GM Levente Vajda stormed through 2015 Belgium Championship

BelgiumThe 2015 Belgium Chess Championship was held from July 4-12, at the Sports Hall Schelle, located in the Belgian province of Antwerp.

The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament with prize fund in total of € 10,000.

Romanian player GM Levente Vajda was convincing with 8,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up, FM Gorik Cools of Belgium, 1,5 points behind.

The third place was shared in an eight-way tie by FM Bruno De Jonghe, Nathan De Strycker, Wouter Ghyselen, Thierry Penson, FM Daniel Sadkowski, FM Arben Dardha, FM Marc Lacrosse and Sigiswald Barbier, after the whole group finished the event at 6,5 points.

You can see the top standings and replay the games below.

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Top standings:

1 GM Vajda Levente (2569F) 8.5/9
2 FM Cools Gorik (2281F) 7.0/9
3 FM De Jonghe Bruno (2203F) 6.5/9
4 De Strycker Nathan (2097F) 6.5/9
5 Ghyselen Wouter (2099F) 6.5/9
6 Penson Thierry (2167F) 6.5/9
7 FM Sadkowski Daniel (2247F) 6.5/9
8 FM Dardha Arben (2312F) 6.5/9
9 FM Lacrosse Marc (2143F) 6.5/9
10 Barbier Sigiswald (2113F) 6.5/9
11 Smekens Ruben (2069F) 6.0/8
12 Verhulst Nikolaas (1964F) 6.0/8
13 De Block Fabio (1867F) 6.0/9
14WFM Goossens Hanne (2206F) 6.0/9
15 Sterck Arno (2103F) 6.0/9
16 De Weird Matthias (1805F) 6.0/9
17 Van Melkebeke Willem (2088F) 6.0/9
18 Dardha Daniel (1825F) 6.0/9
19 Philipsen Mathias (2063F) 5.5/8
20 Beukema Jasper (1942F) 5.5/9
21 De Bock Lennart (2045F) 5.5/9
22 Van Den Bosch Arno (1776F) 5.5/9
23 Van De Wynkele Eric (2011F) 5.5/8
24 Vandamme Florian (1803F) 5.5/9
25 Mitran Ovi (1533F) 5.5/9
26 Tuerlinckx Ben (2063F) 5.5/9
27 Lee Deon (2047F) 5.5/9
28 Ismail Tamer (2085F) 5.5/8
29 Vandenbroucke Tim (1911F) 5.5/9
30 Barbier Wim (2119F) 5.5/9

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