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Frits van Seters
Number of games in database: 118
Years covered: 1934 to 1976
Overall record: +36 -51 =31 (43.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-08-1913, died Dec-26-1976, 63 years old) Netherlands (federation/nationality Belgium)

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Frits van Seters was born in 1913 in the Netherlands. He played for Belgium at the 1972, 1974 and 1976 Olympiads. Van Seters passed away in Brussels, Belgium in 1976.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 118  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rubinstein vs F van Seters  1-0181934SimulE60 King's Indian Defense
2. F van Seters vs A R Thomas  1-0391935Margate Reserve BD05 Queen's Pawn Game
3. F van Seters vs J Enevoldsen  1-0401936Hastings 35/36 Premier ReservesD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. W Schelfhout vs F van Seters  1-0521936Margate Reserve AA47 Queen's Indian
5. F van Seters vs L Illingworth  1-0231936Margate Reserve AD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. C Vlagsma vs F van Seters  1-0421939BEL-NEDE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
7. F van Seters vs C Vlagsma  1-0441939BEL-NEDC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. F van Seters vs J B Perlmutter  1-035193919th Christmas congress, Premier Reserves BC41 Philidor Defense
9. Szabo vs F van Seters 1-0261947HilversumE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
10. F van Seters vs V Soultanbeieff  0-1301949LiegeD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
11. F van Seters vs F Henneberke  1-0391950HoogovensC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. F van Seters vs J H Donner  0-1531950HoogovensE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
13. H Kramer vs F van Seters  ½-½251950HoogovensA44 Old Benoni Defense
14. F van Seters vs Euwe  1-0731950HoogovensC77 Ruy Lopez
15. N Cortlever vs F van Seters  ½-½401950HoogovensB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. C Hugot vs F van Seters  0-1281950HoogovensA47 Queen's Indian
17. F van Seters vs V Soultanbeieff  ½-½411950HoogovensD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. T D van Scheltinga vs F van Seters  1-0451950HoogovensE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. F van Seters vs Rossolimo  0-1291950HoogovensA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
20. H Kramer vs F van Seters  ½-½161951HoogovensA07 King's Indian Attack
21. L Stumpers vs F van Seters  0-1661951HoogovensC05 French, Tarrasch
22. F van Seters vs J H Donner  1-0281951HoogovensA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
23. G Kieninger vs F van Seters  1-0411951HoogovensB58 Sicilian
24. F van Seters vs Pilnik  0-1311951HoogovensE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. C Poulsen vs F van Seters  1-0401951HoogovensC05 French, Tarrasch
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Oct-26-05  lopium: I just bought a book from him!
Oct-26-05  sneaky pete: Is he a bookseller as well?
Oct-26-05  lopium: It seems! ahahaz
Feb-23-12  AlphaMale: C.N. 7525:

<Following Van Seters’ death, CHESS (May 1977, page 239) described him as follows:

‘A fine player, a very pleasant fellow and, without being a dandy, the smartest chessplayer we’ve ever met: impeccable.’>

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  GrahamClayton: Winner of the 1940, 1942, 1949, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1970 Belgian "Federation" championship, which was restricted to foreign-born players.
Mar-24-22  Jan Kersten: His full name was Frederik Cornelis Arie van Seters. He was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Source: Municipal Archives, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Apr-10-22  ColdSong: I have to say I bought Mr Van Seters's book years ago,as a beginner.I remember well I was fascinated.RIP Master.

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