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D Howell 
 
David Howell
Number of games in database: 677
Years covered: 1998 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2657 (2641 rapid)
Overall record: +278 -154 =206 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      39 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (106) 
    B22 B40 B90 B52 B30
 French Defense (45) 
    C05 C07 C03 C02 C04
 French Tarrasch (36) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C65 C69 C92 C68
 Caro-Kann (21) 
    B14 B13 B12 B16 B10
 Giuoco Piano (15) 
    C53 C50
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (84) 
    C67 C65 C96 C77 C88
 Grunfeld (76) 
    D85 D86 D80 D94 D97
 English (40) 
    A15 A16 A10 A13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (26) 
    C96 C88 C99 C91 C84
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A29 A21 A20 A26 A22
 Vienna Opening (11) 
    C29 C28 C26
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Howell vs A Bitalzadeh, 2009 1-0
   D Howell vs P H Nielsen, 2010 1-0
   D Howell vs McShane, 2010 1/2-1/2
   R Palliser vs D Howell, 2005 0-1
   D Howell vs Carlsen, 2009 1/2-1/2
   D Howell vs Nijboer, 2009 1-0
   T Nyback vs D Howell, 2007 0-1
   D Howell vs R Pruijssers, 2008 1-0
   D Howell vs Judit Polgar, 2012 1/2-1/2
   B Sambuev vs D Howell, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (2009)
   100th British Championship (2013)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2010)
   British Chess Championships (2014)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   British Championships (2012)
   British Championship (2007)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Corus (Group C) (2009)
   British Championships (2011)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   England at the Dresden Olympiad by capybara
   B22 by blohmoremoney

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DAVID HOWELL
(born Nov-14-1990, 23 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
David Wei Lang Howell has been playing chess since the age of five. He studied under the guidance of GM Glenn Flear. He has been the British Under-8, Under-9 and Under-10 chess champion. In 2007, he earned his GM title after a very strong performance at the Rilton Cup. He also won the 100th British Championship (2013) with a round to spare. He was co-winner, with Jonathan Hawkins, of the British Chess Championships (2014).

In August 1999, Howell became internationally famous when he broke the world record for the youngest player to have defeated a Grandmaster in an official game, when he defeated John Nunn at blitz chess. In 2002, David had a draw in blitz against Vladimir Kramnik, becoming the youngest player ever to have scored against a reigning world chess champion in an official game.

David's chess blog has been at http://davidhowellchess.blogspot.com/


 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 677  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs D Howell 1-050 1998 BT Wireplay challengeA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. D Howell vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-166 2000 Cap d'Agde mB30 Sicilian
3. M Vachier-Lagrave vs D Howell 1-026 2000 Wch U10C29 Vienna Gambit
4. M Vachier-Lagrave vs D Howell  1-055 2000 Cap d'Agde mC29 Vienna Gambit
5. M Vachier-Lagrave vs D Howell 0-134 2000 Cap d'Agde mC29 Vienna Gambit
6. D Howell vs M Vachier-Lagrave  1-039 2000 Cap d'Agde mB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. D Howell vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-149 2000 Cap d'Agde mB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. M Vachier-Lagrave vs D Howell 1-054 2000 Cap d'Agde mC29 Vienna Gambit
9. M Vachier-Lagrave vs D Howell  1-039 2000 Cap d'Agde mC29 Vienna Gambit
10. D Howell vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½30 2000 Cap d'Agde mB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. D Howell vs P Marusenko  0-152 2001 10th Monarch AssuranceB06 Robatsch
12. D Howell vs A Samsonkin  ½-½43 2001 WYB12B03 Alekhine's Defense
13. Milos Osatovic vs D Howell  1-042 2001 EYCC B12D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
14. A Ormsby vs D Howell  0-124 2001 10th Monarch AssuranceC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. D Howell vs D Duskuzhanov 1-019 2001 WYB12C42 Petrov Defense
16. D Howell vs Emms  0-126 2001 4NCLB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. A Romashko vs D Howell  0-150 2001 EYCC B12C77 Ruy Lopez
18. D Howell vs R Van Kemenade  1-024 2001 10th Monarch AssuranceC42 Petrov Defense
19. O Martirosyan vs D Howell  0-178 2001 WYB12C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
20. D Howell vs O Eminov  1-034 2001 EYCC B12B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. D Howell vs J Turner 0-130 2001 Kidlington Congress-25C40 King's Knight Opening
22. D Howell vs Hebden  0-153 2001 10th Monarch AssuranceC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
23. T Coleman vs D Howell  ½-½53 2001 WYB12C49 Four Knights
24. R Willmoth vs D Howell  0-130 2001 4NCLC26 Vienna
25. D Howell vs Ali Kavakdere  1-039 2001 EYCC B12C42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: Dear <WMD>, I have read your comment from <June 28th, 2006> - <"... British chess fans have followed David's career until he's become what he is now - a bloody disappointment ..."> only today. And now I have to ask you to please be not too harsh with <David Howell> since he has won a real !<World Championship of Chess>! already ... namely the World Championship of <Circular Chess> in 2002.

Herewith the link that leads to a diagram that depicts the starting-out position of CIRCUKAR CHESS:

http://www.chessvariants.org/shape....

Herewith two sources that confirm the early triumph of <David Howell> - when he has only been 11 years old: a German-language feature, namely http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circul...

At the end of the foregoing feature there the fan will find two games of CIRCULAR CHESS that have been played during World Championships, please compare once more again http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circul...

I have tried out CIRCULAR CHESS, and I can say: IT IS PURE FUN!!

Apr-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: One of those two game records of CIRCULAR CHESS that have been discussed in the German-language feature http://www.chessbase.de/nachrichten... - namely the World Championship encounter at Lincoln, UK, on May 14th, 2000, between <Francis Bowers (White)> the later World Champion <Herman Kok Black)> - has been discussed in the English-language feature as follows: http://www.chessvariants.org/column... - and there are some nice diagrams that help to understand what was going on during that very game.
Jul-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations to GM Howell winning Leiden - a perfect tune-up for the Olympiad.
Sep-19-12  Conrad93: Oh my God! This guy has "normal" teeth.

Someone quick! Make him superficial!

Jan-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: My father went to a Polytech in London about 1917 or so, I think my uncle got into a public school or at least a more "prestigious" one. One of my father's reasons for leaving England was the (more obvious) class system. Also I think he wanted to get away from his father. And there seemed to be more opportunities in NZ but not too long after getting here the Depression hit and it was bad here as in the US and e.g. Germany (especially)...

But Public Schools here in NZ are the norm with some private schools. Whereas a Public School in England usually meant one for the rich or the "upper classes". Tories as the rich or right wing are or used to be called here.

Jan-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: Hmmm ... seems to be some confusion here. As a dyed in the wool Brit, let's see if I can help...

Most people in the UK are educated in state schools. These cost nothing to attend - they are paid for by the state from general taxation.

We also have a number of fee-paying schools. These are generally known as "independent schools" because they are independent of Government funding. Any parent can choose to send their child to an independent school if they can afford it. Most of the independents also run some kind of bursary or scholarship scheme where children from less well-off families can receive a reduction of some or all of the costs.

The top 10% of the independents (roughly) are also known as public schools. The most famous of these are Winchester, Eton and Charterhous (which coincidentally is about 200 yards from where I am sitting right now).

"Private school" is another term for independent school.

David Howell was educated in Eastbourne College, which is both an independent/ private school and a public school.

After normal school (state or independent) at the age of 18 children in the UK can then go on to further education. This used to mean a choice between universities and polytechnical colleges. Universities tended to focus on academic subject and polys on more vocational subjects.

But in recent years polys have been allowed to become universities and the distinction between them has blurred. A little.

But polys are not schools. They are colleges of further education.

A school can be both a private school and a public school. I know that sounds odd, but it's just the way it is. State schools are not public schools, even though the general public send their kids there.

Hope that helps.

Jan-06-13  Dionysius1: Bravo <Once> - good summary. Only thing I would add is that <Any parent can choose to send their child to an independent school if they can afford it> AND the child can pass the entrance exam.
Jan-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kellmano: I didn't know that the top 10% of private schools were public schools. I thought 'public school' referred to any 'private school', where the public could not send their children.

Incidentally, I think it's 7% of students go to independent schools and 14% of teachers work in independent schools. Despite being for the super wealthy, they are tax exempt due to an archaic principle of British Law (they are classified as charities due to their relation to education).

Jan-06-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: <Dionysius1> That's true, although in the current economic climate I get the sense that the schools aren't being as fussy as they used to be about the entrance exams.

<kelmmano> The class sizes in independent schools tend to be smaller than state schools, which is why there is a higher teacher-pupil ratio. It's one of the things that you are paying extra for.

It's a fair point about the tax exempt status of independent schools. But then again they are funded almost entirely by the parents who have (hopefully) paid their taxes. Profits made by the schools usually go into improvements to the school.

Jan-06-13  Dionysius1: True though - to count as a Public School, it has to be a member of the Headmaster's and Headmistress' Conference, which I think is by invitation only.
Feb-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: I have to do a slight modification with regard to my two postings on <Apr-03-12>: yes, it is true that <David Howell> has become World Champion of <Circular> Chess (!!) back in 2002, and that is quite an achievement. On the other hand that is a rather modest achievement in comparison to Francis Bowers who - after have become World Champion of <Circular> Chess for the first time in 1997 - is actually the 7 times World Champion of <Circular> Chess, thus making look the giant Howard Staunton look like a dwarf ...
Aug-07-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kellmano: The bio says <David maintains a chess blog at http://davidhowellchess.blogspot.com/ >

Given that the last post is June 2004 this is a strange use of the word 'maintains'

Aug-07-13  Pulo y Gata: Maybe the 'maintain' pertains to the blog not being close yet.
Aug-07-13  torrefan: or the bio was written on or before June 2004
Aug-09-13  hellopolgar: i think he just broke 2650 with his recent success at the 100th British Championship (2013)
Aug-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: Any Brits out there willing to write a real bio for this player? The last information on his playing career in it is from 2002, when he was 11 years old.
Oct-30-13  teddyo: Pure toff
Nov-14-13  YoungEd: When he plays O-O: Howell's Moving Castle.
Nov-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: He lost today against Moiseenko at the ETCC, Warsaw.
Nov-14-13  RedShield: <Pure toff>

With the middle names <Wei Lang>!?

Nov-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Happy b'day! Enjoy another instance of the prime of life.
Nov-14-13  Penguincw: Happy 23rd birthday to one of the greatest players in the U.K.!
Nov-14-13  JustAnotherPatzer: Many Happy Returns David and congratulations on winning the centenary 100th British Championship! May you go from strength to strength.
Oct-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: His outstanding result so far at Pokerstars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2014 will give him his personal highest rating, whatever happens tomorrow against Nigel Short. A draw would guarantee that he is equal first, though I don't know how the money is divided based on tiebreaks.
Oct-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: I thought of posting this on the tournament page, but it has gone off on some sort of poker rant. Even with his final round loss to GM Short, he would up equal 2-5. I didn't see any tiebreak method selected on the chess-results page, so they are probably just dividing the money. He picked up 8 elo giving him a personal best rating of 2665. Looking that up I found out that to say GM Howell is not enough information, since there is also James Clifford Howell http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?....
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