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Willem Frederik Wertheim
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1925 to 1954
Overall record: +13 -13 =8 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-16-1907, died Nov-03-1998, 90 years old) Netherlands

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Saemisch vs W F Wertheim  1-0331925Simul, 3bA53 Old Indian
2. W F Wertheim vs R Loman  1-0321927MatchA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. R Loman vs W F Wertheim  1-0251927MatchC11 French
4. R Loman vs W F Wertheim  1-0341927SSS cupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. W F Wertheim vs R Loman  0-1391927MatchA27 English, Three Knights System
6. R Loman vs W F Wertheim  1-0511927MatchC53 Giuoco Piano
7. S Segall vs W F Wertheim  0-1511927NED-BELB20 Sicilian
8. W F Wertheim vs J Rejfir  ½-½371928The Hague OlympiadA20 English
9. Stahlberg vs W F Wertheim  ½-½401928The Hague OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
10. A Pokorny vs W F Wertheim  0-1321928The Hague OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. W F Wertheim vs L Palau 1-0361928The Hague OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. W F Wertheim vs A Sacconi  ½-½231928The Hague OlympiadA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
13. J Balogh vs W F Wertheim  ½-½381928The Hague OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
14. W F Wertheim vs Lokvenc  0-1421928The Hague OlympiadB83 Sicilian
15. O Naegeli vs W F Wertheim  1-0541928The Hague OlympiadC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. K Havasi vs W F Wertheim  1-0311928The Hague OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
17. W F Wertheim vs L Matibet 1-0411928The Hague OlympiadC02 French, Advance
18. E Tholfsen vs W F Wertheim  ½-½311928The Hague OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. W F Wertheim vs A Taube 1-0221928The Hague OlympiadD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. T Regedzinski vs W F Wertheim  ½-½401928The Hague OlympiadA22 English
21. A Dunkelblum vs W F Wertheim 0-1201928The Hague OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. W F Wertheim vs W A van Rhee  1-0411931BataviaE20 Nimzo-Indian
23. W F Wertheim vs M F Lichtendahl  1-0391932Java ChB83 Sicilian
24. J H Hoetabarat vs W F Wertheim  ½-½371932Schaakmat-Satoer BatakE61 King's Indian
25. Alekhine vs W F Wertheim 0-1251933Simul, 50bB50 Sicilian
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Jul-23-05  sneaky pete: F is for Frederik.
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  GrahamClayton: Wertheim was a major figure in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in the period prior to World War 2. Here is an interesting account of his life:

Nov-16-11  brankat: Also an interesting overall record in this database:

Overall record: +6 -6 =6

R.I.P. You devil you :-)

Nov-16-13  thomastonk: The following biography has been written by Heico Kerkmeester in "A Note on the History of European Law and Economics: Wertheim's Dissertation", published in "German Working Papers in Laws and Economics", Volume 2003, paper 23.

"1.1 A short biography

Willem Frederik Wertheim was born in 1907 in St. Petersberg (sic) in a Jewish-Dutch family. His father worked there as the director of a local branch of of a Dutch insurance company. After the Russian revolution the company was nationalized and the family returned to the Netherlands.

After secondary school, Wertheim started his law studies in Leiden. The choice for law was motivated by the short duration of its study, taking into account the dire financial straits of the Wertheim family. Wertheim indicated that he was not really interested in the study of law, because it failed to present the law in its social context. He was much more interested in economics, and took an elective course in it after having been fascinated by the lectures of Van Blom, a professor of economics. After graduation in 1929, Wertheim decided to write a dissertation under the supervision of Professor E.M. Meijers, one of the most respected lawyers in The Netherlands. In that time, law dissertations were of a limited size and could be written in a relatively short time. Wertheim’s 183 page long work was certainly no exception to this rule and it was already defended in 1930. Thereafter, Wertheim moved to the Dutch East Indies, where he first worked as a civil servant and was appointed as a professor of law in 1936. After the Second World War an effort of Meijers to provide Wertheim with a chair for civil law on a sociological foundation at Leiden University failed. He therefore accepted a professorship in History and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, specialising in the study of Asia.

Wertheim’s career as a sociologist was a highly successful one and he earned himself an international reputation in the study of non-Western societies. His experiences during the Indonesian struggle for independence influenced his political viewpoints, and he became even notorious for his leftist thoughts. Many obituaries mentioned that he (sic) had taken Wertheim until short before his death, before he managed to see the mistakes of Mao Zedong. Wertheim died in 1998."

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