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Friso Nijboer
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Number of games in database: 1,446
Years covered: 1982 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2468 (2431 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641
Overall record: +548 -374 =494 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 30 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (302) 
    B90 B32 B47 B33 B93
 Ruy Lopez (147) 
    C67 C78 C91 C80 C84
 French Defense (99) 
    C11 C18 C10 C05 C16
 Sicilian Najdorf (70) 
    B90 B93 B92 B97 B91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (66) 
    C91 C84 C92 C95 C96
 French (50) 
    C11 C10 C00
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (204) 
    E97 E92 E62 E98 E63
 Sicilian (157) 
    B30 B22 B67 B33 B43
 Pirc (46) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A45 A41 A46 D02 A40
 English (33) 
    A16 A15 A10 A13 A17
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (32) 
    B67 B60 B65 B63 B66
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M van der Werf vs Nijboer, 2001 0-1
   Nijboer vs Timman, 2006 1-0
   Nijboer vs R Cifuentes Parada, 1997 1-0
   E van den Doel vs Nijboer, 1997 0-1
   H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs Negi, 2008 1-0
   Nijboer vs Stellwagen, 2002 1-0
   Nijboer vs Polgar, 1998 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs Tiviakov, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs S Grover, 2009 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Hoogovens-B (1988)
   Hoogovens-B (1992)
   Dutch Championship (1996)
   Dutch Open (1988)
   Dutch Championship (2006)
   Corus Group B (2003)
   European Junior Championship 1984/85 (1984)
   Metz Open (2001)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   European Junior Championship 1982/83 (1982)
   World Junior Championship (1983)
   Bundesliga 1998/99 (1998)
   Groningen Open (1994)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Group B 2003 by Chessdreamer
   Corus Group B 2003 by Tabanus
   Netherlands Championship 1997 by Phony Benoni
   2002 Corus (group B) by gauer
   Corus Group B 2002 by Tabanus
   2000 Corus (Group B) by gauer
   Corus Group B 2001 by Tabanus
   1999 Hoogovens (group B) by gauer
   Corus Group B 2000 by Tabanus
   Hoogovens Group B 1999 by Tabanus

   🏆 El Llobregat Open Chess
   N Meshkovs vs Nijboer (Dec-04-22) 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs E Safarli (Dec-01-22) 0-1
   Nijboer vs M Bosboom (Feb-27-20) 1/2-1/2
   T Warakomski vs Nijboer (Feb-25-20) 1-0
   L Trent vs Nijboer (Feb-23-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-26-1965, 58 years old) Netherlands

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Wikipedia article: Friso Nijboer

 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,460  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nijboer vs C Pieper-Emden  1-0561982FRG op U18 10thA30 English, Symmetrical
2. Nijboer vs G D James  1-0481982World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
3. N A Saeed vs Nijboer  0-1391982World Junior ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. Nijboer vs D Hergott  ½-½201982World Junior ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
5. Nijboer vs R Bator  1-0271982World Junior ChampionshipA25 English
6. Nijboer vs Short 0-1751982World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
7. E Grivas vs Nijboer  ½-½371982World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
8. R Garbarino vs Nijboer  1-0631982World Junior ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. Nijboer vs A Fernandes  1-0361982World Junior ChampionshipA25 English
10. S Conquest vs Nijboer  1-0421982World Junior ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Nijboer vs L Schandorff  0-1641982World Junior ChampionshipA10 English
12. G Milos vs Nijboer  1-0421982World Junior ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
13. O R Lloyd vs Nijboer  ½-½621982World Junior ChampionshipA13 English
14. J Norgaard vs Nijboer  ½-½581982World Junior ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. P Heaven vs Nijboer  ½-½521982European Junior Championship 1982/83B07 Pirc
16. Nijboer vs M Franic  1-0601982European Junior Championship 1982/83A34 English, Symmetrical
17. E Brekken vs Nijboer  ½-½521982European Junior Championship 1982/83B03 Alekhine's Defense
18. Nijboer vs D King  1-0351982European Junior Championship 1982/83A30 English, Symmetrical
19. Nijboer vs I Stohl 1-0281982European Junior Championship 1982/83A21 English
20. Ehlvest vs Nijboer 1-0401982European Junior Championship 1982/83E12 Queen's Indian
21. Nijboer vs A Greenfeld  0-1321982European Junior Championship 1982/83A30 English, Symmetrical
22. J M Gil Gonzalez vs Nijboer  0-1711982European Junior Championship 1982/83A07 King's Indian Attack
23. P Moulin vs Nijboer  0-1361982European Junior Championship 1982/83E12 Queen's Indian
24. C Hansen vs Nijboer  1-0411982European Junior Championship 1982/83E20 Nimzo-Indian
25. Nijboer vs M Bosboom  0-1431983European Junior Championship 1982/83A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,460  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-17-05  Edwin Meyer: According to a website Nijboer's biggest problem seems to be dealing with timetrouble. If he can overcome that he is considered to be a formidable opponent.
Dec-20-05  DeepBlade: Maybe because he likes to think, just like Kasparov ;)
May-26-07  whiteshark: Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

additional information:

May-26-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nijboer!
May-26-08  Alphastar: A very notable game: Rublevsky vs Nijboer, 2006 This win granted the netherlands a 2.5-1.5 win over russia in the olympiad (all other games were drawn).
May-26-08  brankat: <Alphastar> Let me guess, You must be from the Netherlands.

Since You are still a relatively "new" member here, You may not be aware of some prominent Dutch kibitzers at this site :-)

<achieve>, <lostemperor>, <stonehenge>, <sitzkrieg>, <dakgootje>.

I'm sure there are others, too, just can't remember at he moment.

May-26-08  achieve: <Brankat>-<I'm sure there are others, too, just can't remember at he moment.>

There's <nescio> and <rinus> -- and I'm sure many more, who's names escape me at the moment ;-)

May-26-08  Nikita Smirnov: Happy Birthday Friso Nijboer!!
Jan-17-09  piatos blue: Sorry you loss to wesley this corus c.
Mar-21-09  BIDMONFA: Friso Nijboer


Mar-21-09  WhiteRook48: somehow the computer tells me that I've been at this page before
Mar-21-09  Gryz: You might have had a look at Nijboer's games because of a game he played last week in the european championship.

Motylev vs Nijboer, 2009

A nice attacking game where Nijboer beat Motylev while playing the black pieces.

BTW, Nijboer finished 12th or so at the european championships last week. And that qualified him to play in the upcoming World Cup.

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3rd place in Limburg Open (Belgium) 21-24 May 2010:

Jul-16-10  YoungEd: It's only a one-word biography, but still an enviable one!
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  Penguincw: < YoungEd: It's only a one-word biography, but still an enviable one! >

Yah.The shortest bio I have ever seen.Even shorter than the ones that say <no bio>.

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  OhioChessFan: Brevity is the soul of wit.
Jul-04-11  Raspje: Strong Dutch GM, and a great connaisseur of the Dutch :)
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  Penguincw: Enjoy being POTD. :)
Aug-16-12  Gryz: I don't see Nijboer playing in any tournaments where other Dutch players are playing. And the database only has games by Friso from 2011 and earlier.

Is Friso still playing chess ?

Oct-25-12  waustad: <Gryz>If you want to see a favorite player, you have to be more proactive. It may take a while, but look here: PGN Upload Utility . If you can find games you want to see here, go ahead and submit them. Be sure that you have a good png file (I've been fooled before) and check that it isn't already here. I often use, but that works better for Austrian players than some others. It is a start. If the player in question plays in a league, look there. It will probably help a lot of you speak Dutch.

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