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Shaun M Taulbut
Number of games in database: 80
Years covered: 1977 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2371
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +25 -19 =34 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B51 B52 B30 B40 B27
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B17 B12 B10
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (7) 
    B08 B09
 King's Indian (5) 
    E73 E77 E92 E68 E76
 English (5) 
    A16 A10 A12 A15
 Robatsch (4) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 D02 A41 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Christiansen vs S Taulbut, 1978 1/2-1/2
   Jansa vs S Taulbut, 1981 0-1
   D J Findlay vs S Taulbut, 1978 0-1
   S Taulbut vs Smyslov, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1981/82 (1981)
   Lone Pine (1978)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings (1981/82) by Chessical

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(born Jan-11-1958, 61 years old) United Kingdom

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Shaun Mark Taulbut was born in Portsmouth, England. Taulbut won the European Junior Championship in 1977-78 at Groningen, thus earning the IM title. He has authored books on how to play the French Defence, the Ruy Lopez and the Nimzoindian.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 80  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Mokry vs S Taulbut  1-0541977EU-ch 7778 U20B06 Robatsch
2. S Taulbut vs Flear  1-0571977BCF-chC78 Ruy Lopez
3. Plaskett vs S Taulbut  0-1501977BCF-chA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Van der Wiel vs S Taulbut 0-1211977EU-ch U20B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. Yusupov vs S Taulbut 1-0371978IBM-BA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. L Christiansen vs S Taulbut ½-½281978Hastings 1978/79B08 Pirc, Classical
7. Speelman vs S Taulbut ½-½321978Hastings 1978/79A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. Browne vs S Taulbut 1-0311978Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
9. S Taulbut vs J Donaldson  ½-½241978Lone PineC05 French, Tarrasch
10. R Ervin vs S Taulbut  0-1341978Lone PineB06 Robatsch
11. S Taulbut vs Benko  0-1421978Lone PineB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. A T Arnason vs S Taulbut  0-1521978Lone PineE92 King's Indian
13. S Taulbut vs R C Balinas  1-0461978Lone PineB07 Pirc
14. Bisguier vs S Taulbut  ½-½431978Lone PineB06 Robatsch
15. S Taulbut vs Janosevic  0-1341978Lone PineB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. Tarjan vs S Taulbut 0-1371978Lone PineE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
17. L Christiansen vs S Taulbut 1-0271978Amsterdam IBM-BE73 King's Indian
18. S Taulbut vs W A Linton  ½-½481978BCF-chB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. P Garbett vs S Taulbut  0-1591978BCF-chE77 King's Indian
20. S Taulbut vs G W Lawton  ½-½141978BCF-chB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. S Webb vs S Taulbut  ½-½151978BCF-chB08 Pirc, Classical
22. S Taulbut vs P Clarke ½-½261978BCF-chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. D J Findlay vs S Taulbut 0-1331978BCF-chB08 Pirc, Classical
24. S Taulbut vs W Watson  1-0301978BCF-chB27 Sicilian
25. Plaskett vs S Taulbut 1-0431978BCF-chB08 Pirc, Classical
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Mar-31-06  GBKnight: Anyone in England know what Shaun is up to now? Last I heard he gave up chess to become an accountant, and that was in the early 1980s.
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  ray keene: shaun still plays chess in the london gentlemens clubs league representing the athenaeum-he is also a part owner of the british chess magazine
Apr-02-06  GBKnight: Many thanks for that Ray. Amongst other things, this site is useful for finding out what became of people, some of them friends. Shaun could probably have become even stronger but like many I believe chose financial security.
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  eternaloptimist: it's kind of odd that he wrote books on the French Defense, the Ruy Lopez and the Nimzo Indian, but none of these openings r listed in his most played openings section...things that make u go hmm :-/
Jul-03-13  Sem: Taulbut also wrote a small book on positional play in chess.
Jun-17-14  alekhinescat: How to play the French Defence is an exceptionally well written primer for the French.
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  Dionysius1: I've really enjoyed reading French Defence: Tarrasch Variation by Raymond Keene and Shaun Taulbut. It's written with lots of narrative and exposition as well as analysis and reminds me very much how I felt about chess then (early 1980s).

Maybe there is still a way through to the poetry of chess via the remorseless analysis of the engines. But if not, and just in case, I'll keep reading books like this.

Sorry, Ray and Shaun if that undervalues the analysis that you had to do, but it's the literyness of the book that still grabs me

Among the absolutes that Plato drew attention to, there's probably one with a better name than "literyness", but you know what I mean, eh?

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