Jon Ludvig Hammerduring last round at Gjøvik, winning against GM Bartel (2602) of Poland

Press release:

YOUNG NORWEGIAN CHESS SUCCESS AT GJØVIK, NORWAY

18 year old IM Jon Ludvig Hammer from Oslo won the Gjøvik 100th anniversary tournament alone with 7 points from 9, ahead of 10 strong GMs how whom 6 were rated above 2600.

In last round he defeated also Polish GM Bartel with black, and Hammer now becomes Norway’s tenth Grandmaster.

13 year old Nijat Asad Abasov from Azerbajdzhan achieved his fifth(!) IM norm defeating GM Malakhatko in the final round. WIM Nargiz Umudova (19) of Azerbajdzhan got her second WGM norm.

1. IM Hammer (NOR) 7
2. GM Gopal (IND) 6 1/2
3. GM Tiviakov (NED) 6 1/2
4. GM Savchenko (RUS) 6 1/2
5. GM Kulaots (EST) 6 1/2
6. GM Kveinys (LTU) 6 1/2
7. Abasov (AZE) 6 1/2
8. GM Bartel (POL) 6
9. IM Kaplan (ISR) 6
10. FM Sofrigin (RUS) 6
11. Isgandarova (AZE) 6
12.GM Malakhato (BEL) 5 1/2
13. GM de Firmian (USA) 5 1/2
14. GM Mchedlishvili (GEO) 5 1/2
15. IM Gullaksen (NOR) 5 1/2

SEE ALSO: www.gjovikfestival.sjakkweb.no

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