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Jan Werle
Number of games in database: 492
Years covered: 1994 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2580 (2523 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2607

Overall record: +181 -119 =191 (56.3%)*
   * 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:
 Slav (32) 
    D12 D15 D11 D17 D16
 King's Indian (32) 
    E97 E94 E91 E63 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D38 D39 D35
 English (16) 
    A15 A17 A13 A14
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D58 D50 D60 D52 D56
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (13) 
    D27 D20 D26 D29
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B62 B67 B58 B56 B43
 Queen's Indian (34) 
    E17 E12 E15 E19 E16
 French Defense (31) 
    C03 C02 C11 C18 C05
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C69 C99 C84 C85 C97
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E21 E20 E32 E53 E48
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 D05 E00 D02 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Werle vs P K Wells, 2008 1-0
   E Polovnikova-Atalik vs J Werle, 2006 0-1
   G Seul vs J Werle, 2020 0-1
   Navara vs J Werle, 2009 1/2-1/2
   J Werle vs D G Fridman, 2008 1-0
   J Sequera vs J Werle, 2008 0-1
   J Werle vs Yan Liu, 2016 1/2-1/2
   J Werle vs L'Ami, 2005 1-0
   J Werle vs Yiyi Xiao, 2016 1-0
   Yu Shaoteng vs J Werle, 2002 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Corus Group C (2006)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   Staunton Memorial (2006)
   Trophee Universitaire (2006)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   Staunton Memorial (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2016/17 (2016)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (group C) by gauer

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   J Werle vs G Jones (Jan-30-20) 1/2-1/2
   V Durarbayli vs J Werle (Jan-29-20) 0-1
   J Werle vs I Saric (Jan-28-20) 1/2-1/2
   B Adhiban vs J Werle (Jan-27-20) 1/2-1/2
   J Werle vs S L Narayanan (Jan-25-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-15-1984, 36 years old) Netherlands

[what is this?]
After being taught chess by his father when he was five years old, Jan Werle finished 3rd in the European Under-16 Championship in 2000 and 2nd in the U-18 division in 2001. In 2006 he earned the Grandmaster title in Wijk aan Zee and won the Essent Open.

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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 492  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs J Werle 1-0251994Wch U10B89 Sicilian
2. J Werle vs G Welling  ½-½421997LeeuwardenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Akobian vs J Werle  1-0441999EU-ch U16E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
4. J Werle vs M Brodsky  ½-½181999VAM Hoogeveen opB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. Navara vs J Werle  ½-½281999Groningen Young MastersB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. W Sinke vs J Werle  0-1342000HZ OpenE17 Queen's Indian
7. V M Golod vs J Werle  1-0202000HZ OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. J Werle vs W Bliek  1-0352000HZ OpenD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. J Werle vs Tiviakov  ½-½252000Essent OpenE17 Queen's Indian
10. Epishin vs J Werle  1-0392000Essent OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
11. J Werle vs V M Mikhalevski  0-1242000Essent OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
12. D de Vreugt vs J Werle  1-0702001KPMG WeekenderC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. J Tabatabai vs J Werle  0-1282001Glorney CupB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
14. R Houdart vs J Werle  ½-½592001Glorney CupE17 Queen's Indian
15. J Werle vs P Mach  1-0282001Glorney CupE97 King's Indian
16. C Hanley vs J Werle  ½-½312001Glorney CupA15 English
17. J Werle vs P Govciyan  1-0302001Glorney CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. J Werle vs C van Bohemen  ½-½442001Dutch OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. L Jap Tjoen San vs J Werle  0-1422001Dutch OpenB58 Sicilian
20. J Werle vs J Smeets  1-0562001Dutch OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. D Rogozenco vs J Werle  0-1402001Dutch OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Werle vs W Hendriks  1-0392001Dutch OpenB07 Pirc
23. Dvoirys vs J Werle  1-0422001Dutch OpenB58 Sicilian
24. J Werle vs S Krivoshey  1-0282001Dutch OpenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
25. Dgebuadze vs J Werle  ½-½572001Dutch OpenE17 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 492  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-25-06  trumbull0042: Jan Werle is a soon-to-be GM, acquiring his final GM norm in Group C of the 2006 Corus tournament in Wijk aan Zee.
Jun-20-06  BIDMONFA: Jan Werle


Sep-17-08  hellopolgar: this game should be included in his notable games

J Werle vs D Fridman, 2008

Sep-18-08  jon01: Yes, this is the best game from EU Championships.
Sep-21-08  micartouse: Congrats to Jan Werle for winning the EU Championship! He won clear first place in a 141 player field including Adams, Short, Bacrot, and Vachier-Lagrave.

Dec-30-08  Karpova: Jan Werle drew a 4-games match against Smeets:

<Werle, Jan - Smeets, Jan 1/2 41 D12 Slav Defence

Smeets, Jan - Werle, Jan 1/2 125 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin

Werle, Jan - Smeets, Jan 1/2 16 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit>


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  Penguincw: Kinda late, but congratz to GM Jan Werle for winning the Oslo Chess International 2014 (GM group). He finished with 6.5/9, ahead of Turov and Solodovnichenko on tiebreaks.

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