Fighting games at the Third Amsterdam Chess Tournament

7/19/2006 – This annual is being stage taking place from July 15–23, with 446 players in four groups. The A group (Elo > 2225, first prize 3500 euro) has attracted 86 participants including 14 GMs and 22 IMs – favourites are Tiviakov, Nijboer, Timman, L’Ami, and others. Lots of fight and surprises in the games. Report and photos by Frits Agterdenbos.

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The 3rd Amsterdam Chess Tournament is taking place from July 15th to 23rd, 2006 in the Speellocatie Studenten sportcentrum USC, De Boelelaan 46, Amsterdam Buitenveldert, Netherlands. The 446 player Swiss tournament (9 rounds) is being held in 4 groups (A, B, C and D). The A group (Elo > 2225, first prize 3500 euro) has attracted 86 participants including 14 GMs and 22 IMs. The 2500+ players are: Tiviakov 2668, Nijboer 2598, Timman 2594, L’Ami 2586, Erenburg 2585, Ftacnik 2579, Stellwagen 2575, Al-Modiahki 2564, Tukmakov 2560, Halkias 2551, Li 2540, Vazquez Igarza 2517, Cuijpers 2510, Parker 2509 and Ernst 2504.

Report with photos of round 1


The venue: the University of Amsterdam Sport Centre (USC)


A capoeira demonstration at the opening ceremons. Capoeira is a lively Brazilian martial art that combines dance, acrobatics and music with fighting techniques. We remember seeing this performed in Morelia.


Group A, with a 2225+ Elo requirement, attracted 86 participants (above the top boards).


Groups C (right, Elo 1575-1875, 132 participants), and D (left, Elo < 1575, 86 participants).


Round one board one: Adam Ashton 2329 (ENG) – Sergey Tiviakov 2668 (NED) 0-1


Friso Nijboer 2598 (NED) – Yochanan Afek 2316 (ISR) 0-1


Joost Van Ruitenburg 2315 (NED) - Jan Timman 2594 (NED) 0-1


Erwin L’Ami 2586 (NED) – Pieter Hopman 2304 (NED) 1-0


Mohamad Al-Modiakhi 2564 (QAT) – Marlies Bensdorp 2290 (NED) 1-0

Standings after four rounds

1

L'Ami,E

2586

4.0/4

2

Tiviakov,S

2668

3.5/4

3

Timman,J

2594

3.5/4

4

Ftacnik,L

2579

3.0/4

5

Van Delft,M

2382

3.0/4

6

Halkias,S

2551

3.0/4

7

Al Modiahki,M

2564

3.0/4

8

Siebrecht,S

2414

3.0/4

9

Gullaksen,E

2387

3.0/4

10

Erenburg,S

2585

3.0/4

11

Hunt,A

2457

3.0/4

12

Ansell,S

2391

3.0/4

13

Van der Weide,K

2446

3.0/4

14

Ernst,S

2504

3.0/4

15

Michiels,B

2455

3.0/4

16

Spoelman,W

2461

3.0/4

17

Parker,J

2509

3.0/4

All photos and information by courtesy of ChessVista – Frits Agterdenbos

Video

Video reports of game commentary is available at Doggersschaak, which has streaming video of Sebastian Siebrecht discussing his rook sacrifice and draw against Jan Timman.

Siebrecht,S (2414) - Timman,J (2594) [A47]
3rd ACT Amsterdam NED (3), 17.07.2006
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.0-0 c5 6.b3 Be7 7.Bb2 0-0 8.Nbd2 Nc6 9.a3 Rc8 10.Qe2 Qc7 11.Rae1 Rfe8 12.Ne5 cxd4 13.exd4 Bf8 14.f4 d6 15.Ng4 Nxg4 16.Qxg4 Ne7

17.Rxe6 fxe6 18.Qxe6+ Kh8 19.Bxh7 Qc6 20.Rf3 d5 21.Qf7 Qf6 22.Rh3 Qxf7 23.Bg6+ Kg8 ½-½

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