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Kristiansund wrap up

September 2, 2010

All good things must come to an end, even though there are some experiences you would like to last forever, or at least a couple of more days. Shortly told: Kristiansund was a blast! Some say that a chess player’s impression of a tournament depends a lot on the result achieved. Usually that is true – but you can look at it the other way too: The tournament was so well-organized and executed, which led to optimal conditions for me to do well 🙂 I’ll take this opportunity to congratulate Kristiansund Sjakklubb and Arctic Securities on a great event!

My goal in the tournament was to make some upsets and put my very famous opponents under pressure. I feel pretty certain I succeeded! Rapid is a lot of fun, and when playing in this esteemed company, you’re playing without too much pressure – which in turn makes you experiment a bit, and take on f7 against Judit, only to start thinking after she plays Qd7 🙂

My next rapid tournament is the exclusive Le Trophée CCAS in Cap d’Agde, with stars like Ivanchuk, Nakamura, Karpov and J. Polgar, to mention a few. Hopefully I’ll build on the experience I had in Kristiansund to do even better in France!

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  1. Gegga permalink
    September 3, 2010 12:08

    Well played, Jon Ludvig! A pity that you didn’t find the winning move against Magnus in your first game, but at least you won the second one! Also, you could have scored better against Anand with a bit more luck.

    Great seeing you play against these big names in Norway!

    All the best for the future.

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