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Ewen McGowen Green
Number of games in database: 190
Years covered: 1969 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2216 (2179 rapid, 2240 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2258
Overall record: +74 -45 =71 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A00 Uncommon Opening (6 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (6 games)
E20 Nimzo-Indian (5 games)
A75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4 (5 games)
B07 Pirc (4 games)
D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5 (4 games)
B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack (4 games)
B40 Sicilian (4 games)
A04 Reti Opening (4 games)
D02 Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)

   🏆 8th Asian Seniors 65+ Championship
   Pricha Srivatanakul vs E M Green (Oct-15-17) 0-1
   E M Green vs D Lovejoy (Oct-14-17) 1-0
   E M Green vs N M Cooper (Oct-13-17) 1-0
   E Torre vs E M Green (Oct-12-17) 1-0
   E Legaspi vs E M Green (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-29-1950, 68 years old) New Zealand

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Ewen McGowen Green was awarded the FM title in 1992 and was New Zealand Champion with Ortvin Sarapu and Vernon Albert Small in 1979-80.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Ogaard vs E M Green  ½-½291969World Junior ChE91 King's Indian
2. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½371969World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Y Hadjittofis vs E M Green  0-141197019th OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
4. E M Green vs O Durhuus  1-041197019th OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. F Sanz vs E M Green 0-146197019th OlympiadA03 Bird's Opening
6. E M Green vs A Scherman 1-031197019th OlympiadA15 English
7. E M Green vs O Sarapu 0-1351974New Zealand Ch.E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. E M Green vs U O Aavelaid  1-0341974New Zealand ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
9. Filip vs E M Green 1-0371974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6A61 Benoni
10. Ghizdavu vs E M Green  1-0271974Olympiad Qualifying Group 6B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. C Escondrillas vs E M Green  ½-½181974Olympiad Final-CB50 Sicilian
12. E M Green vs H Van Riemsdijk  ½-½291974Olympiad Final-CB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. E M Green vs C Camaton Borbor  1-0411974Olympiad Final-CB27 Sicilian
14. K G Shirazi vs E M Green  1-0331974Olympiad Final-CA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. E M Green vs P G Henry 1-0251974Olympiad Final-CA25 English
16. A Pomeroy vs E M Green  0-1361975NZL-chB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. E M Green vs Chandler 1-0411975New Zealand ChampionshipA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
18. O Sarapu vs E M Green  ½-½20197582nd New Zealand ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. V Small vs E M Green  ½-½40197583rd NZ ChB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
20. M Carrion vs E M Green  ½-½231976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
21. T H Stonehouse vs E M Green  ½-½181976North Island ChA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
22. J Roose vs E M Green  1-0401976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B53 Sicilian
23. E M Green vs K Jensen 1-0451976North Island ChA00 Uncommon Opening
24. P Garbett vs E M Green  1-0441976North Island ChampionshipB07 Pirc
25. E M Green vs P W Stuart  ½-½401976Auckland Open ChB30 Sicilian
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  Benzol: Ewen McGowen Green
Born 29th June 1950 Auckland
New Zealand Champion (Joint) 1979-80.
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  Benzol: Happy Birthday Ewen.
Jun-29-06  BIDMONFA: Ewen McGowen Green

GREEN, Ewen M.

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  Benzol: Ewen is giving simultaneous displays on Saturday 31st of March at the Westfield Pakuranga shopping centre. Times are 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Blindfold?
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  Benzol: <Jonathan> Don't think so although I'm not sure.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: It would be very good publicity for chess.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Green,E - Jackson,R [A42]
7th Waitakere Trust Open, Auckland NZ, 07.07.1984
[J. Sarfati]

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 Nc6 5.Be3 e5 This looks like it could gain tempi on a normal KID, playing ...f5 before ...Nf6, saving ...Nd7, f5, Nf6. But White reacts accurately.

6.d5 Nce7 7.c5! f5 8.cxd6 cxd6 9.Bb5+ Kf8 Black definitely doesn't want to swap off his good B.

10.f3 Nf6 11.h3 h5 12.Qd2 h4 13.Nge2 Nh5 14.0-0-0 Qa5 15.Kb1 a6 16.Bd3 f4? 17.Bf2 b5?

Peter Stuart rightly comments: "It is White who has the attacking chances on the queenside -- not Black." Indeed, in many Saemisch-type positions, both sides attack on the wing their King is located, quite safe -- compare the classic game Kotov vs Szabo, 1953 or the not-so-classic Sarfati-Cashman game on User: Jonathan Sarfati. It is quite reasonable, because they are attacking on the side where they have a space advantage, so their kings are safest there rather than facing the enemy attack. But this means that Black's blocking the K-side on the previous moves was also wrong.

18.Nc1 Ng3? The N is out of play here.

19.Rhe1 Bd7 20.Nb3 Qd8 21.a3 Kf7 22.Rc1 Bf6 23.Rc2 Qb8 24.Na2 Rc8 25.Rec1 Rxc2 26.Qxc2 Nc8 27.Na5 Bd8 28.Nc6

Black now wishes he had left his B-pawn at home, but he still would have been worse since he has blocked off his natural counterplay on the K-side.

28...Bxc6 29.dxc6 Bc7 30.Qb3+ Kf6 31.a4 bxa4 32.Qxa4 a5 33.Nc3 Ne7 34.Qc4 Bb6 35.Bxb6 Qxb6 36.Nd5+ Nxd5 37.Qxd5 Qc7 38.Rc3 Rc8 39.Ba6 Ra8 40.Bc4 Kg7 41.Rb3 Ra7 42.Rb7 Rxb7 43.cxb7 Qb8 44.Qg8+ 1-0

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  Benzol: Many happy returns (again) Ewen.
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  Richard Taylor: Good game by Ewen. Ewen basically runs the ACC - especially the tournaments and coaching the juniors and letting us know who has won what etc he is ex NZ Champion - should have been probably a GM or least an IM...he has a great ability for quick assessments and deep calculation.

He once played about 20 Blindfold games at once and I can only be incredulous as I cant even play one game of blindfold!!

I simply cannot "see" the board - and I have tried everything over the years to achieve this but I simply cannot. Nor can I just look at a position and recall it. And I have great difficulty remembering openings - my memory in this respect is poor (I getconfued partculay by all the transpositions) -I need a board in front of me and often I forget games (or varitions) I have played even only reecently...

TO remember things I have to repeat them over and over again (hundreds of times in many cases) - this applies even to my own poems. Itis the reason I will never have any other language than English.

To recall game I have to play it over many many times. I wish there was some medicine one could take to magically make one's memory very clear and good - but alas ...I lack it.

So I am amazed even if someone can play one game of blindfold. I know you (Jonathan) can play several also...

I can only marvel at people who can recall positions and so on - I can if I play the games over quite a few times. That is about 6 or 10 or more times and that very recently or I forget it... I wish i coud but my brain wasn't wired right in the first place!!

My son cant visualise any chess games (moves - that is not even two or three move sequences) but he can "hear" msuic and recalls converstions in movies often verbatim -I get them mixed up and have to have them told to me several times and even then I mix them up unless it is something very simple...I can visualise moves (with a board in front of me) but I have no memory for music (I forget what it sounds like the instant it stops - if I have hear msuic hundreds of times there is kind of "vague" "ghost memory" of how it sounds but it is not clear..)...Sarapu said to me once he lacked that also...but I lack also his eidetic memory powers!! O me miserum!!

And some things from my (especialy younger)life I reacal very clearly...

One advantgae of a rather poor memory is that I can easily forget the more horrific thhgs - this may be why we humans generally dont have perfect recall - a kind of protection perhaps. The mystery of memory!

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  Benzol: Stalflinga vs Ewen Green, Esbjerg 1974.

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White looks to have some dangerous threats with moves like axb6 and Nc6+ in the air, but it is Black to play.

Ewen uncorked to following combination

1...Rxe7 2.Qxe7 Qxf3 3.gxf3 Rg8+ 4.Kf1 (4.Kh1 Nxf2#) Ba6+ 5.Re2 Nd2+ 6.Ke1 Nxf3+ 7.Kd1 Rg1+ and White resigned as mate next move follows.

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  Benzol: Wonder if Ewen knows he's the player of the day today?

Anyway many happy returns Ewen.


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  Richard Taylor: I have a couple of interesting games v Ewen but I lost them both!! One played in the 60s another in the 80s I will see him tomorrow at ACC. Ewen has a great knowledge of the game.

That's a great combo!!

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  Jonathan Sarfati: Congrats to Ewen for his pupil Bobby Cheng, who just won the World U-12.
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  Benzol: Many happy returns Ewen.


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  HeMateMe: Was he in "Trainspotting"? That was a fun movie.
Dec-03-11  Willo: Does anybody know if Mr Ewan Green ever played chess for Auckland Hospital in the Auckland business league?
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  Benzol: <Willo> You might try asking this question of <Richard Taylor>. He sees Ewen regularly at the Auckland Chess Centre. Drop him a line at Richard Taylor chessforum

Hope this might help you.


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  Jonathan Sarfati: Congratulations to Ewen for winning the 2012 Howick Pakuranga Chess Club Latvian Tournament
(Myer Tan NZ Chess Grand Prix Class One Event) with 5.5/6 in a strong field
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