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Roy G Dieks
Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1971 to 1988
Overall record: +12 -18 =6 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-25-1956, died Dec-20-2004, 48 years old) Netherlands

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Brother of Dennis Dieks.

Last updated: 2019-02-05 04:44:52

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Poutiainen vs R Dieks  1-0431971EU-ch U20 fin-AB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
2. Miles vs R Dieks 1-0211972EU-ch U20 fin-AB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
3. Beliavsky vs R Dieks  1-0381973Wch U20 fin-AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Beliavsky vs R Dieks  1-0531973Wch U20 prel-AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. R Dieks vs H Kramer  1-0421973NED-chTA04 Reti Opening
6. F Kuijpers vs R Dieks  ½-½291974Hoogovens-BB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. R Dieks vs Keene  0-1601974Hoogovens-BA15 English
8. Tarjan vs R Dieks  0-1461974Hoogovens-BE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Dieks vs Marjanovic  0-1321974Wch U20B44 Sicilian
10. Marjanovic vs R Dieks  0-1411974Wch U20B25 Sicilian, Closed
11. P J Winston vs R Dieks  0-1281974Wch U20B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. R Pye vs R Dieks  0-1471974EU-ch U20 qualB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. R Dieks vs Nunn  1-0381974EU-ch U20 fin-AA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
14. K Podzielny vs R Dieks 0-14119751974 European U20 ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
15. R Dieks vs Van der Sterren  0-1521975EU-ch U20 fin-AB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. W Schmidt vs R Dieks  1-0471975Hoogovens-BA34 English, Symmetrical
17. M Dvoretzky vs R Dieks  1-0611975Hoogovens-BA07 King's Indian Attack
18. R Dieks vs V Ciocaltea 0-1351975Hoogovens-BC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
19. G Ligterink vs R Dieks  1-0281975Hoogovens-BB89 Sicilian
20. Van der Sterren vs R Dieks  1-0681975Dutch ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
21. N Schouten vs R Dieks 1-0251975Dutch ChampionshipA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
22. R Dieks vs Timman  0-1401975Dutch ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. F Borm vs R Dieks  ½-½581975Dutch ChampionshipB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. R Dieks vs P du Chattel 1-01061975Dutch ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
25. Ree vs R Dieks  1-0341975Dutch ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-07-10  Cardinal Fang: Dieks was second to Tony Miles in the 1974 World Junior Championship.

Dutch Wikipedia gives his date of death as December 20, 2004.

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  GrahamClayton: Was Dieks another one of those players who either showed great potential as a youngster, but whose career never really "took off", or did he decide not to concentrate on chess as a full-time career later in life? Dieks died at the relatively young age of 48 - does anyone know the cause of death?
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  whiteshark: "When I went throw the years 1971-1974 [Chess Results, 1971-1974 by Gino Di Felice] the name <Roy Dieks> came back to my memories and this young man was in the early seventies a huge talent,who came second to Miles in the Manila world junior championship of 1974. He also won the 1971 Dutch junior championship but I found it a great pity that there are no more records than only the name 15 year old winner <Roy Dieks>."

From a John Elburg book review;

Oct-27-20  login:

'.. At the age of fifteen Roy Dieks became youth champion of the Netherlands. Only Jan Timman was younger when he became champion. Three years later, Dieks was number two in the world among the youth. Would he become a grandmaster just like Timman and storm the world top? No, it soon stopped.

Dieks turned out to be a difficult person and had to be treated for that. He passed away at the age of 48. His enormous youth results had already been forgotten by most chess players.


Dieks was still successful at many blitz tournaments. He also played fast chess in those serious games in the KNSB competition. He barely thought about his moves. It was said that he had to be ready on time because he would be picked up by 'the van'. He had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. That that was really the reason for his 'fast game' seems unlikely to me.

Karel van der Weide, teammate at Watergraafsmeer, wrote in his memoriam in the federation magazine: "Life is not easy for everyone and the years of taking heavy medicines had taken its toll. Not only had Roy gained many kilos, the medication was also aimed at 'softening' his emotions [ , commonly known as tranquilizers]. Win or loss seemed to have lost their meaning when you played against him. Roy lit a cigarette and waited for the next match. Maybe it's just, if you used to fight people like John Nunn, Slavoljub Marjanovic and Aleksander Sznapik over the board, it must actually be unacceptable to lose to a random wood pusher on club night. ” ..'

from, author Johan Hut, 2018 (in Dutch)

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