Nicolaas Cortlever, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nicolaas Cortlever

Dutch chess player

Date of Birth: 14-Jun-1915

Place of Birth: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Date of Death: 05-Apr-1995

Profession: chess player

Nationality: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Nicolaas Cortlever

  • Nicolaas (Nico) Cortlever (14 June 1915, in Amsterdam – 5 April 1995) was a Dutch chess master. He tied for 7-8th at Rotterdam 1936 (10th NED-ch, Salo Landau won); took 2nd at Amsterdam 1938 (11th NED-ch, Max Euwe won); won at the 2nd Hoogovens Beverwijk 1939 (Quadrangular); tied for 4-6th at Amsterdam I and 3rd-4th at Amsterdam II in 1939. During World War II, he tied for 2nd-3rd at Beverwijk 1940 (Quadrangular, Euwe won); shared 1st with Landau and Lodewijk Prins at Leeuwarden 1940; took 2nd, behind Arthur Wijnans at Beverwijk 1941 (Quadrangular); tied for 14-15th at Munich 1941 (the 2nd Europaturnier, Gösta Stoltz won).After the war, he took 4th at Beverwijk 1946 (Alberic O'Kelly de Galway won); tied for 2nd-3rd at Zaandam 1946 (László Szabó won); took 2nd at Beverwijk 1947 (Theo van Scheltinga won); tied for 8-9th at Beverwijk 1948 (Prins won); took 4th at Beverwijk 1950 (Jan Hein Donner won).He took 4th at Amsterdam 1950 (15th NED-ch, Euwe won); tied for 7-9th at Enschede 1952 (16th NED-ch, Euwe won); tied for 9-10th at Beverwijk 1953 (Nicolas Rossolimo won); tied for 2nd-3rd at Amsterdam 1954 (17th NED-ch, Donner won); took 2nd, behind Donner, at Amsterdam 1958 (19th NED-ch).Cortlever represented The Netherlands in Chess Olympiads: In 1936, at eighth board in 3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad in Munich (+4 –5 =9); In 1939, at second board in 8th Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (+3 –2 =11); In 1950, at fourth board in 9th Chess Olympiad in Dubrovnik (+6 –0 =5); In 1952, at fourth board in 10th Chess Olympiad in Helsinki (+6 –3 =4); In 1954, at third board in 11th Chess Olympiad in Amsterdam (+1 –3 =4).He won individual silver medal at Dubrovnik 1950.Cortlever was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1950.

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