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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, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Dimitri Reinderman, Jan Werle, Vlastimil Hort, Luc Winants, Roeland Pruijssers, Zvulon Gofshtein, Allan Stig Rasmussen, Thal Abergel, David Smerdon, Thorsten Michael Haub, Yge Visser, David Klein, Daniel Fernandez, Amon Simutowe, Stefan Kuipers, Arthur Pijpers, Robert Ris, Zhaoqin Peng, Sander van Eijk, Roi David Miedema, Merijn van Delft, Thomas Willemze, Frank Erwich, Migchiel de Jong, Herman Grooten, Luuk van Kooten, Menno Okkes, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Henk Vedder, 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, Tom Meurs, Enrico Vroombout, 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, Osama Sadallah, Rudolf Potze, Martine Middelveld, Richard V Hendriks, Ron Hoffman, Victor Akotchik, Donna Schut

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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 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
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  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  Chnebelgrind: 15 years old Eltaj Safarli joins up the lead!
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  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. :-)

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  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 :-)
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  ahmadov: I hope Safarli will win the tournament... To achieve this he has overcome the biggest challenge - to win L'Ami with Black...
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  ahmadov: Another leaders Gofstein and Postny agreed a draw...
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  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

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  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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