GM Henrik Danielsen claims 11th Copenhagen Chess Challenge (CCC)

The 11th Copenhagen Chess Challenge took place from 29th April to 3rd May, 2015, in Ballerup, a Danish town, seat of the Ballerup Municipality, in the Region Hovedstaden.

The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament, organized by Chess Club BMS Skak, in collaboration with the Copenhagen Chess Federation (KSU), the Danish Chess Federation (DSU), the Support Federation of the Danish Chess Federation (DSUS).

Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysis

GM Henrik Danielsen from Iceland and IM Thorsten Michael Haub from Germany shared the first place with 7/9 points but Danielsen prevailed on a superior tie-break score and lifted the trophy.

Haub remained second, but he was happy to score his third and final GM norm.

The third place was shared in a five-way tie by IM Miklos Galyas (Hungary), IM Benjamin Gledura (Hungary), GM Daniel Semcesen (Sweden), IM Bjorn Ahlander (Sweden) and IM Jens Ove Fries (Denmark), after the whole group finished the event with 6.5 points.

The 4 rating prices were won by:
Group 1 (FIDE rating 2251-2400): IM Björn Ahlander, Sweden (2372) 6½
Group 2 (FIDE rating 2101-2250): Nicolai Kvist Brondt Pedersen, Denmark (2146) 5½
Group 3 (FIDE rating 1901-2100): Kjell Håkon Lien, Norway (2054) 5
Group 4 (FIDE rating 1000-1900): Andreas Fossan, Norway (1873) 4

The next edition of  CCC will be on April, 20 – 24, 2016!

You can see the top standings and replay the games below.


Final standings:

1 GM Henrik Danielsen Iceland 2520 7
2 IM Thorsten Michael Haub Germany 2412 7
3 IM Miklos Galyas Hungary 2449
4 IM Benjamin Gledura Hungary 2478
5 GM Daniel Semcesen Sweden 2481
6 IM Björn Ahlander Sweden 2372
7 IM Jens Ove Fries Nielsen Denmark 2458
8 GM Hans Tikkanen Sweden 2535 6
9 IM Aryan Tari Norway 2513 6
10 GM Stellan Brynell Sweden 2433 6
11 IM Andreas Skytte Hagen Denmark 2408 6
12 IM Mikkel Djernæs Antonsen Denmark 2472 6
13 GM Jonny Hector Sweden 2486 6
14 FM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen Norway 2392 6

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