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Friso Nijboer
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Number of games in database: 1,015
Years covered: 1982 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2469 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +369 -252 =370 (55.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 24 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (204) 
    B90 B32 B47 B80 B30
 Ruy Lopez (114) 
    C78 C67 C91 C84 C80
 French Defense (79) 
    C11 C18 C10 C05 C16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (51) 
    C91 C84 C92 C95 C96
 Sicilian Najdorf (47) 
    B90 B92 B97 B91 B93
 French (42) 
    C11 C10 C00
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (137) 
    E97 E92 E62 E98 E60
 Sicilian (129) 
    B30 B67 B22 B33 B57
 Pirc (31) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (30) 
    B67 B60 B66 B65 B63
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A41 A45 A46 D02 A40
 Dutch Defense (24) 
    A88 A81 A85 A84 A87
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M van der Werf vs Nijboer, 2001 0-1
   Nijboer vs Timman, 2006 1-0
   Nijboer vs R Cifuentes, 1997 1-0
   Nijboer vs S Grover, 2009 1-0
   H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs Negi, 2008 1-0
   Nijboer vs Tiviakov, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Korchnoi vs Nijboer, 1990 0-1
   Nijboer vs Tiviakov, 2003 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Harmonie (2003)
   Harmonie (2002)
   Harmonie (2004)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Dutch Championship (2006)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   Dutch Championship (2007)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   Corus (2003)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   Dutch Championship (2008)
   Dutch Open (2011)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Group B 2003 by Chessdreamer
   1999 Hoogovens (group B) by gauer
   2000 Corus (Group B) by gauer
   2002 Corus (group B) by gauer
   1992 Wijk Aan Zee (group B) by gauer

   🏆 Batavia
   A Zatonskih vs Nijboer (Mar-04-18) 0-1
   Nijboer vs A H T dos Santos Fier (Mar-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs M Santos Ruiz (Mar-02-18) 1/2-1/2
   I Sokolov vs Nijboer (Mar-01-18) 1-0
   Nijboer vs R Kevlishvili (Feb-27-18) 1-0

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(born May-26-1965, 53 years old) Netherlands

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Wikipedia article: Friso Nijboer

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,015  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nijboer vs Short 0-1751982Wch U20A10 English
2. Nijboer vs L Schandorff  0-1641982Wch U20A10 English
3. P Moulin vs Nijboer  0-1361982EU-ch U20E12 Queen's Indian
4. F Trois vs Nijboer  1-0301983Hoogovens-BE12 Queen's Indian
5. Nijboer vs P J Sowray  1-0531983Hoogovens-BA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
6. Nijboer vs G Ligterink  0-1421983Hoogovens-BA22 English
7. C van Wijgerden vs Nijboer  ½-½191983Hoogovens-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. Nijboer vs H Bohm  0-1631983Hoogovens-BA34 English, Symmetrical
9. Nijboer vs P Votruba  ½-½721983Hoogovens-BA13 English
10. P Van der Sterren vs Nijboer  1-0461983Hoogovens-BE15 Queen's Indian
11. Nijboer vs Z Franco Ocampos  ½-½521983Hoogovens-BA34 English, Symmetrical
12. R Kuijf vs Nijboer  ½-½411983Hoogovens-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. Nijboer vs V Allegro  1-0311984EU-ch U20B42 Sicilian, Kan
14. L Riemersma vs Nijboer  0-1411985NED-ch opB06 Robatsch
15. Timman vs Nijboer 1-0411985NEDB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. E G J Knoppert vs Nijboer  0-1291986Dieren opB08 Pirc, Classical
17. Nijboer vs Van der Wiel 0-1371987NEDB33 Sicilian
18. Nijboer vs J Brenninkmeijer  ½-½371987NED-chTC05 French, Tarrasch
19. L Riemersma vs Nijboer  0-1351987NED-chTB07 Pirc
20. Nijboer vs L Riemersma  1-0651988Hoogovens-BC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
21. Van Wely vs Nijboer  0-1631988NEDE92 King's Indian
22. Nijboer vs Tseshkovsky  0-1361988Hoogovens-BB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. Nijboer vs G Welling 1-0231988Dutch ch 1/2 finalsC03 French, Tarrasch
24. Nijboer vs R Knaak  1-0721988Wijk ann Zee IIC05 French, Tarrasch
25. E Dizdarevic vs Nijboer  ½-½461988Berliner Sommer 06thE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,015  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-17-05  Edwin Meyer: According to a website Nijboer's biggest problem seems to be dealing with timetrouble. If he can overcome that he is considered to be a formidable opponent.
Dec-20-05  DeepBlade: Maybe because he likes to think, just like Kasparov ;)
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  whiteshark: Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

additional information:

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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nijboer!
May-26-08  Alphastar: A very notable game: Rublevsky vs Nijboer, 2006 This win granted the netherlands a 2.5-1.5 win over russia in the olympiad (all other games were drawn).
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  brankat: <Alphastar> Let me guess, You must be from the Netherlands.

Since You are still a relatively "new" member here, You may not be aware of some prominent Dutch kibitzers at this site :-)

<achieve>, <lostemperor>, <stonehenge>, <sitzkrieg>, <dakgootje>.

I'm sure there are others, too, just can't remember at he moment.

May-26-08  achieve: <Brankat>-<I'm sure there are others, too, just can't remember at he moment.>

There's <nescio> and <rinus> -- and I'm sure many more, who's names escape me at the moment ;-)

May-26-08  Nikita Smirnov: Happy Birthday Friso Nijboer!!
Jan-17-09  piatos blue: Sorry you loss to wesley this corus c.
Mar-21-09  BIDMONFA: Friso Nijboer


Mar-21-09  WhiteRook48: somehow the computer tells me that I've been at this page before
Mar-21-09  Gryz: You might have had a look at Nijboer's games because of a game he played last week in the european championship.

Motylev vs Nijboer, 2009

A nice attacking game where Nijboer beat Motylev while playing the black pieces.

BTW, Nijboer finished 12th or so at the european championships last week. And that qualified him to play in the upcoming World Cup.

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3rd place in Limburg Open (Belgium) 21-24 May 2010:

Jul-16-10  YoungEd: It's only a one-word biography, but still an enviable one!
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  Penguincw: < YoungEd: It's only a one-word biography, but still an enviable one! >

Yah.The shortest bio I have ever seen.Even shorter than the ones that say <no bio>.

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  OhioChessFan: Brevity is the soul of wit.
Jul-04-11  Raspje: Strong Dutch GM, and a great connaisseur of the Dutch :)
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  Penguincw: Enjoy being POTD. :)
Aug-16-12  Gryz: I don't see Nijboer playing in any tournaments where other Dutch players are playing. And the database only has games by Friso from 2011 and earlier.

Is Friso still playing chess ?

Oct-25-12  waustad: <Gryz>If you want to see a favorite player, you have to be more proactive. It may take a while, but look here: PGN Upload Utility . If you can find games you want to see here, go ahead and submit them. Be sure that you have a good png file (I've been fooled before) and check that it isn't already here. I often use, but that works better for Austrian players than some others. It is a start. If the player in question plays in a league, look there. It will probably help a lot of you speak Dutch.
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