George Steven Botterill
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 1968 to 1997
Last FIDE rating: 2360
Highest rating achieved in database: 2410
Overall record: +51 -59 =57 (47.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
J J Carleton vs G Botterill, 1978 0-1
G Botterill vs Richard Thomas, 1974 1-0
M Basman vs G Botterill, 1979 0-1
G Botterill vs J M Hodgson, 1976 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Hastings 1971/72 (1971)
Hastings 1977/78 (1977)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
BBC Master Game Series 1 by RedShield
BBC Master Game Series 2 by RedShield
GAMES ANNOTATED BY BOTTERILL: [what is this?]
J L Arnason vs Keene, 1981
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|GEORGE STEVEN BOTTERILL
(born Jan-08-1949, 69 years old) United Kingdom
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|George Steven Botterill was born in Bradford, England.
He was awarded the IM title in 1978. He learned to play chess at age seven and played for Oxford University from 1969 to 1972.
Botterill won the Welsh title (jointly) in 1973, figured in a seven-way tie for the British Championship and in the subsequent play-off he finished half a point ahead of William Hartston and therefore took the title (1974). He also won the title outright in 1977.
He's best known for his collaboration with Raymond Keene in two works on the Modern and Pirc Defences.|
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| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169
|1. G Botterill vs N J Patterson
|| ||½-½||38||1968||Oxford-Cambridge m||A56 Benoni Defense|
|2. G Botterill vs M V Lambshire
|| ||1-0||34||1968||BCF-ch||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|3. P Clarke vs G Botterill
|| ||1-0||49||1968||BCF-ch||B06 Robatsch|
|4. S Webb vs G Botterill
|| ||1-0||36||1968||BCF-ch||D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|5. G Botterill vs J T Farrand
|| ||0-1||29||1968||BCF-ch||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|6. G Speed vs G Botterill
|| ||0-1||28||1968||BCF-ch||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|7. G Botterill vs G Bonner
|| ||1-0||40||1968||BCF-ch||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|8. B H Wood vs G Botterill
|| ||0-1||59||1968||BCF-ch||E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|9. G Botterill vs B Cafferty
|| ||½-½||24||1968||BCF-ch||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|10. G Botterill vs N Littlewood
||0-1||34||1968||BCF-ch||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|11. C Hilton vs G Botterill
|| ||½-½||45||1968||BCF-ch||B06 Robatsch|
|12. G Botterill vs A Hollis
|| ||½-½||18||1968||BCF-ch||B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4|
|13. P C Griffiths vs G Botterill
|| ||½-½||55||1970||BCF-ch||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
|14. Keene vs G Botterill
|| ||1-0||42||1970||Oxford-Cambridge Match||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|15. G Botterill vs V W Knox
|| ||0-1||33||1970||BCF-ch||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|16. G Botterill vs M Corden
||1-0||28||1970||BCF-ch||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|17. M Fuller vs G Botterill
|| ||1-0||31||1970||BCF-ch||B20 Sicilian|
|18. G Botterill vs Hartston
|| ||1-0||78||1970||BCF-ch||A25 English|
|19. G Botterill vs J M Ripley
|20. G Botterill vs Wade
|| ||½-½||15||1970||BCF-ch||A04 Reti Opening|
|21. G Botterill vs J Littlewood
|| ||½-½||36||1970||BCF-ch||B33 Sicilian|
|22. A H Williams vs G Botterill
|| ||0-1||41||1970||BCF-ch||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|23. D B Pritchard vs G Botterill
|| ||0-1||42||1970||BCF-ch||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
|24. R G Eales vs G Botterill
|| ||½-½||62||1970||BCF-ch||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|25. G Botterill vs Timman
|| ||½-½||42||1970||NED-ENG||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169
|Dec-01-03|| ||raylopez99: Botterill wrote a series of books that I enjoyed on chess, and is well known in UK chess circles--RL|
"One of the things that appeals to me about competitive chess (I mean over-the-board chess, though presumably the same goes for correspondence chess if there is not too much collusion) is that it is, as games go, very fair. There is quite a lot of luck in chess over the short term. But on the whole it tends to cancel out. Certainly chess compares very favourably with all the things that go under the designation 'real life' ,with all the stacked decks, silver spoons, nepotism, favouritism and disastrous misfortunes that attend. In comparison with the crazy unpredictability and uncontrollability of most of human existence, playing chess (even in a time-scramble!) is like a paradise of rationality. I really do mean that..." -George Botterill International Master
|Dec-23-04|| ||Benzol: George Steven Botterill
Born 8th January 1949 in Bradford
IM in 1978
Joint Welsh Champion in 1973 he became British Champion in 1974 (after playoff) and 1977.
|Jan-07-06|| ||BIDMONFA: George Steven Botterill|
BOTTERILL, George Steven
|Dec-01-10|| ||Dionysius: He taught me philosophy when I was an undergraduate at Aberystwth in the mid 1970's. We were a small group of philosophy undergraduates, and we used to take it in turns to see how many matches we could make him waste on his pipe by asking questions which required him to pause while lighting his pipe. He was all of 26 or 27. I played him a game with 5 minutes on my clock, 2 minutes on his, and he beat me without me ever knowing what was going on. A Caro Kahn it was,at a university chess team meeting upstairs in the Cardigan Arms hotel, probably Spring 2007. Happy days.|
|Jan-15-11|| ||Dionysius: Oops. I mean Spring 1977 of course!|
|Jan-02-12|| ||Dionysius1: Against Nigel Short,according to the database here, George has a total of 2 wins, 2 draws and NO losses!|
|Jan-02-12|| ||King Death: <Dionysius1> Yes but Short was 12-14 when the first three games were played and Botterill was an experienced, tough out for a lot of people then.|
|Jan-03-12|| ||Dionysius1: Fair do's|
|Mar-12-14|| ||Caissanist: The author of today's QOTD is unknown, but it's similar to the Botterill quote given by Ray Lopez above:|
<Playing chess gives us a chance to start out life over again, and this time, no one has more money than us, no one is more beautiful, no one lives in a better neighborhood, and we all go to the same school. Other than having the first move (and this benefit is shared equally) no one starts with any unfair advantage. >
|Jan-29-17|| ||zanzibar: Botterill's booklist on Amazon:
Here's a more complete list of his book from WorldCat.org:
I really wonder if his books co-authored with Keene were "better known" than those with Harding. What determinant was used for the statement, I wonder?
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