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Kor Dirk Mulder van Leens Dijkstra
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1945 to 1983
Overall record: +2 -4 =2 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-24-1917, died Aug-10-1989, 71 years old) Netherlands

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Dutch CC champion in 1946, 1947 and 1948. Awarded the ICCF GM title in 1977.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Van Leens Dijkstra vs T van Scheltinga  0-1181945Den BoschD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. K Van Leens Dijkstra vs M Salm  0-1201949ICCA 19/C tournamentE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. K Van Leens Dijkstra vs F Roessel  ½-½441955Dutch OpenA56 Benoni Defense
4. K Van Leens Dijkstra vs O Kallinger  1-0661969corr ch5-EUA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
5. Estrin vs K Van Leens Dijkstra  0-1541977ICCF Olympiad 7781C07 French, Tarrasch
6. K Van Leens Dijkstra vs O Kallinger  0-1381978corr 1.EU ttD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. K Van Leens Dijkstra vs Suttles  ½-½371982cr HeilimoA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. K Van Leens Dijkstra vs J Penrose 0-1381983BPCF jubD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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  GrahamClayton: Kor Mulder Van Leens Dijkstra - Dutch CC champion 1946, 1947 and 1948. Awarded the ICCF GM title in 1977.

Van Leens Dijkstra was a very successful potato farmer, but who had a phobia that he would die the moment he left his own property. Because of this, he was forced to play CC instead of OTB chess.

Aug-29-10  sneaky pete: Uncle pete's believe it or not:

Kor Dirk Mulder van Leens Dijkstra, also known here as Mulder Leen Dyjkstra and as K Mulder Van Leens, was the founding father of the Anti Grünfeld Club, claiming 4.Bf4 .. refutes the Grünfeld Indian Defence. To promote his potatoes, he sometimes performed as a blackface minstrel:

Aug-10-13  sneaky pete: Late in the 18th century a miller lived in the village of Leens, in the northern province Groningen in the Netherlands. One fateful, stormy night the miller with his wife and their baby boy were travelling in a coach alongside a canal. The horse was frightenend by heavy thunder, sidestepped and the entire party ended in the water. Both parents drowned, but the mother managed to throw her baby on dry ground. He was soon found and adopted by a local family.

Some years later, the Emperor decreed that all citizens should adopt a family name. The orphan was called Mulder (Miller) van (from) Leens, after his father. He grew up and had a family of his own, with a son continuing the name Mulder van Leens and a daughter who married a man named Dijkstra.

In the second decade of the 20th century the Spanish flue wiped out all bearers of the name Mulder van Leens. A Dijkstra family, descendants of the orphans daughter, asked the Queen permission to add Mulder van Leens to their own name, to preserve the name. Their request was granted. In this family Kor Dirk was born.

I didn't make all this up. The info comes from an interview by Max Pam with Mr. Potato himself in the June 1979 issue of Schaakbulletin.

Kor Dirk Mulder van Leens Dijkstra died August 10, 1989.

Dec-03-14  ljfyffe: Member of team that placed 4th in CC Olympiad VIII Final (1977-1982) and fourth in VII (1972-1976) Final.
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