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Sam E Collins
Number of games in database: 285
Years covered: 1998 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2445 (2492 rapid, 2450 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2495

Overall record: +96 -89 =95 (51.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B22 B52 B40 B30 B47
 French Defense (18) 
    C02 C05 C00 C03 C11
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C68 C67 C83 C90 C85
 English (9) 
    A15 A10 A13
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B18 B11 B17 B12
 Philidor's Defense (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (20) 
    D15 D10 D17 D11 D12
 Sicilian (13) 
    B81 B23 B22 B32 B86
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C77 C89 C91 C80 C69
 English (9) 
    A13 A15 A10 A14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D30 D35 D31 D37
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A28 A23 A22 A20 A25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Collins vs T Spanton, 2009 1-0
   B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 0-1
   D Moskovic vs S Collins, 2008 0-1
   S Collins vs M Figueroa, 2004 1-0
   S Collins vs D Haessel, 2011 1-0
   L Cooper vs S Collins, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bunratty Masters (2014)
   Berkeley International (2011)
   Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Olympiad (2008)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Hastings 2009/10 (2009)
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Greatest Strategies (Collins) by Qindarka
   wasspwot's favorite games by wasspwot

   🏆 4NCL 2017/18
   S Collins vs A Greet (Jan-14-18) 1/2-1/2
   J Hawkins vs S Collins (Jan-13-18) 1-0
   S Collins vs R Bates (Nov-12-17) 1-0
   A Suarez Real vs S Collins (Nov-11-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Pein vs S Collins (May-01-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-05-1982, 36 years old) Ireland

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He is an IM. Irish champion in 2002.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 285  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Richards vs S Collins  ½-½451998Kilkenny MastersB40 Sicilian
2. S Williams vs S Collins  0-1452000Smith & Williamson YM 10thD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. S Collins vs A Rainfray  ½-½512000Glorney and Faber CupB33 Sicilian
4. S Collins vs J Redpath  0-1292000Glorney and Faber CupC02 French, Advance
5. J Brychta vs S Collins  ½-½612000Glorney and Faber CupB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. R S Jones vs S Collins  0-1492000Glorney and Faber CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. S Collins vs S Geirnaert  ½-½652000Glorney and Faber CupC70 Ruy Lopez
8. S Collins vs N Sulava 0-145200034th OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
9. S Collins vs B Kelly  0-1342001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
10. A Hunt vs S Collins  ½-½242001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB83 Sicilian
11. S Collins vs J Lappage  1-0442001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. S Williams vs S Collins  1-0682001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. S Collins vs R Willmoth  1-0442001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB07 Pirc
14. M Broomfield vs S Collins  ½-½312001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA10 English
15. S Buckley vs S Collins  ½-½352001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
16. S Collins vs G Singh  ½-½132001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRC02 French, Advance
17. C Crouch vs S Collins  1-0312001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
18. S Collins vs D E Rumens  ½-½432001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRC42 Petrov Defense
19. R Eames vs S Collins  ½-½362001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
20. S Collins vs D Mastrovasilis  0-1612001WJunB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. S Collins vs M Stryjecki  0-1862001WJunC02 French, Advance
22. S Collins vs Zhao Zong-Yuan  0-1312001WJunB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. S Collins vs R Palliser 0-15020014NCLB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. S Collins vs T Spanton  1-027200110th Monarch AssuranceB27 Sicilian
25. J Shaw vs S Collins  ½-½54200110th Monarch AssuranceA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 285  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-06  themadhair: Will be represting Ireland in the 21st olympiad in Turin. We are so going to get battered this year. Like last year. and the year before that. And the year .......
Sep-03-08  Alphastar: he wrote a book about the c3 sicilian: <Grandmaster Secrets: The c3 Sicilian> by IM Sam Collins
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  Peligroso Patzer: Since there is currently no biographical information for this player, here is a link to his FIDE rating card:

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  GrahamClayton: Collins is a qualified barrister.
May-05-12  midknightblue: one of my favorite players. Great books and dvd's. My favorites are his e4 repertoire dvd, his c3 sicilian dvd. Waiting for him to earn his third GM norm.
Pretty amazing that he is a full-time barrister (lawyer) and such a successful player, who is also cranking out quality chess dvd's and books.
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  PhilFeeley: <OCF> Looks like Peter Leko.
Sep-05-13  Llawdogg: He's 31 years old.
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