Anish Giri: “Every opponent was strong and tough”
Last Sunday he became the youngest player ever to win the Dutch Championship. The Dutch chess scene has welcomed and embraced Russian born Anish Giri and the 15-year-old super-talent, who already made appearance on Dutch national TV, was happy to answer some questions for ChessVibes as well.
The Dutch Championship took place September 12-20 in Haaksbergen, The Netherlands. After writing about the withdrawal of Tiviakov and the exciting 7th round, we still owed you a final report. In the penultimate round GM Anish Giri defeated GM Karel van der Weide and so all he needed in his last-round game against GM Dimitri Reinderman was a draw, which he managed easily. In the women’s section Peng Zhaoqin won her 11th title, as convincingly as always.
Dutch Championship 2009 | Final Standings