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Friso Nijboer
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Number of games in database: 1,129
Years covered: 1982 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2468 (2431 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +411 -292 =401 (55.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (232) 
    B90 B32 B47 B80 B30
 Ruy Lopez (126) 
    C78 C67 C91 C84 C92
 French Defense (87) 
    C11 C18 C10 C05 C16
 Sicilian Najdorf (59) 
    B90 B92 B93 B97 B91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (58) 
    C91 C84 C92 C96 C95
 French (46) 
    C11 C10 C00
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (156) 
    E97 E98 E92 E62 E73
 Sicilian (138) 
    B30 B67 B33 B22 B42
 Pirc (33) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (30) 
    B67 B60 B65 B66 B63
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A41 A45 A46 D02 A40
 Dutch Defense (24) 
    A81 A88 A85 A84 A89
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M van der Werf vs Nijboer, 2001 0-1
   Nijboer vs Timman, 2006 1-0
   E van den Doel vs Nijboer, 1997 0-1
   Nijboer vs Cifuentes Parada, 1997 1-0
   H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs Tiviakov, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Nijboer vs Negi, 2008 1-0
   Nijboer vs Stellwagen, 2002 1-0
   Nijboer vs S Grover, 2009 1-0
   Nijboer vs T Laarhoven, 2007 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Harmonie (2003)
   Harmonie (2002)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Hoogovens-B (1992)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   Dutch Championship (1996)
   Dutch Championship (2006)
   Corus Group B (2003)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   Hoogovens Group B (1999)
   Metz Open (2001)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   European Championship (2009)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group B 2003 by Tabanus
   Wijk aan Zee Group B 2003 by Chessdreamer
   Netherlands Championship 1997 by Phony Benoni
   1999 Hoogovens (group B) by gauer
   Hoogovens Group B 1999 by Tabanus
   Corus Group B 2002 by Tabanus
   2002 Corus (group B) by gauer
   Hoogovens-B, proper round numbers by Stonehenge
   Corus Group B 2001 by Tabanus
   2000 Corus (Group B) by gauer
   Corus Group B 2000 by Tabanus

   🏆 University Challenge
   Nijboer vs E de Boer (Dec-29-19) 1/2-1/2
   E de Boer vs Nijboer (Dec-28-19) 0-1
   Nijboer vs E de Boer (Dec-27-19) 1-0
   E de Boer vs Nijboer (Dec-26-19) 0-1
   A Zatonskih vs Nijboer (Mar-04-18) 0-1

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(born May-26-1965, 56 years old) Netherlands

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 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,129  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nijboer vs Short 0-1751982Wch U20A10 English
2. Nijboer vs L Schandorff  0-1641982Wch U20A10 English
3. Ehlvest vs Nijboer  1-0401982EU-ch U21E12 Queen's Indian
4. P Moulin vs Nijboer  0-1361982EU-ch U20E12 Queen's Indian
5. F Trois vs Nijboer  1-0301983Hoogovens-BE12 Queen's Indian
6. Nijboer vs P Votruba  ½-½721983Hoogovens-BA13 English
7. R Kuijf vs Nijboer  ½-½411983Hoogovens-BB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. Nijboer vs Z Franco Ocampos  ½-½521983Hoogovens-BA34 English, Symmetrical
9. Nijboer vs P J Sowray  1-0531983Hoogovens-BA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
10. Van der Sterren vs Nijboer  1-0461983Hoogovens-BE15 Queen's Indian
11. C van Wijgerden vs Nijboer  ½-½191983Hoogovens-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. Nijboer vs H Bohm  0-1631983Hoogovens-BA34 English, Symmetrical
13. Nijboer vs G Ligterink  0-1421983Hoogovens-BA22 English
14. Nijboer vs Dlugy  0-1621983Wch U20E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. Salov vs Nijboer  1-0431983Wch U20E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
16. Nijboer vs P Peelen  0-1331984?C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
17. Nijboer vs V Allegro  1-0311984EU-ch U20B42 Sicilian, Kan
18. Nijboer vs B Enklaar  0-1351984Amsterdam OHRA-BC10 French
19. P Ostojic vs Nijboer  0-1391984Amsterdam OHRA-BB07 Pirc
20. P Gelpke vs Nijboer  1-0411984Amsterdam OHRA-BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Nijboer vs R Weemaes  1-0361984Amsterdam OHRA-BB32 Sicilian
22. Nijboer vs Z Krnic  ½-½591984Amsterdam OHRA-BB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. P Peelen vs Nijboer  ½-½561984Amsterdam OHRA-BA04 Reti Opening
24. G J de Boer vs Nijboer  1-0391984Amsterdam OHRA-BE15 Queen's Indian
25. Nijboer vs J van Baarle  ½-½441984Amsterdam OHRA-BB10 Caro-Kann
 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,129  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-17-05  Edwin Meyer: According to a website Nijboer's biggest problem seems to be dealing with timetrouble. If he can overcome that he is considered to be a formidable opponent.
Dec-20-05  DeepBlade: Maybe because he likes to think, just like Kasparov ;)
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  whiteshark: Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

additional information:

May-26-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Nijboer!
May-26-08  Alphastar: A very notable game: Rublevsky vs Nijboer, 2006 This win granted the netherlands a 2.5-1.5 win over russia in the olympiad (all other games were drawn).
May-26-08  brankat: <Alphastar> Let me guess, You must be from the Netherlands.

Since You are still a relatively "new" member here, You may not be aware of some prominent Dutch kibitzers at this site :-)

<achieve>, <lostemperor>, <stonehenge>, <sitzkrieg>, <dakgootje>.

I'm sure there are others, too, just can't remember at he moment.

May-26-08  achieve: <Brankat>-<I'm sure there are others, too, just can't remember at he moment.>

There's <nescio> and <rinus> -- and I'm sure many more, who's names escape me at the moment ;-)

May-26-08  Nikita Smirnov: Happy Birthday Friso Nijboer!!
Jan-17-09  piatos blue: Sorry you loss to wesley this corus c.
Mar-21-09  BIDMONFA: Friso Nijboer


Mar-21-09  WhiteRook48: somehow the computer tells me that I've been at this page before
Mar-21-09  Gryz: You might have had a look at Nijboer's games because of a game he played last week in the european championship.

Motylev vs Nijboer, 2009

A nice attacking game where Nijboer beat Motylev while playing the black pieces.

BTW, Nijboer finished 12th or so at the european championships last week. And that qualified him to play in the upcoming World Cup.

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3rd place in Limburg Open (Belgium) 21-24 May 2010:

Jul-16-10  YoungEd: It's only a one-word biography, but still an enviable one!
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  Penguincw: < YoungEd: It's only a one-word biography, but still an enviable one! >

Yah.The shortest bio I have ever seen.Even shorter than the ones that say <no bio>.

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  OhioChessFan: Brevity is the soul of wit.
Jul-04-11  Raspje: Strong Dutch GM, and a great connaisseur of the Dutch :)
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  Penguincw: Enjoy being POTD. :)
Aug-16-12  Gryz: I don't see Nijboer playing in any tournaments where other Dutch players are playing. And the database only has games by Friso from 2011 and earlier.

Is Friso still playing chess ?

Oct-25-12  waustad: <Gryz>If you want to see a favorite player, you have to be more proactive. It may take a while, but look here: PGN Upload Utility . If you can find games you want to see here, go ahead and submit them. Be sure that you have a good png file (I've been fooled before) and check that it isn't already here. I often use, but that works better for Austrian players than some others. It is a start. If the player in question plays in a league, look there. It will probably help a lot of you speak Dutch.

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