Unive 03: So at the top

10/23/2013 – So solo leads after his opponen'ts so-so handling of the opening, he currently has 2.5/3 which is a full point more than Van Kampen who is still in second place despite his loss today. Van Wely and Adams are still both at -1 as they drew each other in an uneventful game that was mainly simply theory leading to an equal endgame. GM Analysis and report

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The small town of Hoogeveen is again a center of attention for the chess world. Both the Unive Crown Tournament and the Unive Open have started in Hoogeveen, sponsored by the Unive cooperative insurance company in the Netherlands. The main attraction is of course the super grandmaster double round robin tournament that will run from the 20th of October until the 27th.

The playing area

Round 3

Not a super gigantic chess set, but comfortable enough for four spectators to analyze a devious position

Wesley So showed good technique against Van Kampen, whose small mistake in the opening slowly snowballed into big difficulties

Van Wely chose a not very promising variation against Adams' Nimzo-Indian and the Englishman had no problem holding a draw

In the open section Maxime Rodshtein (left) and Viktor Moskalenko (not pictured) have taken a lead with 4.5/5. Today Rodshtein defeated the German GM Felix Levin (right).

The area for the top boards of the open

And their pursuers! The tournament has a few surprises. For example, FM Goudriaan, FM Okkes and IM Sachdev have 4.0/5, half more than Krasenkow!

The lower boards don't have as much room, but that doesn't make their games any less intense

As usual, the top games are being relayed live and with commentary

Pictures by Johan Valk

Replay Games

Standings

Schedule

Round 1 – October 20
So, Wesley 2706
1-0
Van Wely, Loek 2693
Van Kampen, Robin 2607
1-0
Adams, Michael 2753
Round 2 – October 21
Van Kampen, Robin 2607
½-½
Van Wely, Loek 2693
Adams, Michael 2753
½-½
So, Wesley 2706
Round 3 – October 22
Van Wely, Loek 2693
½-½
Adams, Michael 2753
So, Wesley 2706
1-0
Van Kampen, Robin 2607
Round 4 – October 24
Van Wely, Loek 2693   So, Wesley 2706
Adams, Michael 2753   Van Kampen, Robin 2607
Round 5 – October 25
Adams, Michael 2753   Van Wely, Loek 2693
Van Kampen, Robin 2607   So, Wesley 2706
Round 6 – October 26
Van Wely, Loek 2693   Van Kampen, Robin 2607
So, Wesley 2706   Adams, Michael 2753

Links

The games will be broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download a free Playchess client there and get immediate access. You can also use ChessBase 12 or any of our Fritz compatible chess programs.


Topics Hoogevens, Unive
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