Lauren Van Niekerk

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Fide Id14305003
TitleWoman FIDE Master
FederationSouth Africa fed
FIDE Elo1649
Highest Elo1649 (October 2016)
Born 1994  (Age 22)
 Ranking: World #5053, Africa #85, South Africa #15
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Opening (White) Realtime (beta)Opening (Black) Realtime (beta)
Queen's pawn (75%): A50 A45 D02 D02 D04 A45Sicilian defence (71%): B22 B23 B42 B43 B22 B41
Nimzo-Indian (9%): E20 E33 E32Queen's gambit (12%): D30 D51 D30
Benoni defence (6%): A56Queen's pawn (9%): D02 D02 D02
King's Indian, East Indian (3%): A48English (6%): A13
King's Indian (3%): A48 E60
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Move #30 (details)
Blunders (): Explore blunders Optimal play: Not available
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate: Not available
Exchange tendencies: -0.477 (details) Endgame blunders: Not available.
Stockfish first line: Not available [calculate] Strength:         
Quality of play:  91.43 (games[what is this?] Exploitive analysis: Not available
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Tournament History

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Tournament (Click on name for details) VenueDate
South African Closed Women Section A Cape Town, South Africa2015.12.121710
South African Open Chess Championships Cape Town, South Africa2015.07.031580
1st FIDE Invitational Closed Tournament Cape Town, South Africa2015.02.041710
Curro Durbanville Chess Festival Durbanville, South Africa2014.07.241700
South African Closed (Woman Section A) Cape Town, South Africa2014.01.031690
Commonwealth and South African Open (Open Section) Port Elizabeth, South Africa2013.07.05950
South African Open Chess Championships Cape Town, South Africa2012.06.29720
FIDE Women's World Chess Team Championship Mardin, Turkey2011.12.182320
SA Top Schools U/19 South Africa2011.10.02720
World Youth Chess Championships G16 Halkidiki, Greece2010.10.201920
2nd African Youth Chess Championships u16 Girls Gaborone ,Botswanan Botswana2010.08.21980
11e Festival d'Echecs- 11e Open Jeunes Saint Lo, France2009.07.071310


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