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Herman Grooten
Number of games in database: 192
Years covered: 1976 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2384
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +68 -92 =32 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E12 E17
 King's Indian (16) 
    E92 E90 E97 E91 E61
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A57 A56 A61 A70 A77
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A41 D02 A50 A46 A40
 Bogo Indian (7) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D35 D37 D38 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E20 E41 E42 E38
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B18 B12 B13 B10
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E15 E12 E14
 Sicilian (15) 
    B22 B83 B96 B20 B80
 English (7) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 E00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 0-1
   H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs H Grooten, 2007 0-1
   W Van der Velde vs H Grooten, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)

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(born Jul-02-1958, 60 years old) Netherlands

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He is an IM.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 192  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Welling vs H Grooten  1-0401976Provincial U20 ch.B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. J Van Mil vs H Grooten  ½-½101981Caorle opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  0-1301981NED-ch sfA50 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J H Donner vs H Grooten  1-0491981NED-chE41 Nimzo-Indian
5. Van der Wiel vs H Grooten 1-0291981NED-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. H Grooten vs Timman  0-1291981NED-chA28 English
7. R Hartoch vs H Grooten  1-0491981NED-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. H Grooten vs G Ligterink  1-0411981NED-chA28 English
9. H Bohm vs H Grooten  0-1341981NED-chE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
10. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  ½-½511981NED-chD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
11. P Van der Sterren vs H Grooten  1-0271981NED-chE12 Queen's Indian
12. K Langeweg vs H Grooten  1-0321981NED-chE14 Queen's Indian
13. H Grooten vs C Stehouwer  ½-½411981NED-chA17 English
14. H Grooten vs H Ree  0-1261981NED-chE92 King's Indian
15. H Grooten vs E Vladimirov  0-1281981World U26 Team-chA30 English, Symmetrical
16. R Meulders vs H Grooten  0-1431982Amsterdam OHRAB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. H Grooten vs H Kuijf  1-0271982NED-ch sf-BA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. H Grooten vs P Gelpke  1-0291983NED-ch sf AE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. H Grooten vs Short  0-1511983Lugano Open 8thA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
20. R Henley vs H Grooten  1-0311983OHRAE12 Queen's Indian
21. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  1-0571983OHRAE12 Queen's Indian
22. H Grooten vs G Ligterink  0-1311983OHRAE92 King's Indian
23. H Grooten vs G Welling  0-1411984Eindhoven, clubE91 King's Indian
24. H Grooten vs Matulovic  0-1241984Politiken CupA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. H Grooten vs G Welling  ½-½481984Dutch ch 1/2 finalsE61 King's Indian
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 192  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-24-06  Sularus: judit's first victim in this database.
Oct-21-07  bystander: IM Herman Grooten played well at the Essent open 2007. 6 wins, 3 losses and overall standing 14th.
Oct-05-08  kramputz: Name: Herman Grooten
Born: 1958
Title: International Master
ELO: 2376
Years: 1977 - 2007
Wins: 381 (47.98 %)
Draws: 122 (15.37 %)
Losses: 291 (36.65 %)
Score: 55.67 %
Oct-10-08  gambitfan: Boyfriend to Petra Schuurman
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  wordfunph: author of Chess Strategy for Club Players by New In Chess in 2009..

<Herman Grooten is an International Master and a chess coach with over 25 years of experience. Quite a few of his pupils have gone on to become grandmasters, among them Loek van Wely and Jan Werle.>

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  DrNyet: New In Chess (NIC) is advertising a new edition. The book appears to be highly acclaimed, based on the quoted recommendations. This page offers a description and a link to view the opening pages:
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  DrNyet: I neglected to mention the full title: Chess Strategy for Club Players The Road to Positional Advantage.
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