Dutch National Internet Championship on Playchess

6/19/2012 – For a fourth time the Dutch Chess Federation is staging this online championship on Playchess.com. Seven GMs are seeded, including reigning Dutch Internet Champion Loek van Wely, who will defend his title agaings GMs like Ivan Sokolov, Jan Smeets and Robin van Kampen. Four places are free for winners in the qualification tournaments from June 26–29. Watch it on Playchess.

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Dutch National Internet Championship on Playchess

The Dutch Chess Federation will host the 2012 Dutch Internet Championship on Playchess. Seven grandmasters will play in what is already the fourth national Dutch Internet Championship. Reigning Dutch Internet Champion Loek van Wely will defend his title. Other participants include Ivan Sokolov, Jan Smeets and Robin van Kampen. Ten players have earned a spot in the finals based on their rating, while two other players are qualified on the basis of their ‘masterpoints’ (masterpoints are earned in the Dutch two weekly Internet tournaments). These 12 players are all directly qualified for the finals on June 30.

Four other players will qualify in the qualifying tournaments held from June 26 to June 29. The qualifying tournaments are open to all Dutch players.

The tournament will be played in tournament room 1 of the Royal Dutch Chess Federation on Playchess.

Playchess handle Player
Title
Rating
seeded by
KingLoek Loek van Wely
GM
2682
rating
Ivan Sokolov Ivan Sokolov
GM
2680
rating
Jan Smeets Jan Smeets
GM
2620
rating
erikerik Erik van den Doel
GM
2571
rating
Kemps Robin van Kampen
GM
2563
rating
SipkeErnst Sipke Ernst
GM
2554
rating
ChristianBoy Wouter Spoelman
GM
2546
rating
Twan Burg Twan Burg
IM
2469
rating
Titan1 David Klein
FM
2438
rating
Rossetis Koen Leenhouts
IM
2384
rating
Bolwerk Peter Bolwerk
KIM
2230
masterpoints
Rikroelofs Rik Roelofs
KIM
1928
masterpoints

Playing schedule

Qualification rounds Type
Start
Registration
Tues. 26 June Qualification 1 11 rounds Swiss
20.00h
19.30h
Wed. 27 June Qualification 2 11 rounds Swiss
20.00h
19.30h
Thurs. 28 June Qualification 3 11 rounds Swiss
20.00h
19.30h
Fri.  29 June Qualification 4 11 rounds Swiss
20.00h
19.30h
Finale     
Sat. 30 June Final Knockout matches
13.00h
12.30h

Prizes: 1. € 800, 2. € 500, 3. € 300, 4. € 300, 5. € 150, 6. € 150, 7. € 150, 8. € 150. Total: € 2.500

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