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Julian Michael Hodgson
Number of games in database: 579
Years covered: 1976 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2609
Highest rating achieved in database: 2659
Overall record: +201 -149 =214 (54.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      15 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (138) 
    A45 D00 A40 A46 D02
 Sicilian (26) 
    B21 B50 B78 B28 B32
 French Defense (24) 
    C02 C11 C16 C00 C04
 English, 1 c4 e5 (18) 
    A29 A25 A21 A24 A22
 Uncommon Opening (12) 
    A00 B00
 English (11) 
    A15 A11 A19 A14 A10
With the Black pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    A41 A40 D02 A46 D00
 Sicilian (39) 
    B76 B22 B70 B32 B99
 Slav (36) 
    D15 D10 D11 D12 D16
 Modern Benoni (19) 
    A57 A58 A60 A56 A67
 English, 1 c4 e5 (19) 
    A20 A21 A25 A26
 Pirc (17) 
    B07 B09 B08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J M Hodgson vs Hebden, 1986 1-0
   J M Hodgson vs Adams, 1993 1-0
   Oll vs J M Hodgson, 1993 0-1
   J M Hodgson vs Van der Wiel, 1994 1-0
   J M Hodgson vs I Sokolov, 1996 1-0
   J M Hodgson vs S Agdestein, 1986 1-0
   Hebden vs J M Hodgson, 1985 0-1
   J M Hodgson vs N Davies, 1991 1-0
   Y Pustina vs J M Hodgson, 2000 0-1
   J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam (1996)
   Groningen (1996)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   D00 by dionisio54
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1986 by suenteus po 147
   Amsterdam 1996 by suenteus po 147
   The Trompowsky by apprenticetocaissa
   Trompers / pseudo-Trompers / Torre Attack by gmann
   KERESOV's favorite games by KERESOV
   The Tromp by jheiner
   Hoogovens 55th Knockout -- Wijk aan Zee (1993) by zanzibar

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JULIAN MICHAEL HODGSON
(born Jul-25-1963, 51 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
Julian Michael Hodgson was awarded the IM title in 1983 and the GM title in 1988. He was British Champion in 1991, 1992, 1999 and 2000. In tournaments he was 2nd at the London Lloyds Bank Open 1986, 1st= at the Geneva Open 1988 and 2nd= at Tel Aviv 1988.

Wikipedia article: Julian Hodgson


 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 579  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Golombek vs J M Hodgson  0-125 1976 British Lightning ChampionshipA26 English
2. Petursson vs J M Hodgson  1-048 1976 Wattignies Wch-16A15 English
3. G Botterill vs J M Hodgson 1-049 1976 BBC TV Master GameA08 King's Indian Attack
4. J M Hodgson vs H D MacPherson 1-036 1976 South Of England ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
5. J M Hodgson vs G Botterill  ½-½84 1976 BBC TV Master GameB06 Robatsch
6. J M Hodgson vs Paunovic 1-020 1976 London vs Belgrade Telex MatchB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
7. G Botterill vs J M Hodgson ½-½51 1976 BBC TV Master GameB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. A G Ropek vs J M Hodgson  0-124 1976 London Under-18 ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
9. M Pein vs J M Hodgson  0-131 1977 Lloyds Bank op 01stA14 English
10. Karpov vs J M Hodgson  1-032 1977 Lloyds Bank Junior Clock SimulB32 Sicilian
11. J M Hodgson vs J van Baarle 1-029 1978 Lloyds BankB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. J O Lind vs J M Hodgson 1-045 1978 Lloyds BankB32 Sicilian
13. J M Hodgson vs Short 0-136 1979 Chester GBR chA00 Uncommon Opening
14. J M Hodgson vs Speelman  0-141 1980 British ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
15. J M Hodgson vs M Basman  ½-½29 1980 British ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. J M Hodgson vs M Rivas Pastor  0-139 1980 It (b)C29 Vienna Gambit
17. J M Hodgson vs C Crouch  1-033 1981 ARC Young MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. J M Hodgson vs G Borg ½-½35 1981 EU-ch jrA00 Uncommon Opening
19. F Feistenauer vs J M Hodgson  0-126 1981 EU-ch jrB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. H Kuijf vs J M Hodgson 1-026 1981 EU-ch jrB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. J M Hodgson vs I D Wells  1-038 1981 BCF ChA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Hjartarson vs J M Hodgson  ½-½26 1981 EU-ch jrB10 Caro-Kann
23. J M Hodgson vs E Ipek Yilmaz 1-037 1981 EU-ch jrB02 Alekhine's Defense
24. J M Hodgson vs A Sokolov 0-136 1981 EU-ch jrB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. F A Cuijpers vs J M Hodgson  ½-½41 1981 EU-ch jrC41 Philidor Defense
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 579  PGN Download
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May-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php...

Jul-27-10  I play the Fred: Why hasn't he played in 7-8 years?
Jul-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <I play the reserved Derf>

His bio says <Since 2003, he has not played competitive chess, due to teaching commitments.>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian...

Aug-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: One game missing from his collection here:

A45
Hodgson,Julian M 2580 - Cramling,Pia 2520
1995

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:

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Oct-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Jul-25-14  Penguincw: Happy 51st birthday to GM Julian Hodgson.
Jul-25-14  Everett: <RedShield: Please desist from cluttering up player pages with random scores. They go here:

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Please commence taking that stick out of your butt.

Jul-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Everett> We should be so fortunate as to have <Pepperpot>/<RedShield>, in his latest role, that of <MissScarlett>, desist from posting altogether, especially on the page of this original and uncompromising player.
Jul-25-14  Everett: <perf> How do you keep track of all the name changes? Impressive.
Jul-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Everett> The heavy lifting was done by <soldal> a time ago:

Kenneth Rogoff

Of the recent stuff, it is about pattern recognition, mostly language usage etc.

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