T Krabbe 
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Tim Krabbe
Number of games in database: 66
Years covered: 1958 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2274
Highest rating achieved in database: 2290
Overall record: +29 -26 =11 (52.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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A45 Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)
C10 French (3 games)
B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6 (3 games)
C03 French, Tarrasch (2 games)
B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation (2 games)
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)
C28 Vienna Game (2 games)
B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (2 games)
B08 Pirc, Classical (2 games)
B06 Robatsch (2 games)

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(born Apr-13-1943) Netherlands

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Tim Krabbé is a journalist, novelist and dedicated chessplayer. He contributes to as User: Madjesoomalops.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Singers vs T Krabbe 0-16 1958 ?A45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. T Krabbe vs Nieuwhuis 0-19 1959 AmsterdamC44 King's Pawn Game
3. T Krabbe vs P de Rooi 1-022 1964 Amsterdam prel. ch NetherlandsB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. T Krabbe vs Wade 1-034 1964 ?B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
5. T Krabbe vs B Enklaar  0-123 1964 Amsterdam IBM-BC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
6. T Krabbe vs J Stefanov  ½-½56 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA04 Reti Opening
7. T Krabbe vs G Larusson  ½-½34 1966 Orebro Stud olm prelim2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. T Krabbe vs Z Mestrovic  0-141 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA04 Reti Opening
9. Felixbrodt vs T Krabbe  1-034 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. A J Whiteley vs T Krabbe  1-043 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA56 Benoni Defense
11. T Krabbe vs V Tukmakov  0-138 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA37 English, Symmetrical
12. D Zara vs T Krabbe  1-053 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. T Krabbe vs E Nagy  0-135 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. K Langeweg vs T Krabbe 1-032 1967 ch-NlA25 English
15. Timman vs T Krabbe ½-½86 1967 Amsterdam IBM IIID03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
16. T Krabbe vs C Zuidema  1-027 1967 Zierikzee, ch NetherlandsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. F Kuijpers vs T Krabbe  1-054 1967 NED-chC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
18. J H Donner vs T Krabbe  0-147 1967 Zierikzee, ch NetherlandsE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. T Krabbe vs A Waltemathe  1-025 1968 Wijk aan Zee IIIC19 French, Winawer, Advance
20. T Krabbe vs Ujtelky  1-035 1969 Wijk aan Zee IIB06 Robatsch
21. T Krabbe vs B Enklaar  ½-½40 1969 AmsterdamC10 French
22. T Krabbe vs A Jongsma 1-047 1969 Wijk aan Zee IIB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
23. H Westerinen vs T Krabbe  1-068 1969 BeverwijkC28 Vienna Game
24. T Krabbe vs J Kozma  0-145 1969 Hoogovens-BB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. T Krabbe vs N Gaprindashvili  0-138 1969 Beverwijk (Netherlands)B08 Pirc, Classical
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Feb-14-06  Bobak Zahmat: <Madjesoomalops> Hi Tim, you are really a great writer. The book called 'De Renner'was a fantastic book. I enjoyed when a read it for some years ago. Good luck, hopefully we'll see you around here.
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  Karpova: <It made me think of a story. A grandmaster once played a 10-board blind simul somewhere. Knowing the ropes of blind simuls, he varied his games right from the start, maybe opening two with 1.e4, two with 1.d4, one with 1.b3, and so on. To his suprise, all of his opponents played 1...b6. On the second move, five of them played 2...Bb7, and the other five 2...Ba6. On the third, three of the five players who had played 2...Bb7 now played 3...Bc8 and the other two played 3...Ba6, while three of the five who had played 2...Ba6 now played 3...Bb7, and the other two 3...Bc8. On move 4, the grandmaster saw bishops everywhere. After move 5, he excused himself and went to the toilet where he was happy to find a window big enough to let him through.>
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday. In the shadow of Kasparov it's easy to forget that other greats have celebrations today as well.
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  Stonehenge: Prettige verjaardag, meneer Krabbé!
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  whiteshark: From Tim's homepage:

"14 February 2009: I'm fine, but...

Several readers have expressed their concerns about my health, as I had not updated this Diary in over 4 months. In fact, I had only added one new item in the 4½ months before that. Thanks for worrying, but don't - my health is perhaps too good for this Diary, as I'm devoting more and more time to my other sport, cycling. And to my real work, writing fiction.

This is not a final goodbye - there will be something new here sometime, but don't expect anything too soon."


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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday again!
Apr-13-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!!
Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: No need to be Krabbe! :)
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  SamAtoms1980: Hey, happy birthday! Didn't know that you had the same birthday as Kasparov.

It's striking that you invented the term "rambling Rook" and gives us a rambling Rook puzzle on your birthday. Somehow this doesn't seem like a coincidence.... :o)

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  sleepyirv: In my mind, Kasparov shares a birthday with Krabbe!
Aug-29-09  sneaky pete: Uncle pete's believe it or not:

Ernesto Ché Guevara is now adorned with an accent aigu, so there still is hope for players like Krabbé (and maybe even for Böök).

Apr-12-10  sneaky pete: Who should be tomorrow's Player of the Day?

A: Tim Krabbe

B: Adolf Georg Olland

C: Harry Weinstein

Cast your vote here, and remember to vote early and often.

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  Tabanus: I vote Basim Araz
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday again!
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Happy birthday yet again!
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  Willem Wallekers: Happy birthday to my hero.
The only man who plays better chess and rides faster bicycle than me as well. And then I didn't even mention his books.
Apr-13-11  bartonlaos: Happy Birthday to a fantastic writer, who puts the reader right into the action. Here's an excerpt from The Rider, pg.74:

<"I come up out of the saddle, I shift and jump, Barthelemy on my wheel. I bite in the hard air, I rip down the left side of the road, I bridge the gap at a single tug. Now what to do with my velocity? I could always use it to make my brake blocks nice and toasty: little shavings will go flying off them, my bike another thousandth of a gram lighter.

"In a flash I size up the openings on both sides of the bunch. I choose the smallest one, give it a few extra pushes and hiss through. Maybe Barthelemy will have to hit his brakes. "Ho hey, ho hey," Reilhan shouts, but his voice isn't a lasso. I'm flying into open space.

"I'm gone. Unbelievable, the rashness with which bicycle races are sometimes decided. For a while I see nothing and feel nothing either, I've been transofrmed into my own body."<>>

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  Marmot PFL: Once I went over the bars and landed on my head. Without helmet I probably lose 500 points off my rating. (Even with it I dropped about 150).
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  Caissanist: Nice article by Lubosh Kavalek about Krabbé and his (now unfortunately moribund) website: .
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

< Anyone can hang a piece, but a good blunder requires thought. <>>

--- Tim Krabbe

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  wordfunph: from NIC Yearbook #78..

<Tim Krabbe once played 1.Na3 in a club match against the Amsterdam police sports club. When his board 1 opponent unperturbedly replied 1...Nf6, Tim reconsidered his decision and directed the knight back home again: 2.Nb1

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When questioned by one of his teammates why he acted like this, he responded: "On second thoughts I did not like the position of the knight on the edge!">


Apr-13-13  vonKrolock: (a tempo, i hope...)

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#5 (each letter, T & K )

Dec-01-13  Penguincw: K Quote of the Day K

< "Anyone can hang a piece, but a good blunder requires thought." >

-Tim Krabbe

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  Chnebelgrind: nice collection on Krabbes website
"the 110 most fantastic moves ever played"

There is a pawn missing at square d5 in diagramm 43 (Zeitlin - Monin) (beginning with the shown position 23. Qxf3 would checkmate)

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  Chnebelgrind: And diagramme 61 isn't Linares but Cazoria Kramnik vs Shirov, 1998
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