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Wednesday, October 09, 2013 15:08
Hit by the financial crisis, Tata Steel was forced to decrease its budget for the annual chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee. The 76th edition will have two Grandmaster groups instead of three with, in both, twelve players instead of fourteen. The other big news is that two rounds will be played outside Wijk aan Zee. Dook van den Boer (Director Tata...
Reinderman & Schut are the new Dutch Champions
Friday, July 12, 2013 11:00
GM Dimitri Reinderman won his first Dutch title on Thursday after beating GM Wouter Spoelman 2-0 in a playoff. Both players had an excellent tournament and finished on 5.5/7. WIM Lisa Schut won the women's section also for the first time, but she did it most convincingly with 6/7 and a 2559 performance. Dimitri Reinderman and Lisa Schut | Photos...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 10:36
Both on 3.5/4, GM Wouter Spoelman and WIM Lisa Schut are the leaders after four rounds at the Dutch Championships in Amsterdam. Spoelman is half a point ahead of Roeland Pruijssers, while rating favourites Ivan Sokolov, Erwin l'Ami and especially Jan Smeets are underperforming thus far. The same goes for the women's section, where WIM Arlette van...
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...
The UvA Universum Sports Centre at Science Park
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...
Amsterdam: four adjournments, Giri on a roll and a fire alarm
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. Events Golden Classic | PGN Dutch Ch | PGN...
The front page today of the excellent website
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 Events Golden Classic | PGN Dutch Ch...
Top chess in Dortmund & Amsterdam
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...
FM Illner wins 4th Batavia with round to spare, scores GM norm
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...
Batavia: Ernst and Hebden share the lead after round 4
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...