Leiden Tournament 2011 - UPDATED

Leiden Tournament 2011 - UPDATED

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 7, 2011, 11:47 AM |
17 | Chess Event Coverage

leidenchess_logo.jpgThe Leiden Tournament will run from 7 - 17 July in the ancient university city of Leiden in the Netherlands.

The A Group is a nine-round Swiss competition with more than 100 players competing, and top seed Nikolić Predrag from Bosnia is back to defend the title he won last year.

Games will be played at a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then a further 30 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 30 seconds from the start.

The first round is on 8 July, and there is one rest day on 13 July.  Games start at 19:00 local time on weekdays, and 13:00 on weekends, except the final round on 17 July which starts at 11:00.

The top rated entrants are:


 Name  Nat Elo
1  GM Nikolic, Predrag  BIH 2629
2  GM Howell, David WL  ENG
2625
3
 GM Tiviakov, Sergei  NED 2623
4  GM Van Den Doel, Erik  NED 2574
5  GM Polak, Tomas  CZE
2540
6  GM Hasangatin, Ramil  RUS 2515
7  GM Grigorov, Grigor  BUL 2501
8  IM Spirin, Oleg  RUS 2491
9  GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J.  IND 2470
10  IM Llaneza Vega, Marcos  ESP 2465
11  GM Van Der Wiel, John TH  NED 2451
12  IM Pena Gomez, Manuel  ESP 2420
13  IM Slingerland, Fred  NED 2390
14  IM Chytilek, Roman  CZE 2381
15  Van Dongen, Cor  NED 2381
16  FM Van Wessel, Rudy  NED 2371
17  FM Erwich, Frank  NED 2360
18  FM Ducarmon, Quentin  NED 2352
19  IM Vishnu Prasanna. V  IND 2340
20  GM Shalnev, Nikolai  GER 2338

 

This evening (7 July) in the Netherlands, the official opening takes place with a special rapid match between 17 year-old Anish Giri and the great former world #3 Jan Timman.  The match is currently underway, with live games being broadcast here.  Anish Giri won the first game.

 

UPDATE: Jan Timman won game 2 to level the mini-match at 1-1.

 

More information at the official website.

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