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Herman Grooten
Number of games in database: 232
Years covered: 1976 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2250
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +79 -116 =36 (42.0%)*
   * 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:
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E12 E17
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E90 E97 E91 E61
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A70 A61 A56 A57 A77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D35 D30 D37 D38
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 A40 A46 E10 A50
 Bogo Indian (8) 
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E20 E41 E42 E38
 Sicilian (21) 
    B22 B83 B96 B40 B80
 Queen's Indian (18) 
    E15 E12 E14
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B18 B12 B13 B10
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A45 A46 E00
 English (9) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Hillarp Persson vs H Grooten, 2007 0-1
   H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 1/2-1/2
   Stellwagen vs H Grooten, 2007 0-1
   M A Mohamed vs H Grooten, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Hogeschool Zeeland Tournament (2007)
   11th Essent Open (2007)
   Dutch Championship (1981)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   Amsterdam Lost Boys Open (1998)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   Amsterdam OHRA (1982)
   Groningen Open (2018)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   European Championship (2007)
   12th Essent Open (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)

   🏆 Groningen Open
   J Hilwerda vs H Grooten (Dec-30-18) 1-0
   H Grooten vs A Jedlicka (Dec-29-18) 0-1
   Krasenkow vs H Grooten (Dec-28-18) 1-0
   H Grooten vs Vardan Hovsepyan (Dec-27-18) 1-0
   Martin Simet vs H Grooten (Dec-26-18) 0-1

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(born Jul-02-1958, 63 years old) Netherlands

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He is an IM.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 295  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Welling vs H Grooten  1-0401976Provincial U20 ch.B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  0-1301981NED-ch sfA50 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J H Donner vs H Grooten  1-0491981Dutch ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
4. Van der Wiel vs H Grooten 1-0291981Dutch ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. H Grooten vs Timman  0-1291981Dutch ChampionshipA28 English
6. R Hartoch vs H Grooten  1-0491981Dutch ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. H Grooten vs G Ligterink  1-0411981Dutch ChampionshipA28 English
8. H Bohm vs H Grooten  0-1341981Dutch ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
9. H Grooten vs R Kuijf  ½-½511981Dutch ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
10. Van der Sterren vs H Grooten  1-0271981Dutch ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
11. H Grooten vs P Boersma  0-1571981Dutch ChampionshipA28 English
12. K Langeweg vs H Grooten  1-0321981Dutch ChampionshipE14 Queen's Indian
13. H Grooten vs C Stehouwer  ½-½411981Dutch ChampionshipA17 English
14. F van der Vliet vs H Grooten  0-1401981Dutch ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
15. H Grooten vs Ree  0-1261981Dutch ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
16. J van Mil vs H Grooten  ½-½101981Caorle opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. H Grooten vs Vladimirov  0-1281981World U26 Team-chA30 English, Symmetrical
18. C van Wijgerden vs H Grooten  1-0581982Amsterdam OHRAA07 King's Indian Attack
19. H Grooten vs S Saeed  0-1581982Amsterdam OHRAD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. H Grooten vs K Langeweg  ½-½401982Amsterdam OHRAE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. Iskov vs H Grooten  1-0271982Amsterdam OHRAB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. H Grooten vs P Boersma  1-0261982Amsterdam OHRAD85 Grunfeld
23. J van den Berg vs H Grooten  1-0381982Amsterdam OHRAE15 Queen's Indian
24. H Grooten vs F van der Vliet  0-1371982Amsterdam OHRAE12 Queen's Indian
25. R Meulders vs H Grooten  0-1431982Amsterdam OHRAB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 295  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-24-06  Sularus: judit's first victim in this database.
Oct-21-07  bystander: IM Herman Grooten played well at the Essent open 2007. 6 wins, 3 losses and overall standing 14th.
Oct-05-08  kramputz: Name: Herman Grooten
Born: 1958
Title: International Master
ELO: 2376
Years: 1977 - 2007
Wins: 381 (47.98 %)
Draws: 122 (15.37 %)
Losses: 291 (36.65 %)
Score: 55.67 %
Oct-10-08  gambitfan: Boyfriend to Petra Schuurman
Feb-28-12  wordfunph: author of Chess Strategy for Club Players by New In Chess in 2009..

<Herman Grooten is an International Master and a chess coach with over 25 years of experience. Quite a few of his pupils have gone on to become grandmasters, among them Loek van Wely and Jan Werle.>

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  DrNyet: New In Chess (NIC) is advertising a new edition. The book appears to be highly acclaimed, based on the quoted recommendations. This page offers a description and a link to view the opening pages:
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  DrNyet: I neglected to mention the full title: Chess Strategy for Club Players The Road to Positional Advantage.

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