Jeroen Piket

Jeroen Piket ( born January 27, 1969 in Leiden) is a Dutch chess Grandmaster.


Piket learned in early childhood chess from his father Joop ( born 1940 ), who dominated the game on master level. Piket also has a brother, Marcel (born 1966 ), the FIDE champion.

Pickets great chess talent quickly made apparent. He was at an early stage as the biggest talent of the Netherlands afterJan Timman. He was Grand Master in 1989. From 1990 to 1994 he won the national championship four times in a row. Piket played in the 1990s for the Solingen SG 1868 in the Chess League.

Among his greatest tournament successes abroad belongs winning the Dortmund Chess Day 1994. Piket In 1996, won the tournament tradition of Tilburg. Together with Jan Timman and Loek van Wely he was one of the pillars of the Dutch national team. He played from 1988 to 2000 in six Chess Olympiads for the team of the Netherlands and won the bronze medal with her in 1988. In 2001 Piket heard very surprising to the Professional Chess and moved as Secretary of Joop van Oosterom, which later became the 18th Correspondence Chess World Champion, after Monaco. His last tournament game he played in 2003 in the Dutch team championship.

His current Elo rating is 2624 (as of July 2009, inactive since 2003). His previous highest Elo rating was 2670 in January 1995.