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Antonius van der Linde
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1866 to 1875
Overall record: +2 -2 =0 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-14-1833, died Aug-12-1897, 63 years old) Netherlands

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Antonius van der Linde was a Dutch chess historian who was the first to clear up myths surrounding the game's early history. His library was bought by the Royal Dutch Library and became the basis for the excellent collection in The Hague.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A van der Linde vs B Spoelstra  1-0451866NijmegenC25 Vienna
2. A van der Linde vs B Spoelstra  1-0341866corrC33 King's Gambit Accepted
3. G Nielsen / V Nielsen vs A van der Linde 1-0291874CasualC21 Center Game
4. A van der Linde vs E Dekker 0-1261875corrC28 Vienna Game
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I am the Wisdom, which summons thee from the servitude of the sideboard at the chessboard of reason.

The First Commandment
Thou shalt on that board make no nonsense before my face.

The Second Commandment
Thou shalt set up no other gods in the Chess temple, neither Muzio, nor Salvio, nor Philidor, nor Stein, nor threechess, nor fourchess, and thou shalt not serve them.

The third Commandment
Thou shalt not take the name of Chess in vain, nor use it for all kinds of bungling, for I greatly abhor this and will most certainly get even with thee.

The Fourth Commandment
Longer than six days a week from early in the morning till eleven o'clock in the evening may ye not play Chess, for that is long enough and ye should take a walk sometime.

The Fifth Commandment
Buy the <Churchfathers> and honour them through study, for in doing so ye will prosper on the <Via Dolorosa> to the Chess heaven.

The Sixth Commandment
Thou shalt not steal, neither openly the time when playing simple moves, nor stealthy the pieces if thy partner steps away from the board.

The Seventh Commandment
Thou shalt not commit adultery, indeed, thou shalt not even touch a piece indecently.

The Eighth Commandment
Thou shalt not kill pieces or games without a sensible plan.

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness if thy game is lost, neither about headache, nor about being in a hurry, nor about auntie, for in doing so ye shall behave like a Chess clodhopper.

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's Queen, nor his Bishop, nor his Knights, nor his Rooks, nor his pawns, if ye can not get them anyway, for this is a mental torment and does not help ye the least bit.

Antonius van der Linde, <De Schaakwerld>, 1875.

Oct-04-08  hitman84: Is there an English translation of his book 'Geschichte und Litteratur des Schachspiels(1874)'?
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  brankat: One of the pioneers of Chess History.
Nov-29-11  BIDMONFA: Antonius Van Der Linde


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  brankat: R.I.P. Mr.A.Van Der Linde.
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  OhioChessFan: He had many friends and few enemies.
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  zanzibar: According to Harding, in his Blackburne book (p150), Linde was charged with writing up the <Wiesbaden (1880)> tournament book.

He never did, and much share responsibility for the missing scores from that tournament.

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  zanzibar: vd Linde apparently had a strong connection to Wiesbaden.

<Prof. Antonius Van der Linde died in a hospital in Wiesbaden on the 12th of August, this year, after an illness of seven daysí time, of inflammation of the brain produced by a rupture of a bloodvessel, as has been shown by a post-mortem examination. He had passed some time, of late, in his birthplace in Haarlem, in Holland, but, when he began to suffer much from headache, he asked a German friend of his, in the first part of August, to accompany him back to Wiesbaden. He was buried on the 15th instant.>

ACM v1 p222 (Sept 1897)

Nov-04-18  Jean Defuse: ...

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