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E van den Doel 
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Erik van den Doel
Number of games in database: 306
Years covered: 1993 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2574 (2585 rapid, 2545 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609
Overall record: +117 -79 =102 (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 B63 B28
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C67 C80 C78 C95 C77
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C18 C10 C17 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B14 B18 B15 B17
 French (11) 
    C11 C10 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C77 C65 C91 C78
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (23) 
    D27 D20 D21 D26 D29
 Sicilian (14) 
    B22 B25 B87 B31 B54
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E15 E12 E14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A28 A20 A22 A21 A29
 Scotch Game (9) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Cekro vs E van den Doel, 2005 0-1
   E van den Doel vs F Schmenger, 2000 1-0
   E van den Doel vs A Stefanova, 2001 1-0
   Van der Wiel vs E van den Doel, 2001 0-1
   P Wilschut vs E van den Doel, 2013 0-1
   E van den Doel vs Nijboer, 1999 1/2-1/2
   R Janssen vs E van den Doel, 1999 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs Stellwagen, 2003 1-0
   E van den Doel vs R Stern, 2007 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs S Ionov, 1999 1/2-1/2

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)

   L Riemersma vs E van den Doel (Dec-12-15) 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs J Dahm (Jul-21-13) 0-1
   A Iljin vs E van den Doel (Jul-20-13) 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs R Hasangatin (Jul-19-13) 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs P Prohaszka (Jul-18-13) 0-1

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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 306  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H P Garcia vs E van den Doel  ½-½21 1993 Haarlem AKNB25 Sicilian, Closed
2. E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov  1-045 1993 Wch U14C02 French, Advance
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 J Brenninkmeijer  0-175 1995 Sonnevanck-AA06 Reti Opening
6. E van den Doel vs J Stocek  1-061 1995 EU-ch U18B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. I Rogers vs E van den Doel 1-025 1995 It aB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. Kotronias vs E van den Doel  1-026 1995 It (a)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. E van den Doel vs Glek  ½-½42 1995 Wijk SonnevanckC11 French
10. Ftacnik vs E van den Doel  1-041 1995 Wijk SonnevanckE15 Queen's Indian
11. E van den Doel vs R Janssen  1-027 1996 Donner Memorial opA07 King's Indian Attack
12. G Pieterse vs E van den Doel  1-041 1996 NED-chT 9697A45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Farago vs E van den Doel  ½-½65 1996 AKNE12 Queen's Indian
14. E van den Doel vs M Abeln  1-030 1996 AKNB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
15. E van den Doel vs I Rausis  0-136 1996 AKNC45 Scotch Game
16. E van den Doel vs J Ye  ½-½33 1996 Groningen Koop Tjuchem opB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Ponomariov vs E van den Doel 1-055 1997 Wch Jr Zagan (2)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. E van den Doel vs A Stefanova  1-068 1997 Lost Boys Open, Antwerp BELB01 Scandinavian
19. E van den Doel vs Piket  1-040 1997 NLD-chC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. E van den Doel vs Van der Wiel  0-133 1997 NLD-chB32 Sicilian
21. R Cifuentes vs E van den Doel  0-155 1997 NLD-chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
22. E van den Doel vs Nijboer  0-134 1997 NLD-chB06 Robatsch
23. K van der Weide vs E van den Doel  0-132 1997 NLD-chB06 Robatsch
24. G Timoshenko vs E van den Doel  ½-½15 1997 Graz opE60 King's Indian Defense
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 306  PGN Download
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  WannaBe: Photo caption: "I think I am going to throw up."
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  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.
Aug-11-16  WorstPlayerEver: @DeepBlade

It's not legal to smoke cannabis; it's tolerated by the local governments.

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