Paul van der Sterren
Number of games in database: 658
|Photo courtesy of www.dimitri.org.
Years covered: 1972 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2462
Highest rating achieved in database: 2605
Overall record: +196 -215 =240 (48.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
P Van der Sterren vs Ljubojevic, 1987 1-0
Kamsky vs P Van der Sterren, 1994 0-1
P Van der Sterren vs K Berg, 1991 1-0
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 L Christiansen, 1978 1/2-1/2
Piket vs P Van der Sterren, 1993 1/2-1/2
P Van der Sterren vs Petursson, 1992 1-0
P Van der Sterren vs P Gelpke, 1985 1-0
P Van der Sterren vs Piket, 1994 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Lone Pine (1978)
Lone Pine (1979)
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, 62 years old) 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, van der Sterren was awarded the GM title. He qualified for the FIDE Candidates Tournament of 1994-6 by finishing equal second in the Biel Interzonal, but was defeated in the first round of the candidates cycle by Gata Kamsky by 4.5-2.5.|
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| page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 658
|1. P Van der Sterren vs J Bij de Vaate
|| ||1-0||32||1972||NED-ch U20||A10 English|
|2. P Van der Sterren vs C Baljon
|| ||0-1||46||1972||NED-ch U20||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|3. C Koopmans vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||1-0||27||1972||NED-ch U20||E92 King's Indian|
|4. J Van Gijzen vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||21||1972||NED-ch U20||A16 English|
|5. H Bernink vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||27||1972||NED-ch U20||E73 King's Indian|
|6. J de Lange vs P Van der Sterren
||1-0||44||1972||NED-ch U20||E73 King's Indian|
|7. P Van der Sterren vs J Herman
|| ||1-0||26||1974||NED-ch sf||B72 Sicilian, Dragon|
|8. P Scheeren vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||1-0||37||1974||NED-ch U20||B06 Robatsch|
|9. P Van der Sterren vs V Kozlov
|| ||1-0||31||1974||Training Game||B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|10. A Van Dieren vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||37||1974||NED-ch U20||B32 Sicilian|
|11. P Van der Sterren vs W Bichsel
|| ||1-0||44||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|12. E Gigerl vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||41||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|13. Alexander V Ivanov vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||31||1974||EU-ch U20 qual||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|14. P Van der Sterren vs Y Gruenfeld
|| ||1-0||34||1974||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|15. P Van der Sterren vs F Borkowski
|| ||0-1||50||1974||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B33 Sicilian|
|16. P Meinsohn vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||28||1974||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|17. P Van der Sterren vs L A Schneider
|| ||1-0||43||1974||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6|
|18. Nunn vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||1-0||40||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B32 Sicilian|
|19. P Van der Sterren vs K H Podzielny
|| ||0-1||29||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|20. W Bichsel vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||34||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|21. R Dieks vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||0-1||52||1975||EU-ch U20 fin-A||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|22. P Van der Sterren vs R Dieks
|| ||1-0||68||1975||NED-ch||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|23. Timman vs P Van der Sterren
|| ||1-0||37||1975||NED-ch||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|24. P Van der Sterren vs F Borm
|| ||½-½||53||1975||NED-ch||B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation|
|25. P Du Chattel vs P Van der Sterren
| page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 658
|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
|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|| ||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|| ||Gypsy: Qualified for FIDE candidates in 1993. (Lost match to Kamsky.)|
|Mar-17-08|| ||brankat: A strong GM, not active in last few years.
Happy Birthday GM Sterren!
|Aug-26-09|| ||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|| ||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|| ||wordfunph: author of the book Fundamental Chess Openings published by Gambit..|
|Mar-26-12|| ||Sneaky: More up to date photo - http://www.chessvibes.com/sites/def...|
|Apr-27-12|| ||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.
|Jun-27-14|| ||optimal play: Paul van der Sterren competed in the 1986-87 Adsteam-Lidums International Chess Tournament, Adelaide (28th December 1986 to 10th January 1987) finishing =9th on 8/11 [+07/=02/-02].|
I've noticed this database only has his two losses (against Miles & Torre - nothing to be ashamed of), but perhaps he should have at least one of his wins from that tournament included here:-
[Event "Adsteam-Lidums International"]
[Site "Adelaide, Australia"]
[White "Mark Chapman"]
[Black "Paul van der Sterren"]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Qe2 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. c3 O-O 8. d3 d6 9. Nbd2 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. h3 Nc6 12. Nf1 d5 13. g4 c4 14. Ng3 cxd3 15. Bxd3 Bb7 16. exd5 Nxd5 17. Bd2 Qc7 18. g5 Rad8 19. O-O-O Nd4 20. Nxd4 exd4 21. Nf5 dxc3 22. Bxc3 Bxg5+ 23. Kb1 Nxc3+ 24. bxc3 Bxh1 25. Rxh1 Qxc3 26. Rd1 Bf6 0-1
An interesting game and well-played by Van der Sterren.
|Aug-21-15|| ||SimplicityRichard: <wordfunph>
Yes indeed. GM Van der Sterren is the author of Fundamental Chess Openings; a book that I have found thoroughly well written and thus decided to find out whom the author is. This book has the history, general principles of chess and basic ideas behind the openings and main lines. The book is well worth perusing for those new to the game or below circa 1800 Elo in my view.
|Nov-09-15|| ||zanzibar: He did extremely well at Biel (1993) to qualify, placing 2-9th (or 3-4th on S-B tiebreak).|
At the time his rating was 2525, but his (+4 -0 =9) rated him a PR of 2715.
As an aside, he was the oldest qualier.
(All the above from Carolus PGN with SCID).
|Nov-10-15|| ||Retireborn: Van der Sterren nearly always struggled against the British players for some reason - even lesser lights used to slaughter him eg|
A Hon vs P Van der Sterren, 1992
He had a very professional attitude though, and by 1993 was certainly no weaker than GMs like Byrne, Adorjan, Torre who also made slightly unexpected appearances in the Candidates.
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