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Erik Knoppert
Number of games in database: 84
Years covered: 1978 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2336
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +28 -37 =18 (44.6%)*
   * 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 (10) 
    B33 B21 B73 B23 B89
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C69 C68 C92 C80
 French Defense (6) 
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 D02
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (4) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B65 B58 B52 B89 B31
 Benko Gambit (6) 
    A57 A58
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A57 A58
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A40 E10 A46
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (4) 
    B65 B63
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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?]
   NED-ch sf A (1986)
   Regency Masters (1984)
   Dutch Championship (1992)
   Dutch Open (1987)
   Dutch Open (1984)

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(born Sep-20-1959, 63 years old) Netherlands

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FIDE Master

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kirov vs E Knoppert  1-0351978Dutch OpenD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
2. E Knoppert vs M Fuller  ½-½81984Politiken CupA37 English, Symmetrical
3. E Knoppert vs J van Mil  0-1431984Politiken Cup 06thA10 English
4. G Nindl vs E Knoppert  0-1301984Dutch OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
5. E Knoppert vs H Bohm  0-1241984Dutch OpenC02 French, Advance
6. E Knoppert vs T Bottema  1-0261984Dutch OpenB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. K Langeweg vs E Knoppert  1-0421984Dutch OpenA57 Benko Gambit
8. E Knoppert vs N Povah  1-0311984Regency MastersB33 Sicilian
9. K Jagerflod vs E Knoppert  0-1171984Regency MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
10. E Knoppert vs Lengyel  ½-½251984Regency MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Mednis vs E Knoppert  0-1521984Regency MastersA20 English
12. E Knoppert vs B Carlier  ½-½131984Regency MastersC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Forintos vs E Knoppert  ½-½551984Regency MastersA58 Benko Gambit
14. E Knoppert vs M Hebden  ½-½551984Regency MastersE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
15. H Grooten vs E Knoppert  1-0301984Regency MastersE60 King's Indian Defense
16. E Knoppert vs V Ravikumar  1-0461984Regency MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. L Storms vs E Knoppert  0-1401985Dutch OpenB58 Sicilian
18. R Hartoch vs E Knoppert  ½-½271985Dutch OpenA04 Reti Opening
19. E Knoppert vs D H Campora  ½-½631985Dutch OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. G de Boer vs E Knoppert  1-0411985Dutch OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
21. E Knoppert vs Y Volman  0-1321985Dutch OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Knoppert vs M Hebden  0-12419859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA48 King's Indian
23. E Knoppert vs J Levitt  0-12019859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC02 French, Advance
24. I L Thomas vs E Knoppert  1-05419859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB30 Sicilian
25. E Knoppert vs Nijboer  0-1291986Dieren opB08 Pirc, Classical
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 87  PGN Download
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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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