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Theo Daniel van Scheltinga
Number of games in database: 510
Years covered: 1935 to 1990
Highest rating achieved in database: 2325

Overall record: +139 -179 =192 (46.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (46) 
    E60 E64 E69 E63 E62
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E21 E38 E39 E46 E40
 Orthodox Defense (19) 
    D61 D56 D51 D57 D65
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D95 D73 D94 D74 D72
 Modern Benoni (12) 
    A57 A56 A62 A64
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A41 A46 A40 E10 A50
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B43 B29 B73 B40 B69
 Semi-Slav (27) 
    D45 D46 D44 D43
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C98 C84 C97 C99 C92
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E52 E22 E56 E54
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (19) 
    C84 C98 C92 C99 C97
 English (18) 
    A13 A14 A19 A15 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T van Scheltinga vs Tartakower, 1939 1-0
   T Kok vs T van Scheltinga, 1939 0-1
   P Reid vs T van Scheltinga, 1937 0-1
   K S Ojanen vs T van Scheltinga, 1950 0-1
   T van Scheltinga vs Flohr, 1960 1/2-1/2
   Filip vs T van Scheltinga, 1963 1/2-1/2
   T van Scheltinga vs Alekhine, 1939 1/2-1/2
   Petrosian vs T van Scheltinga, 1960 1/2-1/2
   Blau vs T van Scheltinga, 1947 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Maastricht (1946)
   Hoogovens (1946)
   Amsterdam (1950)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Maastricht 1946 by sneaky pete
   1962 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   1950 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww
   Hoogovens 1960 by Tabanus
   1960 Beverwijk Hoogovens by jww

   C Sammelius vs A J van den Hoek, 1942

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(born Mar-06-1914, died Jul-30-1994, 80 years old) Netherlands

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Tjeerd (Theo) Daniel van Scheltinga was born in Amsterdam. He learned to play chess when he was 16. In 1936, he took 3rd in the Dutch Championship. In 1947, he tied for 1st in the Dutch Championship with Max Euwe, but lost the play-off. He was awarded the IM title in 1965. He represented the Netherlands at the Olympiads of 1937, 1939, 1950, 1952 and 1954 and his best tournament result was 1st at Beverwijk 1947.

Wikipedia article: Theo van Scheltinga

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 510  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K M Bergsma vs T van Scheltinga 0-1201935ZandvoortC78 Ruy Lopez
2. H Blok vs T van Scheltinga  0-1331936NED-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
3. T van Scheltinga vs Cortlever  1-0231936NED-chD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
4. H van Steenis vs T van Scheltinga  1-0281936UtrechtC27 Vienna Game
5. P Vaitonis vs T van Scheltinga  0-1401936Munich OlympiadD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. T van Scheltinga vs I Koenig  0-1291936Munich OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. D Danchev vs T van Scheltinga  0-1431936Munich OlympiadA13 English
8. Alekhine vs T van Scheltinga 1-0791936AmsterdamE17 Queen's Indian
9. Euwe vs T van Scheltinga 1-0431936AmsterdamE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. Kmoch vs T van Scheltinga 1-0541936AmsterdamE17 Queen's Indian
11. T van Scheltinga vs Fine 0-1401936AmsterdamD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. T van Scheltinga vs Gruenfeld 0-1231936AmsterdamD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. J van den Bosch vs T van Scheltinga 1-0341936AmsterdamC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
14. T van Scheltinga vs S Landau  0-1331936AmsterdamA15 English
15. K Ozols vs T van Scheltinga  0-1511937Stockholm ol (Men)A13 English
16. T van Scheltinga vs Golombek  1-07419377th olm finalE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
17. T van Scheltinga vs G Friedemann  ½-½3719377th olm finalD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
18. T van Scheltinga vs A Asgeirsson  0-15019377th olm finalE46 Nimzo-Indian
19. P Reid vs T van Scheltinga 0-11519377th olm finalC30 King's Gambit Declined
20. T van Scheltinga vs I Vistaneckis  1-03719377th olm finalD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. T van Scheltinga vs A Gulbrandsen 1-03619377th olm finalD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
22. Stoltz vs T van Scheltinga  1-07419377th olm finalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. B Kostic vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½2319377th olm finalC45 Scotch Game
24. Guimard vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½3319377th olm finalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
25. A Vajda vs T van Scheltinga  0-16019377th olm finalA14 English
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 510  PGN Download
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Mar-06-06  BIDMONFA: Theo Daniel Van Scheltinga


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  GrahamClayton: Van Scheltinga worked as a carpenter at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
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  GrahamClayton: Source: Andy Soltis "Chess Lists", 2nd edition, McFarland Publishing, 2002
Mar-06-09  sneaky pete: A chess book I purchased 10 or 12 years ago contained a small notebook, with 6 original scores of games played by Van Scheltinga in (probably) 1981. Game 5, against Cathy van der Mije (Nicolau), is dated March 11, 1981, so one may assume that the first (there I go again!) 4 against Flemish masters were played not long before. From this collection I present this flawed masterpiece against Bernard De Bruycker. Van Scheltinga is black.

1.c4 e6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.O-O O-O 6.d4 Nbd7 (vS in his carelesness writes: Nd7) 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Nc3 c6 9.Bf4 Nh5 10.Be3 f5 11.Qc1 Bd6 12.Ng5 Ndf6 13.Nh3 Ng4 14.Bg5 Qe8 15.f3 ..

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15... Nxh2 16.Kxh2 Bxg3+ 17.Kh1 f4 18.e3 h6 19.Bxf4 Nxf4 20.exf4 Bxh3 21.Bxh3 Qh5 22.Kg2 Bxf4 23.Qc2 Rf6 24.Rh1 ..

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24... Qg5+ (vS adorns this move with ?? and writes the winning move 24... Rg6+ in the margin) 25.Bg4 g6 26.Qb3 Rf8 (sic; maybe the poor man was in such a state of shock after his missed win that he actually played ... Raf8) 27.Ne4 .. 1-0.

Mar-06-09  WhiteRook48: I almost thought "Theo" was "The"
Mar-09-09  sneaky pete: Actually his first name was Tjeerd, but people called him Theo.
Mar-06-12  sneaky pete:
Mar-06-12  waustad: For some reason my first thought involved Dracula, but that is van Helsing.
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  Penguincw: R.I.P. POTD.
Dec-04-14  ljfyffe: Placed 9th in the World Correspondence Chess Championship I Final (1950-1953).
Mar-06-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Theo van Scheltinga.
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