van Dijk, Erik L.   (NLD)       [FICGS member # 8528]

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Erik L. van Dijk

I am a financial consultant from Zeist, The Netherlands. In the past I have been active at the management level in chess as well. I used to be a board member of the Dutch Chess Federation. The last few years I did not have enough time to play, unfortunately. This year I decided to take my hobby more serious again. I hope to meet interesting chess friends and play fascinating games.

Erik L. van Dijk has currently 7 running correspondence chess game(s), won 67, lost 28 and drawn 71 other games against an average elo of 1935, does not play advanced chess (fast time controls), does not play big chess, does not play Go (wei-ch'i, baduk), and does not play poker, finally Erik L. finished a total of 166 games and is still playing a total of 7 games.

Correspondence chess statistics :

vs. Aniruddha Duttagupta (2093) :   66%   (6 games, 2 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Ilmars Cirulis (2168) :   40%   (5 games, 0 wins, 1 losses)
vs. Luca Sorbi (2213) :   40%   (5 games, 0 wins, 1 losses)
vs. Daniel Jabot (2136) :   60%   (5 games, 1 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Alexis Duenas (1695) :   80%   (5 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Jordi Domingo (1944) :   75%   (4 games, 2 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Remo Pareschi (1918) :   87%   (4 games, 3 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Fernando Vasquez (2177) :   50%   (3 games, 0 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Kym Farnik (2176) :   50%   (3 games, 0 wins, 0 losses)
vs. Rene Rodriguez Perez (2140) :   50%   (3 games, 0 wins, 0 losses)

Erik L. van Dijk

Erik L.'s favorite game is : Chess

Why Erik L. likes Chess : The combination of art, sports and math

Style of play : Rational

Is Erik L. addicted : In a way

Uses engines : Sometimes after a fascinating game, for analytical purposes since I like to learn from my mistakes

Favorite engines : Fritz, Junior, Shredder

Other games played : Sudoku

Favorite chess opening : Sicilian

Favorite Go player : no idea

Favorite poker player : no idea

Favorite player at FICGS : no idea yet, but that might change soon

Languages spoken : English, Dutch, German and a bit of French, Turkish

City : Zeist

Club : none at the moment

Mission : To enjoy life, and to learn as well

Interests : Chess, Finance, Music, Sports, Travel

Occupation : Financial Consultant

Favorite website : The Google search engine

Personal website :

Facebook profile :

Favorite quote : Yes we can

Favorite movie : Depends on my mood....

Favorite music style : Oh there are more of them

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