Dirk Daniel van Geet
Number of games in database: 110
Years covered: 1950 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2278
Highest rating achieved in database: 2346
Overall record: +32 -49 =29 (42.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967 1-0
D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 1-0
D D van Geet vs W Litmanowicz, 1964 1-0
D D van Geet vs F Brglez, 1986 1-0
Stellwagen vs D D van Geet, 2000 0-1
D D van Geet vs O Sande, 1983 1-0
D D van Geet vs A Sandklef, 1982 1-0
D D van Geet vs Hort, 1968 1/2-1/2
D D van Geet vs Myagmarsuren, 1958 1-0
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
1967 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
Alpha Scandinavian [White] by chess.master
Alpha Scandinavian [White] by Sudgon
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|DIRK DANIEL VAN GEET
(born Mar-01-1932, died Apr-29-2012, 80 years old) Netherlands
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|Dirk Daniel (Dick) van Geet was awarded the IM title in 1965 and the GMC title in 1986. He specialized in off-beat opening variations. His name is forever associated with 1.c3, commonly known as the Van Geet Opening*.|
*Wikipedia article: Dunst Opening
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|Mar-01-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Dirk Daniel Van Geet|
VAN GEET, Dirk Daniel
|Mar-01-08|| ||whiteshark: Dr. Dirk Daniel Van Geet
He is an IM and Correspondence GM !
With an actual 2,629 cc ELO he is ranked 40/41 recently.
|Aug-27-08|| ||whiteshark: <Opening of the Day
<The Van Geet Opening <1. ♘c3!>>>:
|May-01-12|| ||Gejewe: RIP D.D. van Geet
It is with sadness that I have to report his chessfriends and fans that Dirk Daniel van Geet died 29-04-2012 at the age of 80. I feel privileged to have known this fine person, and creative mind for more than 30 years.
|May-01-12|| ||IMlday: Sad news, a very inventive player. My favourite of his games: A Pomar-Salamanca vs D D Van Geet, 1967
He was more than respectable at Wijk aan Zee 1967.|
|May-01-12|| ||wordfunph: <Dutch Blitz Tournament: In the last round of preliminaries, GM Hans Ree offered a draw in a dead-drawn endgame. "No, I refuse and resign." said IM Van Geet, who was aiming at Group B. For winning money, being low in Group A was much worse than being high in Group B.>|
rest in peace IM Van Geet..
|Jul-16-12|| ||achieve: Dirk Daniel van Geet features prominently in Ligterink's column at the TATA Steel website, d.d. 11 may:|
Van Geet "gangsterstyle play" (Withuis) set the 1967 Hoogovens alight, explains Ligterink, after a first round win against Hans Ree, van Geet wins rounds 4-6, and really was the sensation of that tournament, loosely translated.
|Jul-27-12|| ||ketchuplover: Belated RIP|
|Aug-19-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Thank you, Chess Master Van Geet!
|Aug-24-12|| ||arthurp: Gejewe,
Mr. Withius describes his chess as gangster style. What does he mean by that?Did Van Geet prefer 1.b3 over Nc3?
|Sep-19-12|| ||Gejewe: <arthurp> Just noticed your post..
Berry Withuis, for many years the leading chess journalist in the Netherlands, and a strong player in his own right. Describing Dick's chess as "gangster" style he meant that it was highly tactical and unpredictable : a dangerous opponent.. It seems that he preferred 1.Nc3 over 1.b3 in the old days, but I am sure that it was the other way around the last 30 years. Some of these 1.Nc3 lines seem to peter out into positions that offer little chance to play for an advantage.|
|Mar-01-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, 1.Nc3 Dirk Van Geet.|
|Mar-01-16|| ||Captain Hindsight: Well, <RIP> seems to be more appropriate.|
|Mar-01-16|| ||OhioChessFan: I'm sure he appreciates Happy Birthday every bit as much as RIP.|
|Mar-01-16|| ||TheFocus: <OCF> Tell me when your birthday is so I can be sure to post you some greetings.|
You grumble because you feel left out.
|Apr-29-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Dirk van Geet.|
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