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Erik Knoppert
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1978 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2336
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +21 -23 =9 (48.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B57 B82 B21 B20
 French Defense (4) 
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B58 B65 B89 B31 B52
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A57 A58
 Benko Gambit (5) 
    A57 A58
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 E10 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sosonko vs E Knoppert, 1992 0-1
   G Timmerman vs E Knoppert, 1988 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (1992)

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(born Sep-20-1959, 62 years old) Netherlands

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kirov vs E Knoppert  1-0351978NED-ch opD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
2. E Knoppert vs J van Mil  0-1431984Politiken Cup 06thA10 English
3. G Nindl vs E Knoppert  0-1301984NED-ch opA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. E Knoppert vs H Bohm  0-1241984NED-ch opC02 French, Advance
5. E Knoppert vs T Bottema  1-0261984NED-ch opB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. K Langeweg vs E Knoppert  1-0421984NED-ch opA57 Benko Gambit
7. L Storms vs E Knoppert  0-1401985Dieren opB58 Sicilian
8. E Knoppert vs Hebden  0-12419859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA48 King's Indian
9. G Timmerman vs E Knoppert  0-1301986NED-ch sf AB89 Sicilian
10. E Knoppert vs Nijboer  0-1291986Dieren opB08 Pirc, Classical
11. H Grooten vs E Knoppert  0-1471986NED-ch sf AA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. T Hommeles vs E Knoppert  0-1411986NED-ch sf AA57 Benko Gambit
13. E Knoppert vs L Riemersma  0-1511986NED-ch sf AE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. E Knoppert vs P Peelen  1-0401987Dieren opB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. S Belkhodja vs E Knoppert  0-1411987Dieren opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. Fedorowicz vs E Knoppert  1-0211987Ostend opA57 Benko Gambit
17. G Timmerman vs E Knoppert  ½-½811988Dutch OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Geller vs E Knoppert 1-0311991Berliner Sommer 9thB58 Sicilian
19. Granda Zuniga vs E Knoppert  1-0361991Malaga opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Cifuentes Parada vs E Knoppert  1-0251991NED-ch sfB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. E Knoppert vs Nijboer  1-0371991NED-ch sfC02 French, Advance
22. E Knoppert vs Piket  0-1601992NEDC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
23. E Knoppert vs J van Mil  ½-½261992Dutch ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. M Bosboom vs E Knoppert  1-0501992Dutch ChampionshipA20 English
25. E Knoppert vs Piket  0-1451992Dutch ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-27-03  ughaibu: Eric Knoppert is famous for a time trouble trick of knocking his clock off the table and adding a couple of minutes one-handedly when picking it up.
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  Benzol: <ughaibu> That's a neat trick, how did he get away with it?
Sep-27-03  ughaibu: The only occasion that I've directly heard of was during a shogi tournament in Holland, probably Utrecht, a spectator noticed the remaining time had increased. It's the kind of trick that it's better not to be known for. I think he's more positively famous for the number of games played continuously, or something similar, I remember seeing his name in the Guiness Book of Records.
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  Benzol: <ughaibu> Apart from his underhand clock antics is he any good at shogi?
Sep-29-03  ughaibu: I've only played shogi with him once, I think it was in 1982 when I was pretty much a beginner myself. I dont remember much about the game except that the endgame was very open so I didn't think I'd be able to mate however we were both in byouyomi (30 seconds a move after normal time has been used up) and eventually he let me win. As far as I recall he had quite a nice style.
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  Benzol: <ughaibu> "byouyomi" sounds like a nasty disease. What are the time controls in shogi?
Sep-30-03  ughaibu: I think the time control in the tournament where I played E.K. was 40 minutes then 30 seconds per move. In higher class professional shogi using less than one minute is counted as "no time", so when a player has used all their time they can survive by playing withing the minute. Top title matches are played at 9 hours each and last 2 days. Shogi professionals dont use clocks, the score-keeper uses a stopwatch to record the time. "Byou" means "second(s)" and "yomi" means "read", the score-keeper counts down the seconds according to the player's preference during the no-time-minute.
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  Benzol: <ughaibu> Is that 9 hours for just one game?
Sep-30-03  ughaibu: 9 hours each plus byouyomi.
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  Benzol: <ughaibu> Sounds like you need stamina and fitness as well as being a better player to win.
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  Benzol: Between 9.19 on Friday 13 September 1985 and 5.17 on Monday 16, Erick G.J. Knoppert (born 20th Sep 1959 Netherlands) scored 82.6% against an average Elo 2000 and completed 500 games. Nice to know he did something else besides clock fiddling.

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