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Gert Jan Timmerman
G Timmerman 
Timmerman demonstrating the critical move
34...Bf5!! from Oosterom-Timmerman, 1996

Photo: Nol van't Riet

Number of games in database: 453
Years covered: 1971 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2193
Highest rating achieved in database: 2350

Overall record: +204 -118 =130 (59.5%)*
   * 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:
 Sicilian (88) 
    B87 B81 B33 B32 B90
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C89 C92 C84 C78 C80
 French Defense (27) 
    C18 C16 C11 C15 C13
 French Winawer (20) 
    C18 C16 C15 C17 C19
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B18 B11 B16 B12 B10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C89 C92 C84 C99 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C63 C78 C77 C64 C69
 Dutch Defense (35) 
    A88 A81 A90 A86 A93
 King's Indian (30) 
    E90 E91 E97 E88 E76
 Two Knights (11) 
    C55 C59 C58
 Scotch Game (9) 
 Vienna Opening (9) 
    C27 C26 C28 C29
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 0-1
   J van Oosterom vs G Timmerman, 1996 0-1
   G Timmerman vs A Rosmuller, 1984 1-0
   M Umansky vs G Timmerman, 2005 1/2-1/2
   G Timmerman vs D Kilgour, 1996 1/2-1/2
   G Sanakoev vs G Timmerman, 2003 0-1
   J Franssen vs G Timmerman, 1976 0-1
   G Timmerman vs F Baumbach, 2003 1/2-1/2
   G Timmerman vs S Capkunaj, 1993 1-0
   C Otten vs G Timmerman, 1984 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The King's Indian Defence by MadBishop
   0 -- 15th Correspondence World Championship Fina by crawfb5
   Timmerman with the Schliemann by karnak64
   Corr. games(i don't remember this) by ffpainz

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(born Apr-15-1956, 63 years old) Netherlands

[what is this?]
FM and GMC Gert Timmerman is a Dutch chess player who specializes in correspondence chess. In 1976, he began playing postal chess in small seven player groups at the third highest class in Holland. He progressively promoted to the higher levels, and by 1981 he had achieved the right to play in the 10th Dutch Championship-group, in which Max Euwe was also competing. He was Dutch CC champion in 1981-1982 and in 1982-1985.

By 1996, Timmerman climbed to the #1 position in the ICCF rating list, which earned him a "wildcard" entry into the 15th World Correspondence Championship. Timmerman won the event in 2002, thereby becoming the 15th World Correspondence Chess Champion.

The World vs G Timmerman, 2007

Wikipedia article: Gert Jan Timmerman

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 453  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Timmerman vs C Bologni  0-1381971corrE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
2. C Bologni vs G Timmerman  1-0261971corrB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
3. G Timmerman vs P Verschuren 1-0481976NED Cup corr7677A09 Reti Opening
4. M De Groot vs G Timmerman  1-0341976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677E90 King's Indian
5. G Timmerman vs P Hoogervorst 1-0361976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677A59 Benko Gambit
6. G Tigchelaar vs G Timmerman  0-1161976NED Cup corr7677B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
7. G Timmerman vs Y Brinksma  ½-½321976NED Cup corr7677D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
8. H Dalmolen vs G Timmerman  ½-½451976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677C18 French, Winawer
9. G Timmerman vs A Morssinkhof  1-0251976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. J Erwich vs G Timmerman 0-1121976NED Cup corr7677B07 Pirc
11. S Boog vs G Timmerman  0-1221976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. G Timmerman vs K Kloppenburg  ½-½471976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
13. G Visser vs G Timmerman  0-1221976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677B32 Sicilian
14. G Timmerman vs J Daniels  1-0351976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
15. G Timmerman vs C Van Eijsbergen  1-0411976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677A84 Dutch
16. T G Schut vs G Timmerman  0-1231976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. G Timmerman vs P A Boll  1-0181976NED-Cup corrB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
18. G Timmerman vs L Poley  1-0391976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
19. J Franssen vs G Timmerman 0-1151976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677A02 Bird's Opening
20. G Timmerman vs P Tolk  0-1321979Dieren op 10thB83 Sicilian
21. G Timmerman vs R Weyerstrass  1-0301980NED-ch10 corrC16 French, Winawer
22. G Lodewijk vs G Timmerman  0-1371980NED-ch10 corrD80 Grunfeld
23. G Timmerman vs H Bleker  ½-½341980NED-ch10 corrB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
24. G Timmerman vs J van Oosterom  ½-½411980NED-ch10 corrC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. H J Giesbergen vs G Timmerman  0-1521980NED-ch10 corrC26 Vienna
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 453  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Mr Timmerman thankyou for being such a sporting opponent in taking on the World team.


Aug-11-08  Duck McCluck: Timmerman de la Gerjertran, tegen je te spelen, het was waarlijk een opgave om .

Bedankt! Amarous

Aug-11-08  pagliacci19: thank you for your time, competitive spirit, and chess brilliance---i have benefited a great deal from this experience!
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  WannaBe: <Stonehenge> Yes, thank you, but we didn't played it as our second move! =)
Aug-12-08  Waitaka: Thank you for playing against us. In the last year I acessed this game page far more than once a day. Now the game is over I am feeling a little empty... :)
Aug-12-08  ajile: Thanks GM Timmerman for a fun game!
Aug-12-08  scolley: Thank you Mr. Timmerman, all the best in your future endeavors.
Aug-12-08  zanshin: Thank you for the game GM Timmerman! It was an enjoyable experience from which I learned much about chess and teamwork. Best wishes in all your other games.
Aug-12-08  Nightranger: Thanks, GM Timmerman for a great game. I (we) appreciate your taking the time to participate in this wonderful game with us. I learned a lot from this game. See you at the rematch. :-)
Aug-12-08  whatthefat: GM Timmerman, I'd like to add my thanks to the burgeoning pile of gratitudes. It was a fascinating game from my perspective, and a real honour to play someone of your class.
Aug-14-08  sentriclecub: World vs Timmerman

Here is the annotated game on youtube world:Timmerman thanks to kingcrusher (backup video at because finding it on page 1774 is tedious.

Aug-15-08  spirit: arrrg... i came back late. Thanks GM Timmerman for a splendid game, took over a year of your precious time.
Aug-23-08  chesstoplay: GM Timmerman,

Thank you for the fine game.

I learned a great deal about CC play from this game.

You are a true ambassador of chess!

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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" I think that a opponent who relies only on the choice of a computer, and does not start from his own "natural" resources, will very quickly reach his chess-heights with no room for improvement. "

-- Timmerman


Jan-04-09  WhiteRook48: happy new year GM Timmerman!
Feb-18-09  WhiteRook48: I never use computer analysis.
Mar-04-09  WhiteRook48: too bad I didn't get to participate in the Timmerman game
Apr-15-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday GM Timmerman!
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  Penguincw: Quote of the Day

< "I think that a opponent who relies only on the choice of a computer, and does not start from his own "natural" resources, will very quickly reach his chess-heights with no room for improvement." >

--- Timmerman

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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
Oct-28-14  ljfyffe: Won the B Final in the ICCF World Cup 1987-1994.
Nov-10-14  ljfyffe: And the international correspondence of 1991-6
organized by Finns.
Nov-23-14  ljfyffe: The A and B sections were set up to the large number of players in the World Cup. They were of equal status.
Sep-08-15  Everett: Interesting, being famous for a chess move that is found out later to be not the best in the position, but still winning the game anyway!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, World Champion Timmerman!!
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