Olland, Adolf

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Olland, Adolf Gender: M
Adolf George Olland
born on 13 April 1867 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Utrecht, Netherlands, 52n06, 5e07
Timezone LMT m5e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°19' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 14°59'


Dutch medical doctor who was the leading chess master in the time before Max Euwe.

Olland shared 1st place at Amsterdam 1889 (Hauptturnier); shared 1st at Arnheim 1895; won at Haarlem 1901; and shared 1st with Abraham Speijer at Leiden 1909 (1st NED-ch).

Olland was very active in match play, competing in 29 matches, all except one in his home town Utrecht. He defeated most Dutch players except Euwe who beat him twice, but lost to foreign masters such as Géza Maróczy, Richard Réti, and Edgar Colle. Olland died of a heart attack on 22 July 1933 while playing in that year's Dutch Championship at The Hague.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • compare to chart of Euwe, Max (born 20 May 1901)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 568 from the online Utrecht archives: "des avonds ten zes ure" (six o'clock in the evening).


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Sports : Games - Bridge/ Chess/ Other (Chess master)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (World champion)