2011 Leuven Open Backgammon: final

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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 http://www.backgammon-leuven.be 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. http://www.dedenksportkampioen.be. 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds6MPEIwnBs