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Adolf Georg Olland
Number of games in database: 303
Years covered: 1887 to 1933
Overall record: +126 -137 =39 (48.2%)*
   * 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:
 Ruy Lopez (69) 
    C66 C67 C83 C87 C79
 French Defense (23) 
    C14 C11 C01 C10 C00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (17) 
    C91 C87 C84 C88
 Ruy Lopez, Open (13) 
    C83 C80 C82
 Sicilian (13) 
    B83 B88 B21 B41 B40
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B15 B12 B18 B10 B17
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (25) 
    C01 C14 C12 C13 C11
 Petrov (17) 
    C42 C43
 Tarrasch Defense (16) 
    D32 D33 D34
 Orthodox Defense (15) 
    D63 D68 D64 D52 D61
 French (12) 
    C12 C13 C11 C00 C10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D30 D37 D35 D06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Olland vs H Wolf, 1907 1-0
   Euwe vs Olland, 1920 1/2-1/2
   Olland vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1907 1-0
   Olland vs H Langborg, 1912 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   DCA Congress 27th (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. Pseudonym: "Mat".

Wikipedia article: Adolf Georg Olland

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 303  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Olland vs L Benima  1-043 1887 DCA Congress 15thC50 Giuoco Piano
2. C Messemaker vs Olland  ½-½71 1887 DCA Congress 15thC53 Giuoco Piano
3. J D Tresling vs Olland  1-047 1887 DCA Congress 15thC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Loman vs Olland  0-128 1887 DCA Congress 15thC55 Two Knights Defense
5. S Suesholz vs Olland  0-146 1887 DCA Congress 15thC21 Center Game
6. H Kothe vs Olland  1-055 1887 DCA Congress 15thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Olland vs D van Foreest  0-143 1887 DCA Congress 15thC50 Giuoco Piano
8. Olland vs J Pinedo  1-027 1887 DCA Congress 15thC55 Two Knights Defense
9. Olland vs W Pollock 1-036 1887 Utrecht simulC51 Evans Gambit
10. Olland vs A van Foreest  1-053 1887 DCA Congress 15thC50 Giuoco Piano
11. Olland vs A Prange  1-026 1889 Amsterdam-BB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Olland vs J Pinedo  1-036 1889 Amsterdam-BC50 Giuoco Piano
13. N Miniati vs Olland  ½-½41 1889 Amsterdam-BC10 French
14. A de Boer vs Olland  0-130 1889 Amsterdam-BC53 Giuoco Piano
15. Olland vs T Fennema  1-026 1889 Amsterdam-BC45 Scotch Game
16. Olland vs A van Rhijn  1-053 1891 DCA Congress 19thC66 Ruy Lopez
17. Olland vs A van Foreest  ½-½56 1891 DCA Congress 19thC67 Ruy Lopez
18. J F Heemskerk vs Olland  0-139 1891 DCA Congress 19thA21 English
19. A van Foreest vs Olland  0-172 1891 DCA Congress 19thC50 Giuoco Piano
20. Olland vs Loman  0-152 1891 DCA Congress 19thC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
21. Olland vs J F Heemskerk  ½-½45 1891 DCA Congress 19thC67 Ruy Lopez
22. A van Rhijn vs Olland  0-129 1891 DCA Congress 19thC54 Giuoco Piano
23. Loman vs Olland  0-153 1891 DCA Congress 19thC30 King's Gambit Declined
24. B J Meijer vs Olland  ½-½32 1892 DCA Congress 20thC55 Two Knights Defense
25. Olland vs F van den Berg  0-140 1892 DCA Congress 20thC50 Giuoco Piano
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Oct-08-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <nikolaas> You already said that in the biography. :)
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  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

Apr-13-09  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."

Apr-13-12  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.

Dec-03-15  ljfyffe: Olland had 5.5 points at the 1932-33 IFSB, having finished 7 of the 12 games.
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