'Experience' beat 'Rising Stars'

'Experience' beat 'Rising Stars'

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 31, 2009, 11:58 AM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

At the NH Tournament in the Netherlands, the 'Experience' team beat the 'Rising Stars' by a score of 27.5-22.5 in an entertaining contest.

The stronger line-up for this year's 'Experience' team finally saw them end a run of three consecutive defeats, which included a real hammering last year.

Peter Heine Nielsen of Denmark recorded the best overall individual score with an impressive 6.5/10.  The best score on the 'Rising Stars' team came from 24 year-old Jan Smeets (pictured) beating favourites Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana.

Smeets' prize for his victory is an invite to the glamorous Amber Blindfold and Rapid Tournament next year.

Nakamura suffered from flu symptoms throughout the tournament (including at one point a nosebleed during a game!) and performed well below par.

Experience 27.5   
Nielsen, Peter Heine 2680 
 6.5/10
Svidler, Peter 2739 
 6.0/10
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir 2553 
 5.5/10
Beliavsky, Alexander 2662 
 5.0/10
Van Wely, Loek 2655 
 4.5/10
Rising Stars 22.5   
Smeets, Jan 2632 
 6.0/10
Caruana, Fabiano 2670 
 5.0/10
Stellwagen, Daniel 2630 
 4.5/10
Hou Yifan 2584 
 3.5/10
Nakamura, Hikaru 2710 
 3.5/10


The official website with more details, including games and photos, can be found here.








More from SonofPearl
Chess.com News Is Changing...

Chess.com News Is Changing...

Beijing To Host 5th 2012/13 Grand Prix

Beijing To Host 5th 2012/13 Grand Prix