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GM Hammer wins EnterCard Scandinavian Masters to qualify for Norway Chess 2015

Jon Ludvig Hammer

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer

The EnterCard Scandinavian Masters took place from 10-15th May, 2015, in Oslo, the capital and largest city in Norway.

The event was a 6-player round-robin tournament with the average FIDE rating of 2627.

The participants played 5 rounds in a classical format with 2 points for a win and 1 points for a draw, followed by 5 rounds rapid chess with 1 point for a win and 1/2 point for a draw.

GM Jon Ludvig Hammer emerged a clear winner with 12/15 points, leaving the runner-up GM Laurent Fressinet one point behind.

Hammer took the first prize in the amount of 50,000 NOK (approximately 6,000 €) and qualified for the 2015 edition of Norway Chess Super Tournament, taking place in June.

The youngest participant IM Aryan Tari took clear third place with 6,5 points.

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Final standings:

1. GM Jon Ludvig Hammer NOR (2665) – 12/15
2. GM Laurent Fressinet FRA (2712) – 11/15
3. IM Aryan Tari NOR (2520) – 7,5/15
4. GM Nils Grandelius SWE (2623) – 6,5/15
5. GM Curt Hansen NOR (2621) – 4,5/15
6. GM Simen Agdestein NOR (2620) – 3,5/15

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