Sipke Ernst wins 12th BPB Limburg Open!

Monday 21 May 2018
Sipke Ernst has won the 12th edition of the BPB Limburg Open! The grandmaster from Groningen finished in an equal score with amongst others GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, GM Christian Bauer and GM Erwin l’Ami, but became the ultimate winner of the tournament based on his sky-high TPR. Ernst managed to gather 5,5/7 points in a very strong field with 9 grandmasters, of which 3 above 2600. This gained him a TPR of 2683 making him the best player in the tournament for the first time in Maastricht.

Another ex-tournament winner in 2018!

Tuesday 15 May 2018
Besides Roeland Pruijssers (2017) and Erwin l’Ami (2014), ex-tournament winner Ruud Janssen will also join this year’s show for the tournament victory of the BPB Limburg Open. Janssen (ELO 2496) won the tournament in 2015 slightly surprisingly and put the icing on the cake of his second participation. Although he failed to prolongate his title in 2016 and 2017, Janssen is ready to gain his second victory of the BPB Limburg Open in 2018!

More German power expected

Friday 27 April 2018
Two other young, German Grandmasters have confirmed their presence at the BPB Limburg Open 2018. Meet Rasmus Svane (2587) and Alexander Donchenko (2574) who will be playing the greatest tournament in the Netherlands for the first time.

Return players at BPB Limburg Open

Wednesday 18 April 2018
A lot of players like the BPB Limburg Open so much, that they return to the tournament year after year. And because they meet a lot of friends, acquaintances and previous opponents, the tournament feels like a homecoming, making the bar the most popular location in the evening. That isn’t only the case for the fun-players, but the top seed players like to return to the BPB Limburg Open as well. Living proof are Dutch GM’s Sipke Ernst and Martijn Dambacher, playing the tournament respectively 8 and 10 times.

Smasher: German Champion Nisipeanu to play!

Monday 19 March 2018
Fantastic news: current German Champion Grandmaster Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu (2681) will show his skills at the BPB Limburg Open 2018. Nisipeanu has had performances in his career that are unprecedented by BPB Limburg Open’s players. We’re very glad with the visit of this GM who is ravaging at the highest levels of chess for years in a row.

Erwin l’Ami wants second title

Monday 5 March 2018
Dutch Grandmaster Erwin l’Ami has confirmed his participation at the BPB Limburg Open Pentecost tournament. After ruling champion Roeland Pruijssers and shared-winner-on-TPR Christian Bauer, l’Ami (2634) is the third Grandmaster to early announce his journey to the 4-day chess tournament. He has won the tournament before in 2014 en reached top-10 positions in 2007 and 2015. With l’Ami, the tournament once more reaches international allure with lots of returning (top-)players.

Bauer hunting for prizes again

Thursday 15 February 2018
Christian Bauer (2634) will join the 12th BPB Limburg Open again to compete for the tournament victory. Since 2015, GM Bauer is a regular visitor at the tournament and he experienced that 3rd time is the right time by winning the tournament, along with Roeland Pruijssers and Matthew Sadler. He scored an equal amount of match points, but missed the official tournament victory by only 1 TPR-point. This year, Bauer is determined to finish the BPB Limburg Open as a single winner.
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