Loek Van Wely
Loek van Wely is a Dutch chess player and politician. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1993, and was rated among the world's top ten in 2001 with a rating of 2714. In March 2019, he was elected to the Dutch Senate for the right-wing Forum for Democracy; however, on 8 December 2020 he switched his party allegiance to the van Pareren group, which is now affiliated with the right-wing JA21 party.
Tournaments won by Loek Van Wely
|HZ Tournament||2016||Vlissingen (Netherlands)|
|Rubinstein Memorial||1999||Polanica-Zdrój (Poland)|
|Capablanca Memorial||1994||Matanzas (Cuba)|
|World Open chess tournament||1994||Philadelphia (United States)|
Born: Saturday, October 7, 1972