Number of games in database: 485
|Photo courtesy of www.dimitri.org.
Years covered: 1966 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2403
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470
Overall record: +121 -160 =195 (45.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
G Ligterink vs M Trepp, 1984 1-0
T Taylor vs G Ligterink, 1978 0-1
G Ligterink vs Henley, 1978 1-0
G Ligterink vs Bronstein, 1994 1-0
G Ligterink vs Karpov, 1968 1/2-1/2
Karpov vs G Ligterink, 1967 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Curacao Open (2002)
Lone Pine (1978)
Haifa Olympiad (1976)
Lone Pine (1979)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Wijk aan Zee 1983 B by EmperorAtahualpa
Amsterdam 1994 B by suenteus po 147
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| page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 485
|1. G Ligterink vs J Rooze
|| ||0-1||21||1966||EU-ch U20 qual-C||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|2. G Ligterink vs Svend Pedersen
|| ||1-0||39||1966||EU-ch U20 qual-C||B07 Pirc|
|3. Timman vs G Ligterink
|| ||1-0||25||1966||Delft ch-NED jr||A56 Benoni Defense|
|4. D Ciric vs G Ligterink
|| ||1-0||24||1967||EU-ch casual||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|5. P E Hostalet Ferrer vs G Ligterink
||1-0||12||1967||EU-ch U18 f-A||B50 Sicilian|
|6. G Ligterink vs J Moles
|| ||½-½||27||1967||EU-ch U18 sf 6768||E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|7. Gligoric vs G Ligterink
|| ||1-0||32||1967||EU-ch U20 clock sim1||B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line|
|8. G Ligterink vs J Moles
|| ||½-½||46||1967||EU-ch U18 f-A 6768||E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|9. R Meulders vs G Ligterink
|| ||0-1||37||1967||EU-ch U18 sf 6768||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. G Ligterink vs P E Hostalet Ferrer
|| ||1-0||22||1967||EU-ch U18 sf 6768||A81 Dutch|
|11. G Ligterink vs D Zara
|| ||½-½||57||1967||EU-ch U18 sf 6768||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. Karpov vs G Ligterink
||½-½||12||1967||6th Niemeyer prel||B20 Sicilian|
|13. G Ligterink vs Adorjan
|| ||½-½||13||1967||EU-ch U18 sf 6768||D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4|
|14. J Lewi vs G Ligterink
|| ||½-½||8||1967||EU-ch U18 sf 6768||A17 English|
|15. G Ligterink vs Adorjan
|| ||½-½||13||1968||EU-ch U18 f-A 6768||D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4|
|16. Timman vs G Ligterink
||1-0||19||1968||Groningen Ech-jr||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|17. G Ligterink vs Karpov
||½-½||27||1968||6th Niemeyer final A||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|18. G Ligterink vs J Pokojowczyk
|| ||1-0||34||1969||EU-ch U20 final-B||A44 Old Benoni Defense|
|19. A Lombard vs G Ligterink
|| ||½-½||72||1969||EU-ch U20 prel||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|20. G Ligterink vs H Bohm
|| ||½-½||35||1969||EU-ch U20 final-B||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|21. G Ligterink vs Bellon Lopez
|| ||0-1||58||1969||EU-ch U20 final-B||D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|22. Vaganian vs G Ligterink
|| ||1-0||27||1969||EU-ch U20 prel||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|23. G Ligterink vs K Payrhuber
|| ||1-0||44||1969||EU-ch U20 prel||A65 Benoni, 6.e4|
|24. G Ligterink vs J Juhnke
|| ||1-0||39||1969||EU-ch U20 prel||E83 King's Indian, Samisch|
|25. B Vujacic vs G Ligterink
|| ||½-½||15||1969||EU-ch U20 final-B||C44 King's Pawn Game|
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|Nov-17-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Gert Ligterink|
|Jun-21-12|| ||achieve: I never liked him, and obviously not a great following, though a good columnist at times, provided he doesn't blindly follow engine evaluations.|
|Sep-26-12|| ||wordfunph: from IM Willy Hendriks book Move First, Think Later..|
<Gert Ligterink relates that he was setting up a small party to celebrate his first IM norm. Hubner passed by, and when he was informed about the occasion, he quickly managed to spoil the festive atmosphere: 'At home I have a dog that cannot play chess. But if I teach him for half a year, he must at least be able to become a master.'>
|Aug-21-20|| ||Fusilli: <wordfunph> <Hubner passed by...>|
Without any more context (were Huebner and Ligterink friends?), hard to tell if Huebner was being a total jerk or if he was joking in good jest. If the latter, not a very funny joke anyway.
|Aug-21-20|| ||MissScarlett: Sounds like deadpan Teutonic humour in the style of the late, lamented <johnbarleybore>.|
|Aug-21-20|| ||Muttley101: When I was a junior starting out I was travelling to a tournament by train, and had taken a copy of "My System" to read, which I had recently bought. A guy got in at another stop and sat opposite me, saw what I was reading and asked me if I was travelling to the tournament also. He introduced himself and asked me what I thought about the book, which I said I had only recently got but didn't get the later parts. He said he thought "My System" was a good book but that you needed to be at least master strength to understand what Nimzowitch was trying to get across.|
We chatted about Nimzowitch for a bit, and I asked him what section he was playing- the open- and he asked me- the minor. He was way out of my league, but he had no problem chatting to a novice, and was happy to share with me his experiences until we reached our destination. I appreciated travelling with someone who was a decent guy with no airs about being a very strong player who just liked talking about chess.
That was Gert Ligterink. Good bloke.
|Aug-21-20|| ||Fusilli: <Muttley101> Nice story. Thanks for sharing.|
|Aug-21-20|| ||perfidious: Not sure I ever read <My System> cover to cover, and never really dipped into it till I was already at least 2100 US, but Ligterink was bang on: it is no book for novices.|
A pleasure to read of <Muttley>'s experience with Ligterink.
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