Paul van der Sterren

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Full namePaul van der Sterren
Born (1956-03-17) 17 March 1956 (age 63)
Venlo, Nederland
TitleGrandmaster (1989)
FIDE rating2462 (November 2019)
Peak rating2605 (January 1994)

Paul van der Sterren (born 17 March 1956 in Venlo, Netherlands) is a Dutch chess grandmaster. He won the Dutch Chess Championship twice, in 1985 and 1993. In 1993 he qualified for the Candidates Tournament for the FIDE World Chess Championship 1996, but was eliminated in the first round (+1 −3 =3) by Gata Kamsky.

Van der Sterren represented the Netherlands in 11 consecutive Chess Olympiads from 1982 through 2001.[1]

He is the author of the two-volume opening encyclopedia Fundamental Chess Openings, which was published in 2009 and 2011.

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  1. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Paul Van der Sterren". OlimpBase. Retrieved 7 November 2010.