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Willem Schelfhout
W Schelfhout 
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Number of games in database: 134
Years covered: 1908 to 1942
Overall record: +37 -67 =30 (38.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-19-1874, died Jan-30-1951, 76 years old) Netherlands

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Willem Andreas Theodorus Schelfhout was the father of Theodore Jean Schelfhout.

Before World War I, he took 4th at Leiden 1909 (B tournament), tied for 5-6th at Amsterdam 1910, took 3rd at Hamburg 1910 (Hauptturnier B), tied for 7-8th at Cologne 1911 (Moishe Lowtzky won), took 13th at Scheveningen 1913 (Alexander Alekhine won),1 and shared 6th at Mannheim 1914 (the 19th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier A, B. Hallegua won).2

During the war (The Netherlands were neutral in World War I), he played in several tournaments, and won at The Hague 1917 (Quadrangular). After the war, he took 7th at Amsterdam 1920 (Richard RĂ©ti won),3 and participated a few times in Dutch Chess Championship. He tied for 6-8th at The Hague 1919 (Max Marchand won), took 6th at Nijmegen 1921, shared 4th at Amsterdam 1924, took 4th at Utrecht 1926 (all won by Max Euwe),4 and took 6th at Rotterdam 1936 (Salo Landau won).

Schelfhout drew a mini match with Euwe (1 : 1) in 1923 and lost (0 : 2) to him in 1927, both in Amsterdam.

He represented the Netherlands in Chess Olympiads at London 1927, The Hague 1928, and Hamburg 1930.

During World War II, he took 3rd at Amsterdam 1940 (VVGA, Euwe won).

Wikipedia article: Willem Schelfhout

Last updated: 2022-03-13 23:07:16

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H J den Hertog vs W Schelfhout  0-1301908AmsterdamC26 Vienna
2. J Esser vs W Schelfhout  1-0371909NEDC41 Philidor Defense
3. W Schelfhout vs A C Splinter  0-1351909HilversumC12 French, McCutcheon
4. W Schelfhout vs NN 1-0101910NEDC40 King's Knight Opening
5. W Schelfhout vs G Schlossarek 1-0351910Hauptturnier-BC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. A G Preusse vs W Schelfhout 1-0331910Hauptturnier-BD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. NN vs W Schelfhout 0-191910NEDC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. W Schelfhout vs A Bauer  1-0341910Hauptturnier-BB01 Scandinavian
9. W Schelfhout vs A C Splinter  1-0591910AmsterdamC12 French, McCutcheon
10. W Schelfhout vs R J Loman  ½-½241910AmsterdamD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. W Schelfhout vs Marshall  0-1431911MatchD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
12. Marshall vs W Schelfhout  1-0351911MatchC21 Center Game
13. W Schelfhout vs Marshall  0-1381911MatchC10 French
14. Hromadka vs W Schelfhout  1-0621911Cologne-AC10 French
15. W Schelfhout vs Rotlewi  0-1281911Cologne-AC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
16. M Chodera vs W Schelfhout  ½-½391911Cologne-A+C83 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. W Schelfhout vs S von Freymann  ½-½401911Cologne-AD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
18. N Tereshchenko vs W Schelfhout  0-1341911Cologne-AC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. W Schelfhout vs M Kirschen  1-0341911Cologne-AD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. J Esser vs W Schelfhout  1-0431911Cologne-AC66 Ruy Lopez
21. W Schelfhout vs M Lowcki  ½-½481911Cologne-AB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
22. H Ziolo vs W Schelfhout  1-0381911Cologne-AD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. W Schelfhout vs J Barton  1-0331911Cologne-AC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. E MacDonald vs W Schelfhout  ½-½561912ENG-NED mD00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. W Schelfhout vs E MacDonald 1-0601912ENG-NED mD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-17-05  sneaky pete: WATS in a name?
Mar-06-09  Open Defence: I heard this guy was a real hoot
Dec-29-13  Karpova: 5-board Blindfold-Simul in Amsterdam, which lasted 2.5 hours: +3 -1 =1

Source: Page 108 of the May-June 1915 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

May-19-14  Eastfrisian: A photo of him can be found here: entry 5187 on
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  Stonehenge: DOD of Wikipedia is incorrect, he died on the 30th of January:

Edochess has got it right:

Jul-31-17  Eagle41257: Willem Andreas Theodorus Schelfhout

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