The 11th BPB Limburg Open was held from 2-5th June at the Sporthal de Geusselt in Maastricht, Netherlands.
The event consisted of five sections: Open A for players rated above 2050, Open B for players rated from 1800-2100, Open C1 and C2 for players rated under 1800, and Veterans Group.
The total number of participants throughout all sections was 432. All sections were completed over 7 rounds of Swiss system.
The main Open A had 110 players. Grandmasters Roeland Pruijssers, Christian Bauer and Matthew Sadler shared the first place on 6,0/7 points to earn 1580 EUR each. Pruijssers claimed the winner’s trophy on best tie-break.
In the Open B Jerzy Cebula (NED 2012) took a clear first place with 6,0/7 points.
Open A final standings:
1-3. GM Pruijssers Roeland 2502 NED, GM Bauer Christian 2630 FRA and GM Sadler Matthew 2684 ENG – 6,0
4-6. FM Vrolijk Liam 2401 NED, GM Fier Alexandr 2576 BRA and Mesman Edwyn 2034 NED – 5,5
7-11. IM Leenhouts Koen 2475 NED, GM Sokolov Ivan 2625 NED, GM Bogner Sebastian 2603 SUI, IM Maki-Uuro Miikka 2337 FIN and FM Lai Hing Ting 2393 NED – 5,0