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E van den Doel 
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Erik van den Doel
Number of games in database: 305
Years covered: 1993 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2557 (2580 rapid, 2545 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609
Overall record: +117 -79 =101 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (75) 
    B90 B32 B47 B28 B63
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C67 C78 C80 C95 C88
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C18 C10 C17 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
 French (11) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B14 B18 B17 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C77 C88 C78 C65
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (23) 
    D27 D20 D21 D26 D25
 Sicilian (14) 
    B22 B31 B44 B32 B96
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E15 E12 E14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A20 A28 A22 A29 A21
 Scotch Game (9) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E van den Doel vs A Stefanova, 2001 1-0
   E Cekro vs E van den Doel, 2005 0-1
   Van der Wiel vs E van den Doel, 2001 0-1
   P Wilschut vs E van den Doel, 2013 0-1
   O Karteri vs E van den Doel, 2000 0-1
   De Vreugt vs E van den Doel, 1999 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov, 1993 1-0
   E van den Doel vs Tiviakov, 2005 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs Jonkman, 2000 1-0
   E van den Doel vs Stellwagen, 2003 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championships (2003)
   Leiden (2013)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)

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(born May-15-1979, 37 years old) Netherlands

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International Master (1995); Grandmaster (1998).

Winner of the 1999 Neckar Open and the 2006 Noteboom tournament in Leiden. His greatest achievement is considered to be shared first place in the Dutch Championship in 2001.

The Dutch Chess Federation awarded him the Membership of Honour for his part in the two victories of the Netherlands in the European Team Championship in 2001 and 2005. Erik played in the Chess Olympiads of 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

His list of wins and equal firsts in tournaments - most of them played in the Netherlands - is listed at

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov  1-045 1993 Wch U14C02 French, Advance
2. H P Garcia vs E van den Doel  ½-½21 1993 Haarlem AKNB25 Sicilian, Closed
3. E van den Doel vs V Malakhov  0-159 1993 Wch U14B27 Sicilian
4. Wojtkiewicz vs E van den Doel  1-032 1994 openE08 Catalan, Closed
5. E van den Doel vs Glek  ½-½42 1995 Wijk SonnevanckC11 French
6. I Rogers vs E van den Doel 1-025 1995 It aB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. Ftacnik vs E van den Doel  1-041 1995 Wijk SonnevanckE15 Queen's Indian
8. E van den Doel vs J Stocek  1-061 1995 EU-ch U18B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. Kotronias vs E van den Doel  1-026 1995 It (a)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
10. E van den Doel vs J Brenninkmeijer  0-175 1995 Sonnevanck-AA06 Reti Opening
11. E van den Doel vs I Rausis  0-136 1996 AKNC45 Scotch Game
12. E van den Doel vs R Janssen  1-027 1996 Donner Memorial opA07 King's Indian Attack
13. I Farago vs E van den Doel  ½-½65 1996 AKNE12 Queen's Indian
14. G Pieterse vs E van den Doel  1-041 1996 NED-chT 9697A45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. E van den Doel vs M Abeln  1-030 1996 AKNB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
16. E van den Doel vs J Ye  ½-½33 1996 Groningen Koop Tjuchem opB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. G Timoshenko vs E van den Doel  ½-½15 1997 Graz opE60 King's Indian Defense
18. E van den Doel vs Van der Wiel  0-133 1997 NLD-chB32 Sicilian
19. E van den Doel vs Piket  1-040 1997 NLD-chC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. E van den Doel vs Movsesian  0-154 1997 Wch U20B42 Sicilian, Kan
21. E van den Doel vs Nijboer  0-134 1997 NLD-chB06 Robatsch
22. E van den Doel vs Timman  0-142 1997 Ch NetherlandsC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. R Cifuentes vs E van den Doel  0-155 1997 NLD-chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
24. E van den Doel vs E Lobron  1-027 1997 OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
25. L Riemersma vs E van den Doel  0-141 1997 NLD-chE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
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  WannaBe: Photo caption: "I think I am going to throw up."
Premium Chessgames Member
  dakgootje: Maybe he just has insomnia...;-)
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  lostemperor: I just saw him yesterday where he won the local weekendtournament. He's ok now;)
Nov-22-05  WTHarvey: Here's some of his quick wins:
Mar-16-06  EmperorAtahualpa: He won this year's Noteboom-tournament, which is a tournament held in my home-town Leiden.

See here: (page in Dutch)

Jun-15-06  BIDMONFA: Erik Van Den Doel


Jun-15-06  DeepBlade: <<WannaBe>"I think I am going to throw up.">

I had another observation. Did you know its legal to smoke cannabis in The Netherlands?

Jun-18-06  DeepBlade: <WTHarvey> Please check the first position, after Bxe6 if Kxe6 Qd5+ you give checkmate, but Black can survive it with Kd7
Jul-14-06  WTHarvey: <DeepBlade> No, Qf5 is mate. :-)
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  Tabanus: Homepage:

Placed 4th in the Leiden Open (Holland) 9-18 July 2010:

Jul-19-14  bystander: Erik van den Doel won the 4th SPA tournement in Amsterdam, 8,5 out of 9. Well organised tournement at the Science Park (University of Amsterdam but I am not sure which of the two universities), a few tramtops away from the Dutch Championship 2014 (Manor hotel). I joined the SPA tournement in a lower group. The statement of the results of Erik van den doel in his bio, is very accurate <His list of wins and equal firsts in tournaments - most of them played in the Netherlands - is listed at .> and <Tabanus 2010>. The SPA result is already included. Looking at the list I think many of them are rapid events. Which make me wonder wheather he is a full fime professional or not, his website is not very clear about that one.
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