Superior Nijboer wins in Utrecht

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Last weekend a superior Friso Nijboer grabbed the Open Utrecht Championship title. In the six-round weekender he won his first five, and then drew against his closest rival Leonid Kritz. Photo ?Ǭ© ChessVista

This year, despite the beautiful weather no less than 143 chess players had gathered for the Open Utrecht Championship, held June 6-8 at the National Mind Games Center Den Hommel in Utrecht.

The tournament, sponsored by Adviesbureau Schrijvers and Wout van Veen Advocaten, was won by GM Friso Nijboer who stayed ahead of GMs Ikonnikov, Kritz and Epishin and IMs Pruijssers and Swinkels.

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Between the rounds (moves?) many fled outside, into the beatiful weather

The brothers Lars (l.) and Lennart Ootes

Vladimir Epishin, back to being a regular guest at Dutch weekenders

Board one of the last round: Kritz-Nijboer


All photos ?Ǭ© ChessVista

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