Megan Van Niekerk

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Fide Id14305011
FederationSouth Africa fed
FIDE Elo1649
Highest Elo1649 (August 2016)
Born 1997  (Age 19)
 Ranking: World #5053, Africa #85, South Africa #15
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Queen's pawn (53%): A40 A46 D04 A45 D02Sicilian defence (50%): B23 B44 B22 B20 B40 B46
Queen's gambit (20%): D10 D06Queen's pawn (25%): D03 A40 D02
Nimzo-Indian (13%): E40 E41Reti (12%): A04 A07
Queen's Indian (6%): A47English (6%): A13
Modern defence/Averbakh (6%): A42Queen's gambit (6%): D10
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Not available
Blunders: Not available Optimal play:   100%  [what is this?]
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate:   60%  [what is this?]
Exchange tendencies: Not available Endgame blunders: Not available
Stockfish first line: Not available [calculate] Strength:         
Quality of play:  85.58 (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
Commonwealth Chess Championship New Delhi, India2015.06.221940
SA Junior Closed Chess Championship Under 18/20 Girls Pretoria, South Africa2015.04.041060
World Youth Chess Championships G18 Durban, South Africa2014.09.201740
Curro Durbanville Chess Festival Durbanville, South Africa2014.07.241700
Manyanani Invitational Cape Town, South Africa2014.06.131850
South African Junior Closed and U18 G20 Stellenbosch, South Africa2014.03.311340
South African Closed (Woman Section B) Cape Town, South Africa2014.01.03720
Commonwealth and South African Open (Open Section) Port Elizabeth, South Africa2013.07.05950
South African Open Chess Championships Cape Town, South Africa2012.06.29720
SA Top Schools U/19 South Africa2011.10.02720
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Van Niekerk, Lauren     Khumalo, Keith