chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

  
Maarten van 't Kruijs
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1851 to 1878
Overall record: +13 -6 =2 (66.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

Repertoire Explorer
Most played openings
A84 Dutch (4 games)
B20 Sicilian (2 games)
C01 French, Exchange (2 games)
B44 Sicilian (2 games)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Maarten van 't Kruijs
Search Google for Maarten van 't Kruijs


MAARTEN VAN 'T KRUIJS
(born Feb-18-1813, died Mar-30-1885, 72 years old) Netherlands

[what is this?]
1.e3 is known as the Van 't Kruijs Opening*. In 1878 he won the Amsterdam tournament.

*Wikipedia article: Van 't Kruijs Opening


 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K de Heer vs M van 't Kruijs  0-142 1851 AmsterdamC41 Philidor Defense
2. M M Coopman vs M van 't Kruijs 0-152 1851 AmsterdamB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. M van 't Kruijs vs F G Heijmans 1-045 1851 AmsterdamA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
4. F G Heijmans vs M van 't Kruijs  0-137 1851 AmsterdamB30 Sicilian
5. M M Coopman vs M van 't Kruijs  0-146 1851 AmsterdamB27 Sicilian
6. M van 't Kruijs vs K de Heer 1-027 1851 AmsterdamA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
7. M van 't Kruijs vs M M Coopman  0-152 1851 AmsterdamD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Anderssen vs M van 't Kruijs  1-042 1861 AmsterdamC01 French, Exchange
9. M van 't Kruijs vs Anderssen 0-116 1861 AmsterdamA84 Dutch
10. M van 't Kruijs vs Anderssen  ½-½42 1861 AmsterdamA84 Dutch
11. Anderssen vs M van 't Kruijs 1-031 1861 AmsterdamC01 French, Exchange
12. M van 't Kruijs vs Anderssen  ½-½40 1861 AmsterdamA84 Dutch
13. Anderssen vs M van 't Kruijs 1-019 1861 AmsterdamB20 Sicilian
14. M van 't Kruijs vs Anderssen 1-062 1861 AmsterdamA00 Uncommon Opening
15. M van 't Kruijs vs J J Veraart  1-024 1878 AmsterdamA84 Dutch
16. J Pinedo vs M van 't Kruijs  0-134 1878 AmsterdamB20 Sicilian
17. J J Veraart vs M van 't Kruijs  1-041 1878 AmsterdamB44 Sicilian
18. L Benima vs M van 't Kruijs  0-159 1878 AmsterdamC33 King's Gambit Accepted
19. M van 't Kruijs vs H Uden Masman  1-042 1878 AmsterdamD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M van 't Kruijs vs H Kothe  1-030 1878 AmsterdamB44 Sicilian
21. M van 't Kruijs vs H J Anderson  1-042 1878 AmsterdamD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | van 't Kruijs wins | van 't Kruijs loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-25-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: 1.e3 is known as Van't Kruijs Opening.
Dec-19-05  Bobak Zahmat: <Benzol: 1.e3 is known as Van't Kruijs Opening.> Really? 1.e3?? is a bad move! There are so many reasons why one should not start the game with 1.e3??
Dec-19-05  notsodeepthought: On the plus side, starting the game with e3 did get Van't Kruijs to have this opening named after him. How else could a so-and-so chess player get some small measure of fame? (on a related note, I am working on the "<notsodeepthought> flank attack" opening - 1 h4 and 2 a4).
Feb-14-06  Bobak Zahmat: That's true. Presently it would be hard to get a opening called after your name :). It's a shame that no one plays this opnening any more :)
Feb-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Landman: 1.e3 isn't an agressive move, but it is flexible. You can aim for a Colle/Stonewall formation (d4-e3-f4), and if 1...e5 then 2.c4 with an English, or 2.d4, or even 2.Nc3!? trying for a reverse French.

I've experimented with 1.a3, 2.e3, 3.c4, usually ending with a reversed Sicilian.

I faced 1.e3 myself a few years back:

John Bell vs C Land, 2003

Feb-15-06  Bobak Zahmat: 1.e3 is a bit slow move. It is also a waiting move. White can choose from many continuations.
Mar-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: He seems to be the first person to play Larsen's Opening, 1.b3 (Van't Kruijs - De Heer, Amsterdam 1851). The opening went 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.e3 (Van't Kruijs (or Kruys) opening by transposition).
Feb-18-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies