Right after the game the winner of the Open, Roeland Pruijssers, gave the following lines and impressions:
'Dmitrij had a tough day yesterday so I decided to complicate a little', Pruijssers said. 'I could have played Be3 here or earlier.'
This is the problem: White has to give the pawn on d3.
Pruijssers considered for a long time the sac 17.Bxh6 gxh6 18.Qc1 Re6 and now 19.Qxh6? runs into 19...Bxf2+! 20.Kxf2 Ng4+. But right after the game Pruijssers found 19.d4! exd4 and now 20.Qxh6 Ne8 21.Qg5+ Kf8 (21...Rg6? 22.Rxe8+ Rxe8 23.Nh6+) 22.Qh4 Kg8 leads to a repetition.
'I thought I might be worse after 17...Qxd3 18.Qf3 Bxe3 19.Rxe3 Qd5', Pruijssers said. 'But actually it's not so clear after 20.Nh5!.'
18.Rxe3 Kh7 19.Nh5 Nxh5 20.Qxh5 Qe6 21.Rg3 Rg8 22.Re1 Rde8 23.Re4
As we wrote before, here it was time for 23...g5, e.g. 24.Rf3 Qg6 and nothing is decided yet.
24.Reg4 g5 25.Rxg5 Rxg5 26.Rxg5 Rf8 27.Rg7+ Kh8 28.Rg4 Kh7 29.Rh4 Qg6 30.Qf3 1-0
So that meant 8 out of 9 in this tournament for Pruijssers, who rode the almost 10 kilometers from Westerbergen to the tournament hall on his bicycle every day - perhaps an idea for future tournament winners?
The winner of the Open, with a clean sweep in the final.