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Hiong Liong Tan
H L Tan 
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Number of games in database: 83
Years covered: 1958 to 1963
Overall record: +34 -23 =26 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-20-1938, died Sep-2009, 71 years old) Indonesia

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Hiong Liong Tan was born on the 20th of August 1938. At the 1960 Olympiad he represented Indonesia and scored 16.5 points out of 20 games (gold medal-fourth board). He was Dutch Champion in 1961 and awarded the IM title in 1963. Brother of Boen Tan.

Wikipedia article: Hiong Liong Tan

Last updated: 2022-08-14 17:09:02

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Mastenbroek vs H L Tan  1-0441958Amsterdam Open ChampionshipC25 Vienna
2. Botvinnik vs H L Tan  1-0311958Simul, 26bE83 King's Indian, Samisch
3. H L Tan vs E J Diemer  1-0261959Hoogovens-BB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. H L Tan vs J H Donner ½-½211960HoogovensB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. A Matanovic vs H L Tan 1-0401960HoogovensC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
6. H L Tan vs Larsen 0-1361960HoogovensA07 King's Indian Attack
7. H L Tan vs H Bouwmeester  ½-½581960HoogovensB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. Flohr vs H L Tan  1-0411960HoogovensA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. H L Tan vs Petrosian 0-1291960HoogovensB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
10. T D van Scheltinga vs H L Tan  ½-½451960HoogovensE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
11. H L Tan vs R Toran Albero  1-0541960HoogovensB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. J T Barendregt vs H L Tan  1-0531960HoogovensB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. H L Tan vs Kavalek  1-0381960WchT U26 07thC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
14. H L Tan vs Vukcevich 0-1411960WchT U26 07thE60 King's Indian Defense
15. Kraidman vs H L Tan  0-1381960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. H L Tan vs Vukcevich  ½-½361960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1C46 Three Knights
17. Z Milev vs H L Tan  1-0401960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A61 Benoni
18. H L Tan vs A Casa  1-0401960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1E70 King's Indian
19. H L Tan vs A Fenech  1-0361960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
20. F Omari vs H L Tan  0-1571960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1D90 Grunfeld
21. H L Tan vs J A Fred  ½-½511960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1C42 Petrov Defense
22. H L Tan vs R Fuchs  1-0431960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A07 King's Indian Attack
23. H L Tan vs R Hoen  1-0481960Leipzig Olympiad qual-1A81 Dutch
24. A Franck vs H L Tan  0-1391960Leipzig Olympiad Final-CB40 Sicilian
25. H L Tan vs Oswaldo Yepez  ½-½301960Leipzig Olympiad Final-CC42 Petrov Defense
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  Benzol: Can someone in the know tell if this players name is Hiong Liong Tan or Tan Hiong Liong please. Thanks in advance.
Mar-18-05  lostemperor: <Benzol>, this is him also: Tan. Tan Hiong Liong is his official name. Tan being his last name, because in Chinese names the last name comes first. And he is still alive somewhere in Indonesia, I've heard. A remarkable player. So it is Hiong Liong Tan if you no what I mean <;)
Nov-23-05  lostemperor: There are 29 Tans in this database. Two of them is he. This Tan Hiong Liong and Tan Hoang. Good, there used to be four of him;).
Aug-25-08  myschkin: . . .

He is an is an "Indonesian–Dutch" chess master. His name has a "Chinese-Indonesian"** origin :)

<Tan Hiong Liong> Asian syntax*

<Hiong Liong Tan> European syntax

<Hiong Liong> ~ given name

<Tan> ~ family name

Chinese origins - from the name of the state of Tan during the Zhou dynasty. Wu Wang, who established the Zhou dynasty in 1122 B.C., gave the state of Tan to a descendant of the model emperor Yu (2205–2198 bc), with the status of Viscount. Descendants adopted the name of the state Tan as their surname.

* preferable

In 1602 the Dutch established the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and became the dominant European power. Following bankruptcy, the VOC was formally dissolved in 1800, and the government of the Netherlands established the Dutch East Indies as a nationalized colony. For most of the colonial period, Dutch control over these territories was tenuous; only in the early 20th century did Dutch dominance extend to what was to become Indonesia's current boundaries.

** Darn, while typing I could ask a friend of mine. He is from Shanghai and said it [Hiong Liong] is not Chinese (Feng_kai sagte: deswegen kann ich leider auch nicht viel dazu sagen [trotzdem danke Quarknase]), but he assumed <Tan> is the family name, too.

Uff, nochmal Glück gehabt :D

But we could ask User: fictionist in that case !

Jul-02-09  sneaky pete: Elsewhere his given name is written as Hoan Liong (or Hoang Liong).
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  whiteshark: " <Tan>, to be sure, quickly surpassed Schilp [as best Dutch go player] too, and was the first in the Netherlands to obtain a Dan in go. Tragically, a mental breakdown in early 1963 put an end to his careers in both games. At 24, he was repatriated to his native Indonesia where he is supposed to be still living in Bandung - but his Dutch chess friends never saw him again.


<Hoan Liong Tan> might have gone far as a chess player - he was the first Indonesian who became an International Master, and playing for Indonesia at the Leipzig 1960 Olympiad, he won the gold medal on board 4, with 16.5 from 20. "


Full story/source: #214

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  Stonehenge: Interesting article in Dutch:

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