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Deen Hergott
Number of games in database: 104
Years covered: 1980 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2385
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485
Overall record: +32 -33 =38 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (7) 
    E94 E91 E92 E80 E60
 English (6) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14
 Catalan (5) 
    E04 E09 E06
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E17 E12 E13
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C05 C02 C04
 Robatsch (7) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
 French (4) 
 Pirc (4) 
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   G Huber vs D Hergott, 1997 0-1

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(born Oct-23-1962, 53 years old) Canada

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Deen is an IM and chess columnist for the Ottawa Citizen and Kitchener Record newspapers (1, 2). He was born in Kitchener, Ontario, later studied computational sciences, and represented Canada as high as 2nd board on 7 Olympiads between 1984-94 and 1998, including once as captain. He accumulated 36.5 points in 63 team games at the Olympiads (3).

He tied 1st-2nd in the 1982 Canadian Junior Championship. He won the Ottawa RA club championship in 1997 and 1999, tied 1st-3rd in 1988 and tied 1st-2nd for the championship in 1989 (4).

Hergott's name had also been listed on some of the leaderboards of the SCRABBLE and bridge leagues (5, 6).

References: (1) Kitchener Record (1983-90), (2) Ottawa Citizen (1992-2009), (3), (4), (5), (6), Wikipedia article: Deen Hergott

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 104  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Hergott vs L Day  0-135 1980 Quebec OpenA21 English
2. D Hergott vs A Kochyev  ½-½21 1981 WchT U26B42 Sicilian, Kan
3. L Day vs D Hergott  ½-½49 1982 Toronto ClosedA07 King's Indian Attack
4. D Hergott vs Adianto  0-188 1982 Wch U20A43 Old Benoni
5. L Day vs D Hergott  1-028 1982 OpenC11 French
6. L Day vs D Hergott  1-041 1983 Toronto OpenD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. L Day vs D Hergott  1-050 1983 Belleville OpenB06 Robatsch
8. Anand vs D Hergott 1-038 1984 ThessalonikiB33 Sicilian
9. L Shamkovich vs D Hergott  1-029 1985 It (open)C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. D Hergott vs S Mariotti  1-040 1986 DubaiD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. D Hergott vs K Spraggett  0-128 1986 Ch. Canada, WinnipegA00 Uncommon Opening
12. Igor Ivanov vs D Hergott  ½-½44 1986 CAN zt ,CBM 04D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. D Hergott vs Kudrin  ½-½25 1987 Brussels (Belgium)D90 Grunfeld
14. D Hergott vs I Rogers  0-129 1987 Lloyds BankA06 Reti Opening
15. D Hergott vs Adams 0-180 1987 Swansea GBR chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. D Hergott vs Igor Ivanov ½-½30 1987 CANA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. D Hergott vs Speelman  0-152 1987 Swansea GBR chA04 Reti Opening
18. J Brenninkmeijer vs D Hergott  0-130 1987 Lloyds Bank op 11thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Hergott vs Anand  ½-½26 1987 LondonE60 King's Indian Defense
20. D Hergott vs Marjanovic  ½-½32 1988 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. K Shirazi vs D Hergott 0-123 1988 It (open)C11 French
22. D Norwood vs D Hergott  1-050 1988 It (open)B06 Robatsch
23. D Hergott vs L Shamkovich  0-135 1988 Belgrade (Yugoslavia)B06 Robatsch
24. D Hergott vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½44 1988 It (open)E12 Queen's Indian
25. Blatny vs D Hergott  ½-½34 1988 Groningen opC11 French
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-26-07  Eastfrisian: Deen Hergott is an IM from Canada. He is born in October 1962 in Kitchener, Ontario. Hergott played seven times for Canada in chess olympiades. Because of health problems in the early 2000s he retired from active serious chess. Since then he playes on a lower level.

By profession, he is a mathematician (bachelor degree in 1986), computer programmer, and chess journalist.

Feb-12-10  gauer: It's nice to see an occasional Ottawa Citizen article, even if no longer edited by the above past chess columnist. A recent Alexey Shirov simul story appears here:
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  GrahamClayton: In 1997 Hergott played a match against the HIARCS 6.0 computer in Ottawa. Games and commentary can be found here:

Oct-23-15  Twocolors: Wow, he was born studying. Must have been a child prodigy.
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  perfidious: If not at chess, though a strong player early on.

We first met in the last round of the 1984 Toronto international, a game which ended in a win for Hergott.

We had quite a number of common opponents, besides having met at the board.

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  TheFocus: He was the head of our college.
Mar-28-16  Yopo: D Hergott vs Kudrin, 1988 was beauty and surreal
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