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Deen Hergott
Number of games in database: 147
Years covered: 1980 to 1999
Last FIDE rating: 2391
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485

Overall record: +47 -46 =53 (50.3%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian (9) 
    E97 E91 E94 E60 E80
 English (8) 
    A15 A13 A17 A14
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A46 E10 A41 A40
 Catalan (5) 
    E04 E06 E09
 Reti System (5) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (15) 
    C05 C11 C02 C12 C04
 Robatsch (9) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A40 E00
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C05 C07 C04
 French (6) 
    C11 C12
 Pirc (5) 
    B08 B07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Huber vs D Hergott, 1997 0-1
   S Buecker vs D Hergott, 1999 1/2-1/2
   D Hergott vs I Ivanov, 1987 1/2-1/2
   G Welling vs D Hergott, 1990 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   BCF-ch (1987)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)

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(born Oct-23-1962, 59 years old) Canada

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Deen is an IM and chess columnist for the Ottawa Citizen and Kitchener Record newspapers (1, 2). He was born in Kitchener, Ontario, later studied computational sciences, and represented Canada as high as 2nd board on 7 Olympiads between 1984-94 and 1998, including once as captain. He accumulated 36.5 points in 63 team games at the Olympiads (3). He finished with 4.5/7 out of nine total games played on Canada's 2nd board at the World team (50+) Championship (7) at Dresden in June, 2016.

He tied 1st-2nd in the 1982 Canadian Junior Championship. He won the Ottawa RA club championship in 1997 and 1999, tied 1st-3rd in 1988 and tied 1st-2nd for the championship in 1989 (4).

Hergott's name had also been listed on some of the leaderboards of the SCRABBLE and bridge leagues (5, 6).

References: (1) Kitchener Record (1983-90), (2) Ottawa Citizen (1992-2009), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) , (8) Wikipedia article: Deen Hergott

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 183  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Hergott vs L Day  0-1351980Quebec OpenA21 English
2. D Hergott vs Greenfeld  0-1291981WchT U26B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. D Hergott vs A Kochyev  ½-½211981World U26 Team-chB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. L Day vs D Hergott  ½-½491982Toronto ClosedA07 King's Indian Attack
5. L Day vs D Hergott  1-0281982OpenC11 French
6. D Hergott vs Adianto  0-1881982Wch U20A43 Old Benoni
7. L Day vs D Hergott  1-0411983Toronto OpenD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. L Day vs D Hergott  1-0501983Belleville OpenB06 Robatsch
9. D Hergott vs Andrew Stephenson  1-0301984Thessaloniki OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Anand vs D Hergott 1-0381984Thessaloniki OlympiadB33 Sicilian
11. D Hergott vs Winants  0-1361984Thessaloniki OlympiadE97 King's Indian
12. Shamkovich vs D Hergott  1-029198513th World OpenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
13. I Ivanov vs D Hergott  ½-½441986CAN-ch / ZonalD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. D Hergott vs K Spraggett  0-1281986CAN-ch / ZonalA00 Uncommon Opening
15. D Hergott vs D Sleman  1-0281986Dubai OlympiadE91 King's Indian
16. D Hergott vs T Rahman  0-1391986Dubai OlympiadE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. V Kalinin vs D Hergott  0-1381986Dubai OlympiadA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
18. A Pyhala vs D Hergott  0-1311986Dubai OlympiadC05 French, Tarrasch
19. Sax vs D Hergott  1-0531986Dubai OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. D Hergott vs S Mariotti  1-0401986Dubai OlympiadD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. D Hergott vs P Roca  0-1371986Dubai OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
22. D Hergott vs J Reyes  0-1571986Dubai OlympiadC26 Vienna
23. D Hergott vs K Fufuengmongkolkij  1-0321986Dubai OlympiadE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
24. Ahmed Al-Khatib vs D Hergott  0-1401986Dubai OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
25. D Hergott vs I Ivanov ½-½301987CAN-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-26-07  Eastfrisian: Deen Hergott is an IM from Canada. He is born in October 1962 in Kitchener, Ontario. Hergott played seven times for Canada in chess olympiades. Because of health problems in the early 2000s he retired from active serious chess. Since then he playes on a lower level.

By profession, he is a mathematician (bachelor degree in 1986), computer programmer, and chess journalist.

Feb-12-10  gauer: It's nice to see an occasional Ottawa Citizen article, even if no longer edited by the above past chess columnist. A recent Alexey Shirov simul story appears here:
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  GrahamClayton: In 1997 Hergott played a match against the HIARCS 6.0 computer in Ottawa. Games and commentary can be found here:

Oct-23-15  Twocolors: Wow, he was born studying. Must have been a child prodigy.
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  perfidious: If not at chess, though a strong player early on.

We first met in the last round of the 1984 Toronto international, a game which ended in a win for Hergott.

We had quite a number of common opponents, besides having met at the board.

Oct-24-15  TheFocus: He was the head of our college.
Mar-28-16  Yopo: D Hergott vs Kudrin, 1988 was beauty and surreal
Feb-08-18  Poisonpawns: "Hawksmoor" on ICC

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