Bobby Cheng Wins 9th Batavia Chess Tournament with 6.5 out of 9

Australian International Master Bobby Cheng wins the 9th Batavia Chess Tournament with 6.5/9 together with Lucas van Foreest. Cheng claimed the tournament victory in the tiebreak thanks to his first round win over Van Foreest.
Both Cheng and Van Foreest scored a GM norm, while Van Foreest also won the best Endgame prize and the prize for best Dutch player. Alexandr Fier won the prize for most spectacular game and Barry Brink made an IM norm. Thomas Beerdsen claimed the 3rd place with 6 points.

Tournament Director Merijn van Delft. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Tournament Director Merijn van Delft. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Number 3 and 2: Beerdsen and Van Foreest. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Number 3 and 2: Beerdsen and Van Foreest. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Bas de Melker awarded the best game prizes. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Bas de Melker awarded the best game prizes. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Alexand Fier and Bas de Melker. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Alexand Fier and Bas de Melker. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Apeldoorners Van Delft and Beerdsen. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Apeldoorners Van Delft and Beerdsen. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Lucas van Foreest and Bas de Melker. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Lucas van Foreest and Bas de Melker. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Tournament winner Bobby Cheng. Photo: Lennart Ootes

Tournament winner Bobby Cheng. Photo: Lennart Ootes

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