Simen Agdestein Winner of Oslo International

Oslo International 2013Norwegian Grandmaster Simen Agdestein won the 3rd Oslo International GM-Group after defeating his compatriot GM Leif E Johannessen in the last round to conclude the event with 7,0/9 points.

Agdestein is in excellent shape this summer, having dominated in Sant Martí Open and Telenor World Cup Blitz, and narrowly missing the title in Dieppe Open.

Evgeny Postny (Israel) and Andrei Istratescu (France) shared the second place with 6,5 points each.

IM Benjamin Bok of the Netherlands made a GM-norm, while WFM Raghavi Nagarajan of India fullfilled her WIM-title by passing 2200 in Elo.

Replay the games with analysis

The Elo-group was won by Norwegian junior Jens Hjorth Kjølberg.

Tournament organizer Hans Olav Lahlum has announced there will be a new edition of Oslo Chess International in 2014, starting Sunday 28 September and ending Sunday 5 October. Playing venue and other details are expected to be the same as this year.

Final standings (GM-Group):
1. GM Simen Agdestein 2595 – 7,0
2-3. GM Evgeny Postny 2628 and GM Andrei Istratescu 2646 – 6,5
4-7. GM Eduardas Rozentalis 2614, GM Leif E Johannessen 2519, IM Benjamin Bok 2520 and GM Maxim Turov 2586 – 6,0
8-13. IM Mads Andersen 2479, GM Eric Hansen 2584, GM Baskaran Adhiban 2567, GM Ilia Smirin 2663, IM Alexander Donchenko 2467 and GM Yuri Solodovnichenko 2577 – 5,5 etc

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Simen Agdestein

Simen Agdestein

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