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Rudy C Douven
Number of games in database: 112
Years covered: 1977 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2389
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +33 -34 =45 (49.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 A40 A46 E00
 King's Indian (8) 
    E92 E60 E62 E91 E98
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E17
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D45 D49 D47
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D91 D86 D80 D85
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A90 A81 A88
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B18 B10 B14 B11 B12
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E15
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E54 E32 E24
 King's Indian (6) 
    E99 E84 E92 E70 E94
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Piket vs R Douven, 1988 0-1
   R Douven vs Van der Wiel, 1989 1/2-1/2
   R Douven vs G Timmerman, 1990 1-0
   Joel Benjamin vs R Douven, 1989 0-1

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(born May-05-1961, 57 years old) Netherlands

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Rudy Clemens Douven is an IM (1986). He was Dutch champion in 1988.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 112  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Douven vs F Licher  1-0491977NED-ch U18D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
2. R Douven vs Seirawan  1-0381979Wch U20E15 Queen's Indian
3. Barbero vs R Douven  ½-½351979Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
4. R Douven vs Antunes  1-0291980EU-ch U20E92 King's Indian
5. L Pliester vs R Douven  0-1411981Biel MTO opE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. F Braga vs R Douven  ½-½591981World U26 Team-chA00 Uncommon Opening
7. G Welling vs R Douven 1-091982EindhovenC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. H P Garcia vs R Douven  ½-½301982HaarlemB10 Caro-Kann
9. G Welling vs R Douven  1-0271982Eindhoven, clubD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. R Douven vs G Timmerman  0-1511983NED-ch sf BA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. R Douven vs Tringov  ½-½301984Hamburg opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R Douven vs H P Garcia  ½-½171984Wijk aan Zee IIIA81 Dutch
13. P Boersma vs R Douven  1-0311985Dutch ChB10 Caro-Kann
14. P Gelpke vs R Douven  1-0241985NED-chE12 Queen's Indian
15. R Douven vs G Welling  1-0171985Dutch championshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. F Braga vs R Douven  ½-½1919863, OHRA-B Amsterdam (10s)B10 Caro-Kann
17. R Douven vs Geller  0-1551986Eindhoven ttD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. P Gelpke vs R Douven  ½-½661986NED-ch41E12 Queen's Indian
19. R Douven vs G Welling  ½-½411986Eindhoven, clubD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Zsuzsa Polgar vs R Douven  ½-½131986Wijk aan ZeeA53 Old Indian
21. Piket vs R Douven  1-0511986Wijk aan ZeeE12 Queen's Indian
22. R Douven vs F Braga  ½-½69198610s, Wijk aan Zee IID37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. R Douven vs Piket  1-0381986Amsterdam OHRA IIE92 King's Indian
24. Marjanovic vs R Douven  0-1271986Amsterdam OHRA-BB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. R Douven vs Geller  ½-½261986Amsterdam OHRA-BD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-31-05  Udit Narayan: One of my favourite poems:


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

--- Rudyard Kipling

May-21-09  BIDMONFA: Rudy C Douven


Jan-02-12  acmilan03c1: Name's even longer, it seems (Rudy Clemens Maria Henry Douven). See here, for instance:
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  Benzol: Is his surname pronounced as "Dowven" or "Doorven"?
Jan-02-12  Gryz: Those are christian names. We don't use those in every day life in the Netherlands. We use them only on official documents, like passports and stuff. In everyday life we only use the first name, or first letter. I noticed that in the USA, people like to use the first letter of their 2nd name. (Middle initial ?) We don't even do that.

Douven is pronounced neither way. I can't think of an English word that has the same sound as our "ou". The sounds of letters and syllables are very similar in many languages. It's just the British and the Americans that have messed it up. If you speak French, then the word "ou" (or) has the same sound as the ou in Douven. Btw, we also use the letters "oe" for exactly the same sound.

Jan-03-12  sneaky pete: <Benzol> I think <Gryz> means the <ou> is pronounced as in the French "Louvre" and "toujours l'amour". I think that's right, but his name isn't spoken anymore since the fateful day he turned his back on chess and indulged in science, the fool (or "the foul" if you know what I mean).
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