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|Jul-03-10|| ||OrigamiArtist: Matthew Sadler has been playing again recently in the Netherlands (where he now resides). In May he won a rapidplay event in Wageningen with 7/7 and a perfomance rating of 3117 beating GMs Timman, Fridman and Van den Doel along the way. http://www.svwageningen.nl/2010A/in...
Now he is playing in the Nova College Tournament, another Dutch event.
He is on 3/3 with this nice little game against the talented young IM Chiel Van Oosterom in round 2.
[Event "Nova College"]
[White "Van Oosterom, Chiel"]
[Black "Sadler, Matthew"]
1. e4 a6 2. d4 h6 3. Bd3 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Be3 Qc7 6. b4 Nc6 7. c3 d6 8. cxd6
Bxd6 9. Nf3 Nf6 10. h3 g5 11. a3 g4 12. Nd4 Ne5 13. Be2 Nxe4 14. hxg4 Bd7 15.
g5 O-O-O 16. gxh6 Bc6 17. Nxc6 Qxc6 18. Qb3 Bc7 19. a4 Ng3 20. fxg3 Qxg2 21.
Rf1 Nd3+ 22. Bxd3 Rxd3 0-1
|Aug-19-10|| ||Birthday Boy: wow, interesting 1...a6 and 2...h6!!!!|
|Jan-21-11|| ||GrahamClayton: What a shame he probably won't make a comeback for England in future Olympiads.|
|Aug-05-11|| ||BIDMONFA: http://www.wtharvey.com/sadl.html
SADLER, Matthew D.
|Oct-09-11|| ||Paint My Dragon: The astonishing comeback continues. Two more tournaments played and won at Barcelona (Sants Open) and then Oslo (with a round to spare). There's no doubt he'll be enjoying this revival, but such a pity it's just going to remain a holiday pastime. His potential is as big now as ever it was.|
|Oct-13-11|| ||twinlark: Sadler's death defying acrobatics at Barcelona and Oslo have pushed him into the top 100 on the live rating list.|
Not bad for a part-time hobbyist!
Does make you wonder how he would have done if he'd been serious about chess.
|Oct-13-11|| ||nok: Man, you scared the hell out of me starting your post that way.|
|Oct-13-11|| ||rapidcitychess: <twinlark>
I'm not sure if "death-defying" and "chess" can be used together. ;D
|Oct-14-11|| ||twinlark: <nok> Sorry about that. |
I just came back and when I checked on the kibitz log on my home page, I actually had the same reaction for a brief shocking moment before I realised it was actually my post.
|Oct-14-11|| ||bronkenstein: <...Matthew Sadler had already been invited to Wijk aan Zee in July, for the Grandmaster Group C, and accepted. In an article on Schaaksite.nl tournament director Jeroen van den Berg says he's (pleasantly) surprised about Sadler's recent results, and admits that he belongs in the B group. Since that group is already full, he'll 'have a chat' with Sadler about the situation.> from http://www.google.rs/url?sa=t&sourc...|
|Nov-25-11|| ||parmetd: Despite repeated claims by Sadler of turning down invites to play RR tournaments... he accepted one! Tata group C: http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tourn...|
|Jan-14-12|| ||Penguincw: I don't know how long it's been since he last played, but today he beat Hopman in 40 moves.|
|Jan-29-12|| ||Diarrhea: Sadler has had a shocking tournament as I'm sure he would agree. With his rating at 2660 and many players rated 2200, 2300, 2400, he should have chalked up a good number of wins, but drew most of the games. It admittedly must be anoying playing in a tournament with lots of players rating much lower than you, as you have to win more games to maintain the same rating, but he really should have steamrolled many of the lower graded players who he drew against.|
|Jan-29-12|| ||AlphaMale: He can retire again now in good conscience.|
|Jan-31-12|| ||Penguincw: Yep indeed. Sadler lost 29 points, the most in the whole tournament. The next biggest loser was Topalov (in Group A) who lost 18.|
|May-02-12|| ||RookFile: < wow, interesting 1...a6 and 2...h6!!!!>|
It's not so interesting when you do what Botvinnik said. Against weird stuff, you should contruct a strong pawn center (pawns at c4, d4, e4, f4 etc.) and ask black what he does now. The mistake is to emphasize piece play.
|Aug-05-12|| ||wordfunph: coming soon! Study Chess with Matthew Sadler..
|Oct-11-13|| ||PhilFeeley: An interesting game (missing here) from when Sadler returned to regular play in the Dutch League:|
F. Elburg - M. Sadler, Dutch League, 2011
1. c4 b6 2. Nc3 Bb7 3. e4 e6 4. d3 c5 5. g3 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. Nge2 d6 8. 0-0 Nc6 9. h3 h6 10. Be3 a6 11. Qd2 g5 12. f4 gxf4 13. gxf4 Qd7 14. Kh2 Rg8 15. Bf3 0-0-0 16. Rg1 Na5 17. Bf2 d5 18. cxd5 exd5 19. e5 d4 20. Bxb7 Qxb7 21. exf6 dxc3 22. bxc3 Rxg1 23. Rxg1 Bxf6 24. Qe3 Qd5 25. d4 Nc4 26. Qd3 Kb7 27. Qg3 Nd2 28. Rd1 Nf3+ 29. Kg2 Nxd4+ 30. Kf1 Nxe2 0-1
Also discussed in his new book <Study Chess with Matthew Sadler> where he provides a lot of variations.
|Oct-11-13|| ||PhilFeeley: In the book, he discusses (Ch. 2) how he came to take up the Dutch Defense. There should be more of those games here. Some may be mislabeled "Queen's Pawn Game."|
|Oct-11-13|| ||PhilFeeley: Another Dutch missing from here, and a very interesting game:|
E. De Hann - M. Sadler, Dutch Cup, 2011
1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 0-0 6. 0-0 c6 7. b3 d5 8. Ba3 Nbd7 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nbd2 b6 11. Qc2 a5 12. Rfc1 Ba6 13. e3 Rac8 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. Nc4 c5 16. Qd2 Rfd8 17. Qe1 Nb4 18. Bf1 Bb7 19. Qe2 Be4 20 a3 Nc6 21. Ncd2 Bd5 22. Qb5 cxd4 23. exd4 Na7 24. Qa6 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Qxa3 26. Rc7 Nc6 27. Bc4 Qa1+ 28. Kg2 Qxd4 29. Qb7 Qxd2 30. Bxd5 Qxd5 31. Qxc6 Nc5 32. Qxb6 Nd7 33. Qa7 Kf7 34. Qb7 Qxb7 35. Rxb7 Kf6 36. Ra7 Nc5 37. Rxa5 Nxb3 38. Ra7 Nc5 39. h4 h6 40. Rc7 Ne4 41. Rc2 g5 42. hxg5 hxg5 43. Ng1 Rd2 44. Rxd2 Nxd2 45. f3 Ke5 46. Kf2 Kd4 47. Nh3 Nxf3 48. Kg2 g4 49. Ng5 Nxg5 0-1
|Mar-16-16|| ||pazzed paun: Had a chance to skim sadlers new book chess for life about making a comeback at an advanced age|
Excessive amount of pace devoted to openings and their statistics
|Jun-14-16|| ||Caissanist: For someone who's basically retired (only 6 rated games in the past year), he's doing awfully well. Currently he's only one rating point away from being England's #2 player. No doubt it helps that he lives in a country where he can get a single game against a strong opponent pretty much whenever he wants to.|
|Apr-25-17|| ||Caissanist: Continuing to steadily improve as a 42 year-old amateur, Sadler now has his highest FIDE ranking in 15 years. For the past few years he's only played in the English 4 Nations Chess League but, with a result of 7.5-0.5 in the last year's games, it seems that he knows what he's doing.|
|Apr-12-18|| ||MissScarlett: Sadler's game face: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWVLqn3...|
|Apr-12-18|| ||zanzibar: If that's what he looks like in a totally winning position I'd hate to see his game face when he's losing.|
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