Dutch Championship: Four players move on to final stage

by Klaus Besenthal
10/24/2021 – The Dutch Championship will be played in two stages this year. On Saturday, the three-round knockout phase was completed in the town hall of Hoogeveen. The field of participants was thus reduced from 16 to 4, who will determine the new champion in a double round-robin in Rotterdam at the end of November. The qualified players are Roeland Pruijssers, Max Warmerdam, Robin Swinkels and Hing Ting Lai. Meanwhile, the Women's Championship, which was played concurrently, was organized as a round robin tournament — the event was won by WGM Anne Haast. | Photos: Frans Peeters

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Dutch Championships

Hoogeveen is located in the east of the Netherlands, not far from the German border. Parallel to the knockout phase of the Dutch Championship and the Dutch Women’s Championship, the 24th Hoogeveen Open (with almost exclusively Dutch participants) was also held.

In the third round of the knockout phase, Casper Schoppen and Hing Ting Lai were the only players who, after the two games of classical chess, had to go into the tiebreak consisting initially of two 25+10 rapid games. After losing the first of these games, Schoppen let victory slip away in the dramatic final phase of the second game — thus clearing the way for his opponent to reach the last four.

 

Hing Ting Lai

Casper Schoppen

All results

Round 1, Game 1
 
A Lai, Hing Ting Hilwerda, Jonas 1-0
B Hoogendoorn, Joost Zwirs, Nico 0-1
C Ten Hertog, Hugo Timmermans, Mark 1-0
D Van der Lende, Ilias Burg, Twan 1-0
E Swinkels, Robin Maatman, Nick ½-½
F Beerdsen, Thomas Brandenburg, Daan 1-0
G Vrolijk, Liam Nijboer, Friso 1-0
H Pijpers, Arthur Hendriks, Willy ½-½
 
Round 1, Game 2
 
A Hilwerda, Jonas Lai, Hing Ting ½-½
B Zwirs, Nico Hoogendoorn, Joost 1-0
C Timmermans, Mark Ten Hertog, Hugo 0-1
D Burg, Twan Van der Lende, Ilias ½-½
E Maatman, Nick Swinkels, Robin 0-1
F Brandenburg, Daan Beerdsen, Thomas ½-½
G Nijboer, Friso Vrolijk, Liam ½-½
H Hendriks, Willy Pijpers, Arthur 0-1
 
Round 2, Game 1
 
I Lai, Hing Ting Janssen, Ruud 1-0
J Ernst, Sipke Zwirs, Nico ½-½
K Ten Hertog, Hugo Van den Doel, Erik ½-½
L Reinderman, Dimitri Van der Lende, Ilias 0-1
M Swinkels, Robin Sokolov, Ivan ½-½
N Warmerdam, Max Beerdsen, Thomas 1-0
O Vrolijk, Liam Pruijssers, Roeland ½-½
P Schoppen, Casper Pijpers, Arthur ½-½
 
Round 2, Game 2
 
I Janssen, Ruud Lai, Hing Ting 1-0
J Zwirs, Nico Ernst, Sipke ½-½
K Van den Doel, Erik Ten Hertog, Hugo ½-½
L Van der Lende, Ilias Reinderman, Dimitri ½-½
M Sokolov, Ivan Swinkels, Robin 0-1
N Beerdsen, Thomas Warmerdam, Max 0-1
O Pruijssers, Roeland Vrolijk, Liam 1-0
P Pijpers, Arthur Schoppen, Casper 0-1
 
Round 2, Game 3
 
I Lai, Hing Ting Janssen, Ruud ½-½
J Ernst, Sipke Zwirs, Nico ½-½
K Ten Hertog, Hugo Van den Doel, Erik 0-1
 
Round 2, Game 4
 
I Janssen, Ruud Lai, Hing Ting ½-½
J Zwirs, Nico Ernst, Sipke 1-0
K Van den Doel, Erik Ten Hertog, Hugo 0-1
 
Round 2, Game 5
 
I Janssen, Ruud Lai, Hing Ting 0-1
K Ten Hertog, Hugo Van den Doel, Erik ½-½
 
Round 2, Game 6
 
I Lai, Hing Ting Janssen, Ruud 0-1
K Van den Doel, Erik Ten Hertog, Hugo 1-0
 
Round 2, Game 7
 
I Janssen, Ruud Lai, Hing Ting 0-1
 
Round 3, Game 1
 
Lai, Hing Ting Schoppen, Casper 0-1
Pruijssers, Roeland Zwirs, Nico 1-0
Van den Doel, Erik Warmerdam, Max ½-½
Swinkels, Robin Van der Lende, Ilias ½-½
 
Round 3, Game 2
 
Schoppen, Casper Lai, Hing Ting 0-1
Zwirs, Nico Pruijssers, Roeland ½-½
Warmerdam, Max * Van den Doel, Erik 1-0
Van der Lende, Ilias Swinkels, Robin 0-1
 
Round 3, Game 3
 
Lai, Hing Ting Schoppen, Casper 1-0
 
Round 3, Game 4
 
Schoppen, Casper Lai, Hing Ting * ½-½

All games

 

Women’s Championship

In the Women’s Championship, none of the eight participants remained without defeat, but each managed at least one victory. Machteld van Foreest, the 14-year-old sister of the two well-known grandmasters Jorden and Lucas, could not quite have a successful run in the national event.

Final standings

 

All games

 

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Klaus Besenthal is computer scientist, has followed and still follows the chess scene avidly since 1972 and since then has also regularly played in tournaments.
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