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Louis van Vliet
Number of games in database: 63
Years covered: 1889 to 1907
Overall record: +25 -22 =16 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Aug-17-1854, died Jun-15-1932, 77 years old) Netherlands (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Louis van Vliet was born in the Netherlands but sailed to England in the 1880s where he became a naturalized Englishman.

In 1889 he finished fourth at the First International Chess Congress in Amsterdam and was the runner-up at London 1891.

He was the chess editor of the "Sunday Times" and the "Hereford Times".

Wikipedia article: Louis van Vliet

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 63  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A van Foreest vs L Van Vliet ½-½36 1889 AmsterdamB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. L Van Vliet vs J Mason ½-½61 1889 AmsterdamC13 French
3. L Van Vliet vs Lasker 1-024 1889 AmsterdamC41 Philidor Defense
4. L Van Vliet vs Gunsberg  ½-½52 1889 AmsterdamC55 Two Knights Defense
5. J Bauer vs L Van Vliet 0-147 1889 AmsterdamC13 French
6. Burn vs L Van Vliet 1-055 1889 AmsterdamC66 Ruy Lopez
7. Loman vs L Van Vliet  ½-½29 1889 AmsterdamC51 Evans Gambit
8. L Van Vliet vs R Leather 1-053 1889 AmsterdamC53 Giuoco Piano
9. L Van Vliet vs Blackburne  0-137 1890 ManchesterC53 Giuoco Piano
10. L Van Vliet vs Owen  0-156 1890 ManchesterA00 Uncommon Opening
11. L Van Vliet vs R Fenton 1-020 1890 GBR-chC29 Vienna Gambit
12. L Van Vliet vs Tarrasch  ½-½31 1890 ManchesterC46 Three Knights
13. Tinsley vs L Van Vliet  1-059 1890 ManchesterA80 Dutch
14. O C Mueller vs L Van Vliet 1-038 1890 ManchesterA10 English
15. L Van Vliet vs Mackenzie  1-034 1890 ManchesterC46 Three Knights
16. L Van Vliet vs Lasker 0-137 1892 LondonD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. L Van Vliet vs Tinsley  0-157 1893 London ''Black and White''B01 Scandinavian
18. Blackburne vs L Van Vliet ½-½28 1893 London ''Black and White''C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
19. Blackburne vs L Van Vliet  0-156 1893 LondonC45 Scotch Game
20. L Van Vliet vs Teichmann  0-163 1893 London ''Black and White''C77 Ruy Lopez
21. J Mason vs L Van Vliet  ½-½42 1893 London ''Black and White''A13 English
22. Bird vs L Van Vliet 0-127 1893 London ''Black and White''A03 Bird's Opening
23. Bird / Allies vs L Van Vliet 1-043 1893 consultancyA02 Bird's Opening
24. Teichmann vs L Van Vliet  ½-½40 1900 LondonC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
25. Gunsberg vs L Van Vliet 1-031 1900 LondonD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-06-08  Karpova: Olimpiu G. Urcan's article "Louis van Vliet: Master or Mugger?" from 2005:

Excerpt: <Dempster saw a man, who under later interrogation declared his name was Louis van Vliet, trying to pickpocket a group of ladies that were apparently unaware of the imminent danger to their assets. A swift arrest followed and the prisoner was taken into custody. He was later brought to court in front of Mr. Vaughan and he was defended by a Mr. Crawshaw, whose hands held van Vlietís fate at the moment.>

The article not only contains information on his life and the incident described above (there's an eye-witness account included) but also games from Louis van Vliet.

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  Stonehenge: He wasn't born in 1868, see
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