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Twan Burg
T Burg 
Photo courtesy of Rotterdamse Schaakbond.  
Number of games in database: 303
Years covered: 2000 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2514 (2539 rapid, 2422 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2536

Overall record: +80 -77 =110 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 36 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B32 B51 B47 B31 B29
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B14
 French Defense (16) 
    C07 C03 C10 C04 C15
 Scotch Game (13) 
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C07 C03 C04 C05
 Philidor's Defense (8) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B90 B94 B53 B50 B22
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B94 B91
 Slav (21) 
    D12 D17 D10 D11 D18
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 E10 E00 A45 A50
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B12 B10 B17 B18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A20 A22 A28 A29
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Kues vs T Burg, 2012 0-1
   C Jeitz vs T Burg, 2013 0-1
   L Riemersma vs T Burg, 2013 0-1
   T Burg vs D Hausrath, 2013 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   BDO Chess Tournament (2012)
   5th Batavia (2013)
   Tata Steel Group C (2013)
   Dutch Open (2009)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   European Club Cup (2018)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   O Krivonosov vs T Burg (Nov-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Burg vs Pelletier (Nov-15-19) 1/2-1/2
   B Sadiku vs T Burg (Nov-14-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Burg vs J Riff (Nov-12-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Burg vs M Wiedenkeller (Nov-11-19) 1-0

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(born Apr-02-1990, 32 years old) Netherlands

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Grandmaster and Senior IMC. He is married to Nargiz Umudova.

Last updated: 2019-06-29 07:57:42

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Broekmeulen vs T Burg  ½-½262000NED-ch U12 opB56 Sicilian
2. B Geragousian vs T Burg  0-1552000NED-ch U12 opB56 Sicilian
3. Zhu Chen vs T Burg  1-0352005Amsterdam Chess TournamentE92 King's Indian
4. C Landenbergue vs T Burg  ½-½292006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. T Burg vs Sarakauskas 1-0272006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
6. T Burg vs Spoelman 1-0302006Amsterdam Chess TournamentC45 Scotch Game
7. T Burg vs Holzke  ½-½692006Amsterdam Chess TournamentC45 Scotch Game
8. J Parker vs T Burg  ½-½312006Amsterdam Chess TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
9. T Burg vs K van der Weide  0-1692006Amsterdam Chess TournamentB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. P Peelen vs T Burg  1-0592006Amsterdam Chess TournamentE97 King's Indian
11. W Van de Fliert vs T Burg  ½-½1042006Amsterdam Chess TournamentC12 French, McCutcheon
12. T Burg vs J Cornelisse  1-0522006Amsterdam Chess TournamentB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. E Gullaksen vs T Burg  1-0522006Amsterdam Chess TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M Bosboom vs T Burg  ½-½442006Amsterdam Chess TournamentA48 King's Indian
15. D van Kerkhof vs T Burg 1-0512007NED-ch U21B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. T Burg vs S Ernst  0-1492007Stork Young Masters opB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. T Burg vs P Potapov  0-1342007Arctic Cup 3rdB32 Sicilian
18. T Burg vs K Piorun  1-0332008EU-ch U18 18thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. T Burg vs Swiercz  0-1692008EU-ch U18 18thB32 Sicilian
20. T Nabaty vs T Burg  1-0522008EU-ch U18 18thB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. T Burg vs M Bojchev  1-0352008EU-ch U18 18thB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. T Burg vs P Potapov  1-0372008EU-ch U18 18thB32 Sicilian
23. K Stupak vs T Burg  1-0232008EU-ch U18 18thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. T Burg vs A Sumets  ½-½192009Cappelle-la-Grande OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
25. G N Gopal vs T Burg  1-0272009Cappelle-la-Grande OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-16-09  amadeus: "Twan Burg wins Corus study competition" -
Oct-17-10  virginmind: he just drawn (with black) nisipeanu, at ecc 2010.
Oct-17-10  TheFocus: I am the BURG. Prepare to be annihilated.
Jul-15-11  BIDMONFA: Twan Burg

BURG, Twan

Apr-02-13  waustad: Happy birthday! His score at the Neckar Open gave him 6.5/9 which was half a point behind the leaders. He drew with GM Bacrot and his only loss was to GM Nisipeanu.
Dec-03-13  cro777: Since December 2012 IM Burg has been playing correspondence chess. He provided ICCF with a short biography:

"I am 23 years old and live in Schijndel (NED). I learned chess on age 6 and have been very active since then. In won several youth championships, including Dutch U10 and U16. In 2004 I managed to become 3rd in the European Union U14. I scored 5/9 at the European Youth Championships U18 in 2008.

In 2009 I became IM after winning the IM Tournament Cultural Village Wijk Aan Zee(NED). My other norms I scored in Deizisau(Germany), Enschede(NED) and Ohrid (ECC, Macedonia, 7 rounds).

In 2012 I scored my first GM norm in the GM tournament BDO Haarlem (NED). I am still trying to obtain my other norms. The 2500-mark I have passed already.

I am proud of the strong opponents I have beaten in my chess career: Bacrot, Ni Hua, Romanov and Giri (2x) are among my victims. The games are in Mega2013."

Dec-03-13  cro777: An exhibition match between FIDE IM Twan Burg and CC World Champion and ICCF GM Ron Langeveld has started on October 1st, 2013. It is played in the ICCF Webserver under ICCF rules.

The games, with live commentary provided by GM Anish Giri, can be followed at

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  whiteshark: CB Corr Database has 48 games between 2012-2014 and 2 games from 2016 (+7 -1 =42)

Top events he played in in 2014 were:

<EU ch79 fin email> (+2 =10) and <W-ch38 sf01 email> (+1 -1 =10)

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