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Erik van den Doel
E van den Doel 
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Number of games in database: 312
Years covered: 1993 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2568 (2585 rapid, 2545 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609

Overall record: +119 -80 =105 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (75) 
    B90 B32 B47 B28 B63
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C67 C78 C80 C95 C88
 French Defense (22) 
    C11 C18 C12 C17 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B14 B18 B17 B15
 French (11) 
    C11 C12 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C67 C77 C91 C78 C88
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (23) 
    D27 D20 D21 D26 D25
 Sicilian (14) 
    B22 B62 B26 B23 B25
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E15 E12 E14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A22 A28 A20 A29 A21
 Scotch Game (10) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E van den Doel vs A Stefanova, 2001 1-0
   A Anastasian vs E van den Doel, 2005 1/2-1/2
   E Cekro vs E van den Doel, 2005 0-1
   M Schaefer vs E van den Doel, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Van der Wiel vs E van den Doel, 2001 0-1
   E van den Doel vs F Schmenger, 2000 1-0
   P Wilschut vs E van den Doel, 2013 0-1
   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 Nijboer, 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)

   E van den Doel vs J C Schroeder (Feb-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs L van Foreest (Feb-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Hovhanisian vs E van den Doel (Jan-29-17) 0-1
   R Kevlishvili vs E van den Doel (Dec-17-16) 1-0
   E van den Doel vs D de Graaf (Nov-26-16) 1-0

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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 312  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov  1-045 1993 Wch U14C02 French, Advance
2. E van den Doel vs V Malakhov  0-159 1993 Wch U14B27 Sicilian
3. H P Garcia vs E van den Doel  ½-½21 1993 Haarlem AKNB25 Sicilian, Closed
4. Wojtkiewicz vs E van den Doel  1-032 1994 openE08 Catalan, Closed
5. E van den Doel vs J Stocek  1-061 1995 EU-ch U18B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. Ftacnik vs E van den Doel  1-041 1995 Wijk SonnevanckE15 Queen's Indian
7. E van den Doel vs Glek  ½-½42 1995 Wijk SonnevanckC11 French
8. E van den Doel vs J Brenninkmeijer  0-175 1995 Sonnevanck-AA06 Reti Opening
9. Kotronias vs E van den Doel  1-026 1995 It (a)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
10. I Rogers vs E van den Doel 1-025 1995 It aB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. G Pieterse vs E van den Doel  1-041 1996 NED-chT 9697A45 Queen's Pawn 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. 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. G Timoshenko vs E van den Doel  ½-½15 1997 Graz opE60 King's Indian Defense
18. E van den Doel vs Taimanov  0-147 1997 Owens Corning, Wrexham WLB40 Sicilian
19. Ponomariov vs E van den Doel 1-055 1997 Wch Jr Zagan (2)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. E van den Doel vs A Stefanova  1-068 1997 Lost Boys Open, Antwerp BELB01 Scandinavian
21. E van den Doel vs P Nikolic  0-185 1997 NED-chC88 Ruy Lopez
22. K van der Weide vs E van den Doel  0-132 1997 NLD-chB06 Robatsch
23. E van den Doel vs Timman  0-142 1997 NED-chC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. R Cifuentes vs E van den Doel  0-155 1997 NLD-chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
25. E van den Doel vs Piket  1-040 1997 NED-chC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 312  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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