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T Krabbe 
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Tim Krabbe
Number of games in database: 67
Years covered: 1958 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2274
Highest rating achieved in database: 2290
Overall record: +29 -27 =11 (51.5%)*
   * 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, 72 years old) Netherlands

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Tim Krabbé is a journalist, novelist and dedicated chessplayer. He contributed to as User: Madjesoomalops. He is well known among chessplayers for his Open Chess Diary,

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  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 B Enklaar  0-123 1964 Amsterdam IBM-BC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
4. T Krabbe vs P de Rooi 1-022 1964 Amsterdam prel. ch NetherlandsB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
5. T Krabbe vs Wade 1-034 1964 ?B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
6. D Zara vs T Krabbe  1-053 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. T Krabbe vs E Nagy  0-135 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. T Krabbe vs J Stefanov  ½-½56 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA04 Reti Opening
9. T Krabbe vs G Larusson  ½-½34 1966 Orebro Stud olm prelim2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. T Krabbe vs Z Mestrovic  0-141 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA04 Reti Opening
11. Felixbrodt vs T Krabbe  1-034 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. A J Whiteley vs T Krabbe  1-043 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA56 Benoni Defense
13. T Krabbe vs V Tukmakov  0-138 1966 Orebro Stud olm fAA37 English, Symmetrical
14. F Kuijpers vs T Krabbe  1-054 1967 NED-chC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
15. J H Donner vs T Krabbe  0-147 1967 Zierikzee, ch NetherlandsE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. K Langeweg vs T Krabbe 1-032 1967 ch-NlA25 English
17. T Krabbe vs C Zuidema  1-027 1967 Zierikzee, ch NetherlandsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Timman vs T Krabbe ½-½86 1967 Amsterdam IBM IIID03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
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 H Kramer  0-138 1969 Hoogovens-BC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
22. T Krabbe vs B Enklaar  ½-½40 1969 AmsterdamC10 French
23. T Krabbe vs A Jongsma 1-047 1969 Wijk aan Zee IIB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
24. H Westerinen vs T Krabbe  1-068 1969 BeverwijkC28 Vienna Game
25. T Krabbe vs J Kozma  0-145 1969 Hoogovens-BB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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Apr-13-09  Dredge Rivers: No need to be Krabbe! :)
Apr-13-09  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 )

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  Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔

< "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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  MissScarlett: < Feldgrau: In 2000, Tim Krabbe penned a piece for, titled <Regicide>, documenting the number of defeats suffered by reigning world champions from Steinitz to Kasparov.

<As said, I only count games that the world champions lost while holding the title, and only serious games: rapid, blitz, exhibition, computer, consultation, correspondence, cable and Internet games are not included in my number. I also don't count games that were played in matches and tournaments for the world championship. The throne must somehow be seen as vacant during such competitions...>

The article no longer resides in the ChessCafe archives, but Google locates a copy:

Krabbe's results are:

<Steinitz (1886/1894): 0

Lasker (1894/1921): 17

Capablanca (1921/1927): 3

Alekhine (1927/1935 and 1937/1946): 21

Euwe (1935/1937): 7

Botvinnik (1948/1957, 1958/1960 and 1961/1963): 15

Smyslov (1957/1958): 1

Tal (1960/1961): 1

Petrosian (1963/1969): 18

Spassky (1969/1972): 3

Fischer (1972/1975): 0

Karpov (1975/1985) 23

Kasparov (1985/2000) 27>

Following the classical line and Krabbe's criterion, Kramnik was the 14th world champion from his victory over Kasparov in London to the start of the 2007 world championship tournament in Mexico City. Anand has been champion since the end of that event.

Now...I'm going to ask someone else to do all the work in calculating their respective numbers. Good luck!>

Consider it done!

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  MissScarlett: This list should be both complete and in chronological order. Corrections welcomed. N.B. some games are incorrectly listed in the DB as classical, viz., Kramnik's rapidplay match with Leko from Budapest, 2001, and Anand's games from XXI Magistral Ciudad de Leon (2008) - corrections submitted.

Kramnik (17):

Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2001

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001

Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2003

Shirov vs Kramnik, 2003

Van Wely vs Kramnik, 2003

Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004

Adams vs Kramnik, 2004

I Sokolov vs Kramnik, 2004

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005

Adams vs Kramnik, 2005

Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2005

Anand vs Kramnik, 2005

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005

Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005

Bacrot vs Kramnik, 2005

Svidler vs Kramnik, 2005

Kramnik vs Bareev, 2005

Anand (22):

Radjabov vs Anand, 2008

Anand vs Aronian, 2008

Topalov vs Anand, 2008

Anand vs Aronian, 2008

Anand vs Aronian, 2009

Carlsen vs Anand, 2009

Anand vs Aronian, 2009

Bacrot vs Anand, 2010

Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2011

Aronian vs Anand, 2011

Anand vs Nakamura, 2011

Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012

Carlsen vs Anand, 2012

Anand vs Adams, 2012

Wang Hao vs Anand, 2013

Anand vs Caruana, 2013

Anand vs Adams, 2013

Anand vs Nakamura, 2013

Wang Hao vs Anand, 2013

Anand vs Caruana, 2013

Carlsen vs Anand, 2013

Anand vs Nakamura, 2013

Carlsen (tbc):

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014

Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2014

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  MissScarlett: Kramnik's nine defeats in 2005 set a new record, taking over from Lasker's seven in 1895.
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  MissScarlett: Carlsen (tbc):

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014

Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2014

Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014

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  MissScarlett: Carlsen (tbc):

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014

Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2014

Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014

I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014

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  MissScarlett: Carlsen (tbc)

1. Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014

2. Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2014

3. Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014

4. I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014

5. Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014

6. R Wojtaszek vs Carlsen, 2015

7. Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2015

May-21-15  TheFocus: <Anyone can hang a piece, but a good blunder requires thought> - Tim Krabbe.
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