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Greenfeld and Burg share the win at the 5th Batavia Tournament

GM Alon Greenfeld and IM Twan Burg shared the first place at the 5th Batavia Chess Tournament that took place from Thursday, February 28th to Sunday, March 10th, 2013 in Café Batavia 1920, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Both players scored 5,5/9 and left four players half a point behind to take the shared victory in the event. Greenfeld only drew once and achieved his score by winning three straight games at the beginning of the tournament and two games at the end. On the other hand, Burg managed to get his +2 score after only losing one game and getting three wins.

No player was able to get a GM norm, given that the score needed to do so was 6/9.

The prize fund was distributed as follows: 1st place: € 1.000, 2nd place:  € 600, 3rd place: € 300, 4th place: € 100.

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The winners - Greenfeld and Burg

Final Standings:

1 GM Greenfeld, Alon 2540 5.5
2 IM Burg, Twan 2481 5.5
3 GM Swinkels, Robin 2522 5.0
4 GM Reinderman, Dimitri 2599 5.0
5 IM Kuipers, Stefan 2431 5.0
6 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 2437 5.0
7 GM Hertneck, Gerald 2520 4.5
8 IM Ringoir, Tanguy 2468 4.5
9 IM Riemersma, Li 2426 3.0
10 FM Rijnaarts, Sjef 2359 2.0

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