Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1851 to 1890
Overall record: +21 -23 =8 (48.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|A13|| ||English (5 games)||C77|| ||Ruy Lopez (4 games)||C53|| ||Giuoco Piano (4 games)||C54|| ||Giuoco Piano (3 games)||C00|| ||French Defense (3 games)||A85|| ||Dutch, with c4 & Nc3 (2 games)||B46|| ||Sicilian, Taimanov Variation (2 games)||C67|| ||Ruy Lopez (2 games)||C80|| ||Ruy Lopez, Open (2 games)|
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(born May-24-1821, died Nov-16-1905, 84 years old) Netherlands
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He won The Hague 1882 with 8.5/9. He also won Gouda in 1884. Both tournaments can be seen as unofficial Dutch championships.
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|Mar-11-08|| ||sneaky pete: Messemaker means knife maker.
Und der Haifisch, der hat Zähne
Look at <whiteshark>, teeth like razors
Und die trägt er im Gesicht
All can read his open face
Und Christiaan, der hat ein Messer
And Christiaan has got a knife, but
Doch das Messer sieht man nicht
Not in such an obvious place
|Mar-11-08|| ||Cibator: Yeah, the equivalent name in English-speaking countries would be Cutler.|
|May-28-08|| ||whiteshark: Dat is mooi, <sneaky pete>! Hartelijk dank!|
|May-28-08|| ||whiteshark: Christiaan Messemaker (* 24.05.1821 - † 16.11.1905)
|Jun-10-11|| ||GrahamClayton: 1882 and 1884 Netherlands champion.
The Gouda chess club incorporated his surname into the club name in 1886 in honour of his contribution to chess in both Gouda and the Netherlands.
|May-24-12|| ||Rook e2: He named the club after himself?|
|May-24-12|| ||eric the Baptist: He won Gouda in '84, huh?
He probably wished he had taken the trip to Ibiza instead.
|May-20-14|| ||perfidious: You're a Messemaker! Nyah nyah!|
|May-21-14|| ||Whitehat1963: Was he the guy who ordered the Crusades and the Inquisition and the one who hid all the Catholic pedophile priests? |
Okay, that was just way too easy.
|Jul-21-16|| ||Octal: <eric the Baptist>: Messer won Gouda?|
|Mar-17-18|| ||zanzibar: <whiteshark>'s links are stale, dommage.|
<Whiteshark>'s links lasted 10 years (maybe less), let's see how long mine last.
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