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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dutch national chess championships 2011 begin

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Hi everyone,

According to a news report by The Netherlands Chess Championships have begun and would run from June 26 to July 5 with Jan Smeets and Zhaoqin Peng defending their titles

The Netherlands Chess Championships Open section is a 10-player round robin while six women will compete in a double-round robin event.

GM Jan Smeets is defending the title, while the 2009 champion GM Anish Giri is top seeded player. Six-times champion Loek Van Wely is not participating.

GM Zhaoqin Peng (2375) is defending the women's title, which she has been winning for a record 11 straight years. Her opposition will include WIM Arlette van Weersel 2246, WIM Anne Haast 2221, Martine Middelveld 2120, Lisa Hortensius 2111 and Annemarie Volkers 2046. Photo: Zhaoqin Peng

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