|born on||13 October 1891 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )|
|Place||Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07|
|Timezone||LMT m5e07 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||19°45' 21°05 Asc. 21°37'|
Dutch draughts player who was the first draughts (also known as "checkers") world-champion from the Netherlands. He dominated the game for over a decade and became a leading student of it. He began playing the game seriously in 1908 at age seventeen. In 1912 he became world champion for the first time. From 1923 onward he became an advocate for a different way of playing the game.
He died on 25 November 1955 in Utrecht.
- Work : Prize 1912 (Draughts world-champion)
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 2506 from the online Utrecht archives: "des morgens te half tien uur" (nine-thirty in the morning). English Wikipedia incorrectly has October 31.
- Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Draughts / checkers)
- Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Draughts world-champion)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (World-champion)