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Greg Hjorth
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1977 to 1990
Last FIDE rating: 2378
Overall record: +3 -11 =5 (28.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
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GREG HJORTH
(born Jun-14-1963, died Jan-13-2011) Australia

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Gregory Hjorth was born in Melbourne. He was joint Commonwealth Champion in 1983 and awarded the IM title in 1984.

Wikipedia article: Greg Hjorth


 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A J Love vs G Hjorth  ½-½41 1977 Australian Junior ChB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. G Hjorth vs Short ½-½11 1980 DortmundB06 Robatsch
3. Kasparov vs G Hjorth 1-027 1980 DortmundD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. G Hjorth vs I Morovic  0-140 1982 Copenhagen DENC18 French, Winawer
5. R Rodriguez vs G Hjorth  1-022 1982 Zone 10 ChD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. G Hjorth vs Keene 0-140 1983 Commonwealth ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
7. G Hjorth vs D K Johansen  1-026 1983 Commonwealth ChA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. G Hjorth vs Igor Ivanov  0-132 1984 New YorkB20 Sicilian
9. G Hjorth vs Keene 0-130 1984 Commonwealth ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
10. Miles vs G Hjorth 0-138 1984 BrightonD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. Reshevsky vs G Hjorth  ½-½67 1984 New York OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. F Braga vs G Hjorth  1-034 1984 8, Ostende op (10s)C05 French, Tarrasch
13. G Hjorth vs K Spraggett  0-140 1984 Hong KongA48 King's Indian
14. G Hjorth vs Jansa  ½-½13 1984 Thessaloniki olm ;BIGA00 Uncommon Opening
15. Alburt vs G Hjorth  1-038 1984 02, New York itE73 King's Indian
16. G Hjorth vs Polugaevsky  0-134 1984 AmsterdamB20 Sicilian
17. X Beharry vs G Hjorth  0-126 1986 Dubai (United Arab Emirates)C47 Four Knights
18. G Hjorth vs K Mokry  ½-½16 1986 Dubai ol (Men)B20 Sicilian
19. Igor Ivanov vs G Hjorth  1-036 1990 California (USA)A92 Dutch
 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-03-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Gregory Hjorth
Born 14th June 1963 in Melbourne
Awarded the IM title in 1984 he was joint Commonwealth champion in 1983.
Jun-14-05  Knight13: Happy birthday, Greg Hjorth! Now you are 42 years old! 58 years to go!
Jun-14-05  aw1988: OK, that is really stupid.
Jun-14-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: <Knight13> Just 87 to go, keep it up :-)
Jun-04-09  myschkin: . . .

"A super-smart set theorist and model theorist"

Homepage: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~greg/

Selected publications: http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/Staff/...

Jan-16-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jonathan Sarfati: Very sorry to report that Greg Hjorth died suddenly on January 13th 2011. See http://chesschat.org/showthread.php...
Jan-17-11  ozmikey: Dreadful news. Greg was one of the great chess talents who emerged from the Victorian chess boom in the late seventies, along with Rogers, Johansen, West and others. But Greg reached IM strength very young and could almost certainly have achieved the GM title had he stuck with the game - he dedicated himself chiefly to his academic career from the mid-eighties onwards.

He competed at the World Junior three times in the early eighties, gaining a high place each time (ahead of plenty of future GMs).

Jan-17-11  ozmikey: A fine game of Greg Hjorth's from the 1980 Australian Championship (he was only 16 at the time):

[Event "AUS-ch"]
[Site "Adelaide"]
[Date "1980.01.04"]
[Round "8.4"]
[White "Hjorth, Greg"]
[Black "Parr, Peter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2075"]
[ChessCat "CHESSCAT 1.0"]
[ECO "E92"]
[EventDate "1979.12.??"]
[PlyCount "115"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "1998.11.10"]
[WhiteElo "1955"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bg5 Re8 10. O-O-O Na6 11. Ne1 Be6 12. f3 c6 13. Nc2 Nc7 14. Rd2 Red8 15. Rhd1 Rxd2 16. Rxd2 Kf8 17. Be3 Ke8 18. b4 Bf8 19. Kb2 b6 20. b5 cxb5 21. cxb5 Be7 22. a3 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Kxd8 24. Na2 Bd7 25. a4 Kc8 26. Na3 Nfe8 27. Nc4 f6 28. Bxb6 axb6 29. Nxb6+ Kd8 30. Nxd7 Kxd7 31. b6 Ne6 32. Bb5+ Kd8 33. b7 Bd6 34. Nb4 Nd4 35. Na6 Nxb5 36. axb5 Ng7 37. Kc3 Ne6 38. Kc4 Kd7 39. b8=Q Bxb8 40. Nxb8+ Kc7 41. Na6+ Kd6 42. Nb4 f5 43. Nd3 fxe4 44. fxe4 Ng5 45. Nc5 Nf7 46. Kb4 Nd8 47. b6 Nc6+ 48. Kb5 Nd4+ 49. Kc4 Nc6 50. b7 h5 51. h4 Nb8 52. Kb5 Nc6 53. Na6 Na7+ 54. Kc4 Nc6 55. b8=Q+ Nxb8 56. Nxb8 Ke6 57. Kc5 Kf6 58. Kd6 1-0

Jan-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <ozmikey?He competed at the World Junior three times in the early eighties, gaining a high place each time (ahead of plenty of future GMs).

<ozmikey>,
Had Greg won his final game at the 1980 World Junior Championship, he would have finished 2nd to Garry Kasparov. A draw meant a very creditable finish in the top 6.

Here is a fine game played by Greg when he was only 14 years old:

[Event "AUS-ch"]
[Site "Perth"]
[Date "1978.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Hjorth, Greg"]
[Black "Musa, L"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bc4 Qc7 6. Qe2 Nb6 7. Bb3 Nc6 8. Nf3 d3 9. Qe4 Na5 10. Qxd3 Nxb3 11. axb3 e6 12. Na3 a6 13. Be3 Be7 14. O-O Nd5 15. Nb5 Qb8 16. Nd6+ Bxd6 17. exd6 Nxe3 18. fxe3 f6 19. Rad1 b6 20. Ng5 fxg5


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21. Qc2!! Kd8 22. Qxh7! 1-0

Mar-15-11  SvetlanaBabe: (Chesschat? Isn't that the website "moderated" by Australian Chess Federation officials most of whom wouldn't pass a Working with Childrens Check? Why would anyone want to access that site?)
I knew Greg Hjorth from VCA Centre and Melbourne Chess Club when it was in Elizabeth street. He was a talented player even back then. RIP Greg Hjorth.
Apr-12-11  myschkin: . . .

"I went to school with Greg & I can tell you he had a double nature. I remember Greg - having finished the Applied Maths exam (early) he put his head down and went to sleep. The examiner had to wake him as his snoring was disturbing other students. He would miss every monday of school to play high level chess. Despite missing classes he topped all of us. I also recall a heart rendering punk rendition of "Wild Thing" to the school on the morning of the year 12 muckup day. Even so, I am glad that his attitude for mathematics led him away from a career in punk music. His gift to the world is greater for it." * (excerpt)

Photo (young): http://www.staff.ms.unimelb.edu.au/...

in memoriam I*: http://www.onlinetributes.com.au/Gr...

in memoriam II: http://droopy.math.ucla.edu/drupal/...

Wild Thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4pw...

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