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James Clifford Howell
Number of games in database: 104
Years covered: 1983 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2495
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +31 -34 =39 (48.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B81 B42 B33 B45 B51
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C96 C84 C89 C65 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C96 C84 C89 C91 C95
 Two Knights (4) 
    C55 C57
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B90 B81 B52 B40 B93
 King's Indian (8) 
    E67 E63 E83 E61 E77
 Petrov (6) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    D22 D26 D21 D29 D20
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B95 B93 B92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Howell vs C G Ward, 1994 1-0
   J Howell vs J Aijala, 1995 1-0
   J Howell vs Anand, 1986 1/2-1/2

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(born May-17-1967, 51 years old) United Kingdom

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James Clifford Howell was born in Brent, England. He was awarded the IM title in 1985 and ten years later the GM title.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 104  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Stohl vs J Howell  1-0371983EU-ch U20E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. S Agdestein vs J Howell  ½-½401983EU-ch U20E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. Salov vs J Howell  0-1481983Ch Europe (juniors)E83 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Blatny vs J Howell  0-1321984EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
5. J Howell vs Hebden  1-0331984BCF-chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. J Richmond vs J Howell 0-1431984BCF-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
7. J Howell vs A D Martin  1-0421984BCF-chC53 Giuoco Piano
8. Khalifman vs J Howell  1-0521985Ch Europe (juniors)A48 King's Indian
9. J Howell vs Piket 0-1341985GroningenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
10. J Howell vs Blatny 1-0731985GroningenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Blatny vs J Howell  0-1321985GroningenA07 King's Indian Attack
12. J Howell vs Hebden  1-0571985London Lloyds 0C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Chandler vs J Howell  1-0391985Commonwealth-ch 3rdB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. Nunn vs J Howell  1-05219859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. J Howell vs Blatny  ½-½261985Wch U20C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Dlugy vs J Howell  1-0511985Wch U20E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
17. J Howell vs I Sokolov  1-0611986EU-ch U20B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. J Howell vs Ivanchuk 0-1341986EU-ch U20C42 Petrov Defense
19. Granda Zuniga vs J Howell  1-0821986GausdalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
20. J Howell vs Anand  ½-½411986GausdalB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. W Arencibia vs J Howell  1-0611986Wch U20E77 King's Indian
22. J Howell vs J Meyer  1-0431987Nuremberg opA86 Dutch
23. Adams vs J Howell  ½-½481987BCF-chC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
24. Speelman vs J Howell  ½-½601987BCF-chD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
25. J Howell vs Suba  0-1331988London 46/291B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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  Benzol: James Christopher Howell
Born 17th May 1967 in Brent
Awarded the IM title in 1985.
Mar-20-05  who: In his book "Essential Chess Endings" problem #10 he gives the position White: Kg8, Ra6, Pg7
Black: Ke7, Rg2
White played 1.Rh6 Rg1 and he faults this. In fact this leads to a very elegant promotion of the pawn. 1.Rh6 Rg1 2.Kh8 Kf7 3.Rh7 and white will queen next move with a double check and win the rook. Does anyone know where I could find his email to let him know?
Mar-20-05  pyryk: I have no idea about Howell's email, but I bet that the people @ Batsford could redirect any comments about the book to Howell.
May-26-06  stanleys: Little correction:this man a grandmaster.He played very well in some soviet tournaments in 1988-90
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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Howell!
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