NordWest-Cup in Bad Zwischenahn

19. edition NordWest-Cup in Bad Zwischenahn

26.01.-29.01.2017

The NordWest-Cup in Bad Zwischenahn has a new champion, GM Erik van den Doel made it in the open tournament, followed by Mads Andersen (DEN) and Xiang Xu (CHI). 335 players took part in three groups.


Die Sieger im Open

GM B. Gundavaa aus der Mongolei

Bernd Laubsch in topform

Xiangyu Xu ranked #3

WGM Lei in her game with GM Van den Doel in round #7

GM Van den Doel

Youngsters in C-Open

Germaine Kickert made some surprises

Jens Wolter

Images from 2015

Report of 2014

Li Chao from China won the tournament in front of Krikor Mekhitarian (Brazil) and Vyacheslav Ikonnikov (Russia)!

A new record: Altogether more than 360 participants were playing in three tournaments for different levels.

Sophia Brunner won the C-tournament in front of Tiziano Wul, Sören Evering, Nenad Jelisavac.

In the B-tournament Dennis Weber took first place in front of Semen Diskin and Vladimir Zotin.

Plenty of space for amateurs and professionals: Also the top gets stronger from year to year. Among the 11 Grandmasters in the A-Open the Chinese star Li Chao aroused the greatest interest of the media - even the local TV was present. With Elo 2680 Li Chao is the current No. 5 in China.

Also two young players achieved remarkable successes: Jesper Thybo from Denmark and Jorden Van Foreest from the Netherlands (both 13 years old) managed to invade the ranks of the GMs and finally took place 7 and 8!

Van Foreest here playing against Ilja Schneider

Thybo versus Jahnke

In spite of the hard-fought games it was a very fair and friendly tournament. But the fairness prize should go to Henrik Teske this time: Jesper Thybo had a drawn endgame against the experienced GM, but he wrongly claimed three times repetition. When this was proved to be wrong he resigned - thinking that he had lost because of the wrong claim. But instead of accepting the whole point, Teske preferred to give the draw anyhow!

Games from the bulletins online

A list of available hotels, apartments and guest houses here.

Int. Schiedsrichter Johan Zwanepol
IA Johan Zwanepol is the chief arbiter already for the last 12 years.
These players took part in each one of the 14 editions of the NordWest-Cup: Alfons Gudat, Ernst Heinemann and Tobias Jugelt.


In 1999 the chess club Oldenburg celebrated the 50th anniversary. Since then the Nord-West-Cup features a mixture of strong grandmasters and amateurs, a challengers tournament for players with maximum rating 1800, and since this year also a third tournament for players under 1500.


in year 2014:

Open

participants 2014 A-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

ranking 2014 A-Open

Bulletin R1

Bulletin R2

Bulletin R3

Bulletin R4

Bulletin R5

Bulletin R6

Bulletin R7

Open-B

participants 2014 B-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

ranking 2014 B-Open

Open-C

participants 2014 C-Open

ranking 2014 C-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

ranking 2014 C-Open

in year 2013:

Open

participants 2013 A-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

ranking 2013 A-Open

Bulletin R1

Bulletin R2

Bulletin R3

Bulletin R4

Bulletin R5

Bulletin R6

Bulletin R7

Open-B

participants 2013 B-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

ranking 2013 B-Open

Open-C

participants 2013 C-Open

ranking 2013 C-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

ranking 2013 C-Open

in year 2012:

ranking 2012 A-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

Open-B

participants 2012 B-Open

round #1

round #2

round #3

round #4

round #5

round #6

round #7

ranking 2012 B-Open

in year 2010:

participants Open A 2010

ranking A-Open

round #1 - round 2 - round #3 - round 4 - round #5 - round 6

round #7

participants Open B 2010

ranking B-Open

round #B1 - round B2 - round #B3 - round B4 - round #B5

round #B6 - round B7

Auswertungen 2010
Open 2010-A DWZ
Open 2010-A Elo
Open2010-B DWZ


in year 2009:

participants Open A 2009

ranking A-Open

round #1 - round 2 - round #3 - round 4 - round #5 - round 6

round #7

participants Open B 2009

ranking B-Open

round #B1 - round # B2 - round #B3 - round # B4 - round #B5

round #B6 - round B7