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Stewart Reuben
Number of games in database: 70
Years covered: 1963 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2077 (2043 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2165
Overall record: +26 -24 =20 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B27 Sicilian (7 games)
A20 English (5 games)
B32 Sicilian (5 games)
A16 English (4 games)
B30 Sicilian (4 games)
A34 English, Symmetrical (3 games)
A37 English, Symmetrical (3 games)
E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad (3 games)
A12 English with b3 (2 games)
A04 Reti Opening (2 games)

   P Tveten vs S Reuben (Jan-30-17) 0-1
   S Reuben vs P Papp (Jan-25-17) 0-1
   R Christophe-hayot vs S Reuben (Feb-01-16) 0-1
   S Reuben vs Claus Seyfried (Jan-27-16) 0-1
   S Reuben vs V Morais (Feb-01-15) 0-1

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(born Mar-14-1939, 78 years old) United Kingdom

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Stewart Reuben is a Candidate Master, an International Arbiter and an International Organizer, as well as a former professional poker player and author of books on chess and poker.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 70  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Reuben vs Fischer ½-½53 1963 New York blitzA16 English
2. Fischer vs S Reuben 1-023 1963 Manhattan blitzB32 Sicilian
3. S Reuben vs P Grabow  0-140 1969 CastlebarD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
4. S Reuben vs Huebner  0-130 1969 CastlebarA56 Benoni Defense
5. Aitken vs S Reuben  ½-½39 1969 CastlebarB32 Sicilian
6. S Reuben vs D B Pritchard  1-042 1969 CastlebarA65 Benoni, 6.e4
7. S Reuben vs L Blackstock  1-055 1969 CastlebarA10 English
8. N J Patterson vs S Reuben  ½-½23 1969 CastlebarB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. G McCurdy vs S Reuben  0-140 1969 CastlebarA37 English, Symmetrical
10. S Reuben vs B Green ½-½52 1970 BCF-chA10 English
11. J M Ripley vs S Reuben  0-140 1970 BCF-chB32 Sicilian
12. S Reuben vs R O'Kelly  0-140 1970 BCF-chA34 English, Symmetrical
13. S Reuben vs A J Sutton  ½-½16 1970 BCF-chA84 Dutch
14. V W Knox vs S Reuben  1-053 1970 BCF-chB32 Sicilian
15. M Corden vs S Reuben  1-031 1970 BCF-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. S Reuben vs B Eley  0-157 1970 BCF-chA21 English
17. S Reuben vs M Haygarth  ½-½27 1970 BCF-chA21 English
18. P Clarke vs S Reuben  ½-½25 1970 BCF-chE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
19. D Lees vs S Reuben  ½-½67 1970 BCF-chB32 Sicilian
20. Adorjan vs S Reuben 1-015 1973 EnglandB30 Sicilian
21. G Szaszvari vs S Reuben 0-117 1976 Surrey CongressA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. S Reuben vs Bronstein ½-½22 1994 London Menchik-memA13 English
23. S Reuben vs D Rowe  1-039 1999 Caribbean opA26 English
24. S Reuben vs C Norregaard  1-040 2005 Hastings Chess CongressA20 English
25. M Weidman vs S Reuben  0-118 2006 Hastings Chess CongressE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-27-06  mack: One of the nicest men you'll ever meet.
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  Eric Schiller: I'm pleased to report that Stewart seems to have recovered nicely. He fainted during the opening ceremony here in Gibraltar, but was released from hospital yesterday.
Jan-27-06  mack: <He fainted during the opening ceremony here in Gibraltar, but was released from hospital yesterday.>

Oh dear, really? Is he okay? That's quite upsetting news.

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  Eric Schiller: <mack>He seems to be fine and has been helping me out at the Arbiter's course here, just taking it easy a bit.
Jan-29-06  Karpova: <He seems to be fine> it's good to hear that reuben is fine.
especially after i heard that carl was schlechter.
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  TheAlchemist: <Karpova> Lol. That's why he lost against Lasker, he was simply worse :-)
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  GrahamClayton: Stewart also does restaurant reviews:

As well as giving guided tours of chess venues as well!

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  wordfunph: Stewart Reuben, the Director of the Hastings Premier Tournament, told GM Paul Motwani an amusing true story about two Russian girls. Girl A burst into tears, having just left her queen en prise against Girl B, who feels sorry for her and goes to ask the coach what she should do. The coach quite rightly says that he cannot give her advice; she must make up her own mind. B returns to the board, which is now drenched in the tears of A, and finally decides to capture the queen. The sobbing immediately stops, and with a huge smile A plays the next move and announces 'Checkmate!'


Source: C.O.O.L. Chess by Paul Motwani

Jul-25-13  James D Flynn: I lost to Stewart in the !st round of a London Boys chamionship held at William Ellis school in Highgate rd adjacent to Hampstead Heath. That must have been in 1956 or 1957.I saw him frequently at various tournaments in the last 1950s and early 1960s. He returned to the UK from the USA about the same time I emigrated there in 1969. Thoroughly nice chap, I am glad to hear he is alive and reasonably well.
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  MissScarlett: The December 1990 <BCM> (pp.528-29) has a 'Viewpoint' piece by Stewart:

<I have met relatively few chessplayers who have impressed me as being vastly my intellectual superiors. Bent Larsen, Jonathan Mestel and Jon Speelman are examples with whom you will be familiar. It is also true that I have met few such people outside chess either. This may of course simply be insufferable arrogance or my lack of a wide circle of acquaintances. However commonsense and experience suggest that indeed chess ability is highly specific.

What then is the basic equipment needed to be a good chessplayer? A reasonably high standard of intellectual intelligence comes first. Larry Evans suggested that an IQ of 130 should be enough to become a strong grandmaster.>

For the record, I've never met Stewart Reuben.

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  offramp: I'm gonna meet that man. I'm gonna make that list.
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  perfidious: <mack: One of the nicest men you'll ever meet.>

Have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Stewart on the circuit, but perhaps one day I will get to London for some poker.

Judging from comments here, Reuben is another example of someone who is perfectly agreeable to spend time with, but embodies plenty of aggro in his game--from his writings on poker, that tendency is much in evidence, as well as the sharp opening repertoire with Black.

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