Sergey Tiviakov wins the Dutch Championship

6/30/2006 – It is one of the stronger national championships, with ten GMs and two IMs. It was won by Sergey Tiviakov, who scored 9.0/11 points, 1.5 more than his nearest rival. In the women's section there was an even more startling result: Peng Zhaoqin won all but one game and took the championship with a 8.5/9 score. Report.

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The Dutch Championship took place in TV Studio 22 in the Hilversum Media Park, from June 17 to 29 June. It was a a 12-player round robin, category 13 (average rating is 2569) and has a first prize of €12,000.

The championship ended today with a resounding victory for Sergey Tiviakov, who won eight games, drew two and lost one for a fighting 9.0/11 points. That was 1.5 more than his nearest rival, Ivan Sokolov. Tiviakov, whose FIDE rating is 2669, performed like a 2823 player against opposition with an average rating of 2559. Second was Ivan Sokolov, rated 2676, who scored 7.5/11 with a performance of 2690.

The winner and Dutch Champion: Sergey Tiviakov

Sergey Tiviakov in his round 9 game against Loek van Wely (Tiviakov won)

Final standings

The women's section was dominated by Peng Zhaoqin, who won all her games except one (a draw against Tea Lanchava) for a stunning 8.5/9 final score. That was 1.5 point ahead of number two Bianca Muhren und 2.5 better than Tea Lanchava).

The winner and Dutch Women's Champion Peng Zhaoqin

Pictures by Frits Agterdenbos of ChessVista

Final standings of the women's section


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