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|Jul-25-08|| ||zev22407: One of his most exciting games was against M.Gurecich in 1989|
|Jul-25-08|| ||zev22407: He is one of the most original players .|
|Oct-30-08|| ||Phoenix: Here's a Grandmaster that just disappeared. Anyone know what happened to him? Did the poker bug get him?|
|Oct-30-08|| ||Jim Bartle: Well, he certainly liked to gamble in chess...|
|Dec-06-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Hodgson was unhappy with the chairs provided for the 2000 British championships, so he brought along his own armchair, which he used for the whole tournament.|
|May-03-09|| ||Octavia: the videoclip doesn't seem to work anymore
Last i heard about Julian was that he was teaching some kids. It seems like a waste of time, but only he knows what he wants to do.
The problem in chess is agism...
|Jun-02-09|| ||Everett: <Octavia> What is more of a waste of time: teaching chess to kids or spending time criticizing that decision?|
|Jun-02-09|| ||MaxxLange: I don't know about ageism...chess strength really does seem to decline with age, probably because of lessened stamina for sustained concentration. |
"ageism" implies that old players are being discriminated against unfairly.
obsession with ratings and with opening preparation is a much bigger problem in my opinion
|Jun-02-09|| ||Everett: It's a game. Make of it what you will. There are no problems with chess, unless one is inclined to let others to influence one's thoughts.|
|Mar-26-10|| ||wordfunph: "Don't worry! For every move he gets, you get one back." GM Julian Hodgson (when consoling someone about to play a stronger player)|
|May-26-10|| ||cruiseyleemorph: This guy also beat Spassky in a simul. One of 11 players who did on that day out of 20 lol. Spasskys worst ever simul. He was 41 and 3rd in the world at the time and took on britains youth chess team and got it handed to him lol. Took him 4 hours to beat a 10 year old! |
|Jul-27-10|| ||I play the Fred: Why hasn't he played in 7-8 years?|
|Jul-28-10|| ||whiteshark: <I play the reserved Derf> |
His bio says <Since 2003, he has not played competitive chess, due to teaching commitments.>
|Aug-01-10|| ||smurph: Brown has 8 strong players and one unknown.He pairs one players moves against another so he has to break even in the 8 then he has to beat the unknown.Still an amazing memory trick .|
|Mar-08-11|| ||wordfunph: sorry guys, i missed my source..
GM Julian Hodgson, four-time British Champion, has a sharp style that earned him the nickname 'grandmaster of disaster'. Hodgson (who has been inactive for several years now)
did not climb to the absolute top, but there is at least one area where he excels: sacrificing material in the opening to gain an early initiative.
|Mar-10-11|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: What's this guy up to?|
|Jul-25-11|| ||Everett: Great to see some attention paid to this player today. He is another who decided to go his own way in the opening, and became a formidable GM. Basically put the Trompowsky family of openings on the map.|
|Jul-25-11|| ||Everett: Here's a favorite, where he tears Seirawan a new one.|
J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986
|Nov-20-11|| ||Pepperpot: <Julian Hodgson put his name to a nasty and misleading BCF press release (March 30, 1993) in response to the founding of the PCA where he is quoted as saying "Short's behaviour has been unbelievable. To use the FIDE system for three years and then dump it at the last moment is total hypocrisy". For a man with such a firm moral stance against the PCA I was suprised to see him not only commentating at the London Intel Speed Chess this year, but also competing himself at the PCA Qualifier in Groningen and seconding Michael Adams in PCA events in New York and Linares. "Hypocrisy" is certainly the right word but perhaps he applied it to the wrong person.|
For those of you who are curious as to the authorship of this revealing BCF press release, a clue may be gleaned from the front cover of the British Chess Magazine which accompanies it. The names of four players as contacts were given, namely Murray Chandler, Julian Hodgson, Tony Miles and John Nunn....This group of players comprises the hard core of those who are fundamentally opposed to me.>
<Nigel Short>, open letter upon his omission from the English Olympiad team to be played in Moscow, (<CHESS>, November 1994).
|Nov-20-11|| ||Retireborn: <Pepperpot> Nigel did actually play in the 1994 Moscow olm though; I gather it was Jon Speelman who smoothed over the row with Chandler et al...|
|Sep-07-13|| ||savagerules: The way Hodgson, especially with White, dismantles his lessers reminds me of the way Marshall did the same thing with lower rated opponents. Quick tactical knockouts. Too bad this guy apparently quit playing. The Trompovsky should be renamed Hodgson-Trompovsky for the way he made it fashionable and even the top GMs play it as a surprise weapon.|
|Oct-04-13|| ||PhilFeeley: One game missing from his collection here:
Hodgson,Julian M 2580 - Cramling,Pia 2520
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.f3 Qa5+ 5.c3 Nf6 6.Nd2 cxd4 7.Nb3 Qb6 8.cxd4 d5
9.e3 Nc6 10.Ne2 e6 11.Nc3 a6 12.Bd3 Be7 13.Bg5 Qd8 14.0-0 e5 15.Re1 exd4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.exd4 0-0 18.Qe2 Bb4 19.Qe3 Be6 20.Qf4 Be7 21.Qh4 h6 22.Bxh6 Nd7 23.Qh5 Nf6 24.Qg5 Ne8 25.Qe3 Bf6 26.Bf4 Qb6 27.Be5 Bxe5 28.Qxe5 Qxb2 29.Na4 Qa3 30.Nc5 Nf6 31.Nxe6 Rae8 32.Bf5 fxe6 33.Bxe6+ Kh8 34.Re3 Qb2 35.Rae1 Nh7 36.Qh5 g6 37.Qxd5 Nf6 38.Qe5 Kg7 1-0
|Oct-04-13|| ||RedShield: Please desist from cluttering up player pages with random scores. They go here:|
PGN Upload Utility
|Oct-12-13|| ||PhilFeeley: I cannot submit in standard PGN format as I do not have all the information. Besides, when is it cluttering up a player's page with a game he/she played? I'd rather post it than try to figure out (as if I could) all the PGN information.|
|Oct-12-13|| ||PhilFeeley: So here's another good game from Hodgson (from <Study Chess with Matthew Sadler, p. 72>:
J. Hodgson - T. Upton, Moscow Olympiad 1994
1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 Nf6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. e3 B37 5. g3 0-0 6. Bg2 c6 7. Nd2 Be6 8. Ne2 Nd7 9. 0-0 f5 10. c4 Nf6 11. Nf4 Qd7 12. Rc1 g5 13. Nd3 Ne4 14. Ne5 Qd6 15. f3 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 Bf6 17. f4 g4 18. cxd5 Bxd5 19. Bxd5 Qxd5 20. Rc5 Qe6 21. h3 Be7 22. Rc2 f6 23. Nd3 h5 24. Ne1 Rfe8 25. Ng2 Bf8 26. hxg4 hxg4 27. Qd3 Rad8 28. Qb3 Qxb3 29. axb3 Rd5 30. Kf2 Red8 31. Rd1 Rb5 32. Rc3 Rdd5 33. Ke2 a5 34. Kd3 Rb6 35. Kc2 Rdb5 36. Ra1 Bb4 37. Rd3 Rd5 38. Rh1 Bf8 39. Rh5 Rdb5 40. Nh4 a4 41. Nxf5 axb3+ 42. Kb1 Ra6 43. e4 b6 44. e5 c5 45. e6 Ra7 46. dxc5 bxc5 47. Rd8 Rba5 48. Rxf8+ Kxf8 49. Rh8#
I guess black thought he had something going, when all of a sudden, he didn't.
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