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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
11th Essent Open Tournament

Eltaj Safarli7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Evgeny Postny6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Jan Werle6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jan Smeets6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Friso Nijboer6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Dimitri Reinderman6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Luc Winants6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Zvulon Gofshtein6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Zhaoqin Peng6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Erwin L'Ami6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vlastimil Hort6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Herman Grooten6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Amon Simutowe6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Roeland Pruijssers6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Grigori Kodentsov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Turkan Mamedjarova5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Henk Vedder5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Yge Visser5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Merijn van Delft5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Thal Abergel5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Yochanan Afek5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Babak Tondivar5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Thomas Willemze5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
David Smerdon5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Richard Vedder5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Dennis Ruijgrok5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Allan Stig Rasmussen5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Frank Erwich5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Zeinab Mamedjarova5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Sander van Eijk5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Alain Fayard5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Marijn Otte4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
(77 players total; 45 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Vedder vs E Postny  0-141200711th Essent OpenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
2. L'Ami vs J Humphrey  1-020200711th Essent OpenE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
3. L van Kooten vs J Werle 0-122200711th Essent OpenA86 Dutch
4. T Hillarp Persson vs S Kuipers 0-139200711th Essent OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. P Schuurman vs Nijboer 0-118200711th Essent OpenA80 Dutch
6. Smeets vs B Pel  ½-½62200711th Essent OpenB06 Robatsch
7. S van Eijk vs Z Gofshtein  0-148200711th Essent OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. T Abergel vs J R Markus 1-033200711th Essent OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
9. Van Kampen vs D Reinderman  ½-½50200711th Essent OpenB33 Sicilian
10. Winants vs A van den Berg  1-030200711th Essent OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. T Mamedjarova vs E Safarli  1-028200711th Essent OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. A S Rasmussen vs D Hamelink 1-042200711th Essent OpenB20 Sicilian
13. B van der Leest vs Hort  ½-½57200711th Essent OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. Y Visser vs S W Giddins  ½-½53200711th Essent OpenC00 French Defense
15. B Ahlers vs T M Haub  0-140200711th Essent OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
16. D Smerdon vs J van Apeldoorn  1-022200711th Essent OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. A van Weersel vs A Simutowe  0-173200711th Essent OpenB20 Sicilian
18. Zhaoqin Peng vs E Vroombout  1-053200711th Essent OpenE97 King's Indian
19. P Hulshof vs M van Delft  ½-½57200711th Essent OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
20. T Willemze vs R Hoffman  1-055200711th Essent OpenB06 Robatsch
21. M Otte vs R Pruijssers ½-½45200711th Essent OpenC39 King's Gambit Accepted
22. M Okkes vs B Friesen  1-042200711th Essent OpenC00 French Defense
23. A Fehr vs R Ris  0-139200711th Essent OpenA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. H Vedder vs B van Opheusden  ½-½56200711th Essent OpenB50 Sicilian
25. K Rooda vs A Fayard  1-079200711th Essent OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-14-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Official site: http://www.essentchess.nl/info_eng....

<ChessBookie Players> Late-betting is now open for this event - Essent Chess Open: Winner

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.
Oct-19-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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