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For many years I have been an avid chess player. In 2000 I became an
international master and in 2012 I achieved the grandmaster title.
However, due to a lack of time I had to stop competitive chess.
One of the nice aspects of my chess career is that I got the chance
to discover quite a few places along the way. So far I travelled to the Netherlands,
Belgium, France, Germany, England, Ireland, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Andorra,
Switserland, Spain, Austria and the Dominican Republic to play chess tournaments.

Some career highlights:
1991 shared 2nd Dutch youth championship chess under 12  Den Haag
1992 shared 1st open Dutch youth championship under 14 Hengelo
1994 shared 2nd Dutch youth championship chess under 16 Nijmegen
1996 shared 3rd Dutch youth championship chess under 20 Arnhem
1998
shared 2nd
Dutch youth championship chess under 20
Leiden
1998 1st with 9/9 ECI youth tournament Sas van Gent
2000 shared 1st Sonnevanck tournament Wijk aan Zee
2003 topscorer and GM norm Dutch meesterklasse the Netherlands
2005 shared 2nd and GM norm North Sea Cup Esbjerg (Denmark)
2010
shared 1st
Sommer-Open
Baden-Baden (Germany)
2010 shared 1st Schachtürkencup Paderborn (Germany)
2011 1st Open de Noël Béthune (France)
2012 GM norm Dutch meesterklasse the Netherlands


My elo-rating and international ranking can be checked on the website of the FIDE.
In the video below you can see me in action against a renowned Dutch blitz specialist.

video: Peter Doggers / Chessvibes