Baumestra won the tiebreak in the match played on the High-Tech Campus after the sixth round and the regular match in the eighth round. Three “quick” matches were played in the last tiebreak, and the thinking time got shorter and shorter. Two ended in a draw. Baumestra won third place after lunch. “During my lunch break, I had set up a move with my team. When I played that move next, Schwartzman had to think for ten minutes,” Baumestra looked at what he thought was the defining moment.
“I am very satisfied. I played better than last time, the same goes for Alexander. I succeeded and I am very happy. The winner said, and next to him was an athlete loser. “It is not difficult to beat Ruel. It is more than that. “I did my best,” said the 54-year-old Russian.
Baumetra was previously world champion in 2016 and 2018. He needs another title to catch up with Pete Rosenberg. Record holder Harm Wersma has six world titles to his name.
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