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Jessie Gilbert
J Gilbert 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 170
Years covered: 1999 to 2006
Highest rating achieved in database: 2151

Overall record: +52 -48 =70 (51.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (12) 
    D10 D11 D12 D19
 King's Indian (11) 
    E80 E81 E88
 Orthodox Defense (8) 
    D53 D51 D55 D59 D50
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A65 A57 A56
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D35 D36 D37 D06
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E21 E39 E32
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B15 B12 B14 B10 B13
 Robatsch (18) 
    B06
 King's Indian (12) 
    E92 E97 E98 E91 E62
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 D05 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Lopang vs J Gilbert, 2006 0-1
   Sundararajan vs J Gilbert, 2006 0-1
   J Gilbert vs T Tuominen, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Jessie Gilbert 1987-2006:In Memory by kevin86


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JESSIE GILBERT
(born Jan-30-1987, died Jul-26-2006, 19 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
Jessie Gilbert, of Croydon, England, learned to play chess when she was eight. In 1999, at the age of 11, she won the Women's World Amateur Championship, the youngest player to ever have done so. In the process, she acquired the Women’s World Chess Federation Master title, another record for her age. To recognise this achievement, the Brain Trust charity, in concert with the Swedish health and education giant Bure, awarded Jessie a £4,000 chess scholarship and a trip to America, where she studied with Edmar J Mednis.

Since she was 12, Jessie had represented England every year at World or European Girls' Championships. In 2001 she won the bronze medal in the European Girls' Under 14 Championship.

In 2006, her life was tragically cut short when she fell from an eighth floor hotel window, while competing at the Czech Open in Pardubice.

Wikipedia article: Jessie Gilbert


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 170  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Gilbert vs J Blackburn  1-0761999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. M Howard vs J Gilbert  0-1491999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. R Savory vs J Gilbert  1-0301999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)B10 Caro-Kann
4. E Josiah Lutton vs J Gilbert  ½-½431999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)B10 Caro-Kann
5. J Gilbert vs J Swindells ½-½321999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
6. J C Saunders vs J Gilbert  ½-½291999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)B15 Caro-Kann
7. J Gilbert vs Mark Hannon  0-1381999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)A57 Benko Gambit
8. A Pleasants vs J Gilbert  1-0411999BCF-chT2 9900 (4NCL)B15 Caro-Kann
9. A Rudolf vs J Gilbert  ½-½251999Wch U12 GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
10. J Gilbert vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½451999Wch U12 GirlsE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
11. M Fominykh vs J Gilbert  1-0651999Wch U12 GirlsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. J Gilbert vs Koneru  0-1551999Wch U12 GirlsE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
13. J Zawadzka vs J Gilbert 0-1201999Wch U12 GirlsB30 Sicilian
14. J Gilbert vs A Kohut  1-0421999Wch U12 GirlsD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. D Lopez vs J Gilbert  0-1431999Wch U12 GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
16. K Mar vs J Gilbert  ½-½251999Wch U12 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. J Gilbert vs K Bolon  ½-½411999Wch U12 GirlsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. C Cochet vs J Gilbert  ½-½211999Wch U12 GirlsB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
19. J Gilbert vs C Jorgensen  1-0291999Wch U12 GirlsE81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. R Kirkwood vs J Gilbert  ½-½202000Jersey opA26 English
21. A Corkett vs J Gilbert  ½-½582000Jersey opE97 King's Indian
22. J Vickery vs J Gilbert  ½-½262000Jersey opE91 King's Indian
23. J Gilbert vs G Ballon  ½-½542000Jersey opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. J Gilbert vs P Wojciechowski  ½-½292000Jersey opD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
25. J Gilbert vs J Dodgson  ½-½222000Jersey opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 170  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-30-07  laskereshevsky: I never heard about her before...What a tragedy....Im a bit distraught about her story.....very, very sadness thing.....Your life look like a little downtrodden flower.....I just hope now you have peace, LITTLE GIRL...
Jan-30-07  Dr.Lecter: Happy birthday Jessie. Hope your soul rests peacefully in heaven.
Jan-30-07  ianD: You had a troubled life.

Rest in peace:

http://www.aldermary.com/wordpress/

http://www.aldermary.com/jessiegilb...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie...

Jan-30-07  uzeromay: "On AdrianP's point, could they try a civil court like where OJ Simpson was found probably guilty, in order to get compensation and some sense of justice?" I hope so! I hope that's what happens.
Feb-23-07  Knightlord: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/...

Here Jessie's mother talks about it.

Mar-22-07  waddayaplay: < OJ Simpson> yes, but he was guilty.
Mar-22-07  waddayaplay: It has happened several times that kids have made up these kind of stories to get back at their father or step-father. And it is not so funny for a man to spend 10 years in prison for such a disgusting crime if he didn't commit it. Unfortunately the courts have been prone to accept the childrens testimonies even when there is not any other evidence at all to back up their stories (including physical / gynaecological examination).
Mar-22-07  RookFile: Sometimes, the less said, the better.
Mar-22-07  schnarre: <RookFile> True enough, especially with matters of intense feeling.

My thanks to chancho & others that have provided links for viewing.

Jul-26-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Jul-26-2006 Jul-26-2007 RIP Jessie

I didn't know you, but I won't forget you.

Jan-12-08  ketchuplover: There's going to be a Jessie Gilbert Celebration tournament in her hometown in August. You'll have to look it up for more info.
Jul-15-08  blacksburg: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/stand...

my heart goes out to the other children of this family.

Jul-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Two years already, RIP Jessie.
Aug-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <ketchuplover: There's going to be a Jessie Gilbert Celebration tournament in her hometown in August. You'll have to look it up for more info.>

Yes, it begins Saturday.
http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult...

Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .

And the results are

http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Resul...

Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .

"To a precious girl whose memory will live on eternally in the hearts and minds of everyone..."

http://www.jessiegilbert.com/

Jul-28-10  ketchuplover: Of all the words of mouth or pen surely these are the saddest "It might have been"
Jul-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Thanks, CG, for keeping the flame going for another year.

A wonderful young woman, who unfortunately hit the wall marked 'utter misery' and saw no way to avoid it.

It would be nice to think that some part of her essence still existed somewhere. I don't think it's likely: but it would be nice.

Jul-28-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Very sad story. It doesn't seem that long ago.
Jul-28-10  drnooo: as t.s. eliot once said:

Once in a hard rain
I approached a distant wall
that had something written
on it so small
that far off it seemed to say
something about gravity
the g r s
in it being very large

then nearing it
finally was gone the tension
when I made out what
it really said
that
Grief is the fourth dimension.

Oct-17-10  SetNoEscapeOn: I was researching something else and I came across this horrible story again. Damn.
Mar-09-11  patxer: For some reason her win over GM Gormally is missing I think it deserves to be added, you can find it here, The game was played in 2006 not 2005 though http://www.365chess.com/search_resu...
Oct-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: http://digitaljournal.com/article/3...
Aug-24-15  ketchuplover: I hope she's watching over and honored by the event currently being held in her name
Sep-10-15  The Kings Domain: Terribly sad story, one doesn't expect a tragedy like this to befall a female Chess player, much more a young one at that. She left a fine legacy.
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