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Cornelis van Wijgerden
C van Wijgerden 
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Number of games in database: 165
Years covered: 1967 to 1985
Last FIDE rating: 2430
Highest rating achieved in database: 2440

Overall record: +39 -41 =84 (49.4%)*
   * 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 (22) 
    B22 B23 B21 B89 B93
 Uncommon Opening (9) 
    A00 B00
 King's Indian Attack (8) 
 French Defense (7) 
    C02 C12 C15 C11
 Pirc (6) 
    B09 B07
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B13 B14
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (22) 
    B08 B09 B07
 Robatsch (10) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A41 D02 A40
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
    A22 A29 A28
 Dutch Defense (5) 
    A88 A81 A85
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D43 D45 D44 D48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C van Wijgerden vs Van der Sterren, 1977 1-0
   G Ligterink vs C van Wijgerden, 1983 0-1
   K Rogoff vs C van Wijgerden, 1980 1/2-1/2
   C van Wijgerden vs N Gaprindashvili, 1976 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1976)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1978)
   Amsterdam OHRA (1982)
   Hoogovens-B (1983)
   Dutch Championship (1976)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1980)
   Dutch Championship (1980)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1979)
   Dutch Championship (1977)
   Amsterdam IBM (1977)
   OHRA (1983)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee 1983 B by EmperorAtahualpa

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(born May-23-1950, 72 years old) Netherlands

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Cor van Wijgerden is an IM.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Mollekens vs C van Wijgerden  1-0251967Rotterdam-AntwerpB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. C van Wijgerden vs J Seeleman  0-1381969NED-chTB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
3. C van Wijgerden vs C Baljon  0-1491976Dutch ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
4. F Kuijpers vs C van Wijgerden  0-1651976Dutch ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
5. C van Wijgerden vs G Ligterink  1-0261976Dutch ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. R Witt vs C van Wijgerden  0-1351976Dutch ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
7. C van Wijgerden vs Ree  ½-½171976Dutch ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
8. Timman vs C van Wijgerden  1-0481976Dutch ChampionshipA22 English
9. C van Wijgerden vs J H Donner  1-0401976Dutch ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. C van Wijgerden vs B Enklaar  0-1591976Dutch ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. F van der Vliet vs C van Wijgerden  1-0211976Dutch ChampionshipA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
12. C van Wijgerden vs P van der Weide  1-0891976Dutch ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
13. R Hartoch vs C van Wijgerden  1-0351976Dutch ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
14. C van Wijgerden vs R Hartoch  ½-½261976Amsterdam IBM-BA00 Uncommon Opening
15. W J Westerveld vs C van Wijgerden  ½-½211976Amsterdam IBM-BB06 Robatsch
16. C van Wijgerden vs J Suwuh  1-0281976Amsterdam IBM-BC02 French, Advance
17. J van Baarle vs C van Wijgerden  ½-½411976Amsterdam IBM-BB08 Pirc, Classical
18. C van Wijgerden vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½331976Amsterdam IBM-BB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
19. J Eising vs C van Wijgerden  0-1301976Amsterdam IBM-BA10 English
20. C van Wijgerden vs J Pribyl  ½-½301976Amsterdam IBM-BB07 Pirc
21. S Matera vs C van Wijgerden  ½-½271976Amsterdam IBM-BA80 Dutch
22. C van Wijgerden vs N Gaprindashvili  1-0321976Amsterdam IBM-BB01 Scandinavian
23. S Tatai vs C van Wijgerden  1-0501976Amsterdam IBM-BB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. C van Wijgerden vs M Woodhams  1-0421976Amsterdam IBM-BB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. C van Wijgerden vs Ree  0-1371977Dutch ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
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Nov-12-08  BIDMONFA: Cornelis Van Wijgerden


Feb-28-12  wordfunph: he was a school teacher by profession and became the national coach of the Dutch Chess Federation.

* Chess Strategy for Club Players by Herman Grooten

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  GrahamClayton: Van Wijgerden is heavily involved with the "Steps" method of teaching chess:

Jan-02-13  bystander: During the 50th Groningen Chess tournement, Cor van Wijgerden received the so called "Euwe Ring". This ring stands for important contributions in the Dutch chess community. After five years the owner of the ring should hand it over. So far, the next players have own this ring: Max Euwe (1976), Hans Bouwmeester (1983), Jan Timman (1991; I could not find out is there was anybody in between?) Hans Bohm (1996) Hans Ree (2001), Genna Sosonko (2007). Cor van Wijgerden is well kown for his training activities. Congratulations.
Oct-16-20  login:

'Cor' van Wijgerden was born on his father's boat. He grew up in Rotterdam. At the age of 12 he learned to play chess from a friend and soon after joined a chess club. He proved to be a talented player, but was never able to qualify for the Dutch youth championships, because he had strong competition in his hometown from Hans Bohm, who was about the same age. In 1969, however, he became Dutch team champion with his club Charlois/Europoort and won the open Danish Chess Union's 3rd Open Danish Championship for juniors in Næstved. He completed a pedagogical education and then worked as a teacher at a primary school. In 1976 he became coach of John van der Wiel, who became European Youth Champion three years later. In 1978 van Wijgerden was awarded the IM title. From 1979 to 1984 he published the Schaakjaarboek, collaborated on several tournament books and edited the endgame textbooks of Max Euwe. In April 1980 he was appointed national coach for youth, women and 'popular' chess by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Schaakbond. Due to the increasing time pressure caused by this activity he gave up his teaching profession in 1982. At the OHRA tournament the same year he missed a grandmaster norm due to a defeat in the last round against Nigel Short.

Short vs C van Wijgerden, 1982

Photograph, July 1969. He receives the first prize from the chairman of Dansk Skak Union Ole Schøller Larsen.


From Rotterdam to Amsterdam

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