LOEK VAN VELY - HIS CHESS BIOGRAPHY
Loek van Vely was born on 7 October 1972 in Hoechst city of Netherlands. He reached his maximum rating of 2714 in October 2991. Van Vely was the champion of Netherlands six times in the period from 2000 to 2005. In 2001 he was in top ten of the strongest chess players of the world.
In 200 Van Vely played the four games' match against the computer. The final score of the match was 2-2. Van Vely won two games and lost two others.
In 2005, Van Veli won the Europe team championship in Hamburg, being the member of Dutch National Team.
Today, his performance is rather weak, if compared to the top ten players. Despite his frequent participations in very prestigious tournaments (like Tata Steel 2013 in Wijk aan Zee and others) he seldom takes prizes. One can say that Van Veli likes to play ties, especially when playing high level games. For example, he lost only two games in the course of 2012 Wijk aan Zee tournament and the rest of the games were ties. He participated in Corus tournament nineteen years in succession. One of the last Van Vely's achievements was the victory in Chicago Open tournament in 2010.
Today, Loek van Vely is on the 65th place of the chess rating list with his rating equal to 2684.