Robin van Kampen
Number of games in database: 339
Years covered: 2006 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2623 (2478 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641 Overall record: +136 -70 =133 (59.7%)*
* 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.
jamesmaskell: Robin van Kampen is currently playing a couple of games on the ICCF site against David van der Hoeven.
His White game is a slow Slav and while there have been piece exchanges, everything else is behind the pawns. With Black its now in the endgame of a Botvinnik Semi-Slav (the Nxg5 sac), material equal. Interesting stuff.
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