Dirk Bleijkmans

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Jan Dirk Bleijkmans (Bleykmans) (16 May 1875– 27 December 1944)[1] was a Dutch chess master.

Bleijkmans was born in Amsterdam as the son of Karel Bleijkmans and Johanna Sophia van Wulften.[2] He twice won unofficial Dutch championship (The Netherland Chess Federation Tourney) at Leiden 1896 and Leeuwarden 1904. He also tied for 2nd-5th, behind Adolf Georg Olland, at Arnheim 1895, took 2nd, behind Arnold van Foreest, at Groningen 1896, shared 2nd, behind Rudolf Loman, at Utrecht 1897. He lost a match to Norman van Lennep (0–3) at Amsterdam 1897,[3] shared 3rd at Amsterdam 1897, tied for 7-8th at The Hague 1898, and took 7th at Haarlem 1901.[4]

He participated in several international tournaments; took 6th at Berlin 1897 (Ignatz von Popiel won), shared 5th at Cologne 1898 (the 11th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier B, Salomon Löwenthal won), tied for 3rd-6th at Amsterdam 1899 (Henry Ernest Atkins won),[5] shared 3rd at Munich 1900 (the 12th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier B, Section I), tied for 16-19th at Hanover 1902 (the 13th DSB Congress, Hauptturnier A, Walter John won), took 11th at Scheveningen 1905 (Frank James Marshall won),[6] and took 6th at Barmen 1905 (Hauptturnier A, Akiba Rubinstein and Oldřich Duras won).[7] Finally, he took 8th at Leiden 1909 (the 1st official Dutch Chess Championship won by Olland).[8]

Bleijkmans was an author of Handleiding voor het schaakspel (1917).[9]

He was the champion of the island Java (now Jawa, Indonesia), and played Alexander Alekhine in a simultaneous game in Batavia (now Jakarta) in 1933.


  1. ^ Dirk Bleijkmans at chessgames.com
  2. ^ Amsterdam Bevolkingsregisters 1874-1893
  3. ^ Chessmetrics.com - Bleijkmans, Dirk Archived May 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Edo Historical Chess Ratings - Bleijkmans, Dirk
  5. ^ http://storiascacchi.altervista.org/storiascacchi/tornei/1851-99/1899amsterdam.htm
  6. ^ http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/scacchi/storiascacchi/tornei/1900-49/1905schev.htm
  7. ^ http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/scacchi/storiascacchi/tornei/1900-49/1905barmenc.htm
  8. ^ Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01 Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2010-07-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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