March 8 in both events exceeded 100. The GM B minimum is 2150 ELO, while the ELO event is minimum 1900 ELO. Both events will be 9 round swiss tournaments.

Gausdal Classics GM B

1. GM Felix LEVIN GER 2563

2. GM Arkadij ROTSTEIN GER 2548

3. GM Aloyzas KVEINYS LIT 2521

4. GM Mihail SALTAEV UZB 2502

5. IM Andras FLUMBORT HUN 2499

6. IM Stefan BROMBERGER GER 2493

7. GM Ralf ÅKESSON SWE 2470

8. GM Rune DJURHUUS NOR 2452

9. IM Mathias WOMACKA GER 2445

10. IM Thomas ROUSSEL-ROOZMON CAN 2442

11. IM Sundararjan KIDAMBI IND 2442

12. IM Bengt LINDBERG SWE 2439

13. IM Espen LIE NOR 2428

14. IM Arun PRASAD IND 2423

15. IM Sam E. COLLINS IRL 2394

16. IM Marcel PEEK NED 2386

17. IM John COX ENG 2375

18. FM Kjetil Stokke NOR 2372

19. IM Gerard WELLING NED 2371

20. GM Heikki WESTERINEN FIN 2362

21. IM Anatoly KREMENITSKY RUS 2354

22. IM Yochanan AFEK ISR 2350

23. WGM Beata KADZIOLKA POL 2326

24. FM Tobias HIRNEISE GER 2324

25. FM Simon SILSETH SWE 2321

26. FM Arkadiusz LENIART POL 2315

27. Mikael NASLUND SWE 2310

28. FM Joachim THOMASSEN NOR 2308

29. FM Nils Ragnar GROTNES NOR 2256

30. Ludo TOLHUIZEN NED 2243

31. FM Per ANDREASEN DEN 2207

32. Per SÖDERBERG SWE 2205

33. Hans GROFFEN NED 2204

34. Pål RØYSET NOR 2204

35. Daniel J. KOVACHEV NOR 2189

36. Håkon BENTSEN NOR 2180

37. Terje ERIKSEN NOR 2170

38. WIM Oksana VOVK DEN 2166

39. Jeroen VAN DEN BERSELAAR NED 2164

40. John QUINN ENG 2164

41. Ove SÆVAREID NOR 2159

42. Per OFSTAD NOR 2155

43. Matts UNANDER SWE 2132

44. Gunnar STRAY NOR 2126

45. Øyvind BENTSEN NOR 2115

46. Sondre Waage TOFTE NOR 2108

47. Pål Andreas HANSEN NOR 2108

48. Frits OBERS NED 2094

49. Lars OLSSON SWE 2088

50. Katrine TJØLSEN NOR 2084

51. Mads ANDERSEN DEN 2049

52. Thomas THOMASSEN NOR 2048

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