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Dutch Championship Tournament

Jan Smeets6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Anish Giri6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sipke Ernst5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Erwin L'Ami5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Friso Nijboer5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Loek van Wely5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Wouter Spoelman4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Benjamin Bok3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Dimitri Reinderman2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]
Robin van Kampen2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nijboer vs Van Kampen  1-0472010Dutch ChampionshipC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
2. Smeets vs Spoelman  ½-½442010Dutch ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. B Bok vs D Reinderman 1-0422010Dutch ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
4. Giri vs S Ernst  ½-½552010Dutch ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Van Wely vs L'Ami  ½-½382010Dutch ChampionshipA22 English
6. D Reinderman vs S Ernst 0-1592010Dutch ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
7. Spoelman vs Nijboer  ½-½552010Dutch ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
8. L'Ami vs Giri  ½-½152010Dutch ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
9. B Bok vs Smeets  0-1442010Dutch ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Van Kampen vs Van Wely  ½-½312010Dutch ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
11. Giri vs Van Kampen 1-0502010Dutch ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Nijboer vs B Bok  1-0512010Dutch ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
13. Van Wely vs Spoelman 0-1332010Dutch ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Smeets vs D Reinderman 1-0362010Dutch ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
15. S Ernst vs L'Ami  ½-½312010Dutch ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Spoelman vs Giri 0-1322010Dutch ChampionshipA15 English
17. Smeets vs Nijboer  1-0612010Dutch ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. Van Kampen vs S Ernst  ½-½552010Dutch ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. B Bok vs Van Wely ½-½372010Dutch ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. D Reinderman vs L'Ami  ½-½872010Dutch ChampionshipA28 English
21. Nijboer vs D Reinderman  ½-½162010Dutch ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. Giri vs B Bok 1-0372010Dutch ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. L'Ami vs Van Kampen  1-0552010Dutch ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
24. Van Wely vs Smeets  ½-½292010Dutch ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. S Ernst vs Spoelman  ½-½222010Dutch ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-15-10  achieve: Great work - thanks CG!

No doubt some fascinating games still ahead, and another chance to witness <Giri>'s progress towards the elite GM guild.

SIX rounds to go

Jun-16-10  Marmot PFL: Great start for Smeets. Van Wely on the other hand doesn't seem too interested in chess anymore.
Jun-16-10  achieve: DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP 2010

Pairings and cross-table:

LIVE games:

<Giri> has also won his fifth round game vs Bok, with white pieces, and thus will be sharing the lead with Smeets half way.

I'll post the PGN - hopefully with some analysis- later.

Jun-16-10  Kinghunt: Go Giri!
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  tamar: Mozart beats Bok!
Jun-16-10  Kinghunt: Giri is now in sole first.
Jun-17-10  dakgootje: Quick 15-move draw with black from Giri against Smeets. Safe decision and probably drawish anyway - not the most adventurous but who would've done otherwise?
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  Stonehenge: Van Wely-Giri today.
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  Stonehenge: Following Plachetka vs Velimirovic, 1980
Jun-19-10  achieve: Good endgame by Van Wely against Giri, and if I noticed correctly Smeets looks odds on to win his game vs l'Ami, which means Smeets can move a full point clear from the field with one round left... Smeets/l'Ami still playing though.
Jun-19-10  evlozare: gmjan smeets sensed a win in the game and the tournament as well, so he tried his best to eke out the win. nice performance gmjan smeets!
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  Stonehenge: Congrats to Jan Smeets. Nice variation:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nb8 4.Bf1 1/2

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  whiteshark: <Stonehenge> 3... Nb8 is probably a surprising TN (Opening Explorer) A quick draw seems to be a pragmatical solution. Not. :D
Jun-20-10  Marmot PFL: <1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nb8 4.Bf1 1/2> Why not 4 Nxe5?
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  whiteshark: <Marmot PFL> A typo, it's only 3...Nf6 1/2 Here is the game: R Van Kampen vs J Smeets, 2010
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  Stonehenge: Transmission error methinks.
Jun-20-10  Gryz: Van Wely decided this tournament. He was the only one who beat Giri. With an extra point Giri would have been equal or higher than Smeets.

Supposedly Van Wely's motivation was that "during the last few weeks, he had read a few times too often that Giri is the best Dutch chess player".


Jun-21-10  evlozare: well, after all, giri had the championship of 2010 corus B under his belt while smeets and van wely were among the tailenders in corus A.
Jun-21-10  shintaro go: <evlozare: well, after all, giri had the championship of 2010 corus B under his belt while smeets and van wely were among the tailenders in corus A.> As Giri will be in Corus A 2011.
Jun-22-10  syracrophy: Anish Giri is great! An amazing revelation!

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