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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. G Chandler vs D A Holmes 1-0261980Regional JamboreeB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. R Austin vs G Chandler ½-½311980Edinburgh Club ChampionshipC00 French Defense
4. G Chandler vs A White 1-0211980EdinburghB07 Pirc
5. G Chandler vs R Austin 1-0261980Lothian ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
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 NN 1-0121983StockbridgeC50 Giuoco Piano
9. G Chandler vs R Ratcliff 1-0261983Edinburgh League MatchC51 Evans Gambit
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. G Chandler vs V Slaven 1-0361991Edinburgh AllegroC00 French Defense
13. Eric Smith vs G Chandler 0-1251991Edinburgh Chess LeagueB01 Scandinavian
14. D Russell vs G Chandler  0-1291994SNCL Div 1 Aberdeen 1-EdinburghB40 Sicilian
15. G Soutar vs G Chandler 0-1161994Edinburgh Chess LeagueA15 English
16. N Thomas vs G Chandler  1-0531994SNCL Div 1 Castlehill 1-EdinburghC40 King's Knight Opening
17. G Chandler vs J B Henderson 0-1371994SNCL Div 1 Crowwood-EdinburghB07 Pirc
18. J King vs G Chandler  1-0341994SNCL Div 1 Edinburgh-DundeeA07 King's Indian Attack
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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  Sally Simpson: Hi Ewan,

Sorry for the delay in replying, I never visit my own page, too distressing.

it's called the 'Centre Counter'. The Scandinavian, sometimes abbreviated by idiots to 'the Scando', is a chess player who comes from Scandinovia (where ever that is).

I've started playing it after a 6 years lay off because I've forgotten all my theory and that is one opening you can make up as you go along...which when I come to think of it is how my opening theory used to go as well.

Hope you had a good nights sleep.

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  Sally Simpson: Hi HeMateMe,

Tarrantula (sic) was folk trio formed after I learned my faithful three chords. We played Dylan stuff.

Vic Vomit was formed in a pub across the road from a new pub that was a converted theatre it still had a stage. The management thought it would be good to use the stage. 4-5 bands played that night.

We played punked up versions of famous songs: 'Green Green Grass of Home', Please Release Me...all at the same punk's up tempo.

For the past 20-25 years have been playing in a local band called 'Bates Motel' because the line up is always changing.

Yes like every other city everywhere Edinburgh has junkies. Irvine Welsh probably took various junky stores and characters and blended them together. He was a user himself so he had inside knowledge.

He too got caught up in the Punk scene.

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  HeMateMe: most interesting! I probably wont see the new Trainspotting--sequels usually bite...I was never in a band but played a lot of guitar as a teenager, owned several when I got a little older. Leslie West, Johnny Winter, Jeff Beck, my favorite players of the day.

I lost track of it later, living in NYC apartments where you don't want to make excessive noise and end up fighting with neighbors (not that this doesn't stop some people from doing so).

My favorite story along those lines comes from a guy I used to work with. He was telling me about an apartment he had in Manhattan, which even 25 years ago was very expensive and hard to find. The apartments in this building had small balconies on one side of the building. Whenever there was a storm outside, a large woman living above my friend would come out on her balcony and scream out these operatic Valkyrie songs, howling in the wind and rain! My friend said it was starting to drive him nuts, so he moved, despite the difficulties in finding apartments.

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  Sally Simpson: I too mistrust sequels but apparently Trainspotting II is very good.

I'll wait for it to come out on DVD. I hate going to the cinema. You are in a room full of strangers and they turn the lights out!

The stuff I play is Dylan and Louden Wainwright III (especially the latter).

Going to a Tarruntula re-union at the end of April. Meeting guys and girls I have not seen for 40 years!

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  Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday you crazy bastard.

66 today. His age has finally over taken his I.Q.

Jun-30-17  Captain Hindsight: <His age has finally over taken his I.Q.> To tell the truth, that was yonks ago.
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  perfidious: Who <is> this old bugger anyway? A mere 66? C'mon, man, that's nuthin'!
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  ChessHigherCat: <HeMateMe: My favorite story along those lines comes from a guy I used to work with. He was telling me about an apartment he had in Manhattan, which even 25 years ago was very expensive and hard to find. The apartments in this building had small balconies on one side of the building. Whenever there was a storm outside, a large woman living above my friend would come out on her balcony and scream out these operatic Valkyrie songs, howling in the wind and rain! My friend said it was starting to drive him nuts, so he moved, despite the difficulties in finding apartments.>

Sequel: he was eventually so disgusted with noisy neighbors that he joined the army and went to fight in Iraq, hoping to lose at least a significant part of his hearing and live on disability insurance. His Sargent initiated him into the novice rank of a Nordic warrior cult and told him he would experience undying ecstasy if he died bravely in battle. When he asked why, the Sargent said, you haven't been fully initiated yet so I can't tell you, but take my word for it.

The next day, while bravely charging an enemy camp, he stepped on a land mine and lay dying. The Sargent leaned over him beaming: Don't you fret boy, you're off to Valhalla! I bet you can hear the Valkyries serenading you already!

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  Sally Simpson: The picture...I'm waiting for Andy Murray to turn up.

It's actually taken on a court me and Danny Kopec played tennis on in the early 80's. He had this massive serve that had me ducking and diving all over the place.

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  perfidious: <Geoff>, was Danny also a left-hander on the court? He was tough enough to handle at the board; cannot imagine having to face a big-serving lefty into the bargain!
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  tpstar: <The picture>

1) What an ace!

2) Chess-Love

3) Geoff holds court.

4) I hope you have No-Fault Insurance.

5) Hey wait, the clock keeps falling off the net.

Great image! =)

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  zanzibar: <3) Geoff holds court.> gets my vote (though they're all pretty good).
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  Sally Simpson: Hi perfidious,

Ashamed to admit that to make a game of it Danny started doing underarm serves. That's akin to receiving to Queen odds at chess.

Hi tpstar,

I was trying to think of a chess tennis term.

"Chandler in a mating Net' was about the best I could come up with. In the back of mind there is a perfectly apt tennis term but I cannot quite nail it.

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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.
Oct-08-17  Stonehenge:
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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