|Dec-28-09|| ||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.|
|Jan-01-10|| ||Alphastar: Yeah, he is the current (under 21!) dutch youth champion and an IM, I do not know whether he's scored any GM norms already.|
|Jan-17-10|| ||jon01: Robin van Kampen has progressed very fast. In January 2007 his rating was only 2064. He has gained almost 400 points in three years! I'll certainly keep an eye on this guy at Corus C 2010.|
|May-18-10|| ||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.|
|Jan-13-11|| ||BIDMONFA: Robin Van Kampen|
VAN KAMPEN, Robin
|Jul-31-11|| ||Raspje: And Robin van Kampen is now a grandmaster, the youngest ever in the Netherlands (Giri played for Russia when he became a Grandmaster).|
|Aug-05-11|| ||Raspje: Interesting interview (in Dutch): http://www.schaakbond.nl/2011/robin....
When Robin van Kampen has a question regarding the opening, he says he can always ask his vriend Anish Giri :)|
|Aug-11-12|| ||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.
|Aug-11-12|| ||RookFile: His trainer is Van Batman.|
|Aug-11-12|| ||achieve: Robin turns 18 in november, so he's a "kid" for just a couple more months.|
|Dec-06-12|| ||notyetagm: Solution to Our Quiz:
(2384) London Classic Open (6), 2012
37.¦xf5! £xf4 38.¤e6+ ¢h6
|Oct-20-13|| ||tamar: Big win today versus Michael Adams at Unive.|
|Nov-14-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 19th birthday to GM Robin Van Kampen!|