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Timman 
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Jan Timman
Number of games in database: 3,487
Years covered: 1963 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2566 (2592 rapid, 2500 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2680
Overall record: +1173 -692 =1488 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      134 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (334) 
    B31 B40 B90 B30 B46
 Ruy Lopez (157) 
    C69 C92 C67 C93 C95
 Queen's Indian (108) 
    E15 E12 E19 E17 E16
 French Defense (96) 
    C11 C02 C18 C19 C16
 King's Indian (87) 
    E81 E88 E87 E92 E82
 Nimzo Indian (83) 
    E30 E31 E41 E20 E32
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (201) 
    B46 B81 B83 B22 B69
 Queen's Indian (180) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 Nimzo Indian (143) 
    E32 E41 E45 E43 E21
 Ruy Lopez (116) 
    C82 C80 C95 C78 C72
 French Defense (116) 
    C18 C19 C11 C16 C05
 Grunfeld (99) 
    D85 D99 D87 D86 D97
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Timman vs Short, 1990 1-0
   T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 0-1
   Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 1-0
   Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 1-0
   F Braga vs Timman, 1982 1/2-1/2
   L Day vs Timman, 1980 1/2-1/2
   Timman vs Polugaevsky, 1973 1-0
   Timman vs J Vogel, 1974 1-0
   Short vs Timman, 2008 0-1
   Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship (1993)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Taxco Interzonal (1985)
   Mar del Plata (1982)
   Sigeman & Co (2006)
   Howard Staunton Memorial (2009)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1980)
   Hastings 1973/74 (1973)
   London (1975)
   Howard Staunton Memorial (2006)
   Tata Steel Group B (2014)
   Rio de Janeiro Interzonal (1979)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 1980-1989 (Part 2) by Anatoly21
   Exchange sacs - 4 by obrit
   Jan Timman: Chess The Adventurous Way by Resignation Trap
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 1980-1989 (Part 3) by Anatoly21
   Brussels Blitz 1987 by KingG
   i.abderrahim's favorite games by i.abderrahim

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JAN TIMMAN
(born Dec-14-1951, 63 years old) Netherlands
PRONUNCIATION:
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Jan Hendrik Timman was born in Amsterdam. He was awarded the GM title in 1974 and gradually climbed up the ranks of the chess elite. His tournament successes include first place finishes at Mar Del Plata 1982, Bugojno 1984, Tilburg 1987 and Linares 1988.

This 9-time Dutch champion was a consistent contender for the world title throughout the 1980's and early 1990's, and in 1993 he contested a match for the FIDE World Championship with Anatoly Karpov, but fell short, losing 6-2 with 13 draws. He is also the younger brother of Ton Timman and a well respected chess author. His "The Art of Chess Analysis" can be found in the library of many chessplayers worldwide.

Wikipedia article: Jan Timman


 page 1 of 140; games 1-25 of 3,488  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Timman vs B Cafferty  ½-½17 1963 corrB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. F Hoorweg vs Timman 0-125 1964 HaagD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Meinders vs Timman  0-129 1964 The HagueA03 Bird's Opening
4. L J Kerkhoff vs Timman  1-034 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrC02 French, Advance
5. Timman vs N Schouten  1-025 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jr 0B08 Pirc, Classical
6. Timman vs J van Baarle 1-028 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
7. Timman vs A van den Berg  ½-½39 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
8. S Noorda vs Timman 1-09 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrC02 French, Advance
9. Timman vs J Willemsen  0-165 1964 The Hague jrB40 Sicilian
10. Timman vs J Toorman  1-041 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrE15 Queen's Indian
11. J Marcus vs Timman  0-143 1964 RotterdamC49 Four Knights
12. F van der Vliet vs Timman  0-136 1964 The Hague ch-jrD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. Timman vs M Simon  1-035 1964 Rotterdam ch-NED jrE83 King's Indian, Samisch
14. De Wind vs Timman 0-132 1965 The Hague ch-jrA65 Benoni, 6.e4
15. Timman vs P Dijkhuis  1-046 1965 Nederland ttA56 Benoni Defense
16. Timman vs M De Bolster  1-035 1965 The Hague ch-jrD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. P Nieuwenhuis vs Timman  0-137 1965 Nederland ttA13 English
18. Timman vs J Willemsen  ½-½20 1965 The Hague ch-jrC50 Giuoco Piano
19. Wisse vs Timman 0-130 1965 The Hague ch-jrA91 Dutch Defense
20. Mooijaart vs Timman  0-153 1965 The Hague ch-jrB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Timman vs R Van Dijken  1-027 1965 The Hague ch-jrA51 Budapest Gambit
22. A J Whiteley vs Timman  ½-½37 1966 Groningen Ech-jr finD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Gligoric vs Timman  ½-½22 1966 Groningen klokD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Gligoric vs Timman 0-151 1966 The Hague simulC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. Timman vs P Hardy  1-041 1966 Delft ch-NED jrC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
 page 1 of 140; games 1-25 of 3,488  PGN Download
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Jan-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Timman is still is in form, today drawing blood against Illya Nyzhnyk in 97 moves!

Timman vs I Nyzhnyk, 2012

Jan-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <Penguin> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOi5... :)
Jan-29-12  bronkenstein: Jah commenting on one of his games from TATA B - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_crO...
May-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <"I wasn't sure what square to take the rook to. Because there were three alternatives (e8, d8 and c8), I decided to go for the middle one.">

-Jan Timman

Which game? Anyone?

Jul-15-12  achieve: For those interested in the <Jan Timman> pronunciation: I submitted the correct one to CG and you can hear it by clicking the "PRONUNCIATION" button located at the top of the Bio section.
Jul-24-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Jan is one of 22 GMs playing this year's edition of Politiken Cup (28/7-5/8) in Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark. Hungarian legend Lajos Portisch is in the field too.

The field here
http://www.ksu.dk/politiken_cup/tur...

Nov-06-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "When you're good at something, you should continue to do it. Too many players have stopped at a relatively young age ..."

~ Jan Timman

Nov-07-12  ketchuplover: Good luck at Wijk Jan :)
Nov-17-12  ketchuplover: Here's a new "game" for Herr Timman...

Timman(2507) vs. Villemur Tamarit(1659) 12-17-11 Event "Open Mundial de Leon Equipos"

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Bf5 3.d3 Nf6 4.Bg2 c6
5.0-0 Nbd7 6.c4 e6 7.Qb3 Qb6 8.Be3 Bc5
9.Bxc5 Nxc5 10.Nbd2??? 0-0???? 11.Nd4????? Bg6?????? Black Resigns??????? 1-0

Dec-14-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Timman!
Dec-29-12  DanielBryant: Is his book Chess: The Adventurous Way worth reading?
Sep-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔

< "I wasn't sure what square to take the rook to. Because there were three alternatives (e8, d8 and c8), I decided to go for the middle one." >

-Timman

So I'm guessing d8.

Dec-14-13  ketchuplover: what <brankat> said
Dec-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 62nd birthday to Dutch GM Jan Timman.
Dec-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I'll second that, <ketchuplover>!
Jan-26-14  Conrad93: Shame that most chess players barely know who he is...
Jan-26-14  Karposian: What a great tournament by Jan Timman in Tata Steel Challengers. You are still a formidable chess player, well done!
Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Sadly, Timman isn't doing so well in this year's Tata Steel Challengers.
Feb-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: < Shame that most chess players barely know who he is...>

Can this be true?

Some people don't seem to know who anyone is.

May-08-15  TheFocus: <The thing is, back then you didn't have this transfer of information, this influence of computers and databases. This meant that everything you needed to pick up, you needed to pick up from what happened around you, what happened at tournaments, what the strongest players were doing. You could rely on your talent. It was a fantastic time. You didn't need to learn a lot, you didn't need to prepare a lot; it was all natural. That's why I liked it so much> - Jan Timman.
May-15-15  TheFocus: <Half the variations which are calculated in a tournament game turn out to be completely superfluous. Unfortunately, no one knows in advance which half> - Jan Timman.
May-16-15  TheFocus: <Some studies make such a deep impression on you that they stay etched in your memory forever> - Jan Timman.
May-17-15  TheFocus: <The best reason to abolish it, in my opinion, is that everyone should deal with his time in the best way; there is no good reason why you should get half a minute extra with each move, except that it's a bit easier for the arbiter> - Jan Timman (speaking about incremental time controls)
May-17-15  TheFocus: <When you're good at something, you should continue to do it. Too many players have stopped at a relatively young age> - Jan Timman.
May-22-15  TheFocus: <Once you’re no longer young, open tournaments are very hard work. - Jan Timman (page 90, New in Chess, 2012/6.
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