Tiviakov and Popovic winners in Leiden and Amsterdam

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Returning to Leiden and AmsterdamThe chess news has exploded this week with three super tournaments taking place at the same time. We're catching up here and there, and we still owe you a final report about the strong opens in Leiden (won by GM Sergei Tiviakov) and Amsterdam (won by GM Dusan Popovic).

Leiden

The 5th 'LCT' (Leiden Chess Tournament) took place July 8-17 in Leiden, The Netherlands. It was a 9-round Swiss with 140 participants divided over two groups. The total prize fund was 5,500 Euro and the first prize in the A group is 1,750 Euro. The strongest participants were Predrag Nikolic (2629), David Howell (2625) and Sergey Tiviakov (2623).

We left the tournament after five rounds, when English grandmaster David Howell was sharing the lead with GM Deepan Chakkravarthy of India; both scored 4.5/5. Sergey Tiviakov finished his tournament by scoring 4.5 points in his last five games, defeating tournament leader Nikolic in the final round. The Groningen resident finished sole first with 7.5/9.

Tiviakov wins in Leiden

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"In this tournament I showed my best chess in a long time," said a happy Tiviakov afterwards. "This proves again that it's easier to win a tournament than to defend your title," said 2010 winner Nikolic.

Selection of games rounds 6-9



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Leiden Chess Tournament 2011 | Round 9 (Final) Standings (top 30)
Rank Name Score Fed. Rating TPR W-We BH SB
1 GM Tiviakov, Sergei 7.5 NED 2623 2690 +0.84 54.5 45.0
2 GM Nikolic, Predrag 7.0 BIH 2629 2683 +0.69 56.5 42.25
3 GM Howell, David W L 7.0 ENG 2625 2689 +0.84 55.0 41.0
4 GM Van Der Wiel, John T.H. 6.5 NED 2451 2497 +0.76 52.5 36.25
5 GM Polak, Tomas 6.5 CZE 2540 2504 -0.04 52.0 36.0
6 IM Chytilek, Roman 6.5 CZE 2381 2469 +1.15 48.0 31.5
7 FM Van Wessel, Rudy 6.5 NED 2371 2383 +0.28 47.5 32.75
8 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 6.0 IND 2470 2542 +1.04 53.5 33.25
9 GM Van Den Doel, Erik 6.0 NED 2574 2544 -0.14 52.0 31.75
10 WIM Padurariu, Ioana-Smaranda 6.0 ROU 2164 2466 +3.45 48.5 30.5
11 IM Mashinskaya, Iulia 6.0 RUS 2333 2366 +0.62 48.0 30.5
12 GM Hasangatin, Ramil 6.0 RUS 2515 2432 -0.73 48.0 29.75
13 IM Slingerland, Fred 6.0 NED 2390 2330 -0.56 46.0 27.75
14 Pijpers, Arthur 6.0 NED 2296 2394 +1.19 45.0 26.25
15 Meng, Roger 6.0 NED 2282 2314 +0.48 43.5 25.75
16 Van Overdam, Julian 5.5 NED 2215 2348 +1.42 48.5 28.25
17 IM Llaneza Vega, Marcos 5.5 ESP 2465 2315 -1.42 48.0 27.5
18 IM Spirin, Oleg 5.5 RUS 2491 2362 -1.22 47.5 26.75
19 Kirana, Marco 5.5 NED 2150 2344 +2.29 47.0 26.5
20 IM Pena Gomez, Manuel 5.5 ESP 2420 2287 -1.28 47.0 26.0
21 FM Ducarmon, Quinten 5.5 NED 2352 2287 -0.54 46.5 27.25
22 Farrand, Tom 5.5 JCI 2256 2276 +0.41 46.5 25.5
23 IM Vishnu Prasanna. V 5.5 IND 2340 2323 +0.00 46.0 25.5
24 FM Erwich, Frank 5.5 NED 2360 2385 +0.40 45.5 27.5
25 Vistisen, Lars 5.5 DEN 2201 2344 +1.36 45.5 26.25
26 Wilschut, Peter 5.5 NED 2206 2353 +1.65 45.0 23.25
27 FM Wantola, Ivo 5.5 NED 2333 2281 -0.45 44.5 22.75
28 FM Van Ketel, Raoul 5.5 NED 2311 2203 -1.04 43.5 24.75
29 Senlle Caride, Miguel 5.5 ESP 2271 2184 -0.75 37.0 21.75
30 Spaan, Nathanael 5.0 NED 2209 2211 +0.10 45.5 22.5



Amsterdam

The 1st Science Park Chess Tournament took place July 9-17 in the University of Amsterdam Sports Centre at the Science Park in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The tournament was a 9-round Swiss with more than 280 participants divided over four groups. The first prize in the A group was 3,000 Euro. The strongest participants were Dimitri Reinderman (2618), Nikola Sedlak (2580) and Dusan Popovic (2569).


After five rounds the leaders were GMs Nikola Sedlak, Dusan Popovic, B. Adhiban, Joshua Friedel, Aleksandr Lenderman, and IM Roeland Pruijssers. In the final standings almost the same names were sharing first place: Popovic, Pruijssers, Lenderman, Sedlak and Adhiban.

GM Dusan Popovic won the tournament on tie-break. It's good to hear that the Serbian grandmaster is doing all right. Two years ago he made the headlines when he was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. Several fundraising tournaments were organized, including an ICC simul by Magnus Carlsen. In Amsterdam he told Macauley Peterson that, a year after his surgery in Moscow, he's doing well, and was very grateful for the support of the chess community back then.

Dutch IM Pruijssers, a 21-year-old student from Utrecht, scored his third GM norm and only needs to improve his Elo to become the next Dutch GM. Matthew Tan of Amstelveen scored an IM norm.

As ChessVibes editor-in-chief I regret the fact that I couldn't visit this tournament in my home town, due to a holiday in Greece. Luckily the second edition of the tournament has been guaranteed by main sponsor Science Park Amsterdam and the organizers.

Selection of games rounds 5-9



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Science Park Chess Tournament 2011 | Round 9 (Final) Standings (top 30)
Rank Name Score Fed. Rating TPR W-We Mutual BH SB
1 GM Popovic, Dusan 7.0 SRB 2569 2652 +0.95 2.5 55.5 41.75
2 IM Pruijssers, Roeland 7.0 NED 2461 2679 +2.56 1.5 52.0 38.5
3 GM Lenderman, Aleksandr 7.0 USA 2525 2638 +1.38 1.5 50.0 37.0
4 GM Sedlak, Nikola 7.0 SRB 2580 2666 +0.96 1.0 50.5 37.75
5 GM Adhiban, B. 7.0 IND 2542 2636 +1.10 0.5 53.5 39.75
6 FM Tan, Matthew 6.5 NED 2400 2549 +1.82 . 48.0 31.5
7 GM Haslinger, Stewart G 6.0 ENG 2548 2482 -0.59 . 49.5 32.0
8 GM Friedel, Joshua E 6.0 USA 2531 2494 -0.28 . 49.0 29.0
9 FM Van Assendelft, Floris 6.0 NED 2393 2377 -0.06 . 47.5 29.25
10 GM Neverov, Valeriy 6.0 UKR 2500 2469 -0.16 . 46.0 28.5
11 GM Nijboer, Friso 6.0 NED 2546 2456 -0.88 . 45.0 29.25
12 IM Riemersma, Li 6.0 NED 2416 2438 +0.38 . 44.5 27.75
13 GM Horvath, Csaba 5.5 HUN 2517 2507 +0.02 . 52.0 28.5
14 IM Miedema, David 5.5 NED 2399 2402 +0.20 . 47.5 25.5
15 IM Wiersma, Eelke 5.5 NED 2390 2380 +0.06 . 45.0 23.75
16 FM Schoorl, Rob 5.5 NED 2262 2342 +0.90 . 44.0 24.5
17 Van Hengel, Hugo 5.5 NED 2203 2365 +1.89 . 42.5 24.75
18 FM Bezemer, Arno 5.0 NED 2348 2420 +0.86 . 49.0 26.25
19 IM Bosboom, Manuel 5.0 NED 2399 2319 -0.82 . 46.5 23.75
20 FM Klein, David 5.0 NED 2366 2327 -0.43 . 46.5 23.0
21 GM Reinderman, Dimitri 5.0 NED 2618 2386 -2.36 . 46.0 23.0
22 FM Posedaru, Bogdan 5.0 ROU 2354 2362 +0.15 . 45.0 22.5
23 Tan, Jonathan 5.0 NED 2153 2358 +2.30 . 45.0 21.75
24 Lombaers, Peter 5.0 NED 2097 2346 +2.83 . 44.0 23.5
25 FM Kohler, Aran 5.0 NED 2225 2328 +1.18 . 44.0 21.5
26 Ootes, Lars 5.0 NED 2376 2254 -1.37 . 42.5 22.0
27 Visser, Henk Jan 5.0 NED 2225 2342 +1.36 . 41.5 18.0
28 Vroombout, Enrico 5.0 NED 2175 2366 +2.17 . 41.5 17.5
29 Goes, Sten 5.0 NED 2104 2310 +2.42 . 40.5 23.0
30 Mellema, Andries 5.0 NED 2131 2357 +2.59 . 40.5 20.25



Photo report by Lennart Ootes

The tournament was held in the Sports Centre Universum at the Amsterdam Science Park. The playing venue is located 5 km from the Amsterdam city centre.

The tournament was held in the Sports Centre Universum at the Amsterdam Science Park. The playing venue is located 5 km from the Amsterdam city centre.



IM's Yochanan Afek (left) and Manuel Bosboom (standing) together with chess organiser Karel van Delft

IM's Yochanan Afek (left) and Manuel Bosboom (standing) together with chess organiser Karel van Delft



Universum is the Sports Centre of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). It offers 9,500 m2 in many halls with a number of activities, like climbing.

Universum is the Sports Centre of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). It offers 9,500 m2 in many halls with a number of activities, like climbing.



One of the side events of the chess tournament is the Open Dutch Championship Schafeltennis - a mix of table tennis and chess. It was won by FM Rob Bertholee.

One of the side events of the chess tournament is the Open Dutch Championship Schafeltennis - a mix of table tennis and chess. It was won by FM Rob Bertholee.



Second place for GM Robin Swinkels (left), here playing chess with Lody Kulling, who in 2008 played the Verbeterde List-variation in the Najdorf for the very first time.

Second place for GM Robin Swinkels (left), here playing chess with Lody Kuling, who in 2008 played the Verbeterde List-variation in the Najdorf for the very first time.



There were four groups, playing in the air conditioned sports centre. At 17.48 hr only three games in group A were still going on.

There were four groups, playing in the air conditioned sports centre. At 17.48 hr only three games in group A were still going on.



Tournament winner Dusan Popovic (Serbia, 2569). He beated Lenderman and drew with Pruijssers, Sedlak and Adhiban.

Tournament winner Dusan Popovic (Serbia, 2569). He beat Lenderman and drew with Pruijssers, Sedlak and Adhiban.



Shared first: GM Alexandr Lenderman (left, United Stated of America, 2525) and IM Roeland Pruijssers (right, Netherlands, 2461). Lenderman was the only player who managed to defeat Pruijssers. Despite this loss, Pruijssers performed 2679, his third GM-norm.

Shared first: GM Alexandr Lenderman (left, USA, 2525) and IM Roeland Pruijssers (right, Netherlands, 2461). Lenderman was the only player who managed to defeat Pruijssers. Despite this loss, Pruijssers performed at 2679, his third GM norm.



Roeland Pruijssers - Dimitri Reinderman 1-0

Roeland Pruijssers - Dimitri Reinderman 1-0



FM Matthew Tan (22 years old) finished 6th with 6.5/9 with an 2549 performance, scoring his second IM-norm. In the background you see his younger brother Jonathan (17 years old) who scored 5/9 with an 2358 performance.

FM Matthew Tan (22 years old) finished 6th with 6.5/9 with a 2549 performance, scoring his second IM-norm. In the background you see his younger brother Jonathan (17 years old) who scored 5/9 with an 2358 performance.



Hungarian WGM Veronika Schneider (2331) scored 4/9. She won a game on her birthday (17 July)

Hungarian WGM Veronika Schneider (2331) scored 4/9. She won a game on her birthday (17 July)



GM Dimitri Reinderman (2618) was is a very bad shape: 5/9 - losing 23.6 rating points.

GM Dimitri Reinderman (2618) was is a very bad shape: 5/9 - losing 23.6 rating points.



The unpredictable IM Manuel Bosboom scored also scored 5 points.

The unpredictable IM Manuel Bosboom also scored 5 points.



Tom Bottema (2247) is webmaster for the Royal Dutch Chess Federation's site. In the 1990's he scored two IM norms and had a rating above 2400. After that he stopped playing chess tournaments. Lately he started to play again, trying to score his last norm to secure the IM-title. He played this tournament as preparation for the BDO Challenger in Haarlem this August.

Tom Bottema (2247) is webmaster for the Royal Dutch Chess Federation's site and press chief in both Wijk aan Zee and Hoogeveen. In the 1990's he scored two IM norms and had a rating above 2400. After that he stopped playing chess tournaments. Lately he started to play again, trying to score his last norm to secure the IM-title. He played this tournament as preparation for the BDO Challenger in Haarlem this August.



Tata Steel Chess tournament director Jeroen van den Berg (rated 1962) scored 7/9 in the B-group, claiming the shared second place

Tata Steel Chess Tournament director Jeroen van den Berg (rated 1962) scored 7/9 in the B-group, claiming shared second place



Wayne Welch (1810) plays a lot of chess tournaments. He scored 5/9 in the C-group

Wayne Welch (1810) plays a lot of chess tournaments. He scored 5/9 in the C-group.



After the game it's time for a serious game of pool in the sports centre café.

After the game it's time for a serious game of pool in the sports centre café.



The winners of the first Science Park Amsterdam Chess Tournament: Popovic, Pruijssers, Adhiban, Lenderman and Sedlak.

The winners of the first Science Park Amsterdam Chess Tournament: Popovic, Pruijssers, Adhiban, Lenderman and Sedlak.



Veron Roesink (1590, born 1999) won the D-group with 7.5/9

Veron Roesink (1590, born 1999) won the D-group with 7.5/9



Every day Hicham Boulahfa (left) published a video report on the tournament website. It's time for an interview with Roeland Pruijssers.

Every day Hicham Boulahfa (left) published a video report on the tournament website. It's time for an interview with Roeland Pruijssers.



Photos © Lennart Ootes



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