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🏆 11th Essent Open (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Eltaj Safarli, Evgeny Postny, Jan Smeets, Robin van Kampen, Erwin L'Ami, Friso Nijboer, Benjamin Bok, Dimitri Reinderman, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Jan Werle, Vlastimil Hort, Luc Winants, Zvulon Gofshtein, Roeland Pruijssers, Thal Abergel, Allan Stig Rasmussen, David Smerdon, Thorsten Michael Haub, Yge Visser, David Klein, Daniel Fernandez, Amon Simutowe, Stefan Kuipers, Arthur Pijpers, Zhaoqin Peng, Robert Ris, Sander van Eijk, Roi David Miedema, Merijn van Delft, Thomas Willemze, Migchiel de Jong, Herman Grooten, Luuk van Kooten, Menno Okkes, Henk Vedder, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Frank Erwich, Yochanan Afek, Alexandre Vuilleumier, Babak Tondivar, Ak Hirawan Pg Mohd Omar, Fred Hedke, Marijn Otte, Dennis Ruijgrok, Petra Schuurman, Richard Vedder, Bonno Pel, Jonathan Humphrey, Turkan Mamedjarova, Stefan Christensen, Grigori Kodentsov, Adrianus M J van den Berg, Stephen W Giddins, Alain Fayard, John Raymond Markus, Andrew Borg, Enrico Vroombout, Tom Meurs, Arlette van Weersel, Desiree Hamelink, Peter Hulshof, Ben Ahlers, Bert van der Leest, Jan van der Veen, Janton van Apeldoorn, Kai Rooda, Axel Fehr, Hans Galje, Boris Friesen, Bas van Opheusden, Martine Middelveld, Osama Sadallah, Rudolf Potze, Richard V Hendriks, Ron Hoffman, Victor Akotchik, Donna Schut

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R D Miedema vs A Pijpers ½-½36200711th Essent OpenA59 Benko Gambit
2. M Otte vs R Pruijssers ½-½45200711th Essent OpenC39 King's Gambit Accepted
3. M Okkes vs B Friesen  1-042200711th Essent OpenC00 French Defense
4. A Fehr vs R Ris  0-139200711th Essent OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
5. H Vedder vs B van Opheusden  ½-½56200711th Essent OpenB50 Sicilian
6. K Rooda vs A Fayard  1-079200711th Essent OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. B Tondivar vs J van der Veen  ½-½30200711th Essent OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. H Galje vs H Grooten 0-121200711th Essent OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
9. Y Afek vs R Potze  ½-½57200711th Essent OpenB30 Sicilian
10. R Hendriks vs F Erwich 0-129200711th Essent OpenC47 Four Knights
11. Z Mamedjarova vs A Borg  1-057200711th Essent OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. B Bok vs M de Jong  0-136200711th Essent OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
13. D Ruijgrok vs O Sadallah  1-059200711th Essent OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
14. D Fernandez vs F Hedke  0-162200711th Essent OpenC41 Philidor Defense
15. A Mohd Omar vs D Klein  1-028200711th Essent OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. T Meurs vs A Vuilleumier  1-040200711th Essent OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. G Kodentsov vs V Akotchik  ½-½63200711th Essent OpenB01 Scandinavian
18. M Middelveld vs S Christensen  ½-½57200711th Essent OpenE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
19. T Willemze vs R Hoffman  1-055200711th Essent OpenB06 Robatsch
20. P Hulshof vs M van Delft  ½-½57200711th Essent OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. T Abergel vs J R Markus 1-033200711th Essent OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
22. S van Eijk vs Z Gofshtein  0-148200711th Essent OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. J Smeets vs B Pel  ½-½62200711th Essent OpenB06 Robatsch
24. P Schuurman vs Nijboer 0-118200711th Essent OpenA80 Dutch
25. T Hillarp Persson vs S Kuipers 0-139200711th Essent OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Oct-16-07  ahmadov: A bit surprising that people do not post their comments on this page...
Oct-16-07  Karpova: Great performance by Turkan Mamedyarova so far (she played against higher rated players only but scored +3 =0 -1)
Oct-16-07  Harvestman: Have a look at the finish to the game between Tiger Hillarp Persson and IM Herman Grooten when it appears in the game list - a spectacular sacrificial finish. White resigns when ahead in material by 2 rooks and a bishop to 3 pawns, but it is mate in 3.

I haven't analysed it to see if white could have done better.

Oct-16-07  joebuck: Yes, fantastic finish by Grooten! Also check out the win by Postny vs Werle. What a fine game!
Oct-16-07  Harvestman: Thanks for that <Joebuck>. Pretty finish. I didn't see it coming at all.
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  Chnebelgrind: 15 years old Eltaj Safarli joins up the lead!
Oct-19-07  notyetagm: <Chnebelgrind: 15 years old Eltaj Safarli joins up the lead!>

Excellent news. I am a fan of Safarli.

Everyone here knows that I am both an honorary Azeri and Chinese. :-)

Oct-20-07  ahmadov: <Everyone here knows that I am both an honorary Azeri and Chinese. :-)> Actually, I knew that you were an Azeri... You being a Chinese is surprising news for me :-)
Oct-20-07  ahmadov: I hope Safarli will win the tournament... To achieve this he has overcome the biggest challenge - to win L'Ami with Black...
Oct-20-07  ahmadov: Another leaders Gofstein and Postny agreed a draw...
Oct-20-07  notyetagm: <ahmadov: <Everyone here knows that I am both an honorary Azeri and Chinese. :-)> Actually, I knew that you were an Azeri... You being a Chinese is surprising news for me :-)>

Come on, how many times have I posted:

Go China!


Oct-20-07  Alphastar: Safarli beat l'Ami in the last round and wins the tournament!

This game won the beauty prize:

T Mamedjarova vs F Erwich, 2007

Oct-21-07  notyetagm: <Alphastar: Safarli beat l'Ami in the last round and wins the tournament! This game won the beauty prize:

T Mamedjarova vs F Erwich, 2007>

Wow, congratulations to Azerbaijan: Mamedyarov wins the Essent Crown group and Safarli wins the Essent Open.

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