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Jan Frederik Heemskerk
Number of games in database: 66
Years covered: 1890 to 1928
Overall record: +19 -42 =5 (32.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-15-1867, died Sep-11-1944, 77 years old) Netherlands

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A van Rhijn vs J F Heemskerk  0-1341890DCA Congress 18thC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. J F Heemskerk vs Loman 0-1301890DCA Congress 18thC46 Three Knights
3. J F Heemskerk vs A van Foreest  0-1371890DCA Congress 18thC67 Ruy Lopez
4. J F Heemskerk vs A van Rhijn  1-0411890DCA Congress 18thC66 Ruy Lopez
5. Loman vs J F Heemskerk  1-0521890DCA Congress 18thC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. J F Malta vs J F Heemskerk  1-0611890DCA Congress 18thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. J F Heemskerk vs J F Malta 1-0591890DCA Congress 18thC45 Scotch Game
8. J F Heemskerk vs C Messemaker  1-0331890DCA Congress 18thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. C Messemaker vs J F Heemskerk  0-1321890DCA Congress 18thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. A van Foreest vs J F Heemskerk  1-0501890DCA Congress 18thC14 French, Classical
11. A van Rhijn vs J F Heemskerk  1-0281891DCA Congress 19thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. J F Heemskerk vs A van Rhijn  1-0261891DCA Congress 19thC11 French
13. A van Foreest vs J F Heemskerk  1-0261891DCA Congress 19thC11 French
14. Olland vs J F Heemskerk  ½-½451891DCA Congress 19thC67 Ruy Lopez
15. Loman vs J F Heemskerk  1-0381891DCA Congress 19thC11 French
16. J F Heemskerk vs A van Foreest  0-1201891DCA Congress 19thC28 Vienna Game
17. J F Heemskerk vs Olland  0-1391891DCA Congress 19thA21 English
18. J F Heemskerk vs Loman  0-1521891DCA Congress 19thD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Olland vs J F Heemskerk  1-0481892DCA Congress 20thC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. J F Heemskerk vs A van Foreest  0-1241892DCA Congress 20thC53 Giuoco Piano
21. J F Heemskerk vs B J Meijer  0-1441892DCA Congress 20thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Loman vs J F Heemskerk  0-1271892DCA Congress 20thC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
23. J F Heemskerk vs Gunsberg 0-1231892Casual GameC57 Two Knights
24. Gunsberg vs J F Heemskerk  1-0251892Casual GameC39 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Gunsberg vs J F Heemskerk  0-1271892Casual GameC30 King's Gambit Declined
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Feb-15-13  thomastonk: Steinitz visited Russia in 1895-96 and took part at Game Collection: St. Petersburg 1895-96. On his way back he played a short simul tour in the Netherlands, where he had this little skirmish with todays birthday boy.

[Event "Simultaneous exhibition May 1896"]
[Site "The Netherlands (possibly Rotterdam)"]
[Date "1896.05.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Steinitz, Wilhelm"]
[Black "Heemskerk, J.F."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C39"]
[PlyCount "51"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 Nf6 6. Bc4 d5 7. exd5 Bg7 8. d4 O-O 9. Nc3 Nh5 10. Ne2 Qe7 11. Nxf4 Ng3 12. Nfd3 Nxh1 13. Bg5 Bf6 14. Qd2 Ng3 15. Qf4 Nh5 16. Qe3 c6 17. O-O-O cxd5 18. Bxd5 Be6 19. Be4 Bxg5 20. hxg5 f5 21. gxf6 Nxf6 22. Qg5+ Kh8 23. Rh1 Qg7 24. Ng6+ Kg8 25. Ne7+ Kf7 26. Ne5+ 1-0

I found this game yesterday and observed that it is full of tactics and mistakes. Most of the time Black is completely winning, but sometimes White is equal or winning. Finally, instead of 25.. ♔f7??, 25.. ♔h8 should have resulted in a draw due to the perpetual. Have fun!

May-31-14  ljfyffe: In an English Opening as white, Heemskerk defeated Rev. John de Soyres of New Brunswick, in 1903 at Hilversum.
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  Phony Benoni: Possibly Black inthis game?

Marshall vs Heemskerk, 1912

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  Telemus: <Phony Benoni> I didn't find Marshall visiting the Netherlands in 1912 (though he played a lot in Europe). But Marshall gave a simul on 20 May 1911 in the Witte Societeit, The Hague, where he lost to J.F. Heemskerk. (Reports differ on the overall result: +10, -3, =6 or +10, -3, =7. I found the gamescore of another of Marshall's defeats in a newspaper, but not the game with Heemskerk.)

Chessbase claims that the game you are questioning is indeed Marshall vs Jan Frederik Heemskerk from that event.

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  Phony Benoni: <Teleanus> Thank you. I suspect the 1912 date was assumed from the game's publication in the "American Chess Bulletin", January 1913, p. 13 (where not playing date was given).
Dec-19-19  Chesgambit: Marshall vs Heemskerk, 1911
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