Master Report 2

After two rounds, IM Thomas Willemze is the only one left with a 100% score. The Dutchman recovered well from his shaky first round performance with a clean win against FM Ryan Harper. The opening was a Spanish Four Knights and Willemze quickly got the initiative due to better preparation. Harper still put up resistance, but couldn’t prevent a loss.

Top seeds IM Luis Lazaro Aguero Jimenez and GM Jha Sriram didn’t hurt eachother too much in a classical Ruy Lopez position and agreed to an early draw. WGM Alina L’Ami could consider herself lucky, when her opponent IM Gerardo Lebredo Zaragoitia lost on time in a drawn position.

The Surinam derby between the current national champion Romario Sanches and the former national champion FM Roger Matoewi ended in a draw after a great battle. Sanches had two extra c-pawns in the endgame, but his experienced opponent fought hard to achieve a draw. FM Dewperkash Gajadin bravely went all out for the attack, but IM Jose Luis Vilela De Acuna placed a deadly counter.

IM Merijn van Delft