GM Gupta Wins Hoogeveen Open

October 24, 2016

The Hoogeveen Masters Tournament was not the only thing going on in Hoogeveen, the Hoogeveen Open also concluded on Saturday 22nd October. It saw Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta take victory with an impressive 7½ points from the 9 rounds. Gupta had performed very consistently throughout the tournament, and really had […check it out!]

Hoogeveen Concludes: Short and Sokolov Victorious

October 24, 2016

The final round of the Hoogeveen Masters tournament was played on Saturday 22nd October. It saw Ivan Sokolov seal victory over Jorden Van Foreest, with a very comfortable draw. Being a point ahead going in to this round, Sokolov only needed to avoid losing in order to decide things in […check it out!]

Two More Decisive Games in Hoogeveen Round 4

October 21, 2016

The Hoogeveen Masters Matches, paused for a rest day on Wednesday 19th October. The players came out fresh the day after, however, and resumed with gusto! Nigel Short and Jorden Van Foreest must have had their Weetabix, because they each played a very fine game and allowed their opponent nothing. […check it out!]

Decisive Games in Hoogeveen Round 3

October 19, 2016

The Hoogeveen Masters matches continued on Tuesday 18th October with Round 3. The scores between Nigel Short and Yifan Hou and Ivan Sokolov and Jorden Van Foreest had been level at 1-point each. However, this would change as both games saw the younger players being outplayed as Black. Revenge is […check it out!]

All Master Matches Level in Hoogeveen

October 18, 2016

Round two of the Masters Matches in The Hoogeveen Chess Tournament, was played on Monday 17th October. The events of this round would leave the scores in both matches level. Jorden Van Foreest used his White pieces to full effect against Ivan Sokolov. Perhaps Sokolov’s opening choice of the Philidor’s […check it out!]

Hoogeveen Chess Tournament Opens

October 17, 2016

The Hoogeveen Chess Tournament got underway in the Netherlands over the weekend. Located in the province of Drenthe (‘dren-ter’), Hoogeveen (hoe-ger-vein) has hosted chess players for this event since 1997. The tournament has seen a few guises, but now sees an international ‘Open’ event, contested over nine rounds and two […check it out!]