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|Nov-02-04|| ||pawntificator: And that applies to anything, not just chess.
I respect a person that can wrench a draw out of almost any position. And the ability to draw is necessary in a GM, and without it one can never advance very far in chess.
I need to work on that ability in myself. I always play all out for a win, even when I don't have chances.
|Dec-27-04|| ||erasmus: John van der Wiel is leading the Harmonie Chess Tournament. For anyone interested in seeing the games I post the link: http://www.so-on.org/kerst2004/2004... |
|Dec-27-04|| ||percyblakeney: The top game of the day is played between van der Wiel and 14-year-old Ukrainian Yuri Kuzubov at the moment, the latter will catch up with the leader if he wins. |
|Dec-27-04|| ||percyblakeney: And winning is indeed what Kuzubov is doing, it will be even at the top with three rounds to go. |
|Dec-27-04|| ||erasmus: it certainly looks like it <percyblakeney>. Kuzubov is one pawn up and looks in control of the game. |
|Dec-27-04|| ||erasmus: Kuzubov has snatched at least a horse now. Kuzubov won for sure. |
|Dec-28-04|| ||percyblakeney: Quick draws in the top games of the seventh round, van der Wiel-Visser after ten moves. |
|Dec-28-04|| ||erasmus: He is living up to his reputation as a drawmaster, just like <PinkPanther> said. Drawing in just 10 moves...tsk tsk... |
|Dec-29-04|| ||erasmus: And another quick draw for John today in the 8th round. This time after 14 moves. |
|Dec-30-04|| ||percyblakeney: All the top board games of the last round have finished with draws, van der Wiel's game is the only one left, but it also looks drawish. |
|Dec-30-04|| ||percyblakeney: Yep, now it's drawn there as well, which means that van der Wiel, Kuzubov, Nijboer and Visser all finished with 6/9. |
|Feb-10-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from some of his earlier games http://www.wtharvey.com/wiel.html |
|Dec-19-05|| ||hidude: <nikolaas> my first name is John, not Johan|
|Dec-21-05|| ||billiejoelover21: kool who ast?|
|Jan-08-06|| ||Koster: His rating seems to have dropped quite a bit. He was moved down to the C group at Corus.|
|Aug-08-06|| ||BIDMONFA: John Van der Wiel|
VAN DER WIEL, John
|Aug-09-06|| ||Albertan: Van der Wiel can still play check out this game:
[Site "Hilversum NED"]
[White "Van der Wiel,J"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. Qg4 Nf6 9. Qg3 d6 10. O-O b5 11. Kh1 Bb7 12. Qxg7 Rg8 13. Qh6 Ne5 14. f3 Rg6 15. Qh4 Rc8 16. Bd2 Kd7 17. Rad1
Qg8 18. Bf4 Ke7 19. Ne2 Nxd3 20. Rxd3 Rxc2 21. Bxd6+ Ke8 22. Ng3 Qg7 23. e5 Rh6 24. exf6 Qg6 25. Be7 Rc8 26. Qf4 Bb8 27. Rd6 Bxd6 28. Qxd6 Qc2 29. Nc5
|Jun-29-07|| ||bystander: John van der Wiel played a fine Dutch championship 2007. Although all his games were draws (11 in a row, exceeding Andersson and Ribli in the Bazna Kings tournement 2007 with 10 draws each) some of his games were very interesting.|
|Mar-24-09|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
" When you absolutely don't know what to do anymore, it is time to panic. "
-- John van der Wiel
3..., 2..., 1..., paaaaaaanic!!!
|Aug-09-09|| ||wordfunph: Corus Tournament: Ivanchuk closely (and calmly) observed two patzers playing. So the game proceeded and Ivanchuk didn't say anything until they made a really obvious blunder which he pointed out to them. But these two guys became mad at Ivanchuk whom they were not able to distinguish! The shy Ivanchuk went on following the game silently. When John Van der Wiel walked by and one of the patzers said enthusiastically: "Look, there's the strong GM John Van der Wiel!!"|
Happy Birthday GM John Van der Wiel!
|Dec-20-11|| ||acmilan03c1: Does anybody have any idea what the T.H. in his name stand for? I've searched everywhere on the web and I just can't seem to find any kind of a clue...|
|Dec-20-11|| ||AlphaMale: According to Gaige's <Chess Personalia>, John's middle initial is <C>. Don't ask me what it stands for.|
|Dec-20-11|| ||acmilan03c1: Thanks! Still not finding any potential middle names on the internet for the "C" initial either, though. Anybody have any other leads?
I know it's kind of a specific issue so it doesn't seem very important (and it probably isn't), but it's just driving me nuts! I mean it's such a well known player - how can it be that it's impossible to find out what his middle name is? Online, at least... It's never happened to me with any other well known players and I've researched quite a few.|
|Mar-21-12|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
When you absolutely don't know what to do anymore, <it is time to <panic>>.
~ John van der Wiel
It that beyond the Pleasure Principle?
|Jul-15-12|| ||achieve: Van der Wiel's middle name may be Cornelis - Johannes Cornelis|
For those interested in the "Van der Wiel" 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.
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