Six players on top after round 5
Tuesday is always the most heavy day of Heerhugowaard Open with two games in one day. The hot summer of this year is a extra handicap. Each grade Celsius extra brings more pressure and emotions. The African players are maybe in a better position now because after 5 rounds Samb and Bassira Ba are on the top together with Shvartsman, Wolf and the surprise of the tournament Michel Stempher. With a very big and also strong group just behind them the temperature in the Huygens College will not go down.