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Jeroen Piket
Number of games in database: 1,511
Years covered: 1983 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2624
Highest rating achieved in database: 2670
Overall record: +390 -282 =580 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      259 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (117) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
 King's Indian (81) 
    E94 E99 E97 E90 E81
 Queen's Pawn Game (73) 
    A46 A41 A45 A40 E10
 Semi-Slav (52) 
    D47 D43 D44 D46 D45
 Grunfeld (52) 
    D97 D85 D98 D91 D82
 Orthodox Defense (50) 
    D55 D58 D63 D61 D52
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (138) 
    E97 E92 E94 E62 E63
 Ruy Lopez (119) 
    C92 C80 C96 C99 C78
 Sicilian (86) 
    B63 B89 B32 B67 B22
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (58) 
    C92 C96 C99 C90 C97
 Queen's Gambit Declined (44) 
    D37 D38 D31 D30 D36
 Semi-Slav (39) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47 D46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Piket vs Smirin, 1993 1-0
   Piket vs Kramnik, 1999 1-0
   Piket vs Kasparov, 1995 1-0
   Van Wely vs Piket, 1996 0-1
   Piket vs Anand, 1998 1-0
   Piket vs Kasparov, 2000 1-0
   Piket vs I Novikov, 1996 1-0
   B Spycher vs Piket, 1986 0-1
   Piket vs Kasparov, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Piket vs Ivanchuk, 1999 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tilburg Fontys (1996)
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens (1997)
   Amsterdam (1996)
   Montecatini Terme (2000)
   Wijk aan Zee Corus (2000)
   Tilburg Fontys (1998)
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens (1996)
   Madrid (1997)
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens (1998)
   Amsterdam (1995)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Melody Amber 1995 by amadeus
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1998 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1992 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Corus 2000 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1999 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1997 by suenteus po 147
   Tilburg Fontys 1996 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jan-27-1969, 46 years old) Netherlands
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Jeroen Piket was born in Leiden. He achieved the grandmaster title in 1989 and, until retiring from classical chess in 2002, was a regular participant in top international events. His results from these events distinguish him as one of a handful of players to defeat Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand in tournament play. His most notable tournament victories include Gronigen 1992, Dortmund 1994 and Tilburg 1996 (shared with Boris Gelfand). He also took first place in four Dutch Championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994).

Wikipedia article: Jeroen Piket

 page 1 of 61; games 1-25 of 1,511  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Piket vs G Timmerman  ½-½39 1983 NED-ch sf BA48 King's Indian
2. F van der Vliet vs Piket  ½-½39 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IIE92 King's Indian
3. K Pulkkinen vs Piket  0-131 1984 Wch U20A56 Benoni Defense
4. Z Krnic vs Piket  0-133 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IIB08 Pirc, Classical
5. K A Hynes vs Piket  ½-½62 1984 GroningenE92 King's Indian
6. Piket vs Anand 0-144 1984 Wch U20A48 King's Indian
7. Piket vs J Sunye Neto  0-139 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IIA47 Queen's Indian
8. Piket vs C Horvath  1-033 1984 GroningenA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
9. Piket vs J van Baarle  1-035 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IIE46 Nimzo-Indian
10. Piket vs B Enklaar 0-168 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IID61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. O Renet vs Piket  0-162 1984 GroningenB89 Sicilian
12. R Hartoch vs Piket  ½-½26 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IIB07 Pirc
13. Barlov vs Piket  ½-½89 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IIE92 King's Indian
14. G Rechlis vs Piket 1-031 1984 GroningenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
15. Piket vs P Gelpke  ½-½44 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IIA48 King's Indian
16. Piket vs J Van Mil  1-044 1984 Amsterdam OHRA IID85 Grunfeld
17. Piket vs F Hellers  ½-½28 1984 GroningenE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
18. Piket vs H Peters  1-029 1985 NED-ch opD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
19. H Grooten vs Piket  0-134 1985 Wijk aan ZeeE92 King's Indian
20. Piket vs I Rogers  ½-½62 1985 Wijk aan Zee IIA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. F Hellers vs Piket 1-029 1985 AmsterdamB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. Piket vs M Schlosser 1-039 1985 GroningenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Piket vs G J de Boer  ½-½19 1985 Wijk aan ZeeD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Kiril Georgiev vs Piket  0-147 1985 Amsterdam opE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. Barlov vs Piket  ½-½23 1985 Wijk aan ZeeE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
 page 1 of 61; games 1-25 of 1,511  PGN Download
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Mar-27-05  WMD: Tim's just bitter and twisted.
Mar-27-05  maoam: <PizzatheHut: What will Piket do for a living after chess?>

He works for Joop Van Oosterom (see Amusingly there's a player called Joop Piket in the database, perhaps Krabbe meant they'd literally undergone nightmarish surgery to allow Piket to operate van Oosterom.

Mar-28-05  sneaky pete: Jeroen Piket, son of Joop Piket, has been employed (since he retired from chess) as Van Oosterom's personal secretary. Krabbé apparently believes this job includes helping Van Oosterom play his correspondence games.
Apr-08-05  Eatman: Hmm, if Piket is Joop's personal secretary then it is actually reasonably to assume he has a fair bit of influence on billionare's games. From my personal experience with top correspondence chess players, most have not minded discussing their current games, of course keeping the final decision on the move for themselves. Call it cheating or not, but that's how it goes.
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  offramp: Because he is Dutch his name is presumably pronounced exactly as it is spelt, and not, for example, pronounced like Nelson Piquet's last name.
Dec-23-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <offramp> It is pronounced as following:

"pi" as in "piano". "ket" with the "e" as in "less". Stress the second syllable: Pi-KET.

Since I don't know how to pronounce Nelson Piquet's name, is it the same pronounciation as Piket?

Dec-23-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <offramp> It is pronounced as following: "pi" as in "piano". "ket" as in "kettle". Stress the second syllable: Pi-KET.

Since I don't know how to pronounce Nelson Piquet's name, is it the same pronounciation as Piket?

Jan-27-06  BIDMONFA: Jeroen Piket

PIKET, Jeroen
Champion - Netherlands Championship 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994.

Jan-27-07  BIDMONFA: Jeroen Piket

PIKET, Jeroen

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  plang: Just looked at a win by Piket with black (closed Ruy Lopez) against Shirov in the 1997 edition of Linares. The game is not included in this database. It was a good example of how well Piket could play.
Mar-18-07  thatsmate: Perhaps Topalov's name should be added to the list of players Piket has defeated in tournament play. In fact, his record against Topalov is much better than his record vs. Kramnik (6 wins and 11 losses against Topalov, with only 3 wins and 18 losses playing against Kramnik) This is just one example: Piket vs Topalov, 1999
Jun-09-07  Arribarri: But here in Holland, of course, we pronounce Piquet the same way as Piket!;-)
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  ahmadov: Does anyone know why this man does not play professional chess nowadays?
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  Karpova: Yasser Sairawan:

<The chess world is full of truly outstanding people and Jeroen is a pearl. He's an honest, forthright person. I've a tremendous respect for his skills as a player and even more for him as a person. Jeroen was fortunate to be born Dutch and to take up the game of chess in a nation that truly appreciates it. Following in the trail blazed by Max Euwe and Jan Timman, Jeroen has been the beneficiary of numerous great Dutch tournament invitations and had a wonderful benefactor in Joop Van Oosterom. Therefore it came as a puzzlement to hear him say in Prague, "So these two games (with Peter Svidler) are my parting gift to the chess world." "What," I asked Jeroen, "are you talking about?" Jeroen then proceeded to tell me that he was retiring as an active grandmaster, that he wouldn't be playing any further major events, only the occasional league, blitz and an exhibition simul and that was it; he was hanging up his spurs.

In a concentrated period full of surprises this was a completely unexpected blow from a different direction. I mean, my goodness! If Jeroen, with all his fortunate benefits as a leading Dutch grandmaster – and I don't mean to embarrass him with this mention – was giving up chess, what chance is there that others will pursue chess as a profession? Consider that Jeroen at one time had a rating above 2700, was Champion of Holland many times and is still only 33 years old. That is quite young. (Kasparov is 39 and playing the best chess of his life.)

Jeroen explained that with his family, including two small children, he was concerned about their future. He has no pension and who knows in a few years what the situation may be; what if chess continued its steep decline? If there was ever a chance to make a career change, now was the time. Ten years hence, there might be no such option.

I was shaken.

I've witnessed so many of America's promising players leave the game – wasn't I considering the same thing myself? – that I refocused yet again. If chess has a future, we need to have complete unity. Goodness gracious, how do you replace such a person as Jeroen Piket? What a loss! The thought of his absence from the chess world troubled me deeply.>

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  ahmadov: Thanks for the link, <Karpova>...
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  patzer2: <Piket retired from chess in 2001 to become the personal secretary of billionaire Joop van Oosterom. A few years later, in 2005, Van Oosterom won the Correspondence chess World Championship, causing Tim Krabbé to write: "The Turk was operated by William Schlumberger, Mephisto was operated by Isidore Gunsberg, Ajeeb was operated by Harry Pillsbury and Joop van Oosterom is operated by Jeroen Piket.">

Jun-29-08  MichAdams: Jeroen's elder brother: Marcel Piket
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  PhilFeeley: <plang: Just looked at a win by Piket with black (closed Ruy Lopez) against Shirov in the 1997 edition of Linares.>

Shirov vs Piket, 1997

Dec-24-08  zzzzzzzzzzzz: piket's good
Jul-15-12  achieve: For those interested in the Piket 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.

Piket's outstanding Hoogovens was in 1997, when he should have won; Jeroen stormed out of the Blocks with <5/6>, beating Salov in the first round, but threw away the tournament win by losing the final round game to Yermolinsky.

Jan-27-13  Kikoman: Happy 44th Birthday GM Jeroen Piket! ^^
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  Caissanist: Has there ever been any public information about what exactly Piket has been doing for the last thirteen years as a "personal secretary"? I did a google and there was absolutely nothing, not even a Facebook or LinkedIn page. He seems to be intentionally keeping a very low profile, I wonder why.
Jan-25-15  zanzibar: <caissanist> This article, in Dutch(?), has some speculation:

It's one of the wiki links on Piket's page.

Jan-25-15  zanzibar: <patzer2> quotes some of the article just above.
Mar-30-15  zanzibar: Beware of clickingon the link in the photograph above.

I get <Web Attack: Mass Injection Website> notice.

<CG> should deactivate the link.

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