Cornelis van Wijgerden
Number of games in database: 165
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Years covered: 1967 to 1985
Last FIDE rating: 2430
Highest rating achieved in database: 2440
Overall record: +39 -41 =84 (49.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
C van Wijgerden vs Van der Sterren, 1977 1-0
G Ligterink vs C van Wijgerden, 1983 0-1
K Rogoff vs C van Wijgerden, 1980 1/2-1/2
C van Wijgerden vs N Gaprindashvili, 1976 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Amsterdam IBM-B (1976)
Amsterdam IBM-B (1978)
Amsterdam OHRA (1982)
Dutch Championship (1976)
Amsterdam IBM-B (1980)
Dutch Championship (1980)
Amsterdam IBM-B (1979)
Dutch Championship (1977)
Amsterdam IBM (1977)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Wijk aan Zee 1983 B by EmperorAtahualpa
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|CORNELIS VAN WIJGERDEN
(born May-23-1950, 72 years old) Netherlands
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|Cor van Wijgerden is an IM.|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166
|1. R Mollekens vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||1-0||25||1967||Rotterdam-Antwerp||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|2. C van Wijgerden vs J Seeleman
|| ||0-1||38||1969||NED-chT||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|3. C van Wijgerden vs C Baljon
|| ||0-1||49||1976||Dutch Championship||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|4. F Kuijpers vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||0-1||65||1976||Dutch Championship||B32 Sicilian|
|5. C van Wijgerden vs G Ligterink
|| ||1-0||26||1976||Dutch Championship||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|6. R Witt vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||0-1||35||1976||Dutch Championship||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|7. C van Wijgerden vs Ree
|| ||½-½||17||1976||Dutch Championship||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|8. Timman vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||1-0||48||1976||Dutch Championship||A22 English|
|9. C van Wijgerden vs J H Donner
|| ||1-0||40||1976||Dutch Championship||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|10. C van Wijgerden vs B Enklaar
|| ||0-1||59||1976||Dutch Championship||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|11. F van der Vliet vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||1-0||21||1976||Dutch Championship||A32 English, Symmetrical Variation|
|12. C van Wijgerden vs P van der Weide
|| ||1-0||89||1976||Dutch Championship||C41 Philidor Defense|
|13. R Hartoch vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||1-0||35||1976||Dutch Championship||B53 Sicilian|
|14. C van Wijgerden vs R Hartoch
|| ||½-½||26||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|15. W J Westerveld vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||½-½||21||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||B06 Robatsch|
|16. C van Wijgerden vs J Suwuh
|| ||1-0||28||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||C02 French, Advance|
|17. J van Baarle vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||½-½||41||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|18. C van Wijgerden vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||½-½||33||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|19. J Eising vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||0-1||30||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||A10 English|
|20. C van Wijgerden vs J Pribyl
|| ||½-½||30||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||B07 Pirc|
|21. S Matera vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||½-½||27||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||A80 Dutch|
|22. C van Wijgerden vs N Gaprindashvili
|| ||1-0||32||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||B01 Scandinavian|
|23. S Tatai vs C van Wijgerden
|| ||1-0||50||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|24. C van Wijgerden vs M Woodhams
|| ||1-0||42||1976||Amsterdam IBM-B||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|25. C van Wijgerden vs Ree
|| ||0-1||37||1977||Dutch Championship||C41 Philidor Defense|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166
|Nov-12-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Cornelis Van Wijgerden|
VAN WIJGERDEN, Cornelis
|Feb-28-12|| ||wordfunph: he was a school teacher by profession and became the national coach of the Dutch Chess Federation.|
* Chess Strategy for Club Players by Herman Grooten
|Mar-02-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Van Wijgerden is heavily involved with the "Steps" method of teaching chess:|
|Jan-02-13|| ||bystander: During the 50th Groningen Chess tournement, Cor van Wijgerden received the so called "Euwe Ring". This ring stands for important contributions in the Dutch chess community. After five years the owner of the ring should hand it over. So far, the next players have own this ring: Max Euwe (1976), Hans Bouwmeester (1983), Jan Timman (1991; I could not find out is there was anybody in between?) Hans Bohm (1996) Hans Ree (2001), Genna Sosonko (2007). Cor van Wijgerden is well kown for his training activities. Congratulations.|
'Cor' van Wijgerden was born on his father's boat. He grew up in Rotterdam. At the age of 12 he learned to play chess from a friend and soon after joined a chess club. He proved to be a talented player, but was never able to qualify for the Dutch youth championships, because he had strong competition in his hometown from Hans Bohm, who was about the same age. In 1969, however, he became Dutch team champion with his club Charlois/Europoort and won the open Danish Chess Union's 3rd Open Danish Championship for juniors in Næstved. He completed a pedagogical education and then worked as a teacher at a primary school.
In 1976 he became coach of John van der Wiel, who became European Youth Champion three years later. In 1978 van Wijgerden was awarded the IM title. From 1979 to 1984 he published the Schaakjaarboek, collaborated on several tournament books and edited the endgame textbooks of Max Euwe. In April 1980 he was appointed national coach for youth, women and 'popular' chess by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Schaakbond. Due to the increasing time pressure caused by this activity he gave up his teaching profession in 1982. At the OHRA tournament the same year he missed a grandmaster norm due to a defeat in the last round against Nigel Short.
Short vs C van Wijgerden, 1982
Photograph, July 1969. He receives the first prize from the chairman of Dansk Skak Union Ole Schøller Larsen.
From Rotterdam to Amsterdam
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