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The Remco Heite tournament takes place Friday 28th - Sunday 30th November 2008 in the Dutch city of Wolvega.
Participants in the main group are: Loek van Wely, Sergey Tiviakov, Artur Yusupov, Simen Agdestein, Bartlomiej Macieja and Erik van den Doel.
They play a single round robin: 2 games on Friday, 1 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
The winner receives, among others, a bonus with which he can buy a real race horse, for which this Frisian region 'De Stellingwerven' is famous!
From The Week in Chess
|Nov-30-08|| ||dx9293: They invite 2600 GMs and they have two 2-a-days? Strange. Something that would happen here in the USA open swisses.|
|Nov-30-08|| ||Alphastar: it's a city now? wow. Wolvega only has like 12000 inhabitants. :P|
|Nov-30-08|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: Van Wely has Black against Yusupov in a must-win situation (supposing he wants to win the tournament)...
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...and seems to me to have decent chances.
|Nov-30-08|| ||Stonehenge: Macieja-Agdestein after 25.Rd8, black blunders with ...Rxh2?? 26.Qe5 1-0|
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|Dec-01-08|| ||Billy Vaughan: I hope this tournament starts a rebound in Van Wely ;)|
|Dec-01-08|| ||Eyal: Congratulations to Macieja for winning a horse! (and the tournament)|
|Dec-01-08|| ||achieve: Less than 30% draws.. WOW
Congrats to <Maciecza>!
(and van Wely ;))
|Dec-01-08|| ||whiteshark: Remco Heite:
<We willen het toernooi met het paard worden>
|Dec-01-08|| ||plimko: <achieve> <Less than 30% draws.. WOW> |
This tournament was not rated...
|Dec-01-08|| ||frogbert: agdestein somehow found it appropriate to draw his two highest rated opponents and lose against the rest. the bad form from the olympiad continued, obviously...|
|Dec-05-08|| ||achieve: Good call <plimko>!|
"Here are all the games from the tournament, and with almost no exception they are highly recommended for replay. <Most of the players admitted that because the tournament was not FIDE rated, they felt they could play more freely, and that it led to more interesting, fighting games>." -- http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/m...
Time to replay a few of these games...
|Dec-07-08|| ||Maroczy: We need an eccentric director like Tim Burton to make a film about the GM scene; what do you folks think?|
|Dec-07-08|| ||Billy Vaughan: <Most of the players admitted that because the tournament was not FIDE rated, they felt they could play more freely, and that it led to more interesting, fighting games>|
<Congratulations to Macieja for winning a horse! (and the tournament)>
This tournament sounds like a lot of fun.