FIDE Master (2008); International Master (2009); Grandmaster (2011).
Formerly one of the top Juniors in the Netherlands, van Kampen is now one of the top players in that country. He was born in Bussum and started playing chess when he was 7.
Van Kampen's three IM norms came at the Batavia Amsterdam Tournament in February 2009 where she scored 6/9, the norm requisite; the Cappelle la Grande (2009), scoring 5.5/9, half a point above the norm requisite; and at the Atlantis Masters Tournament 2009 where he scored 7.5/9, 1.5 points above the norm requisite. His IM title was conferred a few weeks before his 15th birthday. (1)
His three GM norms came at the BDO Premier Tournament 2010 that was staged in Haarlem in the Netherlands, where he scored 6/9, the norm requisite; at the Groningen Open 2010, where he scored the norm requisite of 6.5/9; and at the Helmut Kohl Tournament of 2011, where he scored the norm requisite of 6.5/9. He gained his GM title at the age of 16 years, 8 months and 17 days. (2)
<Youth> Dutch U12 Champion in 2006; Dutch U14 Champion in 2007 and Dutch U16 Champion in 2008. (3), † Runner-up at the 2009 European U16 Championship. (3), †
<Junior> Dutch Junior (U20) Champion in 2009 at the age of 14, the youngest since Jan Timman. (3), †
<National> =3rd alongside Benjamin Bok at the category 15 RR Dutch Championship 2015 behind Anish Giri and Loek van Wely.
1st the the Batavia Amsterdam Tournament of 2009 and at the Atlantis Tournament of 2009. 3rd at the BDO Premier Tournament 2010, =1st at the Groningen Open in 2010. Outright 1st at the Helmut Kohl Tournament of 2011. In 2012, he took first place win at the London Chess Classic Open Division. In 2013 he was first at both the Basel Open and the Riga Open. He was 4th at the Tata Steel Group B (2015), Netherlands behind GM Wei Yi, David Navara and Samuel Shankland.
Team events (4)
<National Team representative> Van Kampen played reserve for the Netherlands at the European Team Championship (2013), helping his team to 11th place He represented the Netherlands as a reserve at the Chess Olympiad (2014), scoring 5th for his board from his individual +3 =4 -1 result and helping his team to 14th place.
<Continental and National Leagues> He played board 2 for Iceland's Skákfélag Huginn team at the European Club Cup (2014). He was a member of the Guildford 1 team that won the 2013-14 4NCL, his personal contribution to that win being +7 =2 for an 88.9% result.
<PRO Chess League> He plans to play as a foreign player for the Montreal Chessbrahs team(4, 6).
Van Kampen's rating progress has been steady. It crossed 2500 in July 2011 and 2600 in August 2013, in neither case crossing back below these thresholds. His highest rating to date was 2641 in October 2014, not far below the top 100 in the world. (5)
Sources and References
General source is Van Kampen's FIDE player card.
(6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5U... (he, Eric Hansen, Aman Hambleton, Lefong Hua etc are all part of the https://www.facebook.com/chessbrah team).
† Wikipedia article: Robin van Kampen