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Paul Motwani
Number of games in database: 233
Years covered: 1974 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2476
Highest rating achieved in database: 2511
Overall record: +84 -50 =97 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B23 B22 B31 B30 B20
 Vienna Opening (22) 
    C26 C25 C28
 French Defense (7) 
    C00 C05 C07 C04 C11
 Pirc (6) 
    B07 B08 B09
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A31
 Robatsch (5) 
    B06
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C67 C92 C80 C64 C83
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A40 D02 A41 A46 E00
 French Defense (8) 
    C18 C07 C19 C02 C15
 Sicilian (8) 
    B43 B28 B45 B42 B32
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C92 C91 C89 C96
 French Winawer (5) 
    C18 C19 C15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Motwani vs P Rockwell, 1974 1-0
   P Motwani vs P Roca, 1986 1/2-1/2
   Oll vs P Motwani, 1992 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2004)
   111th Scottish Championship (2004)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)

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PAUL MOTWANI
(born Jun-13-1962) United Kingdom

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Paul Anthony Motwani was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He won the Scottish Championship in 1978 and was World Under 16 Champion in 1978-79. Becoming Scotland's first GM in 1992, he later moved with his family from Dundee to Belgium.

Wikipedia article: Paul Motwani


 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 233  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Motwani vs P Rockwell 1-015 1974 DundeeB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
2. P Motwani vs L P Burnett  ½-½14 1978 Ayr British chB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. A A Smith vs P Motwani 0-129 1978 Ayr British chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. P Motwani vs A J Mestel  0-127 1978 Ayr British chB50 Sicilian
5. V W Knox vs P Motwani  ½-½31 1978 Ayr British chC47 Four Knights
6. P Motwani vs P Garbett  0-146 1978 Ayr British chB40 Sicilian
7. P Motwani vs P Giulian  ½-½27 1978 Ayr British chC07 French, Tarrasch
8. P Clarke vs P Motwani  1-035 1978 Ayr British chD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
9. J J Carleton vs P Motwani  1-046 1978 Ayr British chC50 Giuoco Piano
10. P Motwani vs K Coates  1-042 1978 Ayr British chB53 Sicilian
11. P Motwani vs W A Linton  ½-½47 1978 Ayr British chB06 Robatsch
12. W Watson vs P Motwani  ½-½32 1978 Ayr British chC15 French, Winawer
13. P Motwani vs Yusupov  ½-½16 1979 Wch U18C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
14. I Rogers vs P Motwani  1-043 1979 World Junior Ch U20A10 English
15. P Motwani vs Yusupov  ½-½22 1980 WchT U26B33 Sicilian
16. P Motwani vs R M McKay  0-130 1981 SCO-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
17. P Motwani vs D Bryson  ½-½20 1981 SCO-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Psakhis vs P Motwani  ½-½24 1984 TroonE12 Queen's Indian
19. Hebden vs P Motwani  ½-½50 1985 11 BCF-chC34 King's Gambit Accepted
20. P Motwani vs P Roca ½-½37 1986 Dubai ol (Men)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. D Lawson vs P Motwani  0-139 1986 Scotland-chC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
22. P Motwani vs Speelman  ½-½25 1986 OlympiadB10 Caro-Kann
23. W Arencibia vs P Motwani 0-126 1986 Dubai ol (Men)A52 Budapest Gambit
24. P Varley vs P Motwani 0-112 1986 ENGD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. P Motwani vs R Lev  1-032 1987 Nathanya (Israel)C28 Vienna Game
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 233  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-01-04  ConLaMismaMano: Has Paul Motwani's last name scotish origin? It sounds sort of african to me...
Aug-03-04  BiLL RobeRTiE: Myself as well. Perhaps he's part Afrikaner?
Aug-03-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: ConLaMismaMano: I understand that Paul Motwani's father comes from an Indian family.
Apr-08-05  Hidden Skillz: i heard this guy played against sokolov in olympiad and beat him in a KG game.. can somebody upload it?
Apr-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Here it is:

[Event "34. Olympiad"]
[Site "Istanbul TUR"]
[Date "2000.11.04"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Motwani, Paul"]
[Black "Sokolov, Ivan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C33"]
[WhiteElo "2464"]
[BlackElo "2611"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2000.10.28"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4 Ne7 4. Nf3 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Bxd5 Qxd5 7. Nc3 Qd8 8. d4 Be7 9. Bxf4 O-O 10. Qd3 Nc6 11. O-O-O Bd6 12. Bxd6 cxd6 13. Rhf1 Bg4 14. Qb5 Na5 15. h3 a6 16. Qd5 Be6 17. Qh5 h6 18. d5 Bd7 19. Nd4 Nc4 20. Rf3 Qe7 21. b3 Ne5 22. Rg3 Qf6 23. Qe2 Qf4+ 24. Re3 Rae8 25. g3 Qg5 26. Ne4 Qg6 27. g4 f5 28. gxf5 Bxf5 29. Nxf5 Rxf5 30. Rg3 Rg5 31. Nxg5 hxg5 32. Rdg1 Qf6 33. Kb1 Re7 34. Re3 b5 35. Rf1 Qh6 36. Rc3 Re8 37. Qe4 Qh5 38. Qf5 Qe2 39. Rg1 Nf7 40. Rc8 Qe3 41. Rf1 1-0

Apr-16-05  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Paul's games not shown here. http://www.wtharvey.com/motw.html
Aug-21-05  sitzkrieg: I highly recommend his book STAR Chess. Nice chessgames, nice comments and ideas, and some original puzzles and jokes make a good book for the not too serious chessplayer.

Jun-13-06  BIDMONFA: Paul Motwani

MOTWANI, Paul
http://www.bidmonfa.com/motwani_pau...
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Jun-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM Jonathan Rowson once asked GM Paul Motwani, "If you were a chess piece, which would you be?" Paul replied that he'd be a knight because it can get everywhere albeit slowly.

Happy Birthday GM Paul Motwani!!!

Jun-13-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "A wise player does not move his king into a corner without good reason, because apart from one precious tempo being spent, the king may well be required later near the middle of the board to play a central role in the struggle."

- GM Paul Motwani

happy birthday Paul!

Jun-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: He likes his chess H.O.T and C.O.L.D.
Jun-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  fm avari viraf: He is a very good gentleman GM. I met him a couple of times during my participation in the International Chess Tournaments at Hastings. I won a Prize [a chess book by Motwani] in the International Blitz Chess Tournament at Hastings, U.K. <ConLaMismaMano> His last name Motwani comes from the Indian origin.
Jun-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "Do you remember your first-ever game of chess? In my case, I still enjoy thinking back to 1973, when, as an 11-year-old schoolboy, I faced a classmate named Ann Fraser. After 1.e4 d6, she played 2.Bb5+ and announced 'Checkmate'! I was stunned and asked for an explanation, to which she replied, 'It's check and your king can't move.'"

- GM Paul Motwani (from his book H.O.T. Chess)

Dec-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <Becoming Scotland's first GM in 1992 he later moved with his family from Dundee to Belgium.>

Aye. It would never do to let Scotland have a GM of its own for a second longer than necessary. ;-)

Dec-31-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <After 1.e4 d6, she played 2.Bb5+ and announced 'Checkmate'! I was stunned and asked for an explanation, to which she replied, 'It's check and your king can't move.'">

There was a teenage girl in Santa Cruz who occasionally liked to challenge into blitz rotations at a local café, in spite of her vast inexperience.

On one memorable occasion, she sat down across from a B-player and played about thirty moves. Then, capturing a pawn in directly front of his king with her bishop, she grandly proclaimed "Check and *mate*!" and stalked triumphantly from the room before anyone could explain that her opponent wasn't in check.

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