Oleg Romanishin has won he 13th Cultural Village Chess Tournament

28 November 2008 21:24 PM CET By Peter Doggers

The Ukrainian veteran finished on 6.5/9, ahead of Vyacheslav Ikonnikov and Deepan Chakkravarthy. By winning, Romanishin qualified for Corus Grandmaster group C.

The 13th Cultural Village Chess Tournament, formerly known as Sonnevanck Chess Tournament, took place 18-27 November in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands. Wijk aan… wait a minute… Yes, that famous sea town where a certain tournament is being held every year in January. But besides a “January tradition” there’s also a “November tradition”.

Every year in November a small round-robin is held there to give Dutch talents a possibility to score an IM or GM norm. Besides, there’s an additional prize for the winner: direct qualification for Corus Grandmaster group C. Two years ago IM Thomas Willemze managed to do this, last year the lucky one was GM Dimitri Reinderman and yesterday he was succeeded by 55-year-old GM Oleg Romanishin from the Ukraine.

Here is the full article.

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1 Romanishin,Oleg M * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 6.5/9
2 Ikonnikov,Vyacheslav ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6.0/9 23.75
3 Deepan Chakkravarthy,J ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6.0/9 23.50
4 Swinkels,Robin 1 ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 5.5/9
5 Tan,Matthew ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 0 0 1 1 4.5/9 17.50
6 Spoelman,Wouter 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 0 1 4.5/9 16.75
7 Slingerland,Fred 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * 1 ½ 1 4.5/9 16.00
8 Den Heeten,Djurre 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 * ½ 1 4.0/9
9 Armas,Julius 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ * 1 3.5/9
10 Haast,Anne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0.0/9
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