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Adolf Georg Olland
Number of games in database: 246
Years covered: 1887 to 1933
Overall record: +101 -113 =31 (47.6%)*
   * 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:
 Ruy Lopez (56) 
    C66 C67 C83 C87 C84
 French Defense (21) 
    C11 C14 C01 C00 C12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C87 C84 C88 C91
 French (11) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Ruy Lopez, Open (10) 
    C83 C80 C82
 Sicilian (10) 
    B88 B21 B57 B42 B29
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (24) 
    C01 C14 C12 C13 C11
 Tarrasch Defense (15) 
    D32 D33 D34
 Petrov (15) 
    C42 C43
 French (12) 
    C12 C13 C11 C00 C10
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D63 D68 D64 D66 D61
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 E00 D00 A40 D05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Olland vs H Wolf, 1907 1-0
   Olland vs H Wolf, 1902 1-0
   Olland vs J W te Kolste, 1913 1-0
   C Trimborn vs Olland, 1899 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam (1899)
   Scheveningen (1913)
   Stockholm (1912)
   Hastings (1919)
   13th DSB Kongress (Hanover) (1902)
   Gothenburg B (1920)
   Karlsbad (1907)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam 1899 by Phony Benoni
   Scheveningen 1913 by Phony Benoni
   Stockholm 1912 (Nordic Chess Congress) by Phony Benoni

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(born Apr-13-1867, died Jul-22-1933, 66 years old) Netherlands

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Adolf Georg Olland was born in Utrecht. He was unofficial Dutch champion in 1895 and 1901, and official champion in 1909. He died of a heart attack while playing the game Olland vs A Hamming, 1933 in the 1933 Dutch Championship at The Hague.

Wikipedia article: Adolf Georg Olland

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 246  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Olland vs W Pollock 1-036 1887 Utrecht simulC51 Evans Gambit
2. Olland vs A van Foreest  1-053 1887 NED-ch 15thC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Olland vs J Pinedo  1-036 1889 Amsterdam-BC50 Giuoco Piano
4. N Miniati vs Olland  ½-½41 1889 Amsterdam-BC10 French
5. Olland vs T Fennema  1-026 1889 Amsterdam-BC45 Scotch Game
6. A de Boer vs Olland  0-130 1889 Amsterdam-BC53 Giuoco Piano
7. Olland vs A Prange  1-026 1889 Amsterdam-BB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. Olland vs A van Foreest  ½-½56 1891 NED-ch 19thC67 Ruy Lopez
9. A van Foreest vs Olland  0-172 1891 NED-ch 19thC50 Giuoco Piano
10. A van Rhijn vs Olland  0-129 1891 NED-ch 19thC54 Giuoco Piano
11. Olland vs A van Rhijn  1-053 1891 NED-ch 19thC66 Ruy Lopez
12. A van Foreest vs Olland  ½-½35 1892 NED-ch 20thC58 Two Knights
13. J Moquette vs Olland  0-130 1899 AmsterdamD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. C Trimborn vs Olland  0-123 1899 AmsterdamB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. Olland vs J W te Kolste 1-036 1899 AmsterdamC14 French, Classical
16. Olland vs W Meiners 1-025 1899 AmsterdamC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Olland vs W Schwan  1-034 1899 AmsterdamC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. A van Foreest vs Olland  0-162 1899 AmsterdamC25 Vienna
19. Swiderski vs Olland  ½-½66 1899 AmsterdamB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. Olland vs D Bleijkmans  1-043 1899 AmsterdamC41 Philidor Defense
21. J D Tresling vs Olland  1-069 1899 AmsterdamA07 King's Indian Attack
22. J F Heemskerk vs Olland  0-193 1899 AmsterdamB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. Olland vs H E Atkins  0-160 1899 AmsterdamC66 Ruy Lopez
24. Olland vs F W Pelzer  1-025 1899 AmsterdamC67 Ruy Lopez
25. J Dimer vs Olland  0-148 1899 AmsterdamC28 Vienna Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-08-05  nikolaas: <Invloed van het weer og het sterftecijfer> Translated to English that would give: The influence of the weather on the death rate.
Oct-08-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <nikolaas> You already said that in the biography. :)
Oct-08-05  James Demery: I`ll bet he was nice. No one named Adolf could be mean.
Oct-09-05  nikolaas: <EA> Oops! I wrote it long ago!
Apr-13-06  BIDMONFA: Adolf Georg Olland

OLLAND, Adolf Georg

Aug-18-07  laskereshevsky: OLLAND adolf......



could be like to say:



Beside the play on words, one of my first ever studied game's, about25 years ago, was a DR. Olland's one....

Just....he to say?.....on the wrong side?!...


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  whiteshark: Here is a picture from 1887 with young Olland. He is standing, second from the right side:

Source: History of Utrecht chessclub

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  sfm: <No one named Adolf could be mean.> I can think of a couple of 'terminators'.
Apr-13-09  kramputz: <Apr-13-09 sfm: <No one named Adolf could be mean.> I can think of a couple of 'terminators'. >Would you say the same thing about "Josef Stalin?
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  Phony Benoni: All right, A.G.O. deserves better kibitzing than this stuff. Here's a game which might remind you of another chess-playing Adolf: Olland vs H Wolf, 1907
Apr-13-09  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
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  Tabanus: Biography:
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  GrahamClayton: Olland shares with Cecil Purdy and Vladimir Bagoriov the "honour" of passing away while playing.
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  Stonehenge: Wins against a.o. Janowski, Spielmann, Reti, Euwe and Marshall. Not too shabby.
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  Caissanist: Olland appears to have died while playing the game Olland vs A Hamming, 1933.
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  perfidious: While on the subject of mortality, the year 1933 was not a good one for chess players: Olland, Noteboom, and Loman are three who come to mind straight off, and my tired brain knows there are other notables who also called it a day that year.
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  perfidious: Guess I was very tired indeed-the year I was thinking of was 1932, and two more players who got away were Sandor Takacs and Hermanis Karlovich Mattison.
Apr-13-12  Rook e2: <May-28-08
whiteshark: Here is a picture from 1887 with young Olland. He is standing, second from the right side:

Source: History of Utrecht chessclub >

Interesting history! It's funny that Dirk Van Foreest or Arnold Van Foreest passed his talent on to his great (great?) grandsons: Jorden Van Foreest and Lucas Van Foreest

Apr-13-12  newzild: Another really irritating attempted biography from It states immediately under Olland's name that he was born 13 April 1867, and then the sentence immediately after that says the same thing again. Poor writing.

RE - DUN - DAN - CY - !

Apr-13-12  newzild: Okay, rather than just complain about another poor bio, I will submit my own effort for this guy:

"Adolf Georg Olland was a Utrecht-born doctor and chess master, considered one of the strongest Dutch players of his time.

"He was a noted match player, beating most of his important Dutch contemporaries except Euwe. In tournaments, he won at Amsterdam 1889 (shared), Arnheim 1895 (shared), Haarlem 1901 and Leiden 1909 (shared).

"He died of a heart attack at the Hague while playing in the 1933 Dutch championship."

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  waustad: WC Fields?
Sep-16-12  Kinan: How come his win against Ewue in 1920 isn't a notable game of his?
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  Phony Benoni: <Kinan> Which one? We have three:

Olland vs Euwe, 1920

Olland vs Euwe, 1920

Olland vs Euwe, 1920

At any rate, "Notable Games" are just a reflection of how often a game appears in members' games collections. These are assembled for various reasons, not necessarily quality.

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Sep-16-12  Kinan: Wow, this guy was a nightmare for Euwe it seems.
Sep-17-12  thomastonk: <Kinan> Chessgames holds currently 25 games between Olland and Euwe, and Euwe won 14 and lost 6.

Olland was considered to be the best chess player in the Netherlands 1919/20 followed by Abraham Speijer. This information is taken from a report of the national championship held in December 1919, where both didn't play. Max Marchand won the championship ahead of Euwe.

At the beginning of 1920, a match between Olland and Richard Reti was played, which Réti won "only" 6:4 (+5,-3,=2).

From the 25 games here, 23 were played in 1920-22 with +12, -6, =5 in Euwe's favour, showing his rise in those years.

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