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Monday, November 21, 2011

Peng, Van Kampen win Max Euwe Memorial Chess Group 1 and 2

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Hello everyone,

An exciting last round at the Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament in Amsterdam had Peng Zhaoqin win Group 1 and Robin Van Kampen win Group 2.

Prize-giving ceremony at the Max Euwe Memorial Chess Tournament in Amsterdam.

At the start of the last round all group 1 players were tied with equal number of points. Only Peng pulled off a nice win against Van der Sterren and an outright tournament win. In group 2, Van Kampen beat Conquest in time trouble and won the first place. 

The winners - Robin and Peng

The prizegiving for the Euwe Memorial tournament took place in De Kring and included interesting chess artistic event, lectures, humour, etc.

Final standings

In Group 1 we had Peng Zhaoqin at 3.5 points in six rounds, Pia Cramling and Frederik Olafsson with 3.00 and Van der Sterren at 2.5. In group 2 we had Van Kampen with 4.5, Monika Socko with 4.0, Stuart Conquest with 2.0 and Arakhamia-Grant with 1.5 points in six rounds. You can access the official website at this link. Photos by Nadja Voorham and Bas Beekhuizen.

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