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Herman Grooten
Number of games in database: 194
Years covered: 1976 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2384
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +69 -93 =32 (43.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E12 E17
 King's Indian (16) 
    E92 E90 E97 E61 E91
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A56 A57 A61 A70 A77
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A41 A50 D02 A40 A46
 Bogo Indian (7) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D35 D37 D38 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E20 E42 E41 E54
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B18 B12 B13 B10
 Sicilian (17) 
    B22 B80 B83 B96 B99
 Queen's Indian (16) 
    E15 E12 E14
 English (7) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 E00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 0-1
   H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs H Grooten, 2007 0-1
   W Van der Velde vs H Grooten, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)

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(born Jul-02-1958, 61 years old) Netherlands

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He is an IM.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 194  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Welling vs H Grooten  1-0401976Provincial U20 ch.B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  0-1301981NED-ch sfA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J H Donner vs H Grooten  1-0491981NED-chE41 Nimzo-Indian
4. Van der Wiel vs H Grooten 1-0291981NED-chB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. H Grooten vs Timman  0-1291981NED-chA28 English
6. R Hartoch vs H Grooten  1-0491981NED-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. H Grooten vs G Ligterink  1-0411981NED-chA28 English
8. H Bohm vs H Grooten  0-1341981NED-chE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
9. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  ½-½511981NED-chD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
10. P Van der Sterren vs H Grooten  1-0271981NED-chE12 Queen's Indian
11. K Langeweg vs H Grooten  1-0321981NED-chE14 Queen's Indian
12. H Grooten vs C Stehouwer  ½-½411981NED-chA17 English
13. H Grooten vs H Ree  0-1261981NED-chE92 King's Indian
14. J Van Mil vs H Grooten  ½-½101981Caorle opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. H Grooten vs E Vladimirov  0-1281981World U26 Team-chA30 English, Symmetrical
16. Short vs H Grooten  0-1231982NED-chT 1982/83B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. R Meulders vs H Grooten  0-1431982Amsterdam OHRAB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. H Grooten vs H Kuijf  1-0271982NED-ch sf-BA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. Short vs H Grooten  1-04119825th Manchester Benedictine OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. H Grooten vs P Gelpke  1-0291983NED-ch sf AE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. H Grooten vs Short  0-1511983Lugano Open 8thA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
22. R Henley vs H Grooten  1-0311983OHRAE12 Queen's Indian
23. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  1-0571983OHRAE12 Queen's Indian
24. H Grooten vs G Ligterink  0-1311983OHRAE92 King's Indian
25. H Grooten vs Matulovic  0-1241984Politiken CupA40 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 194  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-24-06  Sularus: judit's first victim in this database.
Oct-21-07  bystander: IM Herman Grooten played well at the Essent open 2007. 6 wins, 3 losses and overall standing 14th.
Oct-05-08  kramputz: Name: Herman Grooten
Born: 1958
Title: International Master
ELO: 2376
Years: 1977 - 2007
Wins: 381 (47.98 %)
Draws: 122 (15.37 %)
Losses: 291 (36.65 %)
Score: 55.67 %
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  gambitfan: Boyfriend to Petra Schuurman
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  wordfunph: author of Chess Strategy for Club Players by New In Chess in 2009..

<Herman Grooten is an International Master and a chess coach with over 25 years of experience. Quite a few of his pupils have gone on to become grandmasters, among them Loek van Wely and Jan Werle.>

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  DrNyet: New In Chess (NIC) is advertising a new edition. The book appears to be highly acclaimed, based on the quoted recommendations. This page offers a description and a link to view the opening pages:
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  DrNyet: I neglected to mention the full title: Chess Strategy for Club Players The Road to Positional Advantage.
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