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Timman 
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Jan Timman
Number of games in database: 3,501
Years covered: 1963 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2594 (2592 rapid, 2500 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2680
Overall record: +1175 -695 =1499 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      132 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (333) 
    B31 B40 B90 B30 B46
 Ruy Lopez (158) 
    C69 C92 C95 C67 C93
 Queen's Indian (109) 
    E15 E12 E19 E17 E16
 French Defense (97) 
    C11 C02 C18 C19 C16
 King's Indian (90) 
    E81 E87 E88 E83 E94
 Nimzo Indian (85) 
    E30 E31 E41 E20 E32
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (202) 
    B46 B81 B83 B30 B22
 Queen's Indian (181) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 Nimzo Indian (142) 
    E32 E41 E45 E43 E21
 Ruy Lopez (116) 
    C82 C80 C95 C77 C78
 French Defense (115) 
    C18 C19 C11 C05 C16
 Grunfeld (100) 
    D85 D99 D87 D86 D97
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 0-1
   Timman vs Short, 1990 1-0
   Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 1-0
   Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1979 1-0
   L Day vs Timman, 1980 1/2-1/2
   F Braga vs Timman, 1982 1/2-1/2
   Short vs Timman, 2008 0-1
   Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973 1-0
   Timman vs J Vogel, 1974 1-0
   Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship (1993)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Mar del Plata (1982)
   Amsterdam (1995)
   Howard Staunton Memorial (2009)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1980)
   London (1975)
   Bugojno (1978)
   Howard Staunton Memorial (2006)
   Hastings 1973/74 (1973)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 1980-1989 (Part 2) by Anatoly21
   Exchange sacs - 4 by obrit
   Jan Timman: Chess The Adventurous Way by Resignation Trap
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 1980-1989 (Part 3) by Anatoly21
   Brussels Blitz 1987 by KingG
   i.abderrahim's favorite games by i.abderrahim

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JAN TIMMAN
(born Dec-14-1951, 62 years old) Netherlands
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
Jan Hendrik Timman was born in Amsterdam. He was awarded the GM title in 1974 and gradually climbed up the ranks of the chess elite. His tournament successes include first place finishes at Mar Del Plata 1982, Bugojno 1984, Tilburg 1987 and Linares 1988.

This 9-time Dutch champion was a consistent contender for the world title throughout the 1980's and early 1990's, and in 1993 he contested a match for the FIDE World Championship with Anatoly Karpov, but fell short, losing 6-2 with 13 draws. He is also the younger brother of Ton Timman and a well respected chess author. His "The Art of Chess Analysis" can be found in the library of many chessplayers worldwide.

Wikipedia article: Jan Timman


 page 1 of 141; games 1-25 of 3,501  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Timman vs B Cafferty  ½-½17 1963 corrB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. F Hoorweg vs Timman 0-125 1964 HaagD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Meinders vs Timman  0-129 1964 The HagueA03 Bird's Opening
4. L J Kerkhoff vs Timman  1-034 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrC02 French, Advance
5. Timman vs N Schouten  1-025 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jr 0B08 Pirc, Classical
6. Timman vs J van Baarle 1-028 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
7. Timman vs A van den Berg  ½-½39 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. S Noorda vs Timman 1-09 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrC02 French, Advance
9. Timman vs J Willemsen  0-165 1964 The Hague jrB40 Sicilian
10. Timman vs J Toorman  1-041 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrE15 Queen's Indian
11. J Marcus vs Timman  0-143 1964 RotterdamC49 Four Knights
12. F van der Vliet vs Timman  0-136 1964 The Hague ch-jrD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. Timman vs M Simon  1-035 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrE83 King's Indian, Samisch
14. Timman vs R Van Dijken  1-027 1965 The Hague ch-jrA51 Budapest Gambit
15. De Wind vs Timman 0-132 1965 The Hague ch-jrA65 Benoni, 6.e4
16. Timman vs P Dijkhuis  1-046 1965 Nederland ttA56 Benoni Defense
17. Timman vs M De Bolster  1-035 1965 The Hague ch-jrD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. P Nieuwenhuis vs Timman  0-137 1965 Nederland ttA13 English
19. Timman vs J Willemsen  ½-½20 1965 The Hague ch-jrC50 Giuoco Piano
20. Wisse vs Timman 0-130 1965 The Hague ch-jrA91 Dutch Defense
21. Mooijaart vs Timman  0-153 1965 The Hague ch-jrB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Timman vs M Benoit  1-034 1966 Paris tt jrE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. Timman vs J Riksen  1-054 1966 Delft ch-NED jrD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. A J Whiteley vs Timman  ½-½37 1966 Groningen Ech-jr finD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Gligoric vs Timman  ½-½22 1966 Groningen klokD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 141; games 1-25 of 3,501  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-14-11  Korifej: Happy birthday Mr.Timan!
Dec-14-11  brankat: Best wishes for Your Birthday GM Timman!
Dec-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Burn one for me, Jan! Viva la Amsterdam!
Dec-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  talisman: happy birthday Jan.
Dec-14-11  Penguincw: Happy 60th birthday! Keep on playing.
Dec-14-11  JoergWalter: Happy birthday. A lot more to come. Remember, life starts at 66.
Dec-19-11  bronkenstein: Happy late B-day Jan , I just `discovered` it by checking Chessvibes.

To cover some of my shame - a quote from your new biography by Jon Kuipers:

<He's seen as one of the last romantics in the chess world. At the board the player from Amsterdam was a brilliant strategist. He dominated chess in The Netherlands so much, that he became synonym for it, and thus a worthy successor of former World Champion Max Euwe. Away from the board, he was a pleasant bon-vivant who enjoyed life to the max.> , from http://chessvibes.com/reports/jan-t...

<Remember, life starts at 66.> ... and ends in 666?

Dec-19-11  SimonWebbsTiger: anyone interested in a holiday in Denmark, combining some chess too, would do well to plan for Politiken Cup 2012.

Jan has said he will play!

Jan-17-12  Penguincw: Timman is still is in form, today drawing blood against Illya Nyzhnyk in 97 moves!

Timman vs I Nyzhnyk, 2012

Jan-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <Penguin> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOi5... :)
Jan-29-12  bronkenstein: Jah commenting on one of his games from TATA B - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_crO...
May-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <"I wasn't sure what square to take the rook to. Because there were three alternatives (e8, d8 and c8), I decided to go for the middle one.">

-Jan Timman

Which game? Anyone?

Jul-15-12  achieve: For those interested in the <Jan Timman> pronunciation: I submitted the correct one to CG and you can hear it by clicking the "PRONUNCIATION" button located at the top of the Bio section.
Jul-24-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Jan is one of 22 GMs playing this year's edition of Politiken Cup (28/7-5/8) in Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark. Hungarian legend Lajos Portisch is in the field too.

The field here
http://www.ksu.dk/politiken_cup/tur...

Nov-06-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "When you're good at something, you should continue to do it. Too many players have stopped at a relatively young age ..."

~ Jan Timman

Nov-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Good luck at Wijk Jan :)
Nov-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Here's a new "game" for Herr Timman...

Timman(2507) vs. Villemur Tamarit(1659) 12-17-11 Event "Open Mundial de Leon Equipos"

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Bf5 3.d3 Nf6 4.Bg2 c6
5.0-0 Nbd7 6.c4 e6 7.Qb3 Qb6 8.Be3 Bc5
9.Bxc5 Nxc5 10.Nbd2??? 0-0???? 11.Nd4????? Bg6?????? Black Resigns??????? 1-0

Dec-14-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Timman!
Dec-29-12  DanielBryant: Is his book Chess: The Adventurous Way worth reading?
Sep-18-13  Penguincw: K Quote of the Day K

< "I wasn't sure what square to take the rook to. Because there were three alternatives (e8, d8 and c8), I decided to go for the middle one." >

-Timman

So I'm guessing d8.

Dec-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: what <brankat> said
Dec-14-13  Penguincw: Happy 62nd birthday to Dutch GM Jan Timman.
Dec-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I'll second that, <ketchuplover>!
Jan-26-14  Conrad93: Shame that most chess players barely know who he is...
Jan-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karposian: What a great tournament by Jan Timman in Tata Steel Challengers. You are still a formidable chess player, well done!
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