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Christiaan Messemaker
Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1851 to 1890
Overall record: +21 -23 =8 (48.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-24-1821, died Nov-16-1905, 84 years old) Netherlands

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He won The Hague 1882 with 8.5/9. He also won Gouda in 1884. Both tournaments can be seen as unofficial Dutch championships.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Messemaker vs M M Coopman  ½-½381851AmsterdamA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
2. C Messemaker vs K de Heer 0-1471851AmsterdamD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. C Messemaker vs Neijse  0-1501851AmsterdamC00 French Defense
4. C Messemaker vs M M Coopman  0-1281851AmsterdamA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
5. C Messemaker vs Neijse  1-0391851AmsterdamD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. M M Coopman vs C Messemaker 1-0371851AmsterdamC00 French Defense
7. K de Heer vs C Messemaker  0-1411851AmsterdamC00 French Defense
8. B Spoelstra vs C Messemaker 1-0221858NijmegenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. C Messemaker vs Anderssen  0-1451861Rotterdam consultC54 Giuoco Piano
10. C Messemaker vs Anderssen  0-1441861RotterdamC77 Ruy Lopez
11. Anderssen vs C Messemaker 1-0371861RotterdamC70 Ruy Lopez
12. C Messemaker vs Anderssen  1-0641861RotterdamC54 Giuoco Piano
13. Mascheck vs C Messemaker  0-1351868corrC50 Giuoco Piano
14. C Messemaker vs E van Woelderen  1-0621880DCA Congress 8thC59 Two Knights
15. C Messemaker vs J F Malta  ½-½501880DCA Congress 8thC02 French, Advance
16. J F Malta vs C Messemaker  1-0471880DCA Congress 8thC54 Giuoco Piano
17. Bird vs C Messemaker 1-0271880DCA Congress 8thC45 Scotch Game
18. C Messemaker vs Bird  0-1501880DCA Congress 8thB40 Sicilian
19. E van Woelderen vs C Messemaker  0-1421880DCA Congress 8thC49 Four Knights
20. D van Foreest vs C Messemaker 0-1421884DCA Congress 12thB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. L Benima vs C Messemaker  0-1391884DCA Congress 12thA00 Uncommon Opening
22. C Messemaker vs L Benima  1-0401884DCA Congress 12thA10 English
23. R Loman vs C Messemaker  0-1491884DCA Congress 12thA13 English
24. C Messemaker vs D van Foreest 0-1341884DCA Congress 12thC67 Ruy Lopez
25. C E A Dupre vs C Messemaker  0-1451884DCA Congress 12thA13 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-08  sneaky pete: Messemaker means knife maker.

Und der Haifisch, der hat Zähne
Look at <whiteshark>, teeth like razors

Und die trägt er im Gesicht
All can read his open face

Und Christiaan, der hat ein Messer
And Christiaan has got a knife, but

Doch das Messer sieht man nicht
Not in such an obvious place

Mar-11-08  Cibator: Yeah, the equivalent name in English-speaking countries would be Cutler.
May-28-08  whiteshark: Dat is mooi, <sneaky pete>! Hartelijk dank!
May-28-08  whiteshark: Christiaan Messemaker (* 24.05.1821 - † 16.11.1905)




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  GrahamClayton: 1882 and 1884 Netherlands champion.

The Gouda chess club incorporated his surname into the club name in 1886 in honour of his contribution to chess in both Gouda and the Netherlands.

May-24-12  Rook e2: He named the club after himself?
May-24-12  eric the Baptist: He won Gouda in '84, huh?
He probably wished he had taken the trip to Ibiza instead.
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  perfidious: You're a Messemaker! Nyah nyah!
May-21-14  Whitehat1963: Was he the guy who ordered the Crusades and the Inquisition and the one who hid all the Catholic pedophile priests?

Okay, that was just way too easy.

Jul-21-16  Octal: <eric the Baptist>: Messer won Gouda?

Cheese knife.

Mar-17-18  zanzibar: <whiteshark>'s links are stale, dommage.



<Whiteshark>'s links lasted 10 years (maybe less), let's see how long mine last.

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