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T Taylor 
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Timothy Taylor
Number of games in database: 96
Years covered: 1974 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2247
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455
Overall record: +29 -52 =15 (38.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Bird's Opening (12) 
    A02 A03
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D80 D85 D94
 King's Indian (4) 
    E77 E76 E97
 Sicilian (4) 
    B22 B32 B83
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C85 C70 C91 C84 C77
 Uncommon Opening (6) 
 Sicilian (6) 
    B76 B78 B32 B65 B38
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C85 C91 C84
 Sicilian Dragon (4) 
    B76 B78 B38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Taylor vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1985 1-0
   T Taylor vs R Vasquez Schroeder, 2005 1-0
   T Taylor vs K Rogoff, 1978 1-0
   T Taylor vs J Becerra Rivero, 2005 1-0
   T Taylor vs A T Arnason, 1978 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   34th World Open (2006)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)

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(born Feb-09-1953, 63 years old) United States of America

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He is an IM (1982).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 96  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Kaplan vs T Taylor  1-026 1974 Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
2. C Barnes vs T Taylor  0-156 1974 Lone PineC14 French, Classical
3. T Taylor vs V Pupols  ½-½60 1974 Lone PineD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
4. T Taylor vs K Burger 0-139 1975 US OpenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
5. Lombardy vs T Taylor 1-026 1975 US OpenA04 Reti Opening
6. T Taylor vs J A Grefe  0-140 1976 Lone PineA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. T Taylor vs Rohde  0-154 1976 Lone PineB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. Martinovsky vs T Taylor 0-133 1976 Lone PineA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
9. V Pupols vs T Taylor  0-144 1976 Lone PineA80 Dutch
10. J Peters vs T Taylor  1-042 1976 Lone PineC70 Ruy Lopez
11. F Thornally vs T Taylor 0-149 1976 Lone PineC05 French, Tarrasch
12. T Taylor vs Silman 0-121 1976 Lone PineB32 Sicilian
13. T Taylor vs A T Arnason  1-035 1978 Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
14. M Stean vs T Taylor  1-042 1978 Lone PineE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. T Taylor vs G Ligterink 0-145 1978 Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
16. T Taylor vs A J Mestel 0-136 1978 Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
17. R Bogdanovic vs T Taylor  0-181 1978 Lone PineC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
18. N Weinstein vs T Taylor  ½-½50 1978 Lone PineC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Tarjan vs T Taylor  1-034 1978 Lone PineC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. R C Balinas vs T Taylor  0-131 1978 Lone PineC77 Ruy Lopez
21. T Taylor vs K Rogoff 1-064 1978 Lone PineA02 Bird's Opening
22. A Dunne vs T Taylor  1-033 1980 RochesterC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
23. T Taylor vs Igor Ivanov  0-133 1983 Cafe de EspanaE97 King's Indian
24. L Gutman vs T Taylor 1-028 1984 New York InternationalE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
25. Alburt vs T Taylor  1-032 1984 Reykjavik (Iceland)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 96  PGN Download
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  parmetd: I am thinking of giving a penny but not sure how he will get me change for my donation.
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  perfidious: <parmetd>: Boltcutters have their uses now and again.
Jul-25-13  JoergWalter: update:
thanks parmetd and have him keep the change...


pledged of $12,810 goal

Only 33 days left...>

Aug-14-13  JoergWalter: update:

<$140 pledged of $12,810 goal Only 13 days left...>

Is there another senior world championship in 2020?

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  perfidious: <Joerg>: There's an old New England saying which covers the odds of that happening: <You can wish in one hand, s**t in the other and see which fills first.>
Aug-14-13  JoergWalter: : <perfidious>he can fill for a while if his hands are as big as his expectations
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  FSR: He's still at $140 with twelve hours left. I'm thinking he may not reach his goal of $12,810.
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  perfidious: Looks like the odds are agin it......
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  FSR: Nope, he didn't make it. I can't believe that no one jumped on the opportunity to get a signed copy of his novel <Amanda> for only $12,000. No doubt you could turn around and sell that puppy on eBay for $5 if you offered free shipping. Well, OK, probably not.
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  perfidious: Dayum, Ah don't bleeve Taylor din't make it all the way!
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  TheFocus: The flag is at half-mast today.
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  FSR: <TheFocus> Try Viagra.
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  OhioChessFan: <Here's a list of famous GMs--what do they have in common?>

They don't mooch $20 off their daughters?

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  Phony Benoni: I am reminded of a comment by the <Hideous Hog>, one of Victor Mollo's immortal group of fictional bridge players:

"Try to get an unsigned copy. Much rarer."

Sep-15-13  JoergWalter: He may try this approach next year:

< My Sponsors page.

Would you like to see your name ... or the name of your company here?

All you need to do is make a contribution - above the minimum amount. (Five thousand dollars is a reasonable figure.)

I am looking for a company that would be willing to support my efforts. I would need a minimum of $1,500.00 per month of income to make this dream a reality. If you think that you (or your company) might be willing to support me in my efforts to bring the world some of the finest chess content that is available on the internet, then please contact me.

I would also be glad to provide a link back to your home page. Contact me for complete details.>

< Copyright (c) A.J. Goldsby I

Copyright () A.J. Goldsby, 1975 - 2011.
Copyright A.J. Goldsby, 2012. All rights reserved. >

Nov-05-13  Lutwidge: Does anyone know what the deal is with this: ?

I don't know really anything about IM Taylor, but his appeal seems genuine (in this case, at any rate) and urgent. That said, he apparently tried to post the above on and his blogs were removed. Anyhow, further information/details about this would be appreciated, as I would like to help (his wife's situation sounds absolutely dire) but am also loath to be caught in or, worse yet, propagate some sort of elaborate scam.

FWIW, a friend of mine called the oral surgeon (whose services they are trying to afford) and affirmed that his wife is indeed a patient there.

Nov-05-13  Wyatt Gwyon: Crazy...
Nov-05-13  DoctorD: I have a very similar situation going on although it is a more long-term problem but the cash needed for the solution is similarly lacking. I could never ask strangers for funding, but I wish her well and hope it works out for her.
Nov-05-13  Wyatt Gwyon: I just want money. Any of you want to give me some?
Nov-06-13  DoctorD: Easy to make fun of the situation, but I find that inappropriate. It certainly points out some of the problems with healthcare in this country.
Nov-25-13  jancotianno: I wonder if he has a fund raising campaign ready for the next world senior tournament.
Dec-22-13  SickedChess: Timothy in 1000 ways to die!
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  john barleycorn: <SickedChess: Timothy in 1000 ways to die!>

with only a dollar per death we will see him at the millionaire open...

Apr-24-14  bongcloudftw: In my opinion, there are loads of logic errors in his blog regarding methods for finding solutions. I wouldn't trust that guy.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Timothy Taylor.
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