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Leiden Chess Tournament

Leiden_chessGrandmaster David Howell will open the 7th edition of the Leiden Chess Tournament on Thursday July 11th with a clock simultaneous against 10 (co) sponsors. He will have to try and win these 10 matches within one short hour (from 19:00 till 20:00 hr).

The sponsoring ten players will consist of pretty strong regional players and therefore the defending winner of last year’s tournament  might have a fairly hard time winning these 10 matches. We wish him luck!

The Open Championship will start Friday July 12th. The first move on the highest board will be made by main sponsor Roel Piket of Adhoc & Solide Administratie.

Amongst participants are four former winners from the tournament with for instance local grandmaster Erik van den Doel. Moreover, this year there are former European and World Youth Champions to be followed. Furthermore there are about twenty (Grand) Masters from thirteen different countries who will participate. The highest eight boards will be live on the internet.

Nine rounds will be played through Sunday July 21st. Wednesday July 17th is a non-playing day. Location and host will be again the Leidse Denksportcentrum (Leiden’s Mindsport Centre) at Robijnstraat 4 in Leiden.

Official website

Participants – Group A:

1 GM Howell, David W L ENG 2639
2 GM Nikolic, Predrag BIH 2622
3 GM Van Den Doel, Erik NED 2582
4 GM Sethuraman, S.P. IND 2562
5 GM Sengupta, Deep IND 2555
6 GM Prohaszka, Peter HUN 2554
7 GM Iljin, Artem RUS 2540
8 IM Zaragatski, Ilja GER 2494
9 GM Hasangatin, Ramil RUS 2489
10 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan ENG 2469
11 IM Bernal Moro, Luis Javier ESP 2423
12 IM Hendriks, Willy NED 2417
13 IM Wiersma, Eelke NED 2374
14 FM Wantola, Ivo NED 2374
15 IM Akshat, Khamparia IND 2354
16 IM Slingerland, Fred NED 2350
17 Pijpers, Arthur NED 2338
18 FM Dahm, Jochen GER 2304
19 Molinaroli, Martin GER 2298
20 FM Heemskerk, Wim NED 2239
21 Wilschut, Peter NED 2232
22 WIM Padurariu, Ioana-Smaranda ROU 2208
23 Van Helvoort, Rob NED 2180
24 Van Der Velden, Bram NED 2177
25 Van Osch, Mees NED 2177
26 Vistisen, Lars DEN 2177
27 Van der Marel, Bert NED 2176
28 Blom, Vincent NED 2167
29 Partenheimer, Axel GER 2157
30 Van der Auweraert, Elwin NED 2154
31 CM Van ‘t Hof, Eric NED 2144
32 Van Der Raaf, Erik NED 2140
33 FM Overeem, Marc NED 2139
34 Faydi, Jonathan NED 2138
35 WFM Chevannes, Sabrina L ENG 2136
36 Schaeffner, Joost NED 2107
37 Fernandez Fernandez, Juan ESP 2097
38 Roorda, Thijs NED 2088
39 Thakoerdien, Jerrel NED 2083
40 Braggaar, Leonore NED 2080
41 Van Halderen, Herman NED 2071
42 Klop, Tjomme NED 2069
43 Noordkamp, Wouter NED 2066
44 Segers, Hans NED 2058
45 Van Zetten, Maarten NED 2044
46 Kerkvliet, Max NED 2042
47 Van der Meer, Kees NED 2039
48 De Coverly, Roger D ENG 2036
49 Ratsma, Midas NED 2036
50 Van den Berg, Dick NED 2028
51 Gieben, Stijn NED 2026
52 Tinga, Tjerk NED 2026
53 Manoch, Maurice NED 2019
54 Blankert, Willem NED 2010
55 Kouwenhoven, Arjen NED 2004
56 Bakker, Joop NED 1990
57 Bey, Jerry NED 1987
58 Braggaar, Pim NED 1987
59 Kolodkin, Daniil NED 1979
60 Oosthout, Wouter NED 1970
61 Bottema, Timo NED 1962
62 Van der Hoeven, Gerben NED 1962
63 Kubbenga, Michael NED 1955
64 Scherpenisse, Kees NED 1954
65 Sparreboom, Wil NED 1954
66 Van Harten, Maarten NED 1944
67 WCM Orlova, Yelizaveta CAN 1942
68 De Bruijne, Arian NED 1941
69 Weiland, Harro NED 1935
70 Lecomte, Robin NED 1930
71 Vreeburg, Jan NED 1922
72 Koes, Richard NED 1919
73 Den Hartog, Marijn NED 1916
74 Boele, Martijn NED 1911
75 Zeven, Frank NED 1899
76 Van Calmthout, Hans NED 1892
77 Van der Togt, Twan NED 1880 *
78 Halfhide, Sebastian NED 1871 *
79 Van Der Zon, Stef NED 1870 *

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