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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Remco Heite Chess Begins with McShane, Sokolov, Van Wely, Sadler

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Hi everyone,

The Remco Heite Chess Tournament 2012 is taking place from November 15 – 18th in Netherlands. It is a round robin tournament with Grandmasters Luke McShane, Ivan Sokolov, Loek Van Wely, Matthew Sadler, Ernst Spike, and Daniel Fridman.

The first round was played on Friday. Luke McShane and Loek Van Wely took the lead after victories against Ivan Sokolov and Daniel Fridman, while the game Sadler – Ernst finished draw. 

Saturday and Sunday will have double rounds.

The Remco Heite Tournament is a biennial tournament. The first edition, in 2006, was won by Loek van Wely. In 2008, the first prize went to the Polish Grandmaster Bartlomiej Macieja. Englishman Luke McShane won in 2010.

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