|Jun-15-10|| ||achieve: Great work - thanks CG!
No doubt some fascinating games still ahead, and another chance to witness <Giri>'s progress towards the elite GM guild.
SIX rounds to go
|Jun-16-10|| ||Marmot PFL: Great start for Smeets. Van Wely on the other hand doesn't seem too interested in chess anymore.|
|Jun-16-10|| ||achieve: DUTCH CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
Pairings and cross-table: http://nk.schaakbond.nl/nk-1/nk-sta...
<Giri> has also won his fifth round game vs Bok, with white pieces, and thus will be sharing the lead with Smeets half way.
I'll post the PGN - hopefully with some analysis- later.
|Jun-16-10|| ||Kinghunt: Go Giri!|
|Jun-16-10|| ||tamar: Mozart beats Bok!|
|Jun-16-10|| ||Kinghunt: Giri is now in sole first.|
|Jun-17-10|| ||dakgootje: Quick 15-move draw with black from Giri against Smeets. Safe decision and probably drawish anyway - not the most adventurous but who would've done otherwise?|
|Jun-19-10|| ||Stonehenge: Van Wely-Giri today.|
|Jun-19-10|| ||Stonehenge: Following Plachetka vs Velimirovic, 1980|
|Jun-19-10|| ||achieve: Good endgame by Van Wely against Giri, and if I noticed correctly Smeets looks odds on to win his game vs l'Ami, which means Smeets can move a full point clear from the field with one round left... Smeets/l'Ami still playing though.|
|Jun-19-10|| ||evlozare: gmjan smeets sensed a win in the game and the tournament as well, so he tried his best to eke out the win. nice performance gmjan smeets!|
|Jun-20-10|| ||Stonehenge: Congrats to Jan Smeets. Nice variation:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nb8 4.Bf1 1/2
|Jun-20-10|| ||whiteshark: <Stonehenge> 3... Nb8 is probably a surprising TN (Opening Explorer)
A quick draw seems to be a pragmatical solution. Not. :D|
|Jun-20-10|| ||Marmot PFL: <1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nb8 4.Bf1 1/2>
Why not 4 Nxe5?|
|Jun-20-10|| ||whiteshark: <Marmot PFL> A typo, it's only 3...Nf6 1/2 Here is the game: R Van Kampen vs J Smeets, 2010|
|Jun-20-10|| ||Stonehenge: Transmission error methinks.|
|Jun-20-10|| ||Gryz: Van Wely decided this tournament. He was the only one who beat Giri. With an extra point Giri would have been equal or higher than Smeets.|
Supposedly Van Wely's motivation was that "during the last few weeks, he had read a few times too often that Giri is the best Dutch chess player".
|Jun-21-10|| ||evlozare: well, after all, giri had the championship of 2010 corus B under his belt while smeets and van wely were among the tailenders in corus A.|
|Jun-21-10|| ||shintaro go: <evlozare: well, after all, giri had the championship of 2010 corus B under his belt while smeets and van wely were among the tailenders in corus A.>
As Giri will be in Corus A 2011.|
|Jun-22-10|| ||syracrophy: Anish Giri is great! An amazing revelation!|