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Erik van den Doel
E van den Doel 
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Number of games in database: 347
Years covered: 1993 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2598 (2607 rapid, 2468 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609

Overall record: +130 -88 =121 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B90 B32 B47 B63 B28
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C80 C78 C84 C95
 French Defense (23) 
    C11 C18 C12 C10 C01
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C84 C95 C96 C91 C85
 French (11) 
    C11 C12 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C67 C77 C78 C84 C91
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D27 D20 D21 D25 D26
 Sicilian (13) 
    B22 B25 B40 B45 B32
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A22 A28 A20 A21 A29
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E15 E12 E14
 Scotch Game (11) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E van den Doel vs F Schmenger, 2000 1-0
   E van den Doel vs A Stefanova, 2001 1-0
   Van der Wiel vs E van den Doel, 2002 0-1
   D de Vreugt vs E van den Doel, 1999 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs Nijboer, 1999 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs S Ionov, 1999 1/2-1/2
   E Cekro vs E van den Doel, 2005 0-1
   Anastasian vs E van den Doel, 2005 1/2-1/2
   R Janssen vs E van den Doel, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Van der Wiel vs E van den Doel, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (2017)
   Dutch Championship (2003)
   Leiden (2013)
   Hastings Masters (2019/20) (2020)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Individual Championship (2007)

   🏆 Hastings 2019/20
   E van den Doel vs R Edouard (Jan-05-20) 0-1
   M Wadsworth vs E van den Doel (Jan-04-20) 0-1
   E van den Doel vs B Lalic (Jan-03-20) 1/2-1/2
   M Panchanathan vs E van den Doel (Jan-02-20) 1-0
   E van den Doel vs Jonah B Willow (Jan-01-20) 1-0

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(born May-15-1979, 40 years old) Netherlands

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International Master (1995); Grandmaster (1998).

Winner of the 1999 Neckar Open and the 2006 Noteboom tournament in Leiden. His greatest achievement is considered to be shared first place in the Dutch Championship in 2001.

The Dutch Chess Federation awarded him the Membership of Honour for his part in the two victories of the Netherlands in the European Team Championship in 2001 and 2005. Erik played in the Chess Olympiads of 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

His list of wins and equal firsts in tournaments - most of them played in the Netherlands - is listed at

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H P Garcia vs E van den Doel  ½-½211993Haarlem AKNB25 Sicilian, Closed
2. E van den Doel vs V Malakhov  0-1591993Wch U14A40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov  1-0451993Wch U14C02 French, Advance
4. Wojtkiewicz vs E van den Doel  1-0321994Donner Memorial opE08 Catalan, Closed
5. E van den Doel vs J Stocek  1-0611995EU-ch U18B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. Ftacnik vs E van den Doel  1-0411995Wijk SonnevanckE15 Queen's Indian
7. E van den Doel vs Glek  ½-½421995Wijk SonnevanckC11 French
8. E van den Doel vs J Brenninkmeijer  0-1751995Sonnevanck-AA06 Reti Opening
9. Kotronias vs E van den Doel  1-0261995Sonnevanck-AB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
10. I Rogers vs E van den Doel 1-0251995Sonnevanck-AB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. E van den Doel vs R Janssen  1-0271996Donner Memorial opA07 King's Indian Attack
12. G Pieterse vs E van den Doel  1-0411996NED-chT 9697A45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Farago vs E van den Doel  ½-½651996AKNE12 Queen's Indian
14. E van den Doel vs M Abeln  1-0301996AKNB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
15. E van den Doel vs I Rausis  0-1361996AKNC45 Scotch Game
16. E van den Doel vs J Ye  ½-½331996Groningen openB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. E van den Doel vs Taimanov  0-1471997Owens Corning, Wrexham WLA07 King's Indian Attack
18. G A Timoshenko vs E van den Doel  ½-½151997Graz opE60 King's Indian Defense
19. E van den Doel vs P Nikolic  0-1851997NED-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. K van der Weide vs E van den Doel  0-1321997NED-chA07 King's Indian Attack
21. E van den Doel vs Timman  0-1421997NED-chC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. R Cifuentes vs E van den Doel  0-1551997NED-chA05 Reti Opening
23. E van den Doel vs Piket  1-0401997NED-chC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. I Sokolov vs E van den Doel  1-0511997NED-chE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. E van den Doel vs Sosonko  0-1301997NED-chA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
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  WannaBe: Photo caption: "I think I am going to throw up."
Nov-22-05  dakgootje: Maybe he just has insomnia...;-)
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  lostemperor: I just saw him yesterday where he won the local weekendtournament. He's ok now;)
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  WTHarvey: Here's some of his quick wins:
Mar-16-06  EmperorAtahualpa: He won this year's Noteboom-tournament, which is a tournament held in my home-town Leiden.

See here: (page in Dutch)

Jun-15-06  BIDMONFA: Erik Van Den Doel


Jun-15-06  DeepBlade: <<WannaBe>"I think I am going to throw up.">

I had another observation. Did you know its legal to smoke cannabis in The Netherlands?

Jun-18-06  DeepBlade: <WTHarvey> Please check the first position, after Bxe6 if Kxe6 Qd5+ you give checkmate, but Black can survive it with Kd7
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  WTHarvey: <DeepBlade> No, Qf5 is mate. :-)
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  Tabanus: Homepage:

Placed 4th in the Leiden Open (Holland) 9-18 July 2010:

Jul-19-14  bystander: Erik van den Doel won the 4th SPA tournement in Amsterdam, 8,5 out of 9. Well organised tournement at the Science Park (University of Amsterdam but I am not sure which of the two universities), a few tramtops away from the Dutch Championship 2014 (Manor hotel). I joined the SPA tournement in a lower group. The statement of the results of Erik van den doel in his bio, is very accurate <His list of wins and equal firsts in tournaments - most of them played in the Netherlands - is listed at .> and <Tabanus 2010>. The SPA result is already included. Looking at the list I think many of them are rapid events. Which make me wonder wheather he is a full fime professional or not, his website is not very clear about that one.
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  WorstPlayerEver: @DeepBlade

It's not legal to smoke cannabis; it's tolerated by the local governments.

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