Robin van Kampen
Number of games in database: 287
Years covered: 2006 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2638 (2478 blitz)
Overall record: +115 -61 =111 (59.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
sneaky pete: Also known as Kampen Robin Van. Robin, 15 years old, is at the moment engaged in a match (4 games) against Jan Timman in Groningen. He lost the first game Saturday, won the second one yesterday and drew today's game. I guess the rating of his duplicate is closer to his present strength.
Don Cossacks: Robin Van Kampen performed creditably in Corus C by scalping many strong players like Gupta,Swinkels and Robson.In a few years he would be one of top players of the Netherlands together with Anish Giri.
achieve: From the interview (thanks for posting, <raspje>!), a current and topical goal as worded by Van Kampen, which is "to try and become a Youth World Champion one time, starting 2012... I'm allowed to participate a few more years." --
<TB: Het grootmeesterschap was neem ik aan een doel, maar dat doel is nu weg. Kun je jezelf nieuwe doelen stellen?
RvK: Jawel. Ten eerste wil ik binnen afzienbare tijd de 2600 halen. Dat lijkt me wel reëel, na Dortmund sta ik ergens in de 2530 dus zover ben ik daar niet vandaan. Verder wil ik proberen om een keer jeugdwereldkampioen te worden, om te beginnen vanaf 2012. Ik mag nog een paar keer meedoen.>
Currently, Robin van Kampen is on 5.5/8 - and possibly within striking range of the leaders.
Penguincw: Happy 19th birthday to GM Robin Van Kampen!
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