Loek van Wely

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Loek van Wely
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Loek van Wely at the 2005 Corus chess tournament
Full name Loek van Wely
Country Netherlands
Born (1972-10-07) 7 October 1972 (age 41)
Heesch, The Netherlands
Title Grandmaster (1993)
FIDE rating 2650 (September 2014) (No. 55 in the September 2011 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2714 (October 2001)

Loek van Wely (born 7 October 1972) is a chess Grandmaster from the Netherlands. He won the Dutch Chess Championship six times straight from 2000 through 2005. He was rated among the world's top ten in 2001. In 2002, in Maastricht, Netherlands, van Wely took on the computer program Rebel in a four-game match. The computer won two games and van Wely won two games. In 2005, he led the Dutch team to victory at the European Team Championships in Gothenburg.

Van Wely is a frequent participant in the elite Corus chess tournament. As of 2010, he has participated in the tournament 19 years consecutively.[1]

In May 2010 he won the 14th Chicago Open.[2] In 2011, came first at Berkeley.[3]

On 9 July 2012 Van Wely was denied access to the United States, because he lacked a work visa.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greengard, Michael (18 January 2010). "GM Peter Svidler's Game Of the Day". Internet Chess Club. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Loek van Wely wins Chicago Open (UPDATE: Interview)". ChessVibes.com. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "2011 Berkeley International". Chess-Results.com. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Van Wely denied entry to U.S. for lacking a work visa". ChessVibes.com. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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