Born on 7th October, 1972 at Heesch, Netherlands, Loek Van Wely, is a Dutch Chess Grandmaster, having achieved the title from FIDE on 1993. His peak FIDE rating was 2714 which was achieved on October 2001.
Last Updated: May 22nd, 2022
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Van Wely became Dutch champion 6 times from 2000 to 2005. In 2001, he was considered to be among the world’s Top 10 players.
Van Wely played against Rebel, the computer program, in a 4 game match in 2002; both he and the computer won two games each. Van Wely lead a Dutch team in 2005 and won in the European Team Championships held in Gothenburg.
Van Wely participates frequently in the prestigious Corus Chess tournaments and as of 2010, he has participated in it nineteen years in a row.
Van Wely won the fourteenth Chicago Open in May 2010.
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