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Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal and Espen Lie share first in Norwegian National Tournament 2012

The Norwegian National Tournament 2012 was organized by the Sjakklubben Caissa on 7-14th July in Sandefjord. 437 players competed in one of the 7 Rating or 8 Age Classes.

Elite Class final standings:
1-2. IM Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal 2412 and IM Espen Lie 2422 – 7,0
3. GM Jon Ludvig Hammer 2643 – 6,5
4-5. IM Frode Elsness 2481 and GM Simen Agdestein 2535 – 6,0
6-8. GM Berge Østenstad 2464, IM Øystein Hole 2308 and Benjamin Arvola 2256 – 5,0
9. GM Rune Djurhuus 2414 – 4,5 etc

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Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal and Espen Lie will play a tie-break some time later to determine the Champion. Both players have earned Grandmaster norms.

IM Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal (photo by sjakkhuset.no)

IM Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal (photo by sjakkhuset.no)

Rating classes (7 classes, no age limitation)
Elite: 2350 Rating or higher (playing for the main trophy)
Mester: Rating 2000 or higher
Class 1: Rating 1750-2000
Class 2: Rating 1500-1749
Class 3: Rating 1250-1499
Class 4: Rating 1000-1249
Class 5: Rating 999 or lower

Age Classes (8 classes, the B-class limit rating)
Senior A: Males born 1952 or earlier, women born 1962 or earlier – (Also open to players with a rating below 1500)
Senior B: Males born 1952 or earlier, women born 1962 or earlier and the rating under 1500
Junior: Born 1992 or later (also open to players with a rating below 1500)
Junior B: Born 1992 or later and rating under 1500
Kadett A: Born 1996 or later (also open to players with a rating below 1250)
Kadett B: Born 1996 or later and rating below 1250
Lilliput: Born 1999 or later
Miniputt: Born 2001 or later

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