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Aaron Summerscale
Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1987 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2395 (2378 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +89 -53 =92 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 23 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A45 D02 A46 A50 A40
 King's Indian (21) 
    E94 E99 E91 E76 E98
 English (14) 
    A15 A13 A16 A10 A18
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E30 E32 E22 E25
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D30 D35 D36
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D10 D17 D16
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (35) 
    C11 C07 C01 C02 C12
 French (16) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C07 C03
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 A41 A40 A45 D00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D35 D06 D30 D39 D31
 Slav (8) 
    D10 D17 D12 D15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C W Baker vs A Summerscale, 2001 0-1
   A Summerscale vs M Basman, 1992 1-0
   A Summerscale vs V Georgiev, 1999 1/2-1/2
   P K Wells vs A Summerscale, 2003 0-1
   F Rayner vs A Summerscale, 2008 0-1
   A Summerscale vs J Rowson, 1999 1/2-1/2
   A Summerscale vs P Roberts, 2009 1-0
   Flear vs A Summerscale, 1991 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2015)
   Smith & Williamson British Championship (2004)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2011)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   Vinesh Ravuri vs A Summerscale (Feb-24-18) 0-1, rapid
   A Summerscale vs T Abrahamyan (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Summerscale vs N Rosenthal (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid
   A Summerscale vs J Banawa (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid
   A Summerscale vs Daniel Gurevich (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Aug-26-1969, 49 years old) United Kingdom

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Aaron Summerscale was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1997.

Wikipedia article: Aaron Summerscale

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Summerscale vs Adams  0-138198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA28 English
2. M Basman vs A Summerscale 1-0391989London openA00 Uncommon Opening
3. A Summerscale vs Smagin  0-1581989World opD04 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Summerscale vs Suba  ½-½511990BCF-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Speelman vs A Summerscale  1-0281990BCF-chB01 Scandinavian
6. V P Moskalenko vs A Summerscale  1-0421991Andorra opD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Flear vs A Summerscale  ½-½341991Hastings Challengers 9192D02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. M Basman vs A Summerscale  ½-½381991Eastbourne ch-GB (02)A00 Uncommon Opening
9. Smagin vs A Summerscale  1-0361991Nimes opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. A Summerscale vs Van Wely  0-1421992London 56/395D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Summerscale vs M Basman 1-0231992BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Hebden vs A Summerscale  1-0531992BCF-chB30 Sicilian
13. Miles vs A Summerscale 1-0241993Dublin ZonalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. S Williams vs A Summerscale  0-1401993BCF-chA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
15. S Conquest vs A Summerscale  1-038199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA12 English with b3
16. D Barua vs A Summerscale 0-146199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC41 Philidor Defense
17. A Summerscale vs J Gallagher  ½-½67199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
18. P K Wells vs A Summerscale  ½-½48199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. T Brownscombe vs A Summerscale 0-1251994San MateoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Shaked vs A Summerscale  ½-½361994San MateoB53 Sicilian
21. A Summerscale vs T O'Donnell  ½-½191994San MateoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Remlinger vs A Summerscale  ½-½251994San MateoD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. B Lalic vs A Summerscale  1-0351994Hastings ChallengersB10 Caro-Kann
24. A Summerscale vs Yermolinsky  0-1291994?A45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. A Summerscale vs M Leski  ½-½131994San MateoD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 257  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?
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...>

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.
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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