The 6th round has started. Loek van Wely handed out prizes for games from the 5th as well as the 6th round.
A prize went to Machteld van Foreest for her nice endgame win over Dylan Achuthan. The other was awarded to Dev Shah for an interesting game with two exchange sacrifices against Bas de Boer.
The prize for the 6th round was given to local hero Sander Taams, who played a creative attacking game against Dr. Axel Fehr. Taams arrived just in time to collect his book.
12-year-old Dev Shah, the winner of one of the two brilliancy prizes in round 5
Chief arbiter Frans Peeters announced that after today's round, the four qualifiers for the separate semi-finals will be known. In case of a tie, the TPR will determine who qualifies, and Peeters will inform the players concerned as soon as possible after the game.
By the way, Hector Giacomini has a win by default today because his opponent, Katharina Ricken, has withdrawn from the tournament.