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Matthew J Turner
Number of games in database: 229
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2533 (2532 rapid, 2523 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545
Overall record: +96 -40 =93 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B27 Sicilian (9 games)
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (7 games)
A10 English (6 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (6 games)
A04 Reti Opening (6 games)
A48 King's Indian (6 games)
A20 English (5 games)
A15 English (5 games)
A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4 (5 games)
C78 Ruy Lopez (5 games)

   🏆 Bunratty Masters
   McShane vs M J Turner (Feb-24-19) 1-0
   M J Turner vs Short (Feb-24-19) 1/2-1/2
   M J Turner vs K Delaney (Feb-23-19) 1-0
   M J Turner vs D Howell (Feb-23-19) 1-0
   Tom O'Gorman vs M J Turner (Feb-23-19) 0-1

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(born Dec-11-1975, 43 years old) United Kingdom

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Grandmaster from Scotland.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 229  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Psakhis vs M J Turner  ½-½541990Groningen opB30 Sicilian
2. B Brendel vs M J Turner  0-1271991Krumbach (Germany)C55 Two Knights Defense
3. A M Galliamova vs M J Turner  0-1381992Oakham YME60 King's Indian Defense
4. M J Turner vs Y Shulman  ½-½591993EU-ch U18C00 French Defense
5. M J Turner vs E Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya  ½-½281993PortlandC33 King's Gambit Accepted
6. M J Turner vs J Kjeldsen  0-1421994It Aarhus FestugeB40 Sicilian
7. M J Turner vs P Motwani  ½-½171994BCF-chC29 Vienna Gambit
8. M J Turner vs N Davies  ½-½42199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC29 Vienna Gambit
9. M J Turner vs Wolff  0-137199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
10. M J Turner vs Hebden  0-1311995Hastings MastersC44 King's Pawn Game
11. M J Turner vs Bronstein  1-0431995Hastings ChallengersC25 Vienna
12. S Williams vs M J Turner  ½-½241996Smith & Williamson YM 6thA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
13. M J Turner vs A Obodchuk  1-0391996Komercni Banka OpenB07 Pirc
14. A Ledger vs M J Turner  0-1481997NCL978 Invicta Kts-Midland MsB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. M J Turner vs M J Freeman  1-0501997Northumbrian MastersB10 Caro-Kann
16. J Rowson vs M J Turner  ½-½331997LondonA36 English
17. M J Turner vs S Williams  1-0351998Smith & Williamson YM 8thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Kopec vs M J Turner  ½-½291998BCF-chT 97/98B30 Sicilian
19. M J Turner vs G A Timoshenko  ½-½191998Berliner Sommer 16thA10 English
20. Ftacnik vs M J Turner  1-0591998ECC Zone 5A40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. B Lalic vs M J Turner  1-0241998Iona Tech Masters, KilkennyB06 Robatsch
22. M J Turner vs Baburin  ½-½281998Iona Tech Masters, KilkennyD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. P K Wells vs M J Turner  ½-½331998Oxford GM A EventB27 Sicilian
24. M J Turner vs Sutovsky  1-0211998Oxford GM A EventB20 Sicilian
25. Nunn vs M J Turner  ½-½151998Oxford GM A EventC78 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-18-05  mack: Former Countdown finalist.
Jul-18-05  WMD: He certainly proved better at rearranging letters than Jim Plaskett.
Jul-18-05  mack: I can see a games collection coming on here - chess players who have been on TV gameshows. Plaskett, Turner, Hartston, Dlugt, Thurlow, um... and all the rest of them.
Jul-18-05  mack: Dlugy*
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  BoardLord: GM Turner became third in Arctic Chess Challenge 2008 and will participate in the 2009 edition in Tromsų, Norway as well. In connection with this I have written a profile of him that you can read at my blog Sjakkfantomet. It's in English.

Dec-11-10  BobCrisp: <Postscript on the theme of overheard conversations

At the recent, and last, <Lloyds Bank Masters>, I achieved my final IM norm and, having scored 2/4 against GM opposition, was well satisfied with my performance. The following conversation took place between GMs Mark Hebden and Patrick Wolff.

<Hebden>: "Who've you just played?"

<Wolff>: "Somebody called Turner."

<Hebden>: "Oh, you played Matthew...he doesn't know much theory but can be tricky in the middle game."

<Wolff>: "It's interesting you should say that."

<Hebden>: "Why?"

<Wolff>: "His opening was CRAP!!"

At least I know where I stand in the grand order of things.>

(November 1994, <CHESS> magazine)

Dec-17-10  BIDMONFA: Matthew Turner

TURNER, Matthew

May-26-14  Octavia: Here is a bit from <bdlord> Matthew Turner (2517) is an English chess professional. He was born on the 12th of December 1975. He became a Grandmaster in 2002, and since the year 2000 he has been stable between 2480 and 2520 with a peak-elo of 2519. Since Turner got his Grandmaster-title he has had a rather low tournament activity where the league 4NCL is his main arena. He nowadays is more a teacher of chess and he works at the Millfield School in Somerset, England. Matthews chess classes include all levels of play, from beginners to experienced international players. To last year's (2008) Arctic Chess Challenge he brought with him his 21 years old student Peter S Poobalasingam (2224), and we remember that both of them did well - with Matthew at a strong 3rd place and Peter at an amazing 9th place - performing almost 200 points above his actual elo rating.

In 2001 at Hastings he beat the young Levon Aronian who already was quite some player. But his sweetest chess memory is probably from the Four Nations Chess League in England where the board order of his team one season was 1. GM Turner 2. GM Morozevich 3. GM Short...

He was 1st= in the Ayr chess congress last week end.

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  MissScarlett: When did he become Scottish?
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