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|May-13-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Chess in Britain: http://www.khcc.org.uk/gamev2/brita...
(by Steve Berry, 1998)
|May-13-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Matthew Sadler, recommending chess books:
<My System> by Aron Nimzowitsch
"A classic. To be honest, a lot of it is rather quirky, but the sections on pawn structure in particular made a deep impression on me. Not to be confused with <The System> by Hans Berliner which is not on my recommended list!"
|Jun-01-09|| ||WhiteRook48: um, actually he's sort of a new Fischer because he quit the game like Fischer did|
|Jun-08-09|| ||piroflip: the guy (Fischer) is dead and buried.
why do some insist on still sticking the knife in?
|Oct-23-09|| ||tal60: Sadler was a great player... one of my favorite authors. |
In "Tips for Young Players" he gives a little idea of why he quit (besides the money) .. he basically said whenever he would study with Kramnik or Anand they would see things in a flash and then start throwing pieces around, whereas he would ask "wait, why not this?" and they would just look at him and tap a piece... he felt he wasnt on that level.
but still an amazing player and elite author
|Jan-09-10|| ||HeadCrunch: Just been watching this guy on the playchess server, he's still got a lot of magic in his game, great to see the guy playing.|
|May-15-10|| ||wordfunph: GM Matthew Sadler authored..
+ Queen's Gambit Declined
+ The Semi-Slav
+ The Slav
+ Tips for Young Players
happy 36th birthday Matthew!
|Jun-02-10|| ||wordfunph: In British Chess Magazine July 1997 issue, it was stated that Matthew Sadler set a record that may never be beaten on his 10 consecutive wins with black that he scored for England
in the 1996 Yerevan Olympiad followed by the 1997 European Team Championship in Pula.|
|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..
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