Hi, my name is Bert.
I am 24, in the last year of my study, after which I will be a mathematics teacher at high school. Unfortunately that does take a lot of my leisure time, so please challenge me; but with a time control of 3-7 days!
Although I've been playing over 10 years here at Chess.com, over the board I wasn't really serious back then. Since 2010 I have played in many tournaments, all in the Netherlands. Good results include winning group 11 of the IJmond three-round event 2011 (TPR 1425), shared 4th in the Dutch Open 2011 (6-rnd-event, TPR 1707), shared 2nd in the Dutch Open 2012 (6-rnd-event), first in the Dutch Open 2014 (6-rnd-event, TPR 1843), and shared first in the Dutch Open 2017 (6-rnd-event, TPR 1835)!
In 2015 and 2016, I won my amateur three-round event group 7 (TPR 1790) and 6 (TPR 1959) at TATA Steel Chess in Wijk aan Zee. And finally, I became champion at my local chess club in 2015, a huge achievement!
After many drops since 2010, I've managed to stabilise my OTB-rating (Dutch KNSB) around the 1750 mark in 2016/2017. That would correspond with about 1800-1850 FIDE.
Good luck, and play fair!