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Johannes Hermanus Addicks
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 1921 to 1959
Overall record: +9 -10 =7 (48.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-04-1902, died Mar-08-1961, 59 years old) Netherlands

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Johannes Hermanus (Joop) Addicks was a member of the famous clock-making family in Amsterdam.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 26  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Addicks vs Euwe  0-1281921AmsterdamD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. J Addicks vs Euwe ½-½591923AmsterdamA48 King's Indian
3. Euwe vs J Addicks 1-0411923AmsterdamA53 Old Indian
4. J van den Bosch vs J Addicks  ½-½421925Utrecht-ASCD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. Alekhine vs J Addicks  0-1481925Simul, 31bB30 Sicilian
6. J Addicks vs P F van Hoorn  ½-½231927ASC-VASD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. J Addicks vs Euwe  ½-½521930AmsterdamA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Spielmann vs J Addicks  ½-½251930AmsterdamC41 Philidor Defense
9. J Addicks vs H Weenink  0-1491930AmsterdamA07 King's Indian Attack
10. J van den Bosch vs J Addicks  ½-½371930AmsterdamD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J Addicks vs S Landau 0-1441930AmsterdamE12 Queen's Indian
12. O Zimmermann vs J Addicks 1-0281931Prague OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. J Addicks vs I Gudju 1-0141931Prague OlympiadA48 King's Indian
14. J Addicks vs Ojvind Larsen 1-0581931Prague OlympiadC00 French Defense
15. J Addicks vs M Feigin  0-1221931Prague OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. K Skalicka vs J Addicks  0-1261931Prague OlympiadB24 Sicilian, Closed
17. J Addicks vs Duchamp 0-1311931Prague OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
18. Lokvenc vs J Addicks  0-1631931Prague OlympiadA09 Reti Opening
19. H Steiner vs J Addicks  ½-½441931Prague OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. W Winter vs J Addicks  1-0321931Prague OlympiadD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
21. J Addicks vs E Hellmann  1-0241931Prague OlympiadA80 Dutch
22. Capablanca vs J Addicks 1-0211931Simul, 30bA06 Reti Opening
23. J Addicks vs Bernd Weber  1-0471959Legion ttB30 Sicilian
24. Tadeusz Dworak vs J Addicks  1-0351959Legion ttE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. J Addicks vs Zdzislaw Kubis  1-0311959Legion ttC28 Vienna Game
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Aug-10-08  myschkin: . . .
<Johannes Hermanus Addicks> (1902-1961)


(for the Dutch Olympiad team 1931 in Prag)

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  GrahamClayton: Was Addicks a member of the famous clock-making family, which built the official clocks in Amsterdam?
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  Messiah: Nice name!
Jun-04-21  login:

Joop Addicks (player)

'.. The telephone book of Amsterdam lists three Addicks. The first phone call was a lucky one: Anneke Addicks. [She told the author that] Joop (1902) was the eldest of six children in the Addicks family. After him came Henk (1903), Floris (1904), Nico (1906), Johanna (1908) and Willie (1910). The Addicks were scornful of women; they did not know what to do with them. Except for Nico they all remained single. But Nico had three children: a son (who died a few weeks ago) and two daughters. One lives in Eindhoven and the other is Anneke, who happens to be in the telephone book with her maiden name. In retrospect it is a miracle that I have found a relative of Joop Addicks!


In 1855, grandfather Johannes Hermanus Addicks (after whom Joop is named) received the honourable assignment from the [Amsterdam] city council to maintain the city tower bells and the accompanying European carillons. This meant weekly climbs to the towers of the many churches in the city to wind the bells and in some cases to amplify the music. The Westertoren [West Church], the Oudekerkstoren [Old Church], the Munttoren [Mint Tower] and the Zuidertoren [South Church]. He immediately started with a sensation: Addicks introduced clocks with two hands [see taking into account the advent of railroad transportation] and the minute hand was added; before that you could roughly estimate the time with one hand. He also illuminated the dials. ..'

from 'Rotterdam Chess 26 No.2 2007', 'De KNSB competitie' by Rob von Dongen 🍆💦

(in Dutch)

'.. World War II reinvoked the agency of Christian bells as the Germans requisitioned their metal under the motto “Metal mobilization: Bells join the fight for a new Europe.” The Dutch and Belgians found ways to resist musical censorship and confiscations, using the polysemic nature of carillon music to safely perform resistance in public space. The confiscation was halted just short of organ pipes, but Hitler dreamed to the end of the monumental memorial carillon he planned in Linz [Austria], which would play his favorite Bruckner symphony [No.7] theme [2. Adagio]. The wartime loss of 175000 bells weighing 100 million pounds throughout Europe made space for two innovations: the foundation of the influential, research-intensive Dutch carillon foundry Eijsbouts, and the American invention of bell-free electronic carillons as affordable solutions to postwar expansion during a metal shortage. ..'

from 'A New History of the Carillon' by Tiffany Ng, 2015

J.H. Addicks (1819-1907, horologist)

(in Dutch)

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