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Theo Daniel van Scheltinga
Number of games in database: 494
Years covered: 1935 to 1990
Highest rating achieved in database: 2325
Overall record: +135 -172 =187 (46.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (45) 
    E60 E64 E62 E69 E63
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E21 E39 E46 E38 E40
 Orthodox Defense (19) 
    D61 D56 D57 D51 D52
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D94 D73 D95 D72 D75
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A56 A62 A57 A64
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E17 E18 E14 E19 E15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B43 B29 B73 B69 B40
 Semi-Slav (26) 
    D45 D46 D43 D44
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C98 C97 C99 C92 C88
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E52 E22 E54 E56
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C98 C97 C99 C92 C88
 English (17) 
    A13 A14 A15 A19 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T van Scheltinga vs Flohr, 1960 1/2-1/2
   J T Barendregt vs T van Scheltinga, 1960 0-1
   T van Scheltinga vs J H Donner, 1960 1/2-1/2
   A Matanovic vs T van Scheltinga, 1960 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Maastricht (1946)
   Hoogovens (1946)
   Amsterdam (1950)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1960 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   1950 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Hoogovens 1960 by Tabanus
   Maastricht 1946 by sneaky pete
   1962 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

   C Sammelius vs A J van den Hoek, 1942

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(born Mar-06-1914, died Jul-30-1994, 80 years old) Netherlands

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Tjeerd (Theo) Daniel van Scheltinga was born in Amsterdam. He learned to play chess when he was 16. In 1936, he took 3rd in the Dutch Championship. In 1947, he tied for 1st in the Dutch Championship with Max Euwe, but lost the play-off. He was awarded the IM title in 1965. He represented the Netherlands at the Olympiads of 1937, 1939, 1950, 1952 and 1954 and his best tournament result was 1st at Beverwijk 1947.

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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 494  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K M Bergsma vs T van Scheltinga 0-120 1935 ZandvoortC78 Ruy Lopez
2. T van Scheltinga vs Cortlever  1-023 1936 NED-chD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
3. J van den Bosch vs T van Scheltinga 1-034 1936 AmsterdamC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. H van Steenis vs T van Scheltinga  1-028 1936 UtrechtC27 Vienna Game
5. Euwe vs T van Scheltinga  1-043 1936 AmsterdamE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. T van Scheltinga vs I Koenig  0-129 1936 Munich OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Alekhine vs T van Scheltinga 1-079 1936 AmsterdamE17 Queen's Indian
8. H Blok vs T van Scheltinga  0-133 1936 NED-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. P Vaitonis vs T van Scheltinga  0-140 1936 Munich OlympiadD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Kmoch vs T van Scheltinga 1-054 1936 AmsterdamE17 Queen's Indian
11. T van Scheltinga vs Fine  0-140 1936 AmsterdamD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. T van Scheltinga vs S Landau  0-133 1936 AmsterdamA15 English
13. D Danchev vs T van Scheltinga  0-143 1936 Munich OlympiadA13 English
14. T van Scheltinga vs Gruenfeld 0-123 1936 AmsterdamD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. P Reid vs T van Scheltinga 0-115 1937 7th olm finalC30 King's Gambit Declined
16. Pelikan vs T van Scheltinga  1-034 1937 7th olm finalA04 Reti Opening
17. B Kostic vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½23 1937 7th olm finalC45 Scotch Game
18. T van Scheltinga vs A Asgeirsson  0-150 1937 7th olm finalE46 Nimzo-Indian
19. T van Scheltinga vs A Baert  1-027 1937 7th olm finalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. T van Scheltinga vs A Gulbrandsen 1-036 1937 7th olm finalD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. T van Scheltinga vs Golombek  1-074 1937 7th olm finalE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
22. T van Scheltinga vs Marshall  ½-½33 1937 7th olm finalE46 Nimzo-Indian
23. W F Wertheim vs T van Scheltinga  0-126 1937 Keus CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Stoltz vs T van Scheltinga  1-074 1937 7th olm finalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. T van Scheltinga vs G Friedemann  ½-½37 1937 7th olm finalD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 494  PGN Download
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Mar-06-06  BIDMONFA: Theo Daniel Van Scheltinga


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  GrahamClayton: Van Scheltinga worked as a carpenter at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
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  GrahamClayton: Source: Andy Soltis "Chess Lists", 2nd edition, McFarland Publishing, 2002
Mar-06-09  sneaky pete: A chess book I purchased 10 or 12 years ago contained a small notebook, with 6 original scores of games played by Van Scheltinga in (probably) 1981. Game 5, against Cathy van der Mije (Nicolau), is dated March 11, 1981, so one may assume that the first (there I go again!) 4 against Flemish masters were played not long before. From this collection I present this flawed masterpiece against Bernard De Bruycker. Van Scheltinga is black.

1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.O-O O-O 6.d4 Nbd7 (vS in his carelesness writes: Nd7) 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Nc3 c6 9.Bf4 Nh5 10.Be3 f5 11.Qc1 Bd6 12.Ng5 Ndf6 13.Nh3 Ng4 14.Bg5 Qe8 15.f3 ..

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15... Nxh2 16.Kxh2 Bxg3+ 17.Kh1 f4 18.e3 h6 19.Bxf4 Nxf4 20.exf4 Bxh3 21.Bxh3 Qh5 22.Kg2 Bxf4 23.Qc2 Rf6 24.Rh1 ..

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24... Qg5+ (vS adorns this move with ?? and writes the winning move 24... Rg6+ in the margin) 25.Bg4 g6 26.Qb3 Rf8 (sic; maybe the poor man was in such a state of shock after his missed win that he actually played ... Raf8) 27.Ne4 .. 1-0.

Mar-06-09  WhiteRook48: I almost thought "Theo" was "The"
Mar-09-09  sneaky pete: Actually his first name was Tjeerd, but people called him Theo.
Mar-06-12  sneaky pete:
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  waustad: For some reason my first thought involved Dracula, but that is van Helsing.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. POTD.
Dec-04-14  ljfyffe: Placed 9th in the World Correspondence Chess Championship I Final (1950-1953).
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