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Aaron Summerscale
Number of games in database: 249
Years covered: 1987 to 2015
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. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, 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 A16 A10 A18
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E20 E32 E22 E30 E25
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D30 D35 D36
 Slav (6) 
    D12 D10 D16 D17
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (33) 
    C11 C07 C01 C00 C02
 French (15) 
    C11 C12 C00 C13
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C07 C03
 Slav (8) 
    D17 D15 D13 D12 D10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D35 D30 D31 D06 D37
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A41 A40 D00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C W Baker vs A Summerscale, 2001 0-1
   A Summerscale vs V Georgiev, 1999 1/2-1/2
   A Summerscale vs J Rowson, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Flear vs A Summerscale, 1991 1/2-1/2
   A Summerscale vs M Basman, 1992 1-0
   P K Wells vs A Summerscale, 2003 0-1

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

   🏆 London Classic Superrapid
   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, 48 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Summerscale vs Adams  0-1381987London LloydsA28 English
2. M Basman vs A Summerscale 1-0391989London openA00 Uncommon Opening
3. A Summerscale vs S 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. M Basman vs A Summerscale  ½-½381991Eastbourne ch-GB (02)A00 Uncommon Opening
7. S Smagin vs A Summerscale  1-0361991Nimes opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. V Moskalenko vs A Summerscale  1-0421991Andorra opD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Flear vs A Summerscale  ½-½341991Hastings Challengers 9192D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A Summerscale vs Van Wely  0-1421992London 56/395D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Hebden vs A Summerscale  1-0531992BCF-chB30 Sicilian
12. A Summerscale vs M Basman 1-0231992BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. D Barua vs A Summerscale 0-1461993Lloyds Bank MastersC41 Philidor Defense
14. S Conquest vs A Summerscale  1-0381993Lloyds Bank MastersA12 English with b3
15. S Williams vs A Summerscale  0-1401993BCF-chA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
16. P K Wells vs A Summerscale  ½-½481993Lloyds Bank MastersD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A Summerscale vs J Gallagher  ½-½671993Lloyds Bank MastersB50 Sicilian
18. Miles vs A Summerscale 1-0241993Dublin ZonalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Remlinger vs A Summerscale  ½-½251994San MateoD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
20. B Lalic vs A Summerscale  1-0351994Hastings ChallengersB10 Caro-Kann
21. A Summerscale vs Yermolinsky  0-1291994?A45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Summerscale vs M Leski  ½-½131994San MateoD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. A Mortazavi vs A Summerscale  ½-½101994San MateoB10 Caro-Kann
24. J O Fries Nielsen vs A Summerscale  1-0401994Aarhus FestugeD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. A Summerscale vs Van Wely  ½-½381994?D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 249  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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