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Erik van den Doel
E van den Doel 
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Number of games in database: 450
Years covered: 1992 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2601 (2550 rapid, 2468 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2609

Overall record: +162 -114 =161 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B90 B32 B47 B40 B33
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C67 C84 C78 C80 C85
 French Defense (35) 
    C11 C18 C10 C12 C05
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B90 B93 B91
 French (16) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C84 C85 C95 C90 C92
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C67 C77 C78 C91 C84
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (29) 
    D27 D20 D21 D26 D25
 Sicilian (24) 
    B90 B25 B50 B96 B22
 King's Indian (14) 
    E97 E60 E92 E71 E73
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A22 A20 A28 A29 A21
 Scotch Game (13) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E van den Doel vs F Schmenger, 2000 1-0
   E van den Doel vs A Stefanova, 2001 1-0
   R Janssen vs E van den Doel, 1999 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs Nijboer, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Van der Wiel vs E van den Doel, 2001 0-1
   E Cekro vs E van den Doel, 2005 0-1
   Van der Wiel vs E van den Doel, 2002 0-1
   D de Vreugt vs E van den Doel, 1999 1/2-1/2
   A Anastasian vs E van den Doel, 2005 1/2-1/2
   E van den Doel vs S Ionov, 1999 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Championship (2001)
   Dutch Championship (2018)
   Dutch Championship (2002)
   Amsterdam Lost Boys Open (1998)
   Lost Boys Open (1997)
   Dutch Championship (1997)
   Isle of Man Open (1997)
   Lost Boys Open (1998)
   Leiden (2013)
   Hastings 2019/20 (2019)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   European Championship (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Championship (2007)

   🏆 Dutch Championship
   E van den Doel vs R Pruijssers (Dec-24-22) 1/2-1/2
   R Pruijssers vs E van den Doel (Dec-23-22) 1-0
   H T Lai vs E van den Doel (Dec-22-22) 0-1
   E van den Doel vs H T Lai (Dec-21-22) 1-0
   N Abasov vs E van den Doel (Nov-19-21) 1-0

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(born May-15-1979, 43 years old) Netherlands

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International Master (1995); Grandmaster (1998).

Winner of the 1999 Neckar Open and the 2006 Noteboom tournament in Leiden. His greatest achievement is considered to be shared first place in the Dutch Championship in 2001.

The Dutch Chess Federation awarded him the Membership of Honour for his part in the two victories of the Netherlands in the European Team Championship in 2001 and 2005. Erik played in the Chess Olympiads of 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

His list of wins and equal firsts in tournaments - most of them played in the Netherlands - is listed at

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E van den Doel vs S Ernst  ½-½151992NED-ch U18C10 French
2. E van den Doel vs S Ernst  ½-½221993NED-ch U14C01 French, Exchange
3. H Perez Garcia vs E van den Doel  ½-½211993Haarlem AKNB25 Sicilian, Closed
4. E van den Doel vs V Malakhov  0-1591993Wch U14A40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Galkin vs E van den Doel  0-1541993Wch U14B33 Sicilian
6. E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov  1-0451993Wch U14C02 French, Advance
7. E van den Doel vs F Doettling  ½-½381994Dresden U20C02 French, Advance
8. Wojtkiewicz vs E van den Doel  1-0321994Donner Memorial OpenE08 Catalan, Closed
9. E van den Doel vs K van der Weide  1-0391994Donner Memorial OpenC02 French, Advance
10. E van den Doel vs M Bosboom  1-0311995Leeuwarden opB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. H Jonkman vs E van den Doel  0-1551995Alphen aan den Rijn opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. S Reschke vs E van den Doel  ½-½611995Budapest FS10 GMA13 English
13. E van den Doel vs M Rychagov  ½-½291995Donner Memorial OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. E van den Doel vs J Stocek  1-0611995EU-ch U18B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
15. B Socko vs E van den Doel  1-0361995EU-ch U18B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. M Ulybin vs E van den Doel  1-0191995Leeuwarden opB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. Ftacnik vs E van den Doel  1-0411995Wijk SonnevanckE15 Queen's Indian
18. E van den Doel vs Glek  ½-½421995Wijk SonnevanckC11 French
19. E van den Doel vs J Brenninkmeijer  0-1751995Sonnevanck-AA06 Reti Opening
20. Kotronias vs E van den Doel  1-0261995Sonnevanck-AB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. I Rogers vs E van den Doel 1-0251995Sonnevanck-AB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. I Starostits vs E van den Doel  ½-½541996EU-ch U18B50 Sicilian
23. M Rychagov vs E van den Doel  1-0231996Antwerp opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. G Pieterse vs E van den Doel  1-0411996NED-chT 1996/97A45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Lobron vs E van den Doel  1-0391996Donner mem opE60 King's Indian Defense
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  WannaBe: Photo caption: "I think I am going to throw up."
Nov-22-05  dakgootje: Maybe he just has insomnia...;-)
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  lostemperor: I just saw him yesterday where he won the local weekendtournament. He's ok now;)
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  WTHarvey: Here's some of his quick wins:
Mar-16-06  EmperorAtahualpa: He won this year's Noteboom-tournament, which is a tournament held in my home-town Leiden.

See here: (page in Dutch)

Jun-15-06  BIDMONFA: Erik Van Den Doel


Jun-15-06  DeepBlade: <<WannaBe>"I think I am going to throw up.">

I had another observation. Did you know its legal to smoke cannabis in The Netherlands?

Jun-18-06  DeepBlade: <WTHarvey> Please check the first position, after Bxe6 if Kxe6 Qd5+ you give checkmate, but Black can survive it with Kd7
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  WTHarvey: <DeepBlade> No, Qf5 is mate. :-)
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  Tabanus: Homepage:

Placed 4th in the Leiden Open (Holland) 9-18 July 2010:

Jul-19-14  bystander: Erik van den Doel won the 4th SPA tournement in Amsterdam, 8,5 out of 9. Well organised tournement at the Science Park (University of Amsterdam but I am not sure which of the two universities), a few tramtops away from the Dutch Championship 2014 (Manor hotel). I joined the SPA tournement in a lower group. The statement of the results of Erik van den doel in his bio, is very accurate <His list of wins and equal firsts in tournaments - most of them played in the Netherlands - is listed at .> and <Tabanus 2010>. The SPA result is already included. Looking at the list I think many of them are rapid events. Which make me wonder wheather he is a full fime professional or not, his website is not very clear about that one.
Aug-11-16  WorstPlayerEver: @DeepBlade

It's not legal to smoke cannabis; it's tolerated by the local governments.

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