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Johan Teunis Barendregt
Number of games in database: 149
Years covered: 1948 to 1974

Overall record: +26 -72 =51 (34.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B40 B52 B31 B51 B32
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C69 C62 C86
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (9) 
 French Defense (5) 
    C02 C14 C15 C00
With the Black pieces:
 Philidor's Defense (14) 
 Modern Defense (13) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A41 E10
 Sicilian (5) 
    B27 B62 B63 B76
 King's Indian (4) 
    E64 E87 E94 E60
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J T Barendregt vs Botvinnik, 1966 1-0
   J T Barendregt vs Sliwa, 1961 1-0
   J T Barendregt vs Flohr, 1960 1/2-1/2
   J T Barendregt vs C B van den Berg, 1961 1/2-1/2
   J T Barendregt vs A Niemela, 1961 1-0
   J T Barendregt vs Portisch, 1963 1-0
   J T Barendregt vs J J van Oosterwijk Bruyn, 1951 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens (1960)

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(born Feb-16-1924, died Jan-02-1982, 57 years old) Netherlands

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(Dr) Johan Barendregt was awarded the IM title in 1962. He participated in the Dutch Championship four times and played in the 1952 Olympiad. He finished 3rd at Hoogoven 1961 behind Bruno Parma and Francesco Scafarelli. From 1962 he lectured in clinical psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Sadly he passed away from lung cancer aged only 57.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 149  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J T Barendregt vs L Stumpers  0-1261948NED-ch14C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. J G Baay vs J T Barendregt 1-0441948NED-ch14B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. J T Barendregt vs F Henneberke  1-0291948NED-ch14D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. A Vinken vs J T Barendregt  0-1361948NED-ch14C50 Giuoco Piano
5. S Van Mindeno vs J T Barendregt  ½-½491948NED-ch14E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. J T Barendregt vs C Vlagsma  0-1391948NED-ch14D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. F Henneberke vs J T Barendregt  1-0271949BaarnA07 King's Indian Attack
8. J T Barendregt vs E Spanjaard  ½-½251949BaarnB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
9. C Orbaan vs J T Barendregt  1-0451950NED-chC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. J T Barendregt vs E Spanjaard  ½-½421950NED-chE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
11. F Henneberke vs J T Barendregt  0-1461950NED-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J T Barendregt vs J H Donner  1-0421950NED-chC50 Giuoco Piano
13. W J Muhring vs J T Barendregt  0-1381950NED-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. J T Barendregt vs L Stumpers 0-1411950NED-chD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
15. Cortlever vs J T Barendregt  1-0611950NED-chD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
16. Euwe vs J T Barendregt  1-0271950NED-chE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
17. J T Barendregt vs C B van den Berg  ½-½241950NED-chC49 Four Knights
18. H Kramer vs J T Barendregt  ½-½361950NED-chA05 Reti Opening
19. J T Barendregt vs T van Scheltinga  0-1301950NED-chD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. H Bouwmeester vs J T Barendregt  1-0331951AmsterdamC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
21. J T Barendregt vs J J van Oosterwijk Bruyn  1-0221951Dutch Ch EliminationC15 French, Winawer
22. O'Kelly vs J T Barendregt  ½-½291951AmsterdamC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
23. J T Barendregt vs H Lehmann  0-1371951FRG-NEDD95 Grunfeld
24. J T Barendregt vs A Zografakis  ½-½251952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CA28 English
25. J T Barendregt vs I Grynfeld  0-1291952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CA34 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-25-05  pazzed paun: wow-here is an unknown player with games against 3 world champs, a world junior champ,a ussr champion and a couple of candidates- I bet he had nerves of steel and a rabbits foot in his pocket! An optimist could hope for a great upset win.
Mar-25-05  WMD: Barendregt's minor claim to fame was his variation in the Exchange Ruy Lopez which Fischer brought to prominence at 1966 Havana Olympiad.
Mar-26-05  Cecil Brown: Hans Ree wrote an article about him a few years back at ChessCafe

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  brankat: Thanks for the link. A very interesting article.
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  OhioChessFan: "My life has been determined by the move e2-e1N." Johan Barendregt, interview with Max Pam, 1972
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  Calli: Died 2-Jan-1982 Gravenhage, NLD

Source: Gaige

Feb-16-09  blacksburg: stupid exchange variation :(
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  whiteshark: <"My life has been determined by the move e2-e1N.">

Any idea to which game todays Player of the Day is referring to?

Feb-16-09  WhiteRook48: if he died on January 2, 1982, why does the profile say he's still alive?
Feb-17-09  sneaky pete: <whiteshark> It's not from a game.

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Thomas Raynor Dawson, # in 2, Tidskrift for Schack, 1923. The solution is 2.axb6 en passant, presupposing it can be proved that blacks last move could only have been b7-b5. When the problem was published in a Dutch magazine in 1937, 13 year old Barendregt showed that blacks last move might have been e2-e1=N as well.

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  whiteshark: Thank you <sneaky pete>!

That's a nice little story about live-changing effects of chess. :D

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  whiteshark: It looks as if T.R. Dawson didn't know Barendregts' finding.

In <Five classics of fairy chess> (chapter/book no.3 <Caissa's wild roses in clusters> p.13, no.39) above diagram Dawson gave only the following solution:

"The last moves must have been 1 ♙b7-b5, ♘c4-e3; 2 ♔e3-d3, ♘b6-c4 (if Black ♙ were at b6 White would be giving irreal check),etc., so White mates in 2 by 1 ♙xb5 e.p.

The theme lines are a6-d3, e3-c4-b6."

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: One more thing that should be noted is that due to the possibility of a recent e1N the last move could have been b6-b5 as well.

From for example this "easily" legal position:

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1.Nhg4+ Kd3+ 2.Ne3 e1N 3.Ba6+ b5 and Dawson's position has been reached.

Feb-17-09  sneaky pete:

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# in 4. Johan Barendregt, De Schaakwereld, September 3, 1937.

1.b4 a5 2.bxa5 g5 3.Nc3 g4 4.Ne4 g3 5.hxg3 h5 6.d4 c6 7.d5 Bh6 8.d6 Qc7 9.dxc7 d5 10.c3 d4 11.Bb2 d3 12.Rc1 f5 13.Rc2 dxc2 14.f3 e5 15.e3 Be6 16.Ba6 b5 17.Kf2 Nd7 18.Qe1 Nb6 19.Nh3 Nc4 20.Kg1 Na3 21.Nhf2 Nb1 22.a3 Rd8 23.Rh4 Rd1 24.Nf6+ Kf7 25.Rd4 Rc1 26.Rd8 Ne7 27.Rc8 Rd8 28.Qd1 Rd4 29.exd4 Bd2 30.Kh2 e4 31.Kh3 e3 32.d5 e2 33.d6 Ng6 34.N2g4 Nf4+ 35.gxf4 Bd5 36.Kh4 Be4 37.Ng8 Ke6 38.Kg5 Kd5 39.fxe4+ Kc4 40.N8f6 Kd3 41.Ne3 h4 42.Ra8 h3 43.Rh8 h2 44.Ra8 h1=Q 45.Rh8 Qh7 46.Ra8 Qe7 47.Rc8 Qe5 48.fxe5 e1=N

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Johan Barendregt, De Schaakwereld, November 9, 1937.

I may be wrong, but doesn't convention require proof that only b7-b5 is possibly as blacks last move to allow en passant capture?

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  GrahamClayton: <WMD>Barendregt's minor claim to fame was his variation in the Exchange Ruy Lopez which Fischer brought to prominence at 1966 Havana Olympiad.

If you look at Barendregt's games as White, you will see that he was playing the Exchange Ruy Lopez from the early 1960's onwards. Fischer must have noticed those games, and then decided to add the Exchange Ruy Lopez to his opening repertoire.

Feb-15-12  BIDMONFA: Johan Teunis Barendregt


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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
Feb-16-12  sneaky pete:

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Johan Barendregt, # in 3

Feb-17-12  LoveThatJoker: <sneaky pete> I have solved Johan Barendregt's problem! 1. Ne7! If now,

a) 1...Kxe7 2. d6! Kxd6 (2...Kd8 3. Qb8#) 3. Qc5#

b) 1...exd5 2. Qb6+ Kxe7/Ke5 3. Qf6#

c) 1...Ke5 2. d6+! Kxd6/Kd4 (2...Kf4 Qg5#) 3. Qc5#

d) 1...Kc7 2. d6+ Kd8 (2...Kxd6 3. Qc5#) 3. Qb8#

e) 1...e5 2. Qb6+ Kxe7 3. Qf6#

f) 1...f2/anything else 2. Qb8+ Kxe7 3. d6#


Aug-02-13  GumboGambit: According to the database, he is also one of the first top players to use the Lion variation of the Pirc defense. It usually transposes into the Improved Hanham line from the Philidor. Hence the C41 codes on his games. He defeated Bent Larsen with it, which is pretty notable.
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  offramp: He was assaulted by Raymond Allen Weinstein.
Feb-16-15  Oliveira: Dr. Barendregt was no woodpusher, he held draws against players of the caliber of Eliskases, Szabo, Bronstein, Flohr, Donner and beat greats like Timman, Larsen and Botvinnik!
Feb-17-15  Oliveira:

A picture of him:

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  Domdaniel: Claims to fame:

(1) Exchange Spanish a la Fischer

(2) Lion Variation of Pirc

(3) Assaulted by Weinstein

(4) Draws with Szabo, Flohr, Donner, etc.

(5) Beat Timman, Larsen, Botvinnik

(6) IM title.

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