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Aaron Summerscale
Number of games in database: 249
Years covered: 1987 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2402 (2421 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +89 -53 =92 (57.7%)*
   * 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.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A45 A46 D02 A50 A40
 King's Indian (21) 
    E94 E99 E91 E98 E76
 English (14) 
    A15 A13 A10 A16 A18
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E22 E30 E32 E25
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D10 D17 D16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D30 D35 D36
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (33) 
    C11 C07 C01 C02 C12
 French (15) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C07 C03
 Slav (8) 
    D17 D15 D13 D10 D12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D35 D30 D37 D31 D06
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A41 A45 A40 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Summerscale vs M Basman, 1992 1-0
   C W Baker vs A Summerscale, 2001 0-1
   A Summerscale vs J Rowson, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Flear vs A Summerscale, 1991 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championships (2015)
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2004)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championships (2011)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2009)
   London Chess Classic (2013)

   N Pert vs A Summerscale (Dec-13-15) 1-0, rapid
   Sadler vs A Summerscale (Dec-12-15) 0-1, rapid
   U Krokay vs A Summerscale (Dec-07-15) 1-0
   A Summerscale vs J Barj (Dec-06-15) 0-1
   A Summerscale vs P Juknis (Dec-05-15) 1-0

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(born Aug-26-1969, 47 years old) United Kingdom

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Aaron Summerscale was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1997.

Wikipedia article: Aaron Summerscale

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 249  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Summerscale vs Adams  0-138 1987 London LloydsA28 English
2. M Basman vs A Summerscale 1-039 1989 London openA00 Uncommon Opening
3. A Summerscale vs S Smagin  0-158 1989 World opD04 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Summerscale vs Suba  ½-½51 1990 Eastbourne GBR chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Speelman vs A Summerscale  1-028 1990 Ch Great BritainB01 Scandinavian
6. Flear vs A Summerscale  ½-½34 1991 Hastings Challengers 9192D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Basman vs A Summerscale  ½-½38 1991 Eastbourne ch-GB (02)A00 Uncommon Opening
8. S Smagin vs A Summerscale  1-036 1991 Nimes opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. V Moskalenko vs A Summerscale  1-042 1991 Andorra opD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. A Summerscale vs M Basman 1-023 1992 BCF-ch (7)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Summerscale vs Van Wely  0-142 1992 London 56/395D02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Hebden vs A Summerscale  1-053 1992 Ch-ENGB30 Sicilian
13. P K Wells vs A Summerscale  ½-½48 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Miles vs A Summerscale 1-024 1993 Dublin ztD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. A Summerscale vs J Gallagher  ½-½67 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB50 Sicilian
16. D Barua vs A Summerscale 0-146 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersC41 Philidor Defense
17. S Conquest vs A Summerscale  1-038 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersA12 English with b3
18. S Williams vs A Summerscale  0-140 1993 BCF-chA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
19. A Summerscale vs B Izumikawa  1-027 1994 San MateoE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. A Summerscale vs Van Wely  ½-½38 1994 ?D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. Shaked vs A Summerscale  ½-½36 1994 San MateoB53 Sicilian
22. A Summerscale vs Sadler  0-135 1994 Lloyds Bank OpenA06 Reti Opening
23. A Summerscale vs T O'Donnell  ½-½19 1994 San MateoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. B Lalic vs A Summerscale  1-035 1994 Hastings ChallengersB10 Caro-Kann
25. Hebden vs A Summerscale  ½-½31 1994 Ch ENG VIII Norwich (ENG)B23 Sicilian, Closed
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Jun-17-05  Chesschatology: It's time to give Aaron a Kibitz!
He used to coach me at school, and he was an excellent teacher with a real love of chess and a talent for inspiring it in other people.
Aug-26-06  BIDMONFA: Aaron Summerscale


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  GrahamClayton: Is his sister Clare Summerscale, the former Director of Junior and Women's Chess for the English Chess Federation?
Oct-03-08  Karpova: IM Aaron Summerscale's <Confessions of a British Nightclubber>:

He gives his comments on a game against Christopher Ward from 1992.

An excerpt: <Normally I would have got up to have a walk around at this point, feeling very pleased with myself for having got the advantage. Should I press for the full point or cash in and offer a draw to my more illustrious opponent? As I moved my chair back I caught a look of glee in Chrisís eye that chilled me to the bone. Only now did I realize the enormity of my crimes against the chessboard as he bashed out...>

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  biglo: According to Claire is married to Aaron
Aug-17-10  GrenfellHunt: Summerscale's "Confessions" is wonderful. A classic chess short story.
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  wordfunph: together with Claire, authors of the book "Interview with a Grandmaster"..

Aug-27-10  BobCrisp: And they all lived happily ever after.
Aug-27-10  kellmano: <wordfunph: together with Claire, authors of the book "Interview with a Grandmaster"..>

I own that book. It is quite good, but my abiding memory is an annotation from Claire in which, referring to a check delivered on the first rank, says 'It is never pleasant to be probed along one's own back rank'.

So immature of me.

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  TheFocus: Really enjoyed the story "Confessions..."
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  offramp: ¨¨¨

"And summer came. And the scales dropped from the eyes of Aaron, brother of Moses."

- Exodus XXII vii

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  PhilFeeley: I keep finding games not in's database. This time it's one of Aaron's from 2002: Summerscale-Snape, but I don't know what tournament, just that it was in England.

The opening is the King's Indian:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Be2 e5 7. 0-0 Nc6 8. d5 Ne8 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Be3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. a4 a6 14. a5 Rf6 15. Na4 Rh6 16. c5 Qe8 17. Kh1 Qh5 18. Bg1 Nf6 19. cxd6 cxd6 20. Nb6 Qh4 21. Nxc8 Rxc8 22. h3 Nh5 23. Bf2 Ng3+ 24. Kg1 Rf6 25. Nd3 Rff8 26. Re1 Qh6 27. Qa4 Nxe2 28. Rxe2 Qf6 29. Rc1 Rxc1 30. Nxc1 Ng6 31. Rc2 Rf7 32. Bb6 Bf8 33. Nd3 h5 34. Nf2 Nh4 35. Qe8 Kg7 36. Qc8 Ng6 37. Bc7 Be7 38. Qxb7 Bd8 39. Qc8 Bxc7 40. Rxc7 Rxc7 41. Qxc7+ Kh6 42. b4 g4 43. hxg4 Qh4 44. gxh5 1-0

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  fm avari viraf: After winning the most coveted World Ama. Chess Championship Title & a glittering Gold Medal for India at Hastings, England in 1998, I participated in the International Chess Congress at Hastings & I shared the Runner-up Prize with GM Aaron Summerscale & my Russian friend GM Alexander Volzhin.
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