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Stuart C Conquest
Number of games in database: 619
Years covered: 1980 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2510 (2486 rapid, 2467 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601

Overall record: +253 -175 =187 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B23 B90 B40 B21 B22
 King's Indian (24) 
    E71 E77 E80 E90 E73
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A40 E00 A45 A50 D02
 French Defense (17) 
    C02 C05 C00 C07 C15
 Caro-Kann (15) 
    B12 B10 B17 B13 B14
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E46 E21 E20 E53 E44
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B40 B42 B22 B27 B46
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A41 A40 A46 A45 E10
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D85 D78 D70 D94 D82
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B12 B17 B18 B11 B14
 Slav (12) 
    D16 D11 D17 D12 D14
 Pirc (12) 
    B07 B08 B09
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 0-1
   Bronstein vs S Conquest, 1996 0-1
   S Conquest vs I Morovic, 1996 1-0
   S Conquest vs Petursson, 1992 1-0
   C Marcelin vs S Conquest, 2001 0-1
   Kasparov vs S Conquest, 1983 0-1
   S Conquest vs D Buckley, 2012 1-0
   S Conquest vs H Asgeirsson, 2009 1-0
   Bronstein vs S Conquest, 1993 1/2-1/2
   F Doettling vs S Conquest, 2004 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2008)
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2005)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2009)
   Yopal (1997)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   British Championships (2012)
   European Union Individual Championships (2006)
   British Championship (2007)
   83rd Hastings Chess Congress (2008)
   British Championships (2011)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Yopal 1997 by Phony Benoni
   Hastings 2000/01 by Phony Benoni

   S Conquest vs J M Bellon Lopez (May-06-13) 1-0
   G Jones vs S Conquest (Aug-03-12) 1/2-1/2
   S Conquest vs Arkell (Aug-03-12) 1/2-1/2
   T Chapman vs S Conquest (Aug-02-12) 0-1
   S Conquest vs J Houska (Aug-01-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-01-1967, 50 years old) United Kingdom

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Stuart Conquest was born in Ilford, England. He was awarded the FM title in 1981 when he became World Under 16 Champion at age 14 and subsequently became an IM in 1985 and a GM in 1992. Conquest became British champion in 2008.

Wikipedia article: Stuart Conquest

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 619  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Conquest vs A Muir  1-036 1980 Portsmouth OpenD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. S Conquest vs M Basman 0-126 1981 CotswoldsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. S Conquest vs Hebden  ½-½24 1981 Lewisham (ENG)A57 Benko Gambit
4. Botvinnik vs S Conquest 0-133 1981 London clock simD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
5. S Conquest vs Kraidman  1-043 1981 5th Lloyds Bank MastersA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
6. Chandler vs S Conquest  ½-½34 1981 Brighton (England)B06 Robatsch
7. Short vs S Conquest  1-041 1981 BrightonB40 Sicilian
8. Speelman vs S Conquest 1-026 1981 BrightonB06 Robatsch
9. S Conquest vs K Burger  0-172 1981 Brighton (England)A06 Reti Opening
10. D Kopec vs S Conquest  1-068 1982 Philips&Drew KnightsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. S Conquest vs Adianto 0-134 1982 Wch U20D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Quinteros vs S Conquest 1-024 1983 London (England)A57 Benko Gambit
13. Kasparov vs S Conquest 0-129 1983 London simulA57 Benko Gambit
14. Kasparov vs S Conquest 1-028 1984 LondonD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Kudrin vs S Conquest 1-030 1984 8th Lloyds BankB56 Sicilian
16. S Conquest vs Short  0-137 1984 London LBE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. F Braga vs S Conquest ½-½52 1985 10s, HastingsB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. Bastion vs S Conquest 1-015 1985 corres FRAC25 Vienna
19. S Conquest vs A J Mestel  0-129 1986 Hastings 8687E77 King's Indian
20. Blatny vs S Conquest  0-141 1986 PoznanB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
21. S Conquest vs Larsen  0-134 1986 Hastings 8687A56 Benoni Defense
22. S Conquest vs G Andruet  0-143 1986 Bundesliga 8687E20 Nimzo-Indian
23. Fedorowicz vs S Conquest  ½-½19 1986 Hastings (England)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. W Schmidt vs S Conquest 0-128 1986 PoznanA58 Benko Gambit
25. S Conquest vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½57 1986 Hastings 8687E97 King's Indian
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  dakgootje: conquest of paradise?
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  PhilFeeley: Nice play by Stuart. White's pieces end up all on the queen side and leaves his king open to attack, which comes quickly.

[Event "Top 16"]
[Site "Asnières sur Seine FRA"]
[Date "2006.??.??"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios"]
[Black "Conquest, Stuart"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "2577"]
[BlackElo "2505"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[WhiteTeam "Antibes"]
[BlackTeam "Montpellier"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 Nc6 5. Bb5 e6 6. Be3 Nge7 7. c3 Bd7 8. Bxc6 Bxc6 9. Nf3 Nf5 10. Bd4 a5 11. a4 Nxd4 12. Qxd4 Be7 13. O-O O-O 14. Nbd2 Qc7 15. Rfe1 Bd7 16. Nb3 Rfc8 17. Re3 Rab8 18. Qf4 h6 19. h4 Qd8 20. g3 b6 21. cxb6 Rxb6 22. Nfd4 Qe8 23. Rf3 Rcb8 24. Nxa5 Rxb2 25. Kh2 f5 26. exf6 Bxf6 27. Qd6 R8b6 28. Qc7 e5 29. Nb5 Qe6 30. c4 e4 31. cxd5 Qh3+ 32. Kg1 exf3 0-1

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  TheAlchemist: <dakgootje> Stuart Conquest of Paradis Francine :-)
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  dakgootje: <TheAlchemist> ah yes, of course, was late when i posted it, thus didnt have the time to look for a name including (parts of) paradise ;-)
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  Benzol: One of the positions Stuart Conquest demonstrated last night at the HPCC.

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From the good old days when we had adjournments. Stuart playing white is to seal his move.

His first question to those gathered around was "Who is better here?" I myself favoured white but after some discussion it was generally agreed that overall black's chances were better.

So if you are white "What do you play and how do you proceed to try and draw?"

Stuart sealed his move and then went off to have dinner and generally relax whilst his opponent choose to forgo dinner and spent the two hours before the resumption on the analysis of this position.

A number of moves and ideas were proposed by our group of players but most of us missed the idea that transpired over the board. To his credit only Edward Tanoi of Papatoetoe Chess Club found Stuart's amusing and quite elegant solution.

1.♗xe8+ ♔xe8
2.♕b5+ ♖xb5 stalemate!

Stuart's poor opponent had looked at just about everything except this for two hours and his faced apparently dropped when Stuart uncorked 2.♕b5+. Stuart himself was quite amused.

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  strifeknot: Excellent, <Benzol>, thanks for posting that!
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  Benzol: Stuart Conquest was the winner of the 2nd George Trundle NZ Masters Tt. He finished on 7 points ( 9 Rounds ) with Darryl Johansen and Stephen Solomon 2nd= half a point behind.
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  whiteshark: To your health, Stuart!
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  Benzol: Congratulations Stuart on becoming British Champion for 2008.


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  chancho: Congrats to Stuart Conquest on winning the British Championship. I remember this photo of Conquest with the great Gazza:

And here's the game from the simul:

Kasparov vs Conquest, 1983

Aug-19-08  myschkin: . . .

“I’ve never ordered tomato juice in a pub before in my life” (Interview + Video)

Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: he beat Kasparov once but lost a game with 87...Ke6???? 88. Bf5# easy conquest.
Mar-03-09  WhiteRook48: have a merry Conquest!
Mar-31-09  Dredge Rivers: I prefer his brother, Norman! :)
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  Jim Bartle: Unfortunately his rating was only 1066.
Jan-04-10  JaneEyre: Stuart makes an appearance at a chess boxing bout:

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  TheFocus: I thought this was a nice quote:

In the former Soviet Union a cleaning woman (with mop and bucket) once pointed out how I could have defended better in a rook ending - GM Stuart Conquest (New In Chess, inside back cover of issue 8 of 2009.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a game not in the database:

[Event "1988 British Championship"]
[Site "Blackpool, England"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Conquest, Stuart"]
[Black "Wall, Tim"]
[ECO "A02"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. ♘xd4 ♘f6 5. ♘c3 ♗e7 6. ♗d3 0-0 7. 0-0 ♖e8 8. ♔h1 ♘c6 9. ♘xc6 bxc6 10. f4 ♗f8 11. e5 dxe5 12. fxe5 ♘g4 13. ♗f4 ♕d7 14. ♕e1 ♕e6 15. ♕h4 h6 16. h3 g5 17. ♗xg5 hxg5 18. ♕h7#

Source: "Learn Chess from the Greats", Peter J. Tamburro, Courier Dover Publications, 2000

Mar-01-11  newzild: Mr. Conquest once beat me in a simul (Hamilton, New Zealand, about 11 years ago). I remember it well, because it's the only time I've ever played a grandmaster.

Happy birthday, Mr. Conquest.

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  ketchuplover: ditto
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  wordfunph: on GM Stuart Conquest..

<2002 Bled Chess Olympiad:

GM Stuart Conquest had been held up literally in England for some days. On his way to the Olympiad, he was robbed of his computer, baggage, and his passport at London's Victoria Station and had been unable to fly with the rest of the team. His belated appearance galvanized his team and helped England to brush Chile aside 4-0.>

happy birthday GM Conquest!

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  WannaBe: Stuart is not related to Robert Conquest(?), correct?
Mar-01-16  waustad: Someday I hope to play in one of the amateur sections of the main tournament he directs.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Stuart Conquest.
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  Marmot PFL: I know the site has to make money but instead of a photo of the GM i'm seeing a tire ad.
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