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Gert Ligterink
G Ligterink 
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Number of games in database: 593
Years covered: 1966 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2403
Highest rating achieved in database: 2470

Overall record: +164 -183 =237 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B46 B82 B45 B32 B42
 King's Indian (29) 
    E73 E91 E92 E70 E94
 Queen's Indian (23) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C69 C77 C91 C72 C62
 Modern Benoni (20) 
    A62 A65 A56 A57 A63
 Pirc (15) 
    B09 B08 B07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B45 B83 B40 B33 B64
 King's Indian (42) 
    E63 E97 E92 E98 E96
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E14
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E32 E46 E42 E20 E45
 Sicilian Taimanov (18) 
    B45 B46 B48 B47
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 A45 E00 E10 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Ligterink vs H Bohm, 1977 1-0
   G Ligterink vs M Trepp, 1984 1-0
   G Ligterink vs Henley, 1978 1-0
   T Taylor vs G Ligterink, 1978 0-1
   G Ligterink vs Bronstein, 1994 1-0
   G Ligterink vs Karpov, 1968 1/2-1/2
   Karpov vs G Ligterink, 1967 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (1979)
   4th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1980)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1975)
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1978)
   Dutch Championship (1985)
   Dutch Championship (1982)
   Dutch Championship (1981)
   Dutch Championship (1986)
   Dutch Championship (1980)
   EUR-chT (Men) 8th (1983)
   Curacao Open (2002)
   Dutch Championship (1976)
   Amsterdam Zonal (1978)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee 1983 B by EmperorAtahualpa
   Amsterdam 1994 B by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-17-1949, 72 years old) Netherlands

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Gert Henrik Ligterink was awarded the IM title in 1977. He won the Dutch Championship in 1979.

Wikipedia article: Gert Ligterink

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 606  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Ligterink vs Svend Pedersen  1-0391966EU-ch U20 qual-CB07 Pirc
2. G Ligterink vs J Rooze  0-1211966EU-ch U20 qual-CB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Timman vs G Ligterink  1-0251966Delft ch-NED jrA56 Benoni Defense
4. Ciric vs G Ligterink  1-0241967EU-ch casualB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. P E Hostalet Ferrer vs G Ligterink 1-0121967EU-ch U18 f-AB50 Sicilian
6. G Ligterink vs J Moles  ½-½271967EU-ch U18 sf 6768E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Gligoric vs G Ligterink  1-0321967EU-ch U20 clock sim1B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
8. G Ligterink vs J Moles  ½-½461967EU-ch U18 f-A 6768E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. R Meulders vs G Ligterink  0-1371967EU-ch U18 sf 6768A46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. G Ligterink vs P E Hostalet Ferrer  1-0221967EU-ch U18 sf 6768A81 Dutch
11. G Ligterink vs D Zara  ½-½571967EU-ch U18 sf 6768D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Karpov vs G Ligterink ½-½1219676th Niemeyer prelB20 Sicilian
13. G Ligterink vs Adorjan  ½-½131967EU-ch U18 sf 6768D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
14. J Lewi vs G Ligterink  ½-½81967EU-ch U18 sf 6768A17 English
15. G Ligterink vs Adorjan  ½-½131968EU-ch U18 f-A 6768D92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
16. Timman vs G Ligterink 1-0191968Groningen Ech-jrE20 Nimzo-Indian
17. G Ligterink vs Karpov ½-½2719686th Niemeyer final AD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. G Ligterink vs K Payrhuber  1-0441969EU-ch U20 prelA65 Benoni, 6.e4
19. G Ligterink vs B Vujacic  ½-½191969EU-ch U20 prelA57 Benko Gambit
20. G Ligterink vs H Bohm  ½-½351969EU-ch U20 final-BE20 Nimzo-Indian
21. G Ligterink vs H Schaufelberger  0-1301969EU-ch U20 prelA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
22. G Ligterink vs S Fedder ½-½221969EU-ch U20 final-BD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
23. J Moles vs G Ligterink 1-0221969EU-ch U20 final-BC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
24. G Ligterink vs Bellon Lopez  0-1581969EU-ch U20 final-BD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. G Ligterink vs J Pokojowczyk  1-0341969EU-ch U20 final-BA44 Old Benoni Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-17-06  BIDMONFA: Gert Ligterink


Jun-21-12  achieve: I never liked him, and obviously not a great following, though a good columnist at times, provided he doesn't blindly follow engine evaluations.
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  wordfunph: from IM Willy Hendriks book Move First, Think Later..

<Gert Ligterink relates that he was setting up a small party to celebrate his first IM norm. Hubner passed by, and when he was informed about the occasion, he quickly managed to spoil the festive atmosphere: 'At home I have a dog that cannot play chess. But if I teach him for half a year, he must at least be able to become a master.'>


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  Fusilli: <wordfunph> <Hubner passed by...>

Without any more context (were Huebner and Ligterink friends?), hard to tell if Huebner was being a total jerk or if he was joking in good jest. If the latter, not a very funny joke anyway.

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  MissScarlett: Sounds like deadpan Teutonic humour in the style of the late, lamented <johnbarleybore>.
Aug-21-20  Muttley101: When I was a junior starting out I was travelling to a tournament by train, and had taken a copy of "My System" to read, which I had recently bought. A guy got in at another stop and sat opposite me, saw what I was reading and asked me if I was travelling to the tournament also. He introduced himself and asked me what I thought about the book, which I said I had only recently got but didn't get the later parts. He said he thought "My System" was a good book but that you needed to be at least master strength to understand what Nimzowitch was trying to get across.

We chatted about Nimzowitch for a bit, and I asked him what section he was playing- the open- and he asked me- the minor. He was way out of my league, but he had no problem chatting to a novice, and was happy to share with me his experiences until we reached our destination. I appreciated travelling with someone who was a decent guy with no airs about being a very strong player who just liked talking about chess.

That was Gert Ligterink. Good bloke.

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  Fusilli: <Muttley101> Nice story. Thanks for sharing.
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  perfidious: Not sure I ever read <My System> cover to cover, and never really dipped into it till I was already at least 2100 US, but Ligterink was bang on: it is no book for novices.

A pleasure to read of <Muttley>'s experience with Ligterink.

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