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Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk

Herman van Riemsdijk, Queenstown, New Zealand 2006
Full name Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk
Country Brazil
Born 26 August 1948
Tiel, Netherlands
Title International Master (1978)
Peak rating 2460 (July 1991)

Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk (born August 26, 1948 Tiel, Gelderland, the Netherlands) is a Brazilian chess player.

He was Brazilian Champion in 1970, 1973, and 1988, and Pan American Champion in 1977. He was awarded the International Master title in 1978 and he is also an International Arbiter. He played 11 times for Brazil in the Chess Olympiads (1972-1974, 1978-1984, 1988-1994, 1998).

He has written articles for several chess publications, and with Belgian chess player Willem Diederik Hajenius he co-authored the book Final Countdown, a treatise on pawn endings. He has also been a second to Brazilian junior players, and has played as widely as New Zealand (where a brother lives) and Australia.