BirthdayDecember 0, 1956

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Jannes van der Wal

    Full name: Jannes van der Wal
    Also known as: Jannes van der Wal, Wal, Jannes van der
    Professions: Dutch fraughts player

  2. Jannes van der Wal Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 24th of September, 1996 (Age: 40)

  3. Jannes van der Wal Biography

    Jannes van der Wal (November 12, 1956, Driesum - September 24, 1996, Groningen) was a Dutch/Frisian draughts player and world champion in the game. He also played chess at a nearly competitive level.He became world champion in São Paulo in 1982. After that he garnered attention for his humorous or even eccentric personality. His interviews on Dutch TV were unusual involving a full minute where he did not talk or others where he reacted oddly on being asked how old he was. After this he became a minor celebrity appearing in a few programs on Dutch television. He was also the subject of a 1999 documentary titled Jannes.[1]He is believed to have held the record on simultaneous play as he played against 225 players on July 16, 1987. He won against 93% of the 225 opponents with 14 games being draws and 4 losses. Anton van Berkel has since beaten this record.In 1996 Jannes van der Wal died of leukemia.

  4. Jannes van der Wal Family

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