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Theo van Scheltinga
T van Scheltinga 
Number of games in database: 723
Years covered: 1935 to 1990
Highest rating achieved in database: 2325

Overall record: +210 -230 =283 (48.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (75) 
    E60 E64 E69 E62 E63
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E21 E41 E38 E39 E46
 Orthodox Defense (23) 
    D61 D56 D57 D59 D51
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D95 D94 D72 D74 D73
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 A41 A40 E00 A50
 English, 1 c4 c5 (15) 
    A31 A30 A33 A34 A32
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B43 B42 B40 B73 B27
 Semi-Slav (36) 
    D45 D46 D43 D44
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C92 C98 C97 C84 C99
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E32 E52 E22 E56 E40
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (24) 
    C98 C92 C97 C84 C99
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D30 D31 D35 D37 D38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Blau vs T van Scheltinga, 1947 0-1
   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
   F Planas Garcia vs T van Scheltinga, 1952 0-1
   Filip vs T van Scheltinga, 1963 1/2-1/2
   K S Ojanen vs T van Scheltinga, 1950 0-1
   T van Scheltinga vs Flohr, 1960 1/2-1/2
   T van Scheltinga vs Alekhine, 1939 1/2-1/2
   Petrosian vs T van Scheltinga, 1960 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Aalborg (1947)
   Hoogovens (1947)
   Dutch Championship (1950)
   Maastricht (1946)
   Budapest Zonal (1960)
   Hilversum Zonal (1947)
   Hoogovens-B (1967)
   Hoogovens (1950)
   Venice (1953)
   Dublin Zonal (1957)
   Dutch Championship (1967)
   Stockholm Olympiad (1937)
   Hoogovens-B (1971)
   Hoogovens-B (1968)
   Hoogovens-B (1972)

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

   C Sammelius vs A 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 30; games 1-25 of 729  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 N 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  0-1401936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. T van Scheltinga vs I Koenig  0-1291936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. D Danchev vs T van Scheltinga  0-1431936non-FIDE Munich OlympiadA13 English
8. Kmoch vs T van Scheltinga 1-0541936AmsterdamE17 Queen's Indian
9. Euwe vs T van Scheltinga 1-0431936AmsterdamE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. Alekhine vs T van Scheltinga 1-0791936AmsterdamE17 Queen's Indian
11. T van Scheltinga vs Gruenfeld 0-1231936AmsterdamD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. T van Scheltinga vs Fine 0-1401936AmsterdamD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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 OlympiadA13 English
16. T van Scheltinga vs G Friedemann  ½-½371937Stockholm OlympiadD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
17. T van Scheltinga vs Golombek  1-0741937Stockholm OlympiadE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
18. P Reid vs T van Scheltinga 0-1151937Stockholm OlympiadC30 King's Gambit Declined
19. T van Scheltinga vs A Asgeirsson  0-1501937Stockholm OlympiadE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. T van Scheltinga vs I Vistaneckis  1-0371937Stockholm OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. T van Scheltinga vs A Gulbrandsen 1-0361937Stockholm OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
22. G Stoltz vs T van Scheltinga 1-0741937Stockholm OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. Kostic vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½231937Stockholm OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
24. A Vajda vs T van Scheltinga  0-1601937Stockholm OlympiadA14 English
25. C Guimard vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½331937Stockholm OlympiadE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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