Geurt Gijssen in 2010
|Born||15 August 1934|
|Title||International Arbiter (1979)|
Geurt Gijssen was born in Germany, where his father worked for tobacco company, but after World War II the family returned to the Netherlands. He has lived in Nijmegen since 1952, where he worked as a mathematics teacher at a secondary school until retired in 1983.
Geurt Gijssen was well known as a chess tournament referee. He has been the head referee of several Chess Olympiads (1998, 2000, 2002, 2006), as well as several matches and tournaments for World Chess Champion titles:
- Garry Kasparov – Anatoly Karpov (1987, 1990),
- Anatoly Karpov – Gata Kamsky (1996),
- Anatoly Karpov – Vishwanathan Anand (1998),
- FIDE World Chess Championship (1999),
- Vladimir Kramnik – Veselin Topalov (2006).
In 2013, he became a FIDE Honorary Member.
- Geurt Gijssen chess games at 365Chess.com
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