Nicholas van der Nat

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Nicholas van der Nat
Full nameNicholas van der Nat
Country South Africa
Born (1979-10-01) 1 October 1979 (age 39) [1]
Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa[citation needed]
TitleFIDE Master
Peak rating2337 (September 2011)

Nicholas van der Nat is a South African chess player.

He has the titles of FIDE Master and FIDE Trainer.[2] He has won the South African Closed Chess Championships three times, in 2000,[3] 2005,[4] and 2009,[5] and was the best South African participant in the South African Open in 2009 and 2011. He coaches chess on a full-time basis.[citation needed] He has started and currently runs Chess Excellence, a Chess coaching and competition organisation based in Johannesburg.


  1. ^ Chess South Africa, archived from the original on 2013-03-08
  2. ^ Nicholas van der Nat rating card at FIDE
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (1 May 2000), THE WEEK IN CHESS 286, London Chess Center, retrieved 27 August 2010
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (25 April 2005), THE WEEK IN CHESS 546, London Chess Center, archived from the original on 7 August 2011, retrieved 27 August 2010
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (4 January 2010), THE WEEK IN CHESS 791, London Chess Center, retrieved 27 August 2010