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Sunday, January 30, 2011

John Nunn wins 2nd Tata Chess and Studies Day

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The 2nd Tata Chess and Studies Day had
twenty, international participants.

Hi everyone,

The current world solving champion, British grandmaster John Nunn, has won the second Tata Steel solving tourney in Wijk aan Zee on Saturday, after finishing second in the first edition, two years ago. Twenty participants tried their best to crack nine original studies, seven of which were contributed by well-known Dutch GM Jan Timman.

Nunn, a three-time winner of the grandmaster A tournament in Wijk aan Zee, scored 36 out of the maximum of 45 points to closely finish ahead of the top Belgian solver GM Eddy van Beers (34 points). The big surprise of the event, was the third place finish of WGM Alina l’Ami (member of the Romanian Olympic women team and the wife of Dutch GM Erwin l’Ami) who scored 33 points in her first solving tourney ever!

She was followed by Dutch IM Piet Peelen, ahead of Marcel van Herck 31.5, Martin van Essen 29.5, GM Piotr Murdzia 27.5 (The world’s highest rated solver) , IM Twan Burg (winner of the first edition) 27, and GM Dolf Wissmann (the Dutch champion) 26.5. The best junior prize was won by Peter Ypma who ended in 10th place with 26 points.

You can find a great, detailed report at Enjoy.

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