Backgammon

2011 Leuven Open Backgammon: final

Paulus van Rooijen, the Dutch champion, reached the final because he won all five previous rounds (swiss system). Michel Lamote, number one on the Belgian rating list, fought his way here via a play-off against Luc Palmans.
This match is to 5 points. The time control is bronstein system with 12 minutes in the bank and 12 seconds per move. Paulus is on the left and Michel on the right.
see for more information on the tournament, and to replay this and other matches.
The tournament took place in the University Pool & Snooker, Naamsesteenweg 253 Heverlee(Leuven) in Belgium.
Thanks to the tournament sponsors, Argenta BVBA Terbus, Tiensevest 188 in Leuven, and De Denksportkampioen, Brusselsesteenweg 485 in Gentbrugge. Thanks to the chess club Leuven Centraal for lending us their clocks.
The annotations here are based on a 4 ply analysis by GNU Backgammon. Feel free ad your own insights in the comments.
Link to semi-final, annotated by Michel:

2010 Leuven Open Backgammon: final

After six rounds of seven point matches, Henri Pollet and Patrick De Wilde both had won 5. This is the grand final of the tournament. It was projected on a big screen where everyone could watch and kibitz. The time control is bronstein system, with 12 minutes in the bank and 12 seconds per move. Henri Pollet is on the left, and Patrick De Wilde on the right.
The tournament took place in the University Pool & Snooker, Naamsesteenweg 253 Heverlee (Leuven) in Belgium
Leuven Open 2011 will be December 11th. See website for details, subscribe to my channel to get notified of new uploads.

2014 Leuven Open Backgammon: Last round, to decide tournament winner

Toon Van Herreweghen can win his second Leuven Open title. For that he needs to defeat Line Vandamme who has made tremendous progress this year.
This match is to 5 points. The time control is bronstein system with 10 minutes in the bank and 12 seconds per move. Toon is on the left and Line is on the right.
The tournament took place in Leuven, Belgium, on November 30th 2014.
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Feel free to ad your own insights in the comments.

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2012 Leuven Open Backgammon: round 2

Guy Van Middelhem on the left and Michel Lamote, winner of last year's tournament, meet in the second round. The level of play is high, which is why I post this round.
This match is to 5 points. The time control is Bronstein system with 12 minutes in the bank and 12 seconds per move.
see for more information on the tournament, and to replay this and other matches.
The tournament took place in the University Pool & Snooker, Naamsesteenweg 253 Heverlee(Leuven) in Belgium.
Thanks to the tournament sponsors, Thanks to the chess club Leuven Centraal for lending us their clocks. Subscribe to my channel to get notified of new uploads.
The annotations here are based on a 4 ply analysis by GNU Backgammon. Feel free to ad your own insights in the comments.

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