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Ben de Cat
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1989 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 1906 (1930 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1936
Overall record: +1 -5 =4 (30.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-01-1962, 57 years old) Belgium

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Tate vs B de Cat  1-0361989NATO-chA34 English, Symmetrical
2. B de Cat vs R Mollekens  ½-½172001Belgian Interteams 2000-1A00 Uncommon Opening
3. B Lacroix vs B de Cat 1-0302001Belgian Interteams 2000-1A07 King's Indian Attack
4. A Foulds vs B de Cat 1-051200112th NATOA56 Benoni Defense
5. N McInnes vs B de Cat ½-½22200112th NATOA00 Uncommon Opening
6. B de Cat vs J F Farrell  0-133200112th NATOA00 Uncommon Opening
7. B de Cat vs T Arcasoy 1-035200112th NATOA00 Uncommon Opening
8. J Engelen vs B de Cat  ½-½56200112th NATOB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. B de Cat vs J D Adkins  0-171200112th NATOA48 King's Indian
10. D Alaslar vs B de Cat ½-½32200112th NATOB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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  whiteshark: Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.

--Sri Aurobindo

Dec-23-09  I play the Fred: Oooh, deep. Wow, Aurobindo really opened my eyes with that piffle.
Jan-11-10  Raisin Death Ray: His parents were Felix the Cat and Ben Gay.
Jan-14-10  JaneEyre: <There is no difference there between a cat or a man.>

I think this should give us all paws for thought.

<BOSTON -- Duty calls for an East Boston resident.

Someone is getting called for jury duty...but it's no human.

A family is trying to figure out how their pet cat was summonsed for jury duty.

�I said, Sal, what�s this? You know, I don�t believe it I was shocked,� said Guy Esposito, Sal�s owner.

Sal�s owners, Guy and Anna Esposito, think they may know the source of the mix up: Sal really is a member of the family, so on the last Census form, Anna Esposito listed him under �pets�.

�I just wrote �Sal Esposito�, scratched out the �dog,� and wrote, �cat,�� said Anna.

Anna filed for Sal�s disqualification of service. However, the jury commissioner was unmoved and denied the request.>

Jan-14-10  ILikeFruits: is it...
wrong to...
microwave a...
Jan-27-10  Raisin Death Ray: <ILikeFruits>
it is...
use a BBQ grill...
Jan-28-10  ILikeFruits: indeed...
Apr-09-10  BobCrisp: <Royal Mail has stopped deliveries to a house in Leeds after postal workers came under attack from an elderly cat.

Tiger is said to have scratched postal workers and chased them down the garden path at his home in High Bank Street, Farsley, over the past few weeks.

Owner Tracy Brayshaw, who must now pick up mail from the nearest sorting office, said the ban was "a bit silly".

She added: "We're talking about a 19-year-old geriatric cat here who likes lazing out in the sun."

Mrs Brayshaw, 43, a pharmacy dispenser, said the black-and-white cat slept for 20 hours a day but was always ready to pounce on unsuspecting staff.>

Jan-06-11  Raisin Death Ray: Has he ever played against Dog the Bounty Hunter?
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  whiteshark: Nao Ben De Cat iz out ov teh bag, no mattr how hard ull try u cant stop him nomoa.
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  andrewjsacks: He had a brother, Fritz de Cat.
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  TheFocus: And a cousin, Felix de Cat.
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  TheFocus: We have a funny cat at the corner store.

I opened the refrigerator to get some beer and the owner's cat climbed in and laid down. I told the owner and she said, "Yes. He likes to sit there. When he's ready to get out, he'll let us know."

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  perfidious: 'JR, I thought you loved to play cat and mouse'.

'Only when I'm De Cat.'

May-04-14  waustad: Since he's from Belgium, his name placard could even look like Bel De Cat. It isn't likely that any newer games will be posted due to his rating.
May-04-14  GumboGambit: If you check out his opening here, you will see that De Cat must have nine lives:

D Alaslar vs B De Cat, 2001

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  catlover: Can't believe it took me this long to find this. From the results of the games here, it looks like Ben could use a few fans.

So he's Belgian. Then his last name is French? I wonder if "Cat" in French has some other meaning other than feline.

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  Stonehenge: Catte or cat is old Dutch for kat = cat in English.
Aug-30-14  ljfyffe: <til he finds his mouse> Not bad, not bad at all. <I taught my cat how to play poker, but every time he got a good hand, the damn thing would start to purr!>
Sep-02-14  ljfyffe: <There is no difference between a cat or a man.>

Not true -- <a man is not scared by the sound of a vacuum cleaner!>

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  perfidious: One of my cats does not like the sound of the vacuum at all.
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  HeMateMe: I have a cat, named Boo Boo. He'll knock over or drag anything that can be moved. If it can't be moved, he'll eat it.

This cat should be cloned and used as a weapon, like those creatures from the "Alien" movies.

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  Breunor: I wonder if he played the computer Dark Horse:

Dark Horse (Computer)

May-28-19  TheaN: All puns aside, eludes me why someone Dutch or Flemish native would name their son Ben with such a last name: could be that they're Walloon but then it's still unfortunate.

For those that don't get this, 'ben' essentially translate into 'am', so a literal translation of this man's name is <am the cat>. Well.

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  Stonehenge: Cat pushes skateboard himself:

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