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Daan de Lange
Number of games in database: 46
Years covered: 1947 to 1983
Overall record: +12 -17 =17 (44.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-04-1915, died May-29-1988, 72 years old) Netherlands (federation/nationality Norway)

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Daan Jacobus Siegfried de Lange was Norwegian champion in 1960.

Last updated: 2017-04-06 05:13:24

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Euwe vs D de Lange  1-0241947HilversumE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. E Spanjaard vs D de Lange  ½-½561949BaarnD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. D de Lange vs F Henneberke  0-1741949BaarnE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. D de Lange vs G Borisenko  ½-½571960W-ch4 sf corrE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
5. D de Lange vs G Noradounghian  1-0531960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. J Soler vs D de Lange  0-1621960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E46 Nimzo-Indian
7. D de Lange vs B Hoxha  ½-½391960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. M Rantanen vs D de Lange  1-0461960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. D de Lange vs B Malich  ½-½181960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A16 English
10. D de Lange vs O Neikirch  ½-½341960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A53 Old Indian
11. M Czerniak vs D de Lange  0-1531960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. D de Lange vs A Matanovic  ½-½221960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E72 King's Indian
13. M Czerniak vs D de Lange  1-0491960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. D de Lange vs E Larrain Cadiz  1-0371960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BB53 Sicilian
15. E Cobo Arteaga vs D de Lange  1-0551960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. D de Lange vs U Raisa  0-1771960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
17. D de Lange vs S Holm Petersen  0-1521960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BA10 English
18. R Toran Albero vs D de Lange  1-0301960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
19. Lokvenc vs D de Lange  ½-½401960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. R B Sapre vs D de Lange  0-1311960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
21. D de Lange vs A Gudmundsson  ½-½111960Leipzig Olympiad Final-BE72 King's Indian
22. Oswaldo Yepez vs D de Lange  0-11141966Havana Olympiad qual-3A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
23. D de Lange vs Barczay  0-1471966Havana Olympiad Final-AE15 Queen's Indian
24. D Drimer vs D de Lange  1-0431966Havana Olympiad Final-AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. D de Lange vs R Sanguineti  0-1231966Havana Olympiad Final-AB83 Sicilian
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  Benzol: Daan De Lange
Born 4th August 1915
He was Norwegian champion in 1960.
May-16-07  sneaky pete: I have a vague recollection that in the late 1930ies, before he emigrated to Norway to waste his life pushing wood, Daan de Lange already gained fame (but not fortune) as centre forward of Ajax Amsterdam.
Apr-05-17  DaanBerg: DaanBerg: Beste "sneaky pete",
Heeft u Daan de Lange persoonlijk gekend?

Met vriendelijke groet,

Achterkleinzoon van Daan de Lange.

Apr-06-17  sneaky pete: <DaanBerg> Nee, zo oud ben ik nu ook weer niet, maar ik heb lang geleden iets over Daan de Lange gelezen waardoor ik de naam met Ajax associeer. Klopt het dat hij voetballer was?
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  Tabanus: says he was a footballer in Ajaz. Google translate (slightly modified):

Daan de Lange (born 4 August 1915 in the Netherlands, died 29 May 1988 in Hamar) was a Norwegian-Dutch musician and chess player. He won Norway Cup of chess in 1960. Lange was born and raised in the Netherlands, but fled the country during the German occupation and spent war years in England, where he went around and played for US forces. He had at this time a special liking to the song "We'll Meet Again." He came to Norway in the mid-1950s. He lived first in Stavanger and later in Hamar, where he, among other things, worked as a pianist. Daan de Lange was in his younger years a football professionel in Ajax.

Apr-06-17  DaanBerg: Mhm dat had ik inderdaad ook al gelezen, er staat alleen geen bronvermelding bij de verwijzing naar zijn Ajax jaren. Ik ben zelf vorig jaar naar Noorwegen geweest en daar wist iedereen in Hamar wel van Daan de Lange, maar niet over zijn Ajax verleden. Blijkbaar was hij daar huispianist van Hotel Astoria. Weet u nog waar u over zijn periode als voetballer heeft gelezen?
Apr-06-17  sneaky pete: <DaanBerg> It was probably mentioned in an old chess magazine that I read ages ago. Today I searched in vain in some magazines from 1988 that might contain an obituary, but no luck. All I remember is reading about a double talent in chess and football. A rare combination, only Simen Agdestein did the same, afaik.

I didn't know music was his main calling. The chess and music mix is not unusual, but I happen to know that Philidor, Loman or Taimanov never played centre forward for Ajax, or even Feyenoord, so your greatgrandfather Daan must be the greatest of them all.

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  Tabanus: I searched in vain (incl. at for any connection to Ajax. But perhaps it was another club.
Apr-16-17  DaanBerg: My apologies for the late reply, I searched through the list of Ajax players of all time and couldn't find him. There are several plausible explanations for this: The list is incomplete, he played in the youth team of Ajax, which didn't register their players or he played at another club. It is even possible that he never played as a professional footballplayer at all, since being a professional footballplayer was really rare in that period of time. Which doesn't correlate with the story he told/people remember.

But I don't think it is worth searching any further than we already have. I want to thank you for all your help and time! I appreciate it a lot.

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