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

Photo: Nol van't Riet


Number of games in database: 461
Years covered: 1971 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2205
Highest rating achieved in database: 2350
Overall record: +209 -119 =132 (59.8%)*
   * 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 (90) 
    B87 B81 B90 B33 B32
 Ruy Lopez (33) 
    C89 C92 C84 C78 C99
 French Defense (28) 
    C18 C11 C16 C15 C00
 French Winawer (21) 
    C18 C16 C15 C19 C17
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B11 B18 B16 B12 B10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C89 C92 C84 C95 C99
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (37) 
    A88 A81 A90 A85 A86
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C63 C78 C77 C64 C69
 King's Indian (30) 
    E90 E91 E97 E61 E76
 Two Knights (11) 
    C55 C59 C58
 Vienna Opening (10) 
    C27 C29 C26 C28
 Sicilian (9) 
    B68 B30 B69 B32 B58
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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
   M Umansky vs G Timmerman, 2005 1/2-1/2
   G Timmerman vs A Rosmuller, 1984 1-0
   G Sanakoev vs G Timmerman, 2001 0-1
   G Timmerman vs F Baumbach, 2001 1/2-1/2
   G Timmerman vs D Kilgour, 1996 1/2-1/2
   J Franssen vs G Timmerman, 1976 0-1
   G Tigchelaar vs G Timmerman, 1976 0-1
   A Anton vs G Timmerman, 1986 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Open (1984)
   Lost Boys Open (1994)
   Dutch Championship (1983)
   NED-ch sf A (1986)
   Dutch Open (1987)
   Dutch Open (1988)
   St. Ingbert Open (1987)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   The King's Indian Defence by kingscrusher
   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, 67 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 461  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 Hoogervorst 1-0361976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677A59 Benko Gambit
4. G Tigchelaar vs G Timmerman  0-1161976NED Cup corr7677B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. J Erwich vs G Timmerman 0-1121976NED Cup corr7677B07 Pirc
6. G Timmerman vs P A Boll  1-0181976NED-Cup corrB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
7. S Boog vs G Timmerman  0-1221976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
8. G Timmerman vs P Verschuren 1-0481976NED Cup corr7677A09 Reti Opening
9. T G Schut vs G Timmerman  0-1231976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. G Timmerman vs L Poley  1-0391976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
11. J Franssen vs G Timmerman 0-1151976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677A02 Bird's Opening
12. G Timmerman vs J Daniels  1-0351976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
13. G Timmerman vs C Van Eijsbergen  1-0411976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677A84 Dutch
14. G Timmerman vs Y Brinksma  ½-½321976NED Cup corr7677D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
15. M J de Groot vs G Timmerman  1-0341976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677E90 King's Indian
16. H Dalmolen vs G Timmerman  ½-½451976NED-chT3 I-123 corr7677C18 French, Winawer
17. G Visser vs G Timmerman  0-1221976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677B32 Sicilian
18. G Timmerman vs K Kloppenburg  ½-½471976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
19. G Timmerman vs A Morssinkhof  1-0251976NED-chT3 I-122 corr7677C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
20. G Timmerman vs P Tolk  0-1321979Dieren op 10thB83 Sicilian
21. G Timmerman vs G van Buuren  1-0421980NED-ch10 corrC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. G Timmerman vs Euwe ½-½231980NED-ch10 corrC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. G Timmerman vs R Hartog  1-0181980FRG corrB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
24. G Timmerman vs H G J Holscher  1-0381980NED-ch10 corrB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
25. G Timmerman vs H Bleker  ½-½341980NED-ch10 corrB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 461  PGN Download
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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!

Sep-12-08  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.
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  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!
Apr-15-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, World Champion Timmerman!!
Apr-14-21  rwbean: Happy birthday Mr Timmerman!

(Yes, 34...♗g4!! is the best move in Oosterom-Timmerman, 1996)

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