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Stephen Gordon
S Gordon 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 328
Years covered: 1999 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2531 (2479 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2556

Overall record: +138 -57 =128 (62.5%)*
   * 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:
 English (19) 
    A13 A11 A15 A14 A17
 King's Indian (19) 
    E92 E94 E90 E97 E81
 Slav (13) 
    D15 D12 D10 D17 D11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D30 D37 D38 D35 D39
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E33 E39 E35 E20
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (67) 
    B90 B22 B51 B42 B23
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E34 E20 E46 E32 E48
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B90 B94 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A45 D02 D04 A46 E00
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E12
 English (6) 
    A13 A15 A14 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Gordon vs Emms, 2004 1-0
   McShane vs S Gordon, 2006 1/2-1/2
   S Knott vs S Gordon, 2009 1/2-1/2
   S Gordon vs D J Robertson, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2007)
   British Championships (2012)
   100th British Championship (2013)
   European Union Individual Championships (2006)
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2005)
   British Championships (2011)
   Hastings 2013/14 (2013)
   British Championship (2010)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   British Championship (2006)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   British Championship (2009)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   Smith & Williamson British Championships (2004)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

   🏆 4NCL -18
   S Gordon vs D Leal (Nov-12-17) 1-0
   J J Carleton vs S Gordon (Nov-11-17) 0-1
   D Fitzsimons vs S Gordon (Mar-05-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Gordon vs R Bates (Mar-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Gordon vs J Cooper (Feb-12-17) 1-0

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(born Sep-04-1986, 31 years old) United Kingdom

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Stephen J. Gordon is a GM from Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. In 2012, he was coach/captain of the English Women's Olympiad team.

Wikipedia article: Stephen J. Gordon

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 328  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Gordon vs A Hoffmann  0-1191999CN..0.00165C50 Giuoco Piano
2. S Gordon vs B Valentine  1-03520024NCL/Div3/3CS2 vs. MKEA20 English
3. P W Hempson vs S Gordon  0-1622004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsE15 Queen's Indian
4. S Gordon vs Emms 1-0402004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Ledger vs S Gordon  1-0562004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
6. S Gordon vs J Sisask  1-0332004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA28 English
7. D Gormally vs S Gordon  1-0402004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. S Gordon vs M Quinn  ½-½422004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. R Martyn vs S Gordon  0-1532004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
10. S Gordon vs S Haslinger  0-1342004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. A Summerscale vs S Gordon 1-0552004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA13 English
12. S Gordon vs T Rendle  ½-½502004Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
13. G Taylor vs S Gordon  0-1342005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. S Gordon vs A Stone  1-0382005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsE12 Queen's Indian
15. D Mason vs S Gordon  ½-½1042005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. S Gordon vs P Littlewood  ½-½802005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. S Conquest vs S Gordon  1-0382005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsB54 Sicilian
18. S Gordon vs A Therrien  1-0342005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
19. S Williams vs S Gordon  0-1472005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsE70 King's Indian
20. S Gordon vs R Pert 1-0312005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsD85 Grunfeld
21. J Rowson vs S Gordon  1-0392005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. S Gordon vs C G Ward  1-0512005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
23. S Gordon vs S Haslinger  0-1472005Smith & Williamson British ChampionshipsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. M Devereaux vs S Gordon  ½-½172005First Saturday SeptemberE12 Queen's Indian
25. S Gordon vs G Johnsen  ½-½442005Hastings 2005/06A80 Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-12-06  BIDMONFA: Stephen Gordon

GORDON, Stephen J.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: Gordon had a nice win today in the British Championships on the Black side of a Najdorf Sicilian against pre-round tournament leader GM Jacob Aagaard to pull even with him for a share of first. They will likely be joined for a share of the lead by IM Stewart Haslinger, who seems headed for a draw against Kosten.
Aug-09-07  GBKnight: In fact Kosten squeezed a win against Haslinger, so its Gordon and Aagaard leading going into the last round, although they have already played. A good chance for either of them to win it outright, but I expect to see some last round draws...
Aug-10-07  Ezzy: I'm rooting for Gordon to win it. He lives only 10 miles from me. A lancashire lad (from Oldham).

Haslinger is also a Lancashire lad (from Formby)

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  Peligroso Patzer: <GBKnight: In fact Kosten squeezed a win against Haslinger *** >

Yes, my posting from yesterday proved once again the wisdom of Sam Goldwyn's admonition: "Be very careful when making predictions, especially about the future." Once Haslinger played 51. ... axb4 (allowing Kosten to reply 52. cxb4 obtaining connected passed pawns on the a- and b-files) White was winning. (I wonder if Haslinger could have held with 51. ... Kd6.)

Aug-10-07  GBKnight: Watching the final round live on the ECF website :

Gordon looks like he has a good chance to win this position against Kosten. Aargaard looks to be winning now against Flear, so Gordon needs to win to share first place.

Aug-10-07  GBKnight: Aagaard won against Flear, but Stephen could not quite win after Kosten got tremendous counterplay and had to take a draw, but still a very creditable 2nd place with Rowson.
Jun-22-09  myschkin: . . .


Dec-10-10  BobCrisp: Currently commentating on the <London Chess Classic>. He's now a GM.
Aug-03-12  Cibator: Not the most informative biog on the site. Even Brian Eley (1972 champion) gets an inch more in his single line.
May-20-17  Paint My Dragon: A rare outing for Stephen at the <Llucmajor Open> (Mallorca) this week, where his classy round 7 win against <Evgeny Romanov> was followed by a draw with <Imre Hera>. Keeps him in contention for the prizes going into tomorrow's final round. He was joined today on the top boards by girlfriend <Sophie Milliet>.

<En Passant>
It seems likely that the first 2 games given in his games collection belong to Stephen P Gordon, the chess book author.

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