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Ruth Sheldon
Number of games in database: 15
Years covered: 1993 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2250
Highest rating achieved in database: 2310
Overall record: +8 -4 =3 (63.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-03-1980, 39 years old) United Kingdom

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She is a WIM. World U12 Vice Champion 1992, World U14 Champion 1993 and World U18 Champion 1998.

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Last updated: 2019-02-14 04:27:17

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Sheldon vs B Roy Chowdhury  1-031199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
2. V Koshy vs R Sheldon  0-123199317th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA10 English
3. Karpov vs R Sheldon  ½-½251994Rapid simul, 4bE60 King's Indian Defense
4. R Sheldon vs G Kacheishvili 1-0281996Berliner Sommer 14thE31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
5. Adams vs R Sheldon 1-0211997BCF-chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. J Rowson vs R Sheldon  0-11221999Redbus KOA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. R Sheldon vs S Tidman  1-03820014NCLA65 Benoni, 6.e4
8. M Yurenok vs R Sheldon  0-15620014NCLA48 King's Indian
9. H Richards vs R Sheldon  1-04320014NCLB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. R Sheldon vs M Yurenok  1-03420014NCLD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. R Sheldon vs I Lauterbach  ½-½2320014NCLD85 Grunfeld
12. S Tidman vs R Sheldon  1-03520014NCLB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. R Sheldon vs M Buckley  ½-½3720024NCLE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. H Hunt vs R Sheldon 0-16320024NCLB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. I Gaponenko vs R Sheldon  1-0692002Olympiad, womenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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  Tabanus: WIM Ruth Sheldon, England, born 3 May 1980. Now rated 2250,

WIM in 1997. Rated 2310 in 1999-2002.

Played in the olympiads 1996 (board 3), 1998 (board 3), and 2002 (1st reserve). She has few FIDE rated games since 2000, and no games since 2007.

World U12 vice champion 1992. World U14 champion 1993. World U18 champion 1998.

Article by her (2005):

Biography: (in Polish)

Pictures: (Ray Keene, Harriet Hunt, Ruth Sheldon and Tony Buzan)

Defeating GM Jonathan Rowson in 1999:

[Event "Redbus KO"]
[Site "Southend"]
[Date "1999.04.02"]
[Round "1.2"]
[White "Rowson, Jonathan"]
[Black "Sheldon, Ruth"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2494"]
[BlackElo "2265"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nd2 Nbd7 4.e3 g6 5.Ngf3 Bg7 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O Re8 8.c3 e5 9.Nb3 c6 10.Rc1 a5 11.c4 a4 12.Nbd2 Qb6 13.cxd5 cxd5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 Rxe5 16.Nf3 Re8 17.Qd4 Qe6 18.Qb4 Bf8 19.Qd4 Ne4 20.Bf4 Bd7 21.Rfd1 Bc6 22.Qb6 Qf6 23.Qd4 Qe7 24.Qb6 h5 25.Be5 Nd6 26.Bxd6 Qxd6 27.a3 Bg7 28.Nd4 Rac8 29.Bf3 Be5 30.h3 Qf6 31.Be2 Bc7 32.Qb4 Bd6 33.Qb6 Qe5 34.Nf3 Qf6 35.Qd4 Qe7 36.h4 Bb8 37.Bf1 Qd6 38.Qc5 Qc7 39.g3 Re4 40.Bh3 Rce8 41.Rd3 Rc4 42.Rxc4 dxc4 43.Qxc4 Bxf3 44.Qxc7 Bxc7 45.Bg2 Bxg2 46.Kxg2 Be5 47.b3 axb3 48.Rxb3 Re7 49.Kf3 Bd6 50.a4 Kg7 51.a5 Kf8 52.a6 bxa6 53.Rb6 Bc5 54.Rxa6 Rb7 55.Ra5 Bb4 56.Ra2 Bc3 57.Rc2 Bf6 58.Ke4 Kg7 59.Rc8 Rb2 60.Kf3 Be7 61.Rc7 Bb4 62.Rc1 Bd2 63.Rf1 Kf6 64.Ke2 Bb4+ 65.Kf3 Ke5 66.Rc1 Kd5 67.Rg1 Rc2 68.Rd1+ Kc4 69.Rb1 Bc3 70.Rf1 Bd2 71.Ke2 Bc3+ 72.Kf3 Kb3 73.Rb1+ Rb2 74.Rg1 Kc2 75.Ra1 Kd3 76.Rd1+ Bd2 77.Ra1 Rc2 78.Rb1 Rc6 79.Rb3+ Bc3 80.Ra3 Rf6+ 81.Kg2 Kc2 82.Kf1 Bb4 83.Ra4 Bd2 84.Ke2 Bc3 85.Ra7 Rf5 86.f4 Rf6 87.Rc7 Kb3 88.Kf3 Be5 89.Rd7 Kc4 90.e4 Bd4 91.Rc7+ Kd3 92.Rd7 Re6 93.Rxf7 Rxe4 94.f5 Re3+ 95.Kg2 Be5 96.Rd7+ Ke4 97.fxg6 Rxg3+ 98.Kf2 Rxg6 99.Rh7 Rf6+ 100.Kg2 Rf5 101.Rh6 Bf6 102.Kg3 Be5+ 103.Kg2 Kf4 104.Rg6 Bf6 105.Kh3 Bd8 106.Rg8 Rd5 107.Rf8+ Ke5 108.Rh8 Kf6 109.Rf8+ Kg6 110.Rf4 Rd1 111.Rc4 Bf6 112.Ra4 Rd2 113.Kg3 Kf5 114.Rf4+ Kg6 115.Ra4 Be5+ 116.Kf3 Kf5 117.Rf4+ Ke6 118.Ra4 Rd3+ 119.Kf2 Kf5 120.Rc4 Rg3 121.Rc8 Rg4 122.Rf8+ Bf6 0-1

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  GrahamClayton: It seems that Ruth has retired from competitive chess. What is she doing now?
Apr-14-10  I play the Fred: A woman named Ruth is under the age of 75? Wow.
Feb-14-19  GlennOliver: I believe that this is some of the work that now occupies Ruth Sheldon -

Feb-14-19  GlennOliver: Incidentally, Ray Keene's 1996 Times article on Ruth Sheldon -

"Teenage triumph

Ruth Sheldon, one of Great Britainís brightest girl players, has added an illustrious scalp to her collection. In the London Chess Centre Quick-play tournament last weekend, she inflicted a crushing defeat on Dr John Nunn, Britainís No 4 player and noted tactician.

Nunn is noted as an outstanding connoisseur of the King's Indian Defence, but, in this game. Sheldon tied him up in knots on the queenside before delivering the coup de grace.

Records indicate that, at the age of 15, Sheldon is the youngest female player in the country to have defeated a grandmaster."

- includes the PGN of Ruth's record-breaking defeat of GM John Nunn.

However, the archiving software which holds that 1996 article has scrambled the PGN quite badly, if anyone has the time to try to reconstruct the game?

Or is in touch with Ray Keene to ask him for the original PGN?

That game does not appear in the list above of Ruth's games, and might well be a candidate for her Notable Games category.

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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Glen,

Looks like I found the full score here.

R. Sheldon - J. Nunn, quick play London 1996

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bg5 f6 10. Bh4 Na6 11. Nd2 Nh6 12. O-O Qe8 13. a3 Bd7 14. b3 f5 15. f3 Nf7 16. Rb1 Bh6 17. Bf2 Nc5 18. b4 axb4 19. axb4 Na4 20. Qc2 Qe7 21. Nb5 Rfc8 22. Ra1 Bxd2 23. Qxd2 fxe4 24. fxe4 Qg5 25. Be3 Qh4 26. Qc2 Bxb5 27. cxb5 Nb6 28. Rxa8 Nxa8 29. b6 Ng5 30. Bd3 Qg4 31. bxc7 Nxc7 32. Kh1 Nb5 33. Qf2 Nc7 34. Be2 Qxe4 35. Bxg5 Qxd5 36. Bg4 Ra8 37. Bh6 *


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