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GM David Howell storms through 9th Leiden Tournament

The winner GM David Howell at the award ceremony

The winner GM David Howell at the award ceremony

The 9th Leiden Chess Tournament 2015 took place from July 17 – 26, in the Leiden Denksportcentrum.

The event was a 9-round Swiss open with tempo of play 90′/40 + 30′ + 30″.

Top seed player GM David Howell defeated GM Marian Petrov in the last round of the tournament to emerge a convincing winner with 8.5/9 points.

The game between GM Evgeny Postny and GM Predrag Nikolic ended in a draw, so that  Postny came up second with 7 points, while Nikolic remained third with 6.5 points.

You can see the full standings and replay the games with analysis below.

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Final standings:

1 GM Howell, David W L 8.5 ENG M 2698
2 GM Postny, Evgeny 7.0 ISR M 2642
3 GM Nikolic, Predrag 6.5 BIH M 2601
4 GM Chatalbashev, Boris 6.0 BUL M 2516
5 GM Tiviakov, Sergei 6.0 NED M 2639
6 GM Milov, Leonid 6.0 GER M 2462
7 IM De Jong, Jan-Willem 6.0 NED M 2448
8 IM Das, Arghyadip 6.0 IND M 2457
9 Pijpers, Arthur 6.0 NED M 2433
10 GM Petrov, Marian 5.5 BUL M 2487
11 Van Overdam, Julian 5.5 NED M 2367
12 FM Erwich, Frank 5.5 NED M 2361
13 Johansson, Gunnar 5.5 SWE M 2223
14 Wallgren, Ulf 5.5 SWE M 2141
15 Oosterom, Erik 5.5 NED M 2043
16 Van der Marel, Bert 5.0 NED M 2161
17 IM Van Delft, Merijn 5.0 NED M 2428
18 FM Gindi, Shachar 5.0 ISR M 2336
19 Wilschut, Peter 5.0 NED M 2238
20 Van der Raaf, Erik 5.0 NED M 2110
21 IM Palit, Somak 5.0 IND M 2360
22 FM Heemskerk, Wim 5.0 NED M 2175
23 Den Hartog, Marijn 5.0 NED M 2088
24 Halfhide, Sebastian 5.0 NED M 2091
25 Polak, Alexander 5.0 NED M 2114
26 FM Happel, Henk 5.0 NED M 2107
27 Visser, Henk-Jan 4.5 NED M 2272
28 Van Halderen, Herman 4.5 NED M 2052
29 Kerkvliet, Max 4.5 NED M 2186
30 Vistisen, Lars 4.5 DEN M 2159
31 Knudsen, Martin 4.5 DEN M 2026
32 Brantjes, Yme 4.5 NED M 1937
33 Bebchuk, Leonid 4.5 ISR M 2072
34 FM Overeem, Marc 4.0 NED M 2216
35 Corstjens, Rolf 4.0 NED M 1953
36 Van der Elburg, Freddie 4.0 NED M 2185
37 Kolodkin, Daniil 4.0 NED M 2208
38 Van Drunick, Jan-Willem 4.0 NED M 1919
39 FM Sorensen, Bent 4.0 DEN M 2217
40 Dellert, Lena 3.5 GER F 1835
41 Jongste, David 3.5 NED M 1976
42 Van Briemen, Willem 3.5 NED M 2041
43 Havenaar, Jan 3.5 NED M 2017
44 Nguyen, Kevin 3.5 NED M 1986
45 Vreeburg, Jan 3.5 NED M 1901
46 Campbell, Ian 3.5 ENG M 2005
47 Hawkins, James N H 3.5 ENG M 1942
48 Van der Meer, Kees 3.5 NED M 2038
49 Van der Scheer, Henk 3.5 NED M 2049
50 De Mooij, Marco 3.5 NED M 1929
51 Erwich, Frans 3.5 NED M 1974
52 Holwijn, Melvin 3.0 NED M 1952
53 Weiland, Harro 3.0 NED M 1890
54 Bishoen, Bob 2.5 NED M 1968
55 Ratsma, Rosa 2.5 NED F 2088
56 Roozendaal, Marc 1.5 NED M 1989
57 Van Brussel, Bert 1.5 NED M 1877
58 Bakker, Joop 1.0 NED M 1956
59 Veenendaal, Loek 1.0 NED M 1993

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