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Peter K Wells
P K Wells 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 667
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2427 (2466 rapid, 2457 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +202 -173 =282 (52.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A45 E10 D02 A40 A41
 King's Indian (27) 
    E94 E92 E98 E97 E87
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E21 E52 E20 E55 E53
 Slav (26) 
    D15 D17 D10
 Queen's Indian (23) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17 E13
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D85 D86 D97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B65 B63 B22 B23 B89
 Nimzo Indian (43) 
    E32 E46 E54 E29 E20
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C95 C92 C78 C90 C91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D39 D30 D37 D31
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (24) 
    C95 C92 C91 C90 C94
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 A45 E10 D00 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006 1-0
   P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 1-0
   Emms vs P K Wells, 1989 1/2-1/2
   D Ledger vs P K Wells, 2001 0-1
   P K Wells vs V Priehoda, 1992 1-0
   P K Wells vs N Berry, 2002 1-0
   P K Wells vs B Alterman, 1997 1/2-1/2
   P K Wells vs Emms, 2000 1-0
   A Stefanova vs P K Wells, 2000 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2004)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   Howard Staunton Memorial (2006)
   100th British Championship (2013)
   British Championships (2011)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championships (2016)
   British Championship (2010)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)

   P K Wells vs Short (Feb-18-17) 0-1
   P K Wells vs Sadler (Jan-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   P K Wells vs Fressinet (Dec-18-16) 0-1, rapid
   E Iturrizaga vs P K Wells (Dec-17-16) 1-0, rapid
   P K Wells vs J C Schroeder (Dec-16-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-17-1965, 52 years old) United Kingdom

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Peter Kenneth Wells was born in Portsmouth, England and became a FIDE master in 1982, an IM in 1987, and a GM in 1994.

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 667  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P K Wells vs Prins  0-118 1979 BrightonD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Prins vs P K Wells  1-043 1979 BrightonB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. P K Wells vs Prins  1-040 1979 BrightonA10 English
4. Prins vs P K Wells  1-026 1979 BrightonA00 Uncommon Opening
5. P K Wells vs R Nokes  1-040 1981 BCF-chA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
6. N Davies vs P K Wells  0-140 1981 BCF-chA14 English
7. P K Wells vs P Littlewood  0-196 1981 BCF-chE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
8. F Pushkedra vs P K Wells  0-137 1981 BCF-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. P K Wells vs Speelman  0-138 1981 BCF-chE15 Queen's Indian
10. John B Hall vs P K Wells  1-034 1981 BCF-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. D James vs P K Wells  0-129 1981 BCF-chE12 Queen's Indian
12. D E Rumens vs P K Wells  1-056 1981 BCF-chA03 Bird's Opening
13. P K Wells vs J C Pigott 0-125 1981 BCF-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
14. J C Hawksworth vs P K Wells  ½-½19 1981 BCF-chE15 Queen's Indian
15. P K Wells vs G James  1-047 1982 BCF-chE16 Queen's Indian
16. P Byway vs P K Wells  ½-½46 1982 BCF-chA30 English, Symmetrical
17. P Clarke vs P K Wells  ½-½23 1982 BCF-chA30 English, Symmetrical
18. P K Wells vs P Beggi  0-185 1982 LuganoD97 Grunfeld, Russian
19. P K Wells vs T N Parameswaran  0-145 1982 BCF-chE12 Queen's Indian
20. P K Wells vs N Murshed  ½-½41 1982 BCF-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. P Thipsay vs P K Wells  ½-½32 1982 BCF-chB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. P K Wells vs D King  ½-½17 1982 BCF-chE16 Queen's Indian
23. V Ravikumar vs P K Wells  0-140 1982 BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
24. J C Hawksworth vs P K Wells  ½-½17 1982 BCF-chE15 Queen's Indian
25. P K Wells vs J M Hodgson  0-127 1982 BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 667  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-08-02  Moe Green: How come I never heard of this guy Wells? Is he good?
Dec-09-02  PVS: Never heard of him myself.
Dec-09-02  Kulla Tierchen: Are the players of the day picked at random?
Premium Chessgames Member Yes, the player of the day is chosen at random, within certain criteria (number of games, rating, and so forth.)
Oct-14-04  ConLaMismaMano: Peter Wells is an English GM.
Jun-09-05  dor: was he ever alive?
Jul-30-05  EmperorAtahualpa: He was signalled in Amsterdam earlier this month. :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  jamesmaskell: He is playing in the English team in the European Team Championships.
Jan-04-06  BIDMONFA: Peter K Wells

WELLS, Peter K.

Jan-04-06  Trotski: Listen Moe - Wells BUYS you out - you dont buy him out!

Is he good, he will be in your state for a few days, think about an opening!

Jan-04-06  johnwgoes: His book on the scotch opening is quite good.
Jan-04-06  atripodi: He also wrote a great book on the Trompowski.
Jan-04-06  Hoozits: I have that book as well, atripodi. It is excellent. I especially like the detail and the "off-beat" variations that he goes into. I've enjoyed playing the Tromp more because of his book.
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  Eggman: BIDMONFA: Why do you keep turning up on a player's page and then provide a link to that very page, as you do above? Is that supposed to be funny?
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  jamesmaskell: Its for his site, Spanish language chess website. Its as they say, there are three things certain in life, death, taxes, and a page on BIDMONFA for every chessplayer!
May-08-06  Stevens: i thought there was supposed to be a rule against spamming and advertsing, so i complained. to absolutely no effect! so i used the ignore feature instead. i see from other members though that this is still going on.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: <<Its for his site, Spanish language chess website>>

I was referring to the link that says "Peter K Wells", and when you click on it it brings you to ... this very page! I don't get the intention.

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  jamesmaskell: Oh, yeah, I noticed that. Maybe for those who use the BIDMONFA site who dont read this one? It seems plausible but unlikely given this is the best chess database and first port of call for me at least when it comes to new players.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <Eggman: <<Its for his site, Spanish language chess website>> I was referring to the link that says "Peter K Wells", and when you click on it it brings you to ... this very page! I don't get the intention. >

The second link in the entry from BIDMONFA takes you to the starting page for their file on Wells (a photograph, date of birth and links to his games). I do not know why BIDMONFA always includes the first link, which just restores the CG page on which you started.

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  Peligroso Patzer: <atripodi: He also wrote a great book on the Trompowski.>

Wells's book on the Trompowsky should gain credibiltiy from his 13-move defeat of Shirov earlier this year using that opening!

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  Octavia: Peter Wells is a very friendly guy & fluent in Hungarian!

He also wrote "Chess explained THE QUEEN'S INDIAN" pub. Gambit, 2006 - it goes into great detail...

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  wordfunph: GM Peter Wells books..

+ The Complete Semi-Slav
+ Winning with the Trompowsky
+ The Scotch Game
+ The Complete Richter-Rauzer (with Osnos)
+ Grandmaster Secrets - The Caro-Kann
+ Chess Explained - The Queen's Indian
+ Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilians (with Emms and Palliser)

happy birthday GM Wells..more books to write!

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  PhilFeeley: Wow! This fantastic game (not here yet!) would make a good puzzle some day, perhaps black to play at move 42. Seems to have been the turnaround for this game. White had all the pressure before that.

Wells, Peter K 2410 - Kindermann, Stefan 2515
D85, 1989

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qxa2 12.0-0 Nd7 13.Bb4 Nb6 14.h3 Bd7 15.Ra1 Qe6 16.Bd3 Be8 17.Re1 Qd7 18.Ra5 Qd8 19.Qb3 Bc6 20.d5 Bd7 21.e5 Re8 22.e6 fxe6 23.dxe6 Bc6 24.Bxg6 hxg6 25.Rg5 Rf8 26.Rxg6 Rf6 27.Rxg7+ Kxg7 28.Bc3 Nd5 29.Bxf6+ Nxf6 30.Ne5 Qg8 31.Re3 Kf8 32.Rg3 Qh7 33.Rg6 Rd8 34.Qg3 Be4 35.Rg5 a5 36.Nf7 Rd1+ 37.Kh2 Ne8 38.Rxa5 Qg6 39.Rg5 Qh7 40.Qf4 Nf6 41.Qb8+ Ne8 42.Rg4 Rh1+ 43.Kg3 Bf5 44.Rh4 Qg6+ 45.Kf4 Bxe6 46.Ne5 Qf6+ 47.Kg3 Qg7+ 48.Kf3 Bf5 49.Rf4 e6 50.g4 Rxh3+ 51.Ke2 Qc7 52.Qxc7 Nxc7 53.gxf5 Nd5 54.Rd4 Nc3+ 55.Kd2 exf5 56.f3 Nb5 57.Rd8+ Ke7 58.Rd7+ Ke6 59.Rxb7 Rh2+ 60.Ke3 Nd6 61.Ra7 Kxe5 62.Ra5+ Ke6 63.Ra6 Rh4 0-1

Apr-17-14  Wyatt Gwyon: Wells's Tromp book is still the gold standard. Highly recommended.
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