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Rudy C Douven
Number of games in database: 178
Years covered: 1977 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2389
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445

Overall record: +56 -54 =67 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (15) 
    E92 E98 E94 E60 E91
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E15 E17 E18 E12
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D91 D86 D80 D85 D87
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 A40 E00 A46
 Slav (7) 
    D10 D17
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D49 D45 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B18 B10 B11 B14 B15
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E12 E15
 King's Indian (11) 
    E94 E99 E70 E78 E69
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E54 E32 E24 E22 E48
 Sicilian (5) 
    B81 B41 B80 B25
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    E00 D00 D02
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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
   Benjamin vs R Douven, 1989 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (1988)
   Groningen (1988)
   Dutch Championship (1985)
   Dutch Championship (1986)
   Dutch Championship (1990)
   Dutch Championship (1989)
   Groningen op (1994)
   9th European Junior Championship 1979/80 (1979)
   Groningen op (1993)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)

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(born May-05-1961, 60 years old) Netherlands

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Rudy Douven is an International Master (1986). He was Dutch champion in 1988.

Wikipedia article: Rudy Douven

Last updated: 2021-04-10 13:07:21

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 178  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. A Negulescu vs R Douven  ½-½3019799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A48 King's Indian
5. R Douven vs Santo-Roman  1-04019799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. R Douven vs Lobron  0-14119799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A72 Benoni, Classical without 9.O-O
7. T van der Heijden vs R Douven  0-13119799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
8. Damljanovic vs R Douven  1-03719799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
9. R Douven vs J Fries-Nielsen  0-13719799th European Junior Championship 1979/80D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
10. R Douven vs G Borg  1-03019799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E92 King's Indian
11. G Franzoni vs R Douven  0-12219799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A26 English
12. J Yrjola vs R Douven  0-15719799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. R Douven vs Rivas Pastor  ½-½3519799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E15 Queen's Indian
14. R Douven vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½4219809th European Junior Championship 1979/80E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
15. T Ernst vs R Douven  1-04019809th European Junior Championship 1979/80B41 Sicilian, Kan
16. R Douven vs Plaskett  0-13019809th European Junior Championship 1979/80A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
17. R Douven vs Antunes  1-0291980EU-ch U20E92 King's Indian
18. L Pliester vs R Douven  0-1411981Biel MTO opE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. F Braga vs R Douven  ½-½591981World U26 Team-chA00 Uncommon Opening
20. G Welling vs R Douven  1-0271982Eindhoven, clubD00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. G Welling vs R Douven 1-091982Eindhoven CC rapidC30 King's Gambit Declined
22. H P Garcia vs R Douven  ½-½301982HaarlemB10 Caro-Kann
23. R Douven vs G Timmerman  0-1511983NED-ch sf BA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. R Douven vs H P Garcia  ½-½171984Wijk aan Zee IIIA81 Dutch
25. R Douven vs Tringov  ½-½301984Hamburg opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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