Dutch Championship 2008 under way

4/4/2008 – The Championship of the Netherlands is taking place from April 2nd to 13th, 2008, in the TV Studio 2, Media Park, Hilversum. The event is a twelve-player round robin with an average rating of 2536 (= Category XII). First prize is € 10,000. After two rounds GM Friso Nijboer is leading, followed by Tiviakov and Visser. Pictorial report by Frits Agterdenbos.

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Dutch Championship 2008

The Dutch Championship is taking place from April 2nd to 13th, 2008, in the TV Studio 2, Media Park, Hilversum. The event is a twelve-player round robin with an average rating of 2536 (= Category XII). First prize is € 10,000.

After two rounds of play Friso Nijboer (2558) is in the lead with 2.0/2 points, followed by the reigning champion Sergey Tiviakov (2634) and Yge Visser (2477) with 1.5 points each.

Standings after two rounds


Picture Gallery


In the lead: GM Friso Nijboer, 2558


Equal second GM Yge Visser, rated 2477


GM Sergey Tiviakov, 2007 Champion, 2634


GM Erwin L'Ami, rated 2600


GM Daniël Stellwagen, rated 2621


GM Dimitri Reinderman, rated 2526


A fish-eye view of the playing hall


The spectators at this Dutch National Championship


Tournament director Jan Stomphorst

All photos and information by courtesy of ChessVista – Frits Agterdenbos. Many more pictures are available on this web site.



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