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Geoff Chandler
G Chandler 
Number of games in database: 22
Years covered: 1978 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2058
Highest rating achieved in database: 2068
Overall record: +18 -3 =1 (84.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-30-1951, 67 years old) United Kingdom

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Geoff T. Chandler of Scotland. He authored Rampant Chess together with Keith Ruxton (Quality Chess, ISBN: 978-1-90655-234-3, 2008).

User: Sally Simpson

Last updated: 2017-06-30 06:25:30

 page 1 of 1; 22 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gordon Morrison vs G Chandler 0-1161978Edinburgh Club MinorA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
2. R Austin vs G Chandler ½-½311980Edinburgh Club ChampionshipC00 French Defense
3. G Chandler vs A White 1-0211980EdinburghB07 Pirc
4. G Chandler vs R Austin 1-0261980Lothian ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
5. G Chandler vs D A Holmes 1-0261980Regional JamboreeB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. G Chandler vs E Gilliand 1-0131981EdinburghC46 Three Knights
7. G Chandler vs R Kynoch 1-0271981Edinburgh Club ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. G Chandler vs R Ratcliff 1-0261983Edinburgh League MatchC51 Evans Gambit
9. G Chandler vs NN 1-0121983StockbridgeC50 Giuoco Piano
10. G Chandler vs B Tauren 1-0241989Edinburgh LeagueC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
11. G Chandler vs P Roberts  1-0271990Ednburgh Chess LeagueC77 Ruy Lopez
12. Eric Smith vs G Chandler 0-1251991Edinburgh Chess LeagueB01 Scandinavian
13. G Chandler vs V Slaven 1-0361991Edinburgh AllegroC00 French Defense
14. J King vs G Chandler  1-0341994SNCL Div 1 Edinburgh-DundeeA07 King's Indian Attack
15. D Russell vs G Chandler  0-1291994SNCL Div 1 Aberdeen 1-EdinburghB40 Sicilian
16. G Soutar vs G Chandler 0-1161994Edinburgh Chess LeagueA15 English
17. N Thomas vs G Chandler  1-0531994SNCL Div 1 Castlehill 1-EdinburghC40 King's Knight Opening
18. G Chandler vs J B Henderson 0-1371994SNCL Div 1 Crowwood-EdinburghB07 Pirc
19. S Hayes vs G Chandler 0-1272004League MatchA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. G Chandler vs C Tweedie  1-0302005Scottish National LeagueC77 Ruy Lopez
21. H McMillan vs G Chandler 0-1442006Edinburgh PremierB08 Pirc, Classical
22. G Chandler vs G Bucher 1-0202007Edinburgh CongressC40 King's Knight Opening
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  morfishine: That's hilarious <Geoff> holding court!
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  tpstar: <perfectly apt tennis term>

"Chennis, Anyone?"

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  OhioChessFan: "The Court Geoffter"
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  OhioChessFan: "Douche...errr...Deuce"
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  Sally Simpson: Take care of yourself you old bugger and Good Luck.
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Oct-08-17  Octavia: u threatened to go away from here - you can't do that when my man just had a very nice birthday & now you're spoiling it. :(
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  PawnSac: < Sally Simpson: Scandinavia (where ever that is). >

Denmark, Norway, Sweden; was home of the Vikings. I'm surprised no one has labeled it the "viking defense".

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Pawnsac,

You really must be more careful what you post, this place is Mecca for Nit-Pickers.

Some here cruise the site adding nothing it other than correcting minor slips with smug posts.

(Norway, Sweden and Denmark did not exist at the time of the Vikings.)

Hopefully you will get away it though I fear one of the smug gums will appear and hit us with a historical tirade.


In "The Modern Scandinavian" by Müller & Langrock they refer to a set up for Black in the Scandinavian as 'The Viking Centre.'

(that will take the heat of us PawnSac - the nit-pickers will flock to the publishers and demand a retraction, an apology and the authors publically flogged.)

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  Sally Simpson: Here is a nice coincidence.

Yesterday I blogged this position. (white to play)

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Saying show to this practically anyone and they will play out the Philidor's Legacy (you the current reader just did.)

But 1.Qe6+ Kh8 2.Nf7+ Kg8 3.Nd8+!

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Mates one move quicker.

That night with me as Black to play.

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The normal Philidor trick (Nh3+ and Qg1+) does not work because White can take back on g1 with the Knight and the Rook cover f2. But the idea from the position I posted earlier that day worked.

22.Kh1 Qf2
23.Rxf2 Rf1+
24.Rf1 Rxf1+
25.Ng1 Nf2 mate.

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and that is just what happened!

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  Dionysius1: Now both of those are gems, Geoff.
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  Check It Out: That's a sweet mate, mate.
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  Sally Simpson: **

I turned up at the Edinburgh Club to assist in the training for the Edinburgh juniors and I met the FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich...

...who paid Edinburgh a visit during the rest day.

We breifly discussed the match and agreed the majority of the games were good and it could go either way.

A nice man, who said he loved chess and spent a while looking at our collection of historic books.


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  MissScarlett: Was the visit in recognition of Scotland's support in the FIDE election? Was an attache case later discovered lodged behind a cistern in the men's toilets?
Nov-20-18  ewan14: Yes , but there was nothing in it
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  MissScarlett: Ballcocks! Expect Chess Scotland to unveil <Wesley McSo> as their new top board.
Nov-20-18  ewan14: D.W. might have a bust to the Scandinavian Defence
Nov-20-18  ewan14: but that is o.k. because I have still never played it
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Miss Scarlett,

He was accompanying Emil Sutovsky who was giving a lecture at the club.

Arkady gave a brief speech before the main event, the chief part being he hopes to separate chess from politics.


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  MissScarlett: At the press conference, expect Wesley to reveal that he's supported <Glasgow Rangers-Celtic> since he was a boy, and that he considers Scotland to be the most beautiful county in England.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Miss S.

Wes's avatar is The Arsenal and Hibernian adopted the Arsenal style shirt.

"After the Second World War the “Hi-Bees” enjoyed their greatest period of success. Having adopted white sleeves to emulate the great Arsenal side in 1938, they were Scottish Champions in 1948, 1951 and 1952."

Like me Wes will be a 'Hibee' and have to learn all The Proclaimers songs.


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  Sally Simpson: ***

Up to part 9 of my 'History of Chess.'

Had no idea till I discovered it that Capablanca learned to play Chess with the very pieces that were tossed overboard from the Marie Celeste.


Jan-17-19  JimNorCal: Is all of that history legit? He said stupidly. Great, witty column!
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Jim,

It's all correct...well most of it...some of it...perhaps just a bit of it...I got Bob Wade's nationality right this time!


Jan-17-19  JimNorCal: Yes, wise move to get the Wade nationality corrected.

As the old Aussie joke goes: How do you identify the Kiwi in a shoe store? He's the one who bars up to the Ugg boots.

You don't want to get on the bad side of a New Zealander ... they'll go weird on ya. In a heartbeat.

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