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Dutch Championship Tournament

Daniel Stellwagen8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Ivan Sokolov7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Friso Nijboer7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Erwin L'Ami7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Jan Smeets6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
John van der Wiel5.5/11(+0 -0 =11)[games]
Ruud Janssen4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Willy Hendriks4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Wouter Spoelman3/11(+0 -5 =6)[games]
Manuel Bosboom3/11(+2 -7 =2)[games]
Martijn Dambacher2.5/11(+0 -6 =5)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Sokolov vs M Bosboom 1-0322007Dutch ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
2. M Dambacher vs Van der Wiel  ½-½242007Dutch ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
3. Nijboer vs R Janssen  1-0402007Dutch ChampionshipC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
4. Smeets vs W Hendriks  1-0512007Dutch ChampionshipB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
5. Stellwagen vs Tiviakov  ½-½302007Dutch ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
6. L'Ami vs Spoelman 1-0392007Dutch ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
7. I Sokolov vs Stellwagen  ½-½532007Dutch ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. W Hendriks vs Nijboer  ½-½452007Dutch ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
9. Van der Wiel vs L'Ami  ½-½202007Dutch ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
10. Tiviakov vs Smeets  ½-½342007Dutch ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. R Janssen vs M Dambacher 1-0292007Dutch ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. M Bosboom vs Spoelman  ½-½602007Dutch ChampionshipA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
13. L'Ami vs R Janssen 1-0352007Dutch ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
14. Smeets vs I Sokolov  ½-½342007Dutch ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
15. M Dambacher vs W Hendriks 0-1402007Dutch ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
16. Stellwagen vs M Bosboom 1-0472007Dutch ChampionshipB07 Pirc
17. Nijboer vs Tiviakov  ½-½152007Dutch ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
18. Spoelman vs Van der Wiel  ½-½592007Dutch ChampionshipC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Tiviakov vs M Dambacher  ½-½262007Dutch ChampionshipC10 French
20. R Janssen vs Spoelman  1-0782007Dutch ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. W Hendriks vs L'Ami 0-1682007Dutch ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
22. I Sokolov vs Nijboer  ½-½412007Dutch ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. M Bosboom vs Van der Wiel  ½-½392007Dutch ChampionshipA36 English
24. Stellwagen vs Smeets 1-0392007Dutch ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Spoelman vs W Hendriks  ½-½212007Dutch ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
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Jun-18-07  russep: This is strange why isn't Van Wely playing?
Jun-18-07  bystander: Van Wely is playing in Ukraine. Aersovit 2007.

12 participants, average rating 2693,6. Top seeds Svidler (1), Ivanchuck (2), van Wely is seeded (11).

Jun-20-07  nescio: A charming side-event was the "90+ national championship", won by the youngest participant, my old rival Dirk Appel (91 years old) ahead of De Koning (92), Van Hulst (96) and Wientjes (96).

[Event "NK 90+ 2007"]
[Site "Hilversum"]
[Date "2007.06.18"]
[Round "2"]
[White "De Koning, Andries"]
[Black "Appel, Dirk"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D12"]
[WhiteElo "1617"]
[BlackElo "1762"]
[PlyCount "98"]
[EventDate "2007.06.16"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Bf5 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. Nh4 Bg6 8. Nxg6 hxg6 9. Bd2 Qc7 10. Rc1 Rxh2 11. Rxh2 Qxh2 12. Bf3 Qg1+ 13. Ke2 Qxd1+ 14. Nxd1 Bd6 15. c5 Bc7 16. Nc3 g5 17. g3 Ke7 18. e4 g4 19. Bg2 Rh8 20. e5 Nh5 21. Rh1 f6 22. Rh4 f5 23. Bg5+ Kf7 24. a3 Nf8 25. b4 Ng6 26. Rh1 f4 27. gxf4 Nhxf4+ 28. Bxf4 Nxf4+ 29. Kf1 Nh5 30. Kg1 Rh6 31. Nd1 Nf4 32. Bf1 Kg6 33. Ne3 Kg5 34. Rh2 Ng6 35. Rg2 Rh4 36. f3 Kf4 37. Kf2 Bxe5 Diagram # 38. dxe5 Nxe5 39. fxg4 d4 40. Nc4 Nxg4+ 41. Ke2 e5 42. Kd3 Rh3+ 43. Kd2 e4 44. Rxg4+ Kxg4 45. Bxh3+ Kxh3 46. Nd6 e3+ 47. Kd3 Kg2 48. Nxb7 Kf2 49. Nd8 e2 0-1

I wish everyone such good health at that age.

Jun-20-07  PaulKeres: Thanks for the <nescio>, that's interesting. Good luck to them!
Jun-21-07  lostemperor: Van Wely is not playing in the Dutch championships because he has an arguement with the Dutch chess federation. First he did not get first board, as the reigning Dutch champion, in the Olypiad, simply because he wasn't the highest rated (Sokolov was). And secondly he found out later that Sokolov and Tiviakov were getting starting fees for last year championship while he was not.
Jun-22-07  PaulKeres: Another good win for Stellwagen yesterday in a really exciting French Winawer. BAd result for L'Ami against Tivi though. Go Youth! I want both Stellwagen and L'Ami to do well!

As a side issue van Wely had a very nice win in the Aerosvit at the same time yesterday against Jakovenko. He sacced in knight, and beautifully won! it was a very nice game, he made Jak look like a patzer, which is really saying something.

Oh, thanks <lostemperor>, i didn't know that, that's interesting.

Jun-22-07  Wild Bill: And a piece of news from the ladies' competition, the Bensdorp twins met in first round.

They did not play seven or ten moves into an Italian Game and call it a draw. Marlies, playing White, defeated Laura in 52 moves.

[Event "ch-NED w"]
[Site "Hilversum NED"]
[Date "2007.06.18"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Bensdorp,M"]
[Black "Bensdorp,L"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2227"]
[BlackElo "2120"]
[EventDate "2007.06.18"]
[ECO "A80"]

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d5 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 Be6 6. Qf3 Qd7 7. Bb5 Nc6 8. Nge2 O-O-O 9. a3 Kb8 10. Nf4 Qd6 11. h3 g6 12. O-O-O Bh6 13. Nxe6 Qxe6 14. g4 Ne7 15. Bd3 Rd7 16. Kb1 fxg4 17. hxg4 Bg7 18. Rh3 h6 19. Ne2 Rf8 20. Nf4 Qf7 21. Qg2 Rd6 22. Rg1 a6 23. Rh2 Rg8 24. Qf1 Rc6 25. Qe2 Bf8 26. Rc1 f5 27. Rg2 g5 28. Nh5 fxg4 29. Qxg4 Ng6 30. Rh1 Rb6 31. Ka1 Ne7 32. Rh3 Nc8 33. Rf3 Qe7 34. c3 Bg7 35. Qf5 Rd6 36. Qh7 Rf8 37. Rgg3 Bf6 38. Qxe7 Nxe7 39. Kb1 Kc8 40. Kc2 Kd8 41. e4 dxe4 42. Bxe4 Nc6 43. b4 b6 44. a4 Kd7 45. Rg1 Be7 46. Re1 Rxf3 47. Bxf3 Bf8 48. Bg4+ Kd8 49. Kd3 Ne7 50. Be6 Nd5 51. Bxd5 Rxd5 52. Nf6

Otherwise, as expected, Peng Zhaoqin leads the event with a perfect score after four rounds.

Jun-24-07  refutor: any results on the games today?
Jun-26-07  Wild Bill: Stellwagen and the defending champ, Tiviakov, are tied for the lead.

Peng need only avoid loss in either of her last two game to win her eighth straight ladies' championship. Arlette van Weesel held her to a draw today, become the first person in the event not to lose to Mw. Peng.

Jun-27-07  PhilFeeley: Is anybody watching the Stellwagen game today? It's reached this critical position:

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White to move. Can he win or only draw?

Jun-27-07  PhilFeeley: An extremely interesting position, the moves since the one I posted (after move 35) were: 36. Bc3 Qf5
37. Nd7+ Kg8
38. Nf6+ Kg7
39. Qg2 Kg6
40. g4 Qf4
41. Re6 Qc1+
42. Kh2 ...

Lots of play left yet!

Jun-27-07  PhilFeeley: Nicely done Stellwagen! The remaining moves:

42... Qf4+
43. Kh3 Qc4
44. f4 Qd3+
45. Kh4 Re7
46. f5+ Kf7
47. Qa8 Qb5
48. Rxe7+ Kxe7
49. Qa7+ Kd8
50. Ba5+ 1-0

Nice deflection at the end.

Jun-28-07  PaulKeres: All finishes today, and the game of the round is perhaps Tiviakov against Sokolov. If Sokolov can hold him to a draw and Stellwagen can beat Hendriks (the lowest rated player in the field and nearly 200 fide pts less than Daniel) then Daniel will be the new Dutch champion. I hope this happens!!
Jun-28-07  PhilFeeley: A Stellwagen win today doesn't look easy. They've already reached this endgame:

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Black (Stellwagen) to move...

Jun-28-07  PhilFeeley: Both Sellwagen and Tiviakov won today. I don't know what the tie-break is.
Jun-28-07  nescio: <PhilFeeley: Both Sellwagen and Tiviakov won today. I don't know what the tie-break is.> 1/2-1/2 both, but still joint winners. If I have understood the tournament rules they should play a blitz play-off later today.
Jun-28-07  Alphastar: Blitz play-offs ended 1.5-0.5 in Tiviakov's favor.
Jun-28-07  Timex: Wiel drew all his games!!
Jun-29-07  lostemperor: Groeten aan m'n tafelgenoten woensdag van het NK: Bianca, Friso, ?, Timon, Cor, Frans en John:)
Jun-30-07  Karpova: Some photos:
They also had a 90+ section with four players participating (Dirk Appel won)!

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