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Dirk Daniel van Geet
Number of games in database: 112
Years covered: 1950 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2278
Highest rating achieved in database: 2346

Overall record: +33 -50 =29 (42.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (32) 
 Nimzo-Larsen Attack (10) 
 Sicilian (6) 
    B20 B50 B29 B74
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C64 C65
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A50 A40 D02 A41
 Robatsch (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967 1-0
   D D van Geet vs Versnel, 1950 1-0
   D D van Geet vs W Litmanowicz, 1964 1-0
   Stellwagen vs D D van Geet, 2000 0-1
   D D van Geet vs F Brglez, 1986 1-0
   D D van Geet vs Timman, 1968 1-0
   D D van Geet vs O Sande, 1983 1-0
   D D van Geet vs A Sandklef, 1982 1-0
   D D van Geet vs Myagmarsuren, 1958 1-0
   D D van Geet vs Hort, 1968 1/2-1/2

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1967 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Alpha Scandinavian [White] by chess.master

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(born Mar-01-1932, died Apr-29-2012, 80 years old) Netherlands

[what is this?]
Dirk Daniel (Dick) van Geet was awarded the IM title in 1965 and the GMC title in 1986. He specialized in off-beat opening variations. His name is forever associated with 1.Nc3, commonly known as the Van Geet Opening*.

*Wikipedia article: Dunst Opening

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 112  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D D van Geet vs Versnel 1-0121950corrA00 Uncommon Opening
2. D D van Geet vs C Sammelius  ½-½431958RotterdamA00 Uncommon Opening
3. D D van Geet vs Myagmarsuren 1-0311958Varna students olmA00 Uncommon Opening
4. D D van Geet vs S Briem  1-0261958WchT U26 fin-B 05thB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. D D van Geet vs E J Diemer  0-1561959BeverwijkA04 Reti Opening
6. H Kramer vs D D van Geet  1-0401960Hoogovens-BD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. D D van Geet vs K Langeweg  1-0381960Hoogovens-BB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
8. D D van Geet vs Bisguier  1-0381961Utrecht PAMB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. D D van Geet vs T van Scheltinga  0-1471964IBMA00 Uncommon Opening
10. D D van Geet vs Pirc  0-1561964IBMA00 Uncommon Opening
11. D D van Geet vs F Henneberke  1-0401964Hoogovens-BA00 Uncommon Opening
12. D D van Geet vs W Litmanowicz 1-0161964Hoogovens-BA00 Uncommon Opening
13. H Lehmann vs D D van Geet  1-0411964Hoogovens-BB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. H Kramer vs D D van Geet  ½-½461964Hoogovens-BA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. Larsen vs D D van Geet 1-0511964IBMA03 Bird's Opening
16. D D van Geet vs F Kuijpers  0-1361964IBMA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
17. D D van Geet vs J H Donner 0-1341964IBMA00 Uncommon Opening
18. D D van Geet vs H Kramer  ½-½371965Hoogovens-BB20 Sicilian
19. D D van Geet vs Balashov 0-1431965Hoogovens-BA00 Uncommon Opening
20. D D van Geet vs E Gereben  1-0411965Hoogovens-BA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Stein vs D D van Geet 1-0371965EUR-chT (Men) 3rdC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. Stein vs D D van Geet  1-0351965EUR-chT (Men) 3rdC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
23. D D van Geet vs Guyt 1-0151967ParamariboA00 Uncommon Opening
24. H Ree vs D D van Geet  0-1741967HoogovensA30 English, Symmetrical
25. D D van Geet vs Lutikov  0-1871967HoogovensC46 Three Knights
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Mar-01-06  BIDMONFA: Dirk Daniel Van Geet

VAN GEET, Dirk Daniel

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  whiteshark: Dr. Dirk Daniel Van Geet
He is an IM and Correspondence GM !

With an actual 2,629 cc ELO he is ranked 40/41 recently.

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  whiteshark: <Opening of the Day

<The Van Geet Opening <1. ♘c3!>>>:

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May-01-12  Gejewe: RIP D.D. van Geet
It is with sadness that I have to report his chessfriends and fans that Dirk Daniel van Geet died 29-04-2012 at the age of 80. I feel privileged to have known this fine person, and creative mind for more than 30 years.
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  IMlday: Sad news, a very inventive player. My favourite of his games: A Pomar-Salamanca vs D D Van Geet, 1967 He was more than respectable at Wijk aan Zee 1967.
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  wordfunph: <Dutch Blitz Tournament: In the last round of preliminaries, GM Hans Ree offered a draw in a dead-drawn endgame. "No, I refuse and resign." said IM Van Geet, who was aiming at Group B. For winning money, being low in Group A was much worse than being high in Group B.>

rest in peace IM Van Geet..

Jul-16-12  achieve: Dirk Daniel van Geet features prominently in Ligterink's column at the TATA Steel website, d.d. 11 may:

Van Geet "gangsterstyle play" (Withuis) set the 1967 Hoogovens alight, explains Ligterink, after a first round win against Hans Ree, van Geet wins rounds 4-6, and really was the sensation of that tournament, loosely translated.

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  ketchuplover: Belated RIP
Aug-19-12  LoveThatJoker: Thank you, Chess Master Van Geet!


Aug-24-12  arthurp: Gejewe,
Mr. Withius describes his chess as gangster style. What does he mean by that?Did Van Geet prefer 1.b3 over Nc3?
Sep-19-12  Gejewe: <arthurp> Just noticed your post.. Berry Withuis, for many years the leading chess journalist in the Netherlands, and a strong player in his own right. Describing Dick's chess as "gangster" style he meant that it was highly tactical and unpredictable : a dangerous opponent.. It seems that he preferred 1.Nc3 over 1.b3 in the old days, but I am sure that it was the other way around the last 30 years. Some of these 1.Nc3 lines seem to peter out into positions that offer little chance to play for an advantage.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, 1.Nc3 Dirk Van Geet.
Mar-01-16  Captain Hindsight: Well, <RIP> seems to be more appropriate.
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  OhioChessFan: I'm sure he appreciates Happy Birthday every bit as much as RIP.
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  TheFocus: <OCF> Tell me when your birthday is so I can be sure to post you some greetings.

You grumble because you feel left out.

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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Dirk van Geet.

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