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|Nov-14-03|| ||ughaibu: Nova1990: This is Hebden. |
|Nov-14-03|| ||Nova1990: ughaibu, lol, you're not telling me much about this guy. On google I see he's a British GM but not much else. Why does he make a good living when a lot of other GMs don't? |
|Nov-14-03|| ||ughaibu: The last time I was in the UK I noticed him winning a congress most weekends, which I would class as good money for the time invested. It's possible that he had cornered the market in obscure weekend congresses but I dont know. |
|Nov-15-03|| ||Nova1990: What are the usual top prizes at these "obscure" weekend congresses? I imagine they range from a few hundred to 1,200 pounds. Is that correct? BTW, are you a regular tournament player yourself? From your posts, I see that you are either Japanese or a gaijin in Japan. But your name is Swahili. I spent time in Japan as a kid. My dad worked in Yokosuka, and we lived in Yokohama. But Iíve lost the ability to speak Japanese. |
|Nov-16-03|| ||ughaibu: Nova1990: I haven't played tournament chess for a little over 20 years, in those days the standard 1st prize for the open was 200pounds. This was good money and I imagine prizes are at least as good now but dont know for sure. I'm a gaijin living in Kanazawa, I'm amused that my english could be taken for that of a Japanese and, yes, my name is swahili, I'm impressed that you knew that. |
|Dec-30-03|| ||PVS: Hastings has a singularly unimpressive field. |
|Jun-09-04|| ||Muncher: He doesn't make that much money in fact I saw him busking last weekend on the London underground. Most English chess players do this to supplement their income. |
|Jun-09-04|| ||Dudley: Pardon my ignorance, but does busking mean cleaning up tables or something like that? |
|Jun-10-04|| ||Benzol: <Dudley> Buskers are non professional (usually) musicians who play in public places and are paid (mostly coins) by passers-by.
When I was in London (UK) in 1980 they were usually playing in the Underground (Subway) stations. |
|Jun-10-04|| ||Dudley: Ok, that makes more sense. Chess and musical ability are supposed to be related! |
|Jul-19-04|| ||CrackerSmack: he's not winning much these days |
|Jan-02-05|| ||Benzol: Mark L. Hebden
Born 15th February 1958 in Leicester
Awarded the IM title in 1982.
|Jul-08-05|| ||get Reti: This guy has only lost once with the sicilian closed. He's played it 29 times.|
|Jul-08-05|| ||GBKnight: Mark Hebden is a legend on the UK weekend circuit, perhaps a little past his peak, but absolutely ruthless at beating weaker opponenets, and with nerves of steel. He tends to play quiet systems as white, like the Colle in QP openings, or closed lines against the Sicilian. As black, an expert in the Kings Indian. This game against a fellow British GM is a good example of his style.|
C Ward vs Hebden, 2001
|Oct-17-05|| ||Everblue: Anyone can beat chris ward. He's written a few books on the Dragon & tends to get a real hammering whenever he plays it, which is always a laugh!|
|Oct-17-05|| ||cicero1974: <Everblue: anyone can beat chris ward.> I doubt this is quite true. He is a Grandmaster, after all. Therefore, I would imagine that at least 99% of all chessplayers could not beat him. Why is there a need to belittle the standard of an excellent player because he has lost some games? We all lose games. Perhaps even you do sometimes?|
|Oct-17-05|| ||Everblue: "knights before bishops!"
|Jan-19-06|| ||DeepBlade: Quote from this guy
"Hallo aan al diegenen die schaakles van mij kregen. Wat kan ik zeggen... Sorry?" - grootmeester Mark Hebden
Its dutch, translated it says
''Hi to those who got chess lessons from me. What can I say... sorry?''
|Jan-19-06|| ||MoonlitKnight: Mark is a very likeable character. He's always smiling and laughing and has a good sense of humour. He also likes to drink and gamble.|
|Feb-15-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Mark Hebden|
|Aug-17-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Mark's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/hebd.html|
|Nov-13-06|| ||sitzkrieg: I found the following part of a game of Hebden on the internet, its not in any database as far as i can see. It was played in Hoogeveen 2003. Hebden is defeated by a much weaker player (who had prepared with fritz)with a nice combination, according to
the motif is know with reversed colours from the french opening.
Hebden-van der Oudewetering
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.b3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Bd6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Nc3 e5 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Nb5 Bb8 12.dxe5 Nxe5 13.Bc3 Nxf3+ 14.Qxf3 Bg4 15.Bxf6 Qd7 16.Bf5 Bxf5 and 0-1 after some more moves.
|Feb-27-07|| ||PieceArtist: Any comments on the Short Hebden Game 2006 European Bumfluff Championships Liverpool? Hebden resigned after Lord Nigel commented on his last move as being "Utter SHYTE!"|
|Aug-09-07|| ||GBKnight: Mark Hebden, the 'Jimmy White' of British chess, (having played for the British Championship so many times and come close but never actually winning it), is in with a good chance going into the last round this year :
|Dec-22-07|| ||waddayaplay: <Jun-09-04 Muncher: He doesn't make that much money in fact I saw him busking last weekend on the London underground. Most English chess players do this to supplement their income.>
This must be a joke, I presume...|
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