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Willem Fick
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1910 to 1926
Overall record: +12 -14 =8 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Mar-20-1887, died Feb-25-1971, 83 years old) Netherlands

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Mr. Dr. Willem Adriaan Joseph Marie Fick. His brother Louis Fick also played chess.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Olland vs W Fick  1-0281910UtrechtC49 Four Knights
2. J W te Kolste vs W Fick  1-0431915HaarlemB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. W Fick vs Rustige  1-0261915Haarlem hexathlonC55 Two Knights Defense
4. Olland vs W Fick  1-0481916AmsterdamC26 Vienna
5. W Fick vs J P Hoogeveen  1-0341916AmsterdamC13 French
6. W Fick vs M Marchand  ½-½431917corrC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. W Fick vs H van Hartingsvelt  1-0291919VASB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. H Von Hennig vs W Fick  ½-½321920Berlin-ScheveningenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. G Zittersteyn vs W Fick  0-1551922The Hague theme-AD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. W Fick vs O Zander 0-1221922GER-NEDC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. O Zander vs W Fick  ½-½501922GER-NEDB40 Sicilian
12. W Fick vs Euwe  1-0341922The Hague theme-AA07 King's Indian Attack
13. G Oskam vs W Fick  ½-½581922The Hague theme-AC67 Ruy Lopez
14. Tarrasch vs W Fick  1-0431922The Hague theme-AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Euwe vs W Fick 1-0301923AmsterdamA07 King's Indian Attack
16. W Fick vs Znosko-Borovsky  1-0481923ScheveningenC77 Ruy Lopez
17. J Mieses vs W Fick  1-0451923ScheveningenA07 King's Indian Attack
18. W Fick vs Spielmann 0-1311923ScheveningenC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
19. Yates vs W Fick  0-1361923ScheveningenB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
20. W Fick vs H N Hansen  0-1361923ScheveningenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. Reti vs W Fick 1-0311923ScheveningenA04 Reti Opening
22. W Fick vs Maroczy  ½-½391923ScheveningenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
23. H Strick van Linschoten vs W Fick  ½-½311923ScheveningenB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. Hromadka vs W Fick  0-1441923Prague-NEDB40 Sicilian
25. W Fick vs Colle  1-0431923ScheveningenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Sep-07-11  Lovuschka: There also is a famous game of Wim H. Boom vs. Willem Fick, Netherlands 1913.

1.e4 e5 2.Sf3 Sc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Sf6 5.0-0 Sxe4 6.d4 b5 7.d5 Se7 8.Re1 Sc5 9.Sxe5! Sxa4? 10.Qf3!! f6 11.Qh5+ g6 12.Sxg6 hxg6 13.Qxg6 mate; as given in Emil Gelenczei's "200 Eröffnungsfallen" and on internet:

Mar-20-12  brankat: The good doctor seems to be 125 old now :-)

Happy Birthday Mr.Fick!

Mar-20-12  Rook e2: He could have played all the world champions!
Mar-20-12  brankat: Yes, even the future ones :-)
Aug-28-12  Xeroxx: quite the old-timer
Aug-28-12  thomastonk: On June 27, 1943 Max Euwe as president of the NSB declared in Utrecht Arnold Van Foreest a honorary member of the organisation. In a 4 player event, Foreest and Fick shared 1st and 2nd place with 2 points. Fick's domicile then is given as Nijmegen.
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  Stonehenge: Note that NSB = Nederlandsche Schaakbond not the Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (
Aug-28-12  sneaky pete: Mr. Fick died in 1971. He was "Raadsheer" (the old-fashioned name of the "Loper" or "Bishop") and vice-president of the "High Council" (Supreme Court).

Aug-28-12  thomastonk: <Stonehenge> Yes, of course, but since I mentioned Euwe ... ;-)

<sneaky pete> Wow! Even in Gaige's Chess Personalia there is only his birthday. Thank you very much. I have now tried to find a death notice in some newspapers of 1971, but without success. Then I found "De Hoge Raad in persoon: benoemingen in de Hoge Raad der Nederlanden 1838-2002" by P. J. van Koppen and J. ten Kate at Google-books, but the period after 1945 is not shown. :-(

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  Stonehenge: <thomastonk>

Here it is:

Mar-16-13  thomastonk: <Stonehenge> Great! Motivated by your success I have continued a little bit with his brother L Fick.
Nov-30-13  Karpova: Dr. W Fick shared 1st place in a small and unusual tournament in The Hague, 1923:

1-2. Tarrasch 3.5
1-2. W Fick 3.5
3-4. Euwe 3.0
3-4. Oskam 3.0
5. L Fick 1.5
6. Zittersteyn 0.5

Round 1: Normal game (Tarrasch lost to Oskam and W Fick beat Euwe).

Rounds 2 & 4: The players play out a middlegame chosen by the committee.

Rounds 3 & 5: The players play out an endgame chosen by the committee.

Source: Max Euwe on p. 24 of the March 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Dec-01-13  Karpova: Regarding the above mentioned tournament, Dr. Euwe's follow-up report can be found on pp. 52-56 of the April 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'. The middle- and endgame positions they had to play are given there.

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