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P Van der Sterren 
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Paul van der Sterren
Number of games in database: 557
Years covered: 1972 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2481
Highest rating achieved in database: 2605
Overall record: +151 -194 =207 (46.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (38) 
    E97 E92 E94 E87 E81
 Queen's Indian (33) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16
 Sicilian (21) 
    B92 B39 B33 B42 B69
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D38 D37 D30 D31 D06
 English (14) 
    A15 A13 A11 A10
 Modern Benoni (13) 
    A58 A57 A56 A77 A64
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D37 D35 D36 D31 D30
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C95 C69 C92 C77 C94
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (27) 
    C95 C92 C94 C86 C93
 Sicilian (19) 
    B31 B22 B45 B32 B83
 Orthodox Defense (18) 
    D55 D58 D54 D64 D59
 English (12) 
    A13 A16 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kamsky vs P Van der Sterren, 1994 0-1
   P Van der Sterren vs S Kindermann, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Leko vs P Van der Sterren, 1992 0-1
   P Van der Sterren vs Kamsky, 1994 1/2-1/2
   P Van der Sterren vs Kamsky, 1994 1/2-1/2
   P Van der Sterren vs Korchnoi, 1978 1-0
   P Van der Sterren vs P Gelpke, 1985 1-0
   P Van der Sterren vs Hort, 1993 1-0
   P Van der Sterren vs K Berg, 1991 1-0
   Kamsky vs P Van der Sterren, 1994 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens (1998)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1987 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee 1977 B by EmperorAtahualpa
   Wijk aan Zee 1983 B by EmperorAtahualpa

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PAUL VAN DER STERREN
(born Mar-17-1956) Netherlands

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Paul van der Sterren was born in Venlo. Awarded the IM title in 1979 he was Dutch champion in 1985. In 1989 he got his GM title. He qualified for the FIDE Candidates Tournament of 1994-6 by coming =2nd in the Biel Interzonal, but was defeated in the first round match by Gata Kamsky by 4.5-2.5.

Wikipedia article: Paul van der Sterren


 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 557  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Koopmans vs P Van der Sterren  1-027 1972 NED-ch U20E92 King's Indian
2. P Van der Sterren vs J Bij de Vaate  1-032 1972 NED-ch U20A10 English
3. Henk Bernink vs P Van der Sterren  0-127 1972 NED-ch U20E73 King's Indian
4. J De Lange vs P Van der Sterren  1-044 1972 NED-ch U20E73 King's Indian
5. J Van Gijzen vs P Van der Sterren  0-121 1972 NED-ch U20A16 English
6. P Van der Sterren vs C Baljon  0-146 1972 NED-ch U20E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. Nunn vs P Van der Sterren  1-040 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB32 Sicilian
8. A Van Dieren vs P Van der Sterren  0-137 1974 NED-ch U20B32 Sicilian
9. R Dieks vs P Van der Sterren  0-152 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
10. P Van der Sterren vs Podzielny  0-129 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. P Van der Sterren vs V Kozlov  1-031 1974 Training GameB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. P Van der Sterren vs J Herman  1-026 1974 NED-ch sfB72 Sicilian, Dragon
13. W Bichsel vs P Van der Sterren  0-134 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. P Van der Sterren vs L Schneider  1-043 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
15. P Meinsohn vs P Van der Sterren  0-128 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. E Gigerl vs P Van der Sterren  0-141 1974 EU-ch U20 qualD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. P Van der Sterren vs W Bichsel  1-044 1974 EU-ch U20 qualB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
18. P Van der Sterren vs F Borkowski  0-150 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB33 Sicilian
19. A Ivanov vs P Van der Sterren  0-131 1974 EU-ch U20 qualB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. P Scheeren vs P Van der Sterren  1-037 1974 NED-ch U20B06 Robatsch
21. P Van der Sterren vs Y Gruenfeld  1-034 1974 EU-ch U20 fin-AB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. P Van der Sterren vs H Ree  ½-½42 1975 30. NED-chC11 French
23. Timman vs P Van der Sterren  1-037 1975 2, Leeuwarden NED chE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. P Van der Sterren vs R Hartoch  0-153 1975 30. NED-chB83 Sicilian
25. P Du Chattel vs P Van der Sterren 1-026 1975 30. NED-chB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 557  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-13-05  WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of the critical positions in Paul's games. http://www.wtharvey.com/vdst.html
Mar-17-06  BIDMONFA: Paul Van der Sterren

VAN DER STERREN, Paul
http://www.bidmonfa.com/van_der_ste...
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Mar-31-06  blingice: You would think 411 games and a GM title would get you SOME kibitzing. It absolutely doesn't, apparently. Your career must be filled with conflict, politics, and drama.
Mar-31-06  AlexanderMorphy: i love his game against Leko(GOTD today!)
Mar-31-06  EmperorAtahualpa: "van der Sterren" means "of the Stars" in Dutch! :)
Mar-31-06  Open Defence: oh, i thought Sterren was probably a place or town
Mar-31-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: < oh, i thought Sterren was probably a place or town> Well...yes in some way you can consider the stars as being a place...;-)
May-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Qualified for FIDE candidates in 1993. (Lost match to Kamsky.)
Mar-17-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: A strong GM, not active in last few years.

Happy Birthday GM Sterren!

Aug-26-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Van Der Sterren was the centre of a controversy during the 2000 Dutch Championships when he refused to play the chess computer "Fritz", which had been given a wildcard entry into the tournament by the Dutch Chess Federation. He forfeited the game.
Nov-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: He beat Cramling today in the Euwe memorial. http://euwetoernooi.nl/vierkampen/l... They split in the double RR. White won both games.
Dec-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: author of the book Fundamental Chess Openings published by Gambit..

http://www.amazon.com/FCO-Fundament...

Mar-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: More up to date photo - http://www.chessvibes.com/sites/def...
Apr-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: <Mar-31-06
dakgootje: < oh, i thought Sterren was probably a place or town> Well...yes in some way you can consider the stars as being a place...;-)>

Hmmm, <dakgootje> was a witty man 6 years ago.

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