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William J Geus
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1951 to 1969
Overall record: +3 -9 =2 (28.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-14-1933, died Sep-04-2016, 82 years old) Netherlands (federation/nationality Australia)

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William Geus was the Netherlands' first youth champion after WWII. He came =1st-3rd in the 1951 Dutch Junior Championship, but came first after a playoff. In 1952, he came 4th out of 5 finalists, but came 2nd in the playoff. After migrating to Australia and settling in Victoria, he represented Australia on board 3 in its first appearance at an Olympiad, the 1964 event in Tel Aviv. He also won the Doeberl Cup in Canberra in 1965 and 1966.

"Bill" as he was called in Australia, is the son of Klaas Geus.

Last updated: 2020-12-14 05:17:38

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W J Geus vs H Bouwmeester  0-1271951AmsterdamB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
2. W J Geus vs J Hanks 0-1611960Max Green MemorialC54 Giuoco Piano
3. Averbakh vs W J Geus 1-0301960Australian ChampionshipC11 French
4. L Endzelins vs W J Geus  1-0271960Australian ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
5. J Minaya Molano vs W J Geus  1-0291964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
6. E Saguier vs W J Geus  1-0401964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5C11 French
7. W J Geus vs Hort 0-1321964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
8. W J Geus vs V Ciocaltea  0-1291964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5C48 Four Knights
9. J L Alvarez del Monte vs W J Geus  1-0441964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. W J Geus vs German Salazar  1-0411964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
11. W J Geus vs A C Rocha  1-0361964Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-DB08 Pirc, Classical
12. M Fuller vs W J Geus 0-1341966Goolwa CupA90 Dutch
13. A H Pope vs W J Geus ½-½681968Australian ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
14. D Hamilton vs W J Geus ½-½661969Australian ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
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Nov-05-16  optimal play: William Geus finished in a three-way tie for 7th [+05/=06/-04] in the 1969 Australian Championship.

Unfortunately none of his 5 wins are extant so here is a hard-fought draw from the opening round...

[Event "Australian Championship"]
[Site "Melbourne"]
[Date "1968.12.27"]
[Round "1.7"]
[White "Pope, Arthur Harrison"]
[Black "Geus, Willem Johannes"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C07"]
[PlyCount "135"]
[EventDate "1968.12.27"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2007.10.17"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Nb3 a6 9. Nbxd4 Be7 10. Qe2 O-O 11. a4 Nc6 12. Nxc6 Qxc6 13. b3 Rd8 14. Bb2 Bd7 15. Rfe1 Bb4 16. Ne5 Qc7 17. Red1 Be8 18. Ng4 Nxg4 19. Qxg4 Bf8 20. Bf6 Rxd1+ 21. Rxd1 h5 22. Qg5 Qc5 23. Qg3 Qf5 24. Bg5 Qxc2 25. Rc1 Qf5 26. Bd3 Qd5 27. Bc4 Qf5 28. Bd3 Qd5 29. Bc4 Qd4 30. Qf3 Bc6 31. Qxh5 Qe4 32. Qh3 Qg6 33. Bd3 Bxg2 34. Qg3 Be4 35. Bxe4 Qxe4 36. Rc4 Qd5 37. Rg4 Qd1+ 38. Kg2 Qd5+ 39. Kh3 Qf5 40. Kg2 Qd5+ 41. Kh3 Qf5 42. Kg2 Bd6 43. Qf3 Qxf3+ 44. Kxf3 f5 45. Rd4 Bxh2 46. Rd7 b5 47. Re7 bxa4 48. bxa4 e5 49. Kg2 Bf4 50. Bxf4 exf4 51. Kf3 Rc8 52. Kxf4 Rc5 53. Kg5 Kh7 54. f4 Ra5 55. Rf7 Rxa4 56. Rxf5 Ra1 57. Rf8 Rg1+ 58. Kf5 Rg6 59. Ra8 Rb6 60. Kg5 Rb5+ 61. f5 Rb6 62. Kh5 Rc6 63. Kg5 Rf6 64. Rb8 Rc6 65. Ra8 Rd6 66. Kh5 Rd5 67. Kg5 Ra5 68. Ra7 1/2-1/2

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1st Walter Shawn Browne 13/15 [+11/=04/-00]

=2nd Douglas Gibson Hamilton 11/15 [+09/=04/-02]

=2nd Alfred Flatow 11/15 [+08/=06/-01]

4th Paul Dozsa 10/15 [+06/=08/-01]

=5th Otto Weber 8½/15 [+06/=05/-04]

=5th Karlis Alexander Ozols 8½/15 [+05/=07/-03]

=7th Emanuel Adolph Basta 8/15 [+06/=04/-05]

=7th Willem Johannes Geus 8/15 [+05/=06/-04]

=7th Peter Johnson 8/15 [+04/=08/-03]

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  perfidious: What's good for the Geus is good for the gander.
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  Stonehenge: Born in 1933:

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  Tabanus: Unsourced "Huber family tree" on "Willem Geus":

Birth 14 December 1933 • Den Helder, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Birth of Daughter Katherina Huber 10 March 1961 • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Death of Wife Maartja Geus (1933–1993) 8 March 1993 • Melbourne, Australia
Death of Daughter Katherina Huber 18 April 2016 • Perth, Western Australia
Death 4 Sep 2016 • Perth, Western Australia

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