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Aaron Summerscale
Number of games in database: 228
Years covered: 1987 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2416 (2429 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520
Overall record: +81 -47 =88 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      12 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A45 A46 A40 D02 A50
 King's Indian (18) 
    E99 E94 E91 E98 E76
 English (11) 
    A15 A16 A10 A13 A18
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E22 E30 E25 E32
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D30 D35 D36
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D10 D16 D17
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (30) 
    C11 C07 C01 C00 C12
 French (14) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13
 French Tarrasch (9) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D35 D30 D31 D06 D37
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A40 A41 D00 A45
 Sicilian (7) 
    B90 B35 B30 B76 B53
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Summerscale vs J Rowson, 1999 1/2-1/2
   P Wells vs A Summerscale, 2003 0-1
   A Summerscale vs A J Norris, 1999 1-0
   A Summerscale vs P Roberts, 2009 1-0

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

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(born Aug-26-1969, 45 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 229  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Summerscale vs Adams  0-138 1987 London LloydsA28 English
2. A Summerscale vs S Smagin  0-158 1989 World opD04 Queen's Pawn Game
3. M Basman vs A Summerscale 1-039 1989 London openA00 Uncommon Opening
4. Speelman vs A Summerscale  1-028 1990 Ch Great BritainB01 Scandinavian
5. A Summerscale vs Suba  ½-½51 1990 Eastbourne GBR chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. V Moskalenko vs A Summerscale  1-042 1991 Andorra opD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. S Smagin vs A Summerscale  1-036 1991 Nimes opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Flear vs A Summerscale  ½-½34 1991 Hastings Challengers 9192D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. M Basman vs A Summerscale  ½-½38 1991 Eastbourne ch-GB (02)A00 Uncommon Opening
10. A Summerscale vs M Basman 1-023 1992 BCF-ch (7)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Hebden vs A Summerscale  1-053 1992 Ch-ENGB30 Sicilian
12. A Summerscale vs Van Wely  0-142 1992 London 56/395D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. P Wells vs A Summerscale  ½-½48 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. A Summerscale vs J Gallagher  ½-½67 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB50 Sicilian
15. D Barua vs A Summerscale 0-146 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersC41 Philidor Defense
16. Conquest vs A Summerscale  1-038 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersA12 English with b3
17. S Williams vs A Summerscale  0-140 1993 BCF-chA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
18. Miles vs A Summerscale 1-024 1993 Dublin ztD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. A Summerscale vs T O'Donnell  ½-½19 1994 San MateoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Summerscale vs A J Whiteley  ½-½11 1994 London3C01 French, Exchange
21. A Summerscale vs U Vinter-Schou  0-137 1994 It Aarhus FestugeA57 Benko Gambit
22. J O Fries Nielsen vs A Summerscale  1-040 1994 Aarhus FestugeD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Remlinger vs A Summerscale  ½-½25 1994 San MateoD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. A Summerscale vs Yermolinsky  0-129 1994 ?A45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Hebden vs A Summerscale  ½-½31 1994 Ch ENG VIII Norwich (ENG)B23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 229  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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?
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  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...>

Oct-24-08  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.
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  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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