Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:43
IM Twan Burg (Netherlands) and GM Alon Greenfeld (Israel) tied for first place in the 5th Batavia chess tournament in Amsterdam. Despite missing a GM norm by half a point, Burg played an excellent tournament. Top seeded GM Dimitri Reinderman, who was leading after seven rounds, lost his games in the last two rounds.
The 5th Batavia Chess...
Monday, July 23, 2012 15:38
Vassily Ivanchuk won the ACP Golden Classic convincingly, finishing on +4 in the 7-round tournament. Anish Giri was in a class of his own at the Dutch Championship, scoring 6/7. The Women's Championship wasn't won, for a change, by Zhaoqin Peng but by Tea Lanchava. The SPA Open ended in a 2-way tie between IM Robert Hungaski and GM Alon Greenfeld...
Friday, July 20, 2012 9:27
After a bit of a "slow start", no less than four games have suddenly been adjourned at the Golden Classic in Amsterdam. At the Dutch Championship, Anish Giri is in firm lead with 4.5/5 while at the SPA Open there's a three way tie between GM Tejas Bakre, IM Manuel Bosboom and FM Floris van Assendelft.
Golden Classic | PGN
Dutch Ch | PGN...
Sunday, July 15, 2012 22:23
In Amsterdam thee tournaments have begun: the ACP Golden Classic, the Dutch Championships and the SPA Open. So far the online spectators and Dutch chess fans present haven't been disappointed as in lots of nice games have been played in the Dutch capital already.
The front page today of the excellent website
Golden Classic | PGN
Friday, July 13, 2012 16:10
After five days of fast chess in Astana, we return to classical chess at the highest level today with the start of the 40th jubilee edition of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting in Dortmund, Germany. Tomorrow no less than three tournaments take off in the Dutch capital: the Science Park Amsterdam open, the Dutch Championship and the ACP Golden Classic...
Monday, March 05, 2012 10:53
Achim Illner surprised everyone by winning the 4th Batavia tournament with a round to spare. In the 8th round the German FM beat English grandmaster Mark Hebden to reach 6.5/8, one and a half points more than the rest of the field. This was also enough to turn his already secured IM norm into a GM norm.
FM Achim Illner wins the 4th Batavia GM...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:32
They have survived a number of tricky positions, but GMs Sipke Ernst and Mark Hebden are sharing the lead after four rounds at the Batavia Tournament in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Both grandmasters have scored 3/4. In sole third place we find Dutch talent Hugo ten Hertog, who only needs to double his score in the remaining five rounds to clinch...
Monday, November 21, 2011 21:20
In a successful first edition of the Euwe Tournament, Zhaoqin Peng became the winner of group 1, and Robin van Kampen of group 2.
A statue of Max Euwe, by José Fijnhout, stayed in the playing hall during the game | All photos © Euwe Tournament by Nadja Voorham & Bas Beekhuizen
Euwe Tournament | Games in PGN: Group 1 | Group 2 via TWIC...
Monday, November 14, 2011 21:23
The first round of the Euwe Tournament saw three draws today in the games Fridrik Olafsson - Paul van der Sterren, Peng Zhaoqin - Pia Cramling and Monika Socko - Robin van Kampen. The game between Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant and Stuart Conquest had to be postponed as Conquest's airplane didn't take off from London City Airport due to fog.
Monday, November 07, 2011 15:46
On 26 November, it will be thirty years since former Dutch World Champion Dr. Max Euwe passed away. To honour his memory, the first Max Euwe Tournament will be held November 13-20 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Two groups of four will play a double round robin tournament in the "Openbare Bibliotheek" (public library), very close to Amsterdam's...