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Deen Hergott
Number of games in database: 104
Years covered: 1980 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2391
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485

Overall record: +32 -33 =38 (49.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (7) 
    E91 E94 E80 E92 E60
 English (6) 
    A15 A14 A17 A13
 Catalan (5) 
    E04 E06 E09
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E17 E13 E12
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C05 C02 C04
 Robatsch (7) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A40 E00
 French (4) 
 Pirc (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Huber vs D Hergott, 1997 0-1
   D Hergott vs Igor Ivanov, 1987 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-23-1962, 56 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 finished with 4.5/7 out of nine total games played on Canada's 2nd board at the World team (50+) Championship (7) at Dresden in June, 2016.

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), (7) , (8) Wikipedia article: Deen Hergott

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 104  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Hergott vs L Day  0-1351980Quebec OpenA21 English
2. D Hergott vs A Kochyev  ½-½211981World U26 Team-chB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. L Day vs D Hergott  1-0281982OpenC11 French
4. L Day vs D Hergott  ½-½491982Toronto ClosedA07 King's Indian Attack
5. D Hergott vs Adianto  0-1881982Wch U20A43 Old Benoni
6. L Day vs D Hergott  1-0411983Toronto OpenD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. L Day vs D Hergott  1-0501983Belleville OpenB06 Robatsch
8. Anand vs D Hergott 1-0381984Chess OlympiadB33 Sicilian
9. L Shamkovich vs D Hergott  1-029198513th World OpenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. Igor Ivanov vs D Hergott  ½-½441986CAN-ch / ZonalD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. D Hergott vs K Spraggett  0-1281986CAN-ch / ZonalA00 Uncommon Opening
12. D Hergott vs S Mariotti  1-0401986Chess OlympiadD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. D Hergott vs Kudrin  ½-½251987Brussels (Belgium)D90 Grunfeld
14. D Hergott vs Igor Ivanov ½-½301987CANA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. D Hergott vs Adams 0-1801987BCF-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. D Hergott vs Speelman  0-1521987BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
17. D Hergott vs I Rogers  0-129198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA06 Reti Opening
18. D Hergott vs Anand  ½-½26198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
19. J Brenninkmeijer vs D Hergott  0-130198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. D Norwood vs D Hergott  1-0501988GroningenB06 Robatsch
21. D Hergott vs Igor Ivanov  ½-½441988St John Open (2)E12 Queen's Indian
22. K G Shirazi vs D Hergott 0-1231988St John Open (2)C11 French
23. D Hergott vs Kudrin 1-0881988Chess OlympiadD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
24. D Hergott vs Marjanovic  ½-½321988GMA World Cup OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Blatny vs D Hergott  ½-½341988Groningen 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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: He was the head of our college.
Mar-28-16  Yopo: D Hergott vs Kudrin, 1988 was beauty and surreal
Feb-08-18  Poisonpawns: "Hawksmoor" on ICC
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