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Erwin L’Ami Wins In Delft

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2013.04.08. 10:06.

Easter is a busy time for chess tournaments around the globe, but these events were overshadowed this year by the attention focused on the Candidates Tournament.

One of those Easter tournaments was the 6th OGD Prinsenstad Tournament in the historic town of Delft in the Netherlands. Held from 29-31 March, the main tournament was a 6-round Open of 56 players, with Erwin L'Ami taking first place by a full point with a score of 5½/6.

L'Ami won his first 5 games and drew a very hard-fought struggle with British grandmaster Stewart Haslinger in the final round to ensure his tournament victory (see below).

A total of 7 players finished a point behind on 4½/6, with tie-break scores deciding second place for top seed Jan Smeets, third for Dimitri Reinderman, and fourth for Stewart Haslinger himself.

The winner: Erwin L'Ami (photo from Tata Steel in January)

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The top places in the 6th OGD Prinsenstad Tournament

# Name Elo Pts TB1 TB2 Perf
1 L'Ami, Erwin 2615 21 ¼ 2822
2 Smeets, Jan 2627 15 ¼ 2588
3 Reinderman, Dimitri 2573 15 ¼ 2562
4 Haslinger, Stewart 2547 15 ¼ 2542
5 Hovhanisian, Mher 2494 15 ¾ 2501
6 Doel, Erik van den 2552 15 ½ 2480
7 Kohlweyer, Bernd 2460 14 ¼ 2418
8 Slingerland, Fred 2336 13 ¼ 2538

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The time control was a speedy 1 hour and 40 minutes plus a 10 second increment. 

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The official tournament website is here.

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