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John K Shaw
Number of games in database: 320
Years covered: 1992 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2428 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499
Overall record: +119 -85 =116 (55.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (67) 
    B22 B40 B51 B20 B52
 French Defense (20) 
    C05 C07 C03 C10 C00
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C69 C68 C67 C60 C93
 French Tarrasch (16) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09 C04
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B18 B19 B17 B15 B16
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (11) 
    C69 C68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B31 B32 B30 B22 B23
 Slav (41) 
    D19 D12 D10 D17 D16
 Philidor's Defense (14) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A20 A21 A28 A25
 Pirc (9) 
    B07 B09
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D00 D04 A41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Kyriakidis vs J Shaw, 2005 0-1
   J Shaw vs J Rowson, 2000 1/2-1/2
   S Ledger vs J Shaw, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   111th Scottish Championship (2004)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   European Union Individual Championships (2006)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   London Chess Classic Open (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   A El Jawich vs J Shaw (Sep-13-16) 0-1
   J Shaw vs J P Gomez (Sep-12-16) 0-1
   Dr Murtaza Ali vs J Shaw (Sep-11-16) 0-1
   J Shaw vs T Laurusas (Sep-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   D Davy vs J Shaw (Sep-08-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-16-1968, 48 years old) United Kingdom

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Scottish Grandmaster. He was Scottish champion in 1995 (=Stephen R Burns-Mannion and Colin A McNab), 1998 and 2000 (=Alan J Norris).

Wikipedia article: John K. Shaw

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 320  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Shaw vs P Griffiths  0-148 1992 GBR-chC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
2. J Shaw vs M Cebalo  0-157 1992 EU-chT (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
3. J Shaw vs I Hausner  0-140 1992 EU-chT (Men)B07 Pirc
4. P Richmond vs J Shaw  1-051 1992 EU-chT (Men)C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. J Shaw vs M Manninen  0-130 1992 EU-chT (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
6. D Sifrer vs J Shaw  ½-½50 1992 EU-chT (Men)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. P Vandevoort vs J Shaw  1-035 1992 EU-chT (Men)A25 English
8. P Motwani vs J Shaw ½-½61 1993 Ch ScotlandC26 Vienna
9. J Shaw vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-128 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB25 Sicilian, Closed
10. W Watson vs J Shaw  1-032 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersC26 Vienna
11. J Shaw vs S Conquest  ½-½60 1993 Lloyds Bank MastersB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. J Shaw vs K Beaton 0-126 1994 Edinburgh SCOC34 King's Gambit Accepted
13. C Ward vs J Shaw  1-031 1994 Oakham schevD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. J Shaw vs G Welling  ½-½43 1994 Oakham mastersA43 Old Benoni
15. J Shaw vs Nunn  ½-½56 1994 It openC34 King's Gambit Accepted
16. J Shaw vs A Allahverdiyev  ½-½35 1994 Moscow OlympiadC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. J Shaw vs P Haezebaert 0-128 1995 It (open), II, Capelle la GranC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
18. J Shaw vs McShane  0-158 1995 Hastings ChallengerA07 King's Indian Attack
19. J Shaw vs J Parker  ½-½28 1995 It (open)C29 Vienna Gambit
20. J Shaw vs I Robertson  1-039 1995 Ch Scotland, VII, Hawick (ScotC30 King's Gambit Declined
21. J Shaw vs M Orr 0-124 1996 5C34 King's Gambit Accepted
22. J Shaw vs M N Sher  0-152 1996 Hastings opB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. Kudrin vs J Shaw  1-034 1996 It (open)C41 Philidor Defense
24. J Shaw vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½52 1998 Cappelle op 14thB06 Robatsch
25. J Shaw vs K Beaton  1-036 1999 Ch Scotland, Edinburgh (Scotland)C47 Four Knights
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 320  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-25-05  chess man: I'm pretty sure that John Shaw wrote Starting Out:The Ruy Lopez.
Apr-28-05  chess man: By the way I own that book. If your looking for a book just on the Ruy Lopez I recommend it.
May-01-05  chess man: I believe he is a Scottish champion but I'm not sure. I'll check back here when I have more.
May-02-05  chess man: International Master John Shaw is a three-time Scottish champion, who has represented his country in numerous Olypiads and European championships. His first book for Everyman, Starting Out: The Queen's Gambit, was very well recieved by both readers and critics.

--Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez

May-04-05  Holden: I've got Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez. I like what John Shaw has to say on Bird's Defense (C61).

<"Avoiding the traditional Lopez pressure against e5 by shifting it to d4 is an entertaining and radical approach but there are problems. White automatically gains a lead in development and the e4 pawn will be easier to advance, supported by the f-pawn. Black has some tricky lines but a well prepared white player will be confident of gaining an advantage here.">

Jul-03-05  notyetagm: Anyone have any details on his upcoming book on the 3 ♗b5 Sicilian from Quality Chess? Thanks.
Jul-03-05  Bent Bexley: His regular Wednesday show with Jacob Aagaard on ChessBase radio is great fun to listen to.
Jun-17-08  Zygalski: Shaw is to take over the new King's Gambit book from Quality Chess that was originally to be written by Jan Pinski. Should be (finally!) out soon.
Jan-15-12  Interbond: When he was 19 he was rated 1745. He became a GM when he was 37. You can read more about this in the book Grandmasters vs Amateurs Chapter 4 From 1700 to Grandmaster and Back
Sep-18-13  King Radio: I just received his King's Gambit book this week, and while I have only had time to look over it here and there, it is IMPRESSIVE. I never really played the King's Gambit before, but this has made me want to. Terrific writing, too.
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  GrahamClayton: <King Radio>I just received his King's Gambit book this week, and while I have only had time to look over it here and there, it is IMPRESSIVE. I never really played the King's Gambit before, but this has made me want to. Terrific writing, too.

<King Radio>,
680 pages - not a lightweight title! Have you had a chance to go into some of the analysis in detail?

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  PhilFeeley: I'm surprised this game is not here:

Qendro, Llambi - Shaw, John
Turin Olympiad 2006

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1... Qa5
2. Rxc8+ Rxc8
3. Rc1 Rc2
4. g3 Be7
5. Qxe7 Rxc1+

Mar-25-14  Everett: Just noticed something funny. In Shaws latest book on the KG, he claims there is a refutation to the Bishop's KG, saying 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 is trumped by 3..Nc6, with convincing analysis for various moves, yet he refrains from mentioning 4.Nf3 for White, transposing back to the Knights KG, where blacks Nc6 is considered weak!

Looks like I'm going to start banging out 1.e4 now!

Mar-25-14  drkodos: Everett: You are mistaken. Shaw absolutely gives extensive analysis on 4. Nf3 starting with suggestion of 4. ... g5! in that position. Check page 448 thru 454 for details
Mar-25-14  Everett: <drkodos>
Hmmm... Must have missed that. Thank you! Did you find the analysis convincing, a clear refutation of 3.Bc4?
Mar-26-14  Everett:

Interesting discussion of these lines at chess pub above.

Mar-26-14  drkodos: Everett: I am always skeptical about refutation claims. I think Shaw's lines look pretty but would never say with 100% certainty that it is a refutation, only that White is now tasked with some serious questions.


Mar-26-14  Everett: Thank you <drkodos>.
Jan-15-15  Conrad93: His book on the King's Gambit is amazing deal!

Something like 400-500 pages of analysis and only for 30 dollars!

Not only that, but his commentary is wonderful. It's not just a database dump with pointless variations like you see in so many opening books.

Jan-15-15  Conrad93: <When he was 19 he was rated 1745. He became a GM when he was 37. You can read more about this in the book Grandmasters vs Amateurs Chapter 4 From 1700 to Grandmaster and Back>

That's impressive! It gives a lot of hope to newcomers.

That means I still have a chance.

Sep-03-16  BIDMONFA: John K Shaw

SHAW, John K.

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