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David Norwood
Number of games in database: 367
Years covered: 1984 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2502
Highest rating achieved in database: 2508
Overall record: +164 -99 =104 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (52) 
 King's Indian Attack (29) 
 Reti System (26) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A46 A45 D02 A40 A41
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A36 A37 A34 A30
 Robatsch (9) 
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (58) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A40 A41 A46 E10
 Pirc (27) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Modern Benoni (14) 
    A67 A62 A70 A66 A56
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A37 A36 A30
 Reti System (10) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 1-0
   P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985 0-1
   S Saeed vs D Norwood, 1985 0-1
   D Norwood vs A Maier, 1989 1-0
   J M Hodgson vs D Norwood, 1989 0-1
   D Norwood vs D B Lund, 1991 1-0
   Anand vs D Norwood, 1988 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 Bermuda by gauer
   Pirc-Caro hybrid by Mislav
   1990 World Junior chess championship by gauer

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(born Oct-03-1968, 47 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Andorra)

[what is this?]
David Robert Norwood was born in Farnworth, England. Awarded the IM title in 1985 and the GM title in 1988, he was a member of the England team and wrote as a chess columnist for the Daily Telegraph newspaper. In 1991 he joined the investment group Banker's Trust, after that company had advertised for top chess players who wished to pursue a career in investment banking.

Wikipedia article: David Norwood

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 367  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Norwood vs A Savva  1-019 1984 Ch Europe (juniors)A13 English
2. D Norwood vs H Korhonen  1-049 1984 Ch Europe (juniors)E15 Queen's Indian
3. R Kuijf vs D Norwood  ½-½38 1984 London (England)B06 Robatsch
4. D Norwood vs B Belotti  0-175 1984 Ch Europe (juniors)A00 Uncommon Opening
5. D Norwood vs Blatny 0-140 1984 EU-ch U20E46 Nimzo-Indian
6. J Hickl vs D Norwood  0-134 1984 Ch Europe (juniors)E91 King's Indian
7. N Dobrev vs D Norwood  1-028 1984 Ch Europe (juniors)A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
8. S Saeed vs D Norwood 0-125 1985 London (England)A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
9. D Norwood vs E Schiller  ½-½14 1985 Eileen Tranmer MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
10. D Norwood vs A J Whiteley  1-027 1985 London NWYMA07 King's Indian Attack
11. D Norwood vs J M Hodgson 0-120 1985 London (England)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. D Norwood vs C Hertan 1-031 1985 Pugi memA22 English
13. D Norwood vs L Day  ½-½54 1985 Toronto CANA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Hebert vs D Norwood  1-050 1985 It (open)A04 Reti Opening
15. K Spraggett vs D Norwood 1-035 1985 Toronto (Canada)A60 Benoni Defense
16. D Norwood vs Joel Benjamin  0-135 1985 Toronto (Canada)B26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
17. P Littlewood vs D Norwood 0-143 1985 London (England)A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
18. D Norwood vs I Novikov  0-132 1986 Lvov (Ukraine)A07 King's Indian Attack
19. D Norwood vs P Szekely  ½-½11 1986 Lvov (Ukraine)A00 Uncommon Opening
20. D Norwood vs Palatnik  ½-½42 1986 Lvov (Ukraine)A07 King's Indian Attack
21. Short vs D Norwood 1-030 1986 ?B08 Pirc, Classical
22. A Shneider vs D Norwood  1-035 1986 Lvov (Ukraine)E09 Catalan, Closed
23. D Norwood vs Przewoznik  0-146 1986 Lvov (Ukraine)A04 Reti Opening
24. V Malaniuk vs D Norwood  1-031 1986 Lvov (Ukraine)A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. D Norwood vs Kupreichik  0-137 1986 LvovA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 367  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-18-06  WMD: Talking of which, Big Ron Atkinson is back doing football commentary, on UKTV G2.
Jun-18-06  mack: A long way away from Marcel Desailly in the BBC1 studio, it has to be said.
Jun-18-06  WMD: Yes, I think UKTV are broadcasting from a warehouse in London.
Jun-18-06  WMD: What is Ian Wright wearing?
Jun-18-06  mack: 'Wrighty' should really go back to presenting dull gameshows, he's wasted on the BBC.
Jun-18-06  WMD: Well, he helps make up the BBC quota of black faces.
Sep-25-06  haggai: Hi,

I hope I'm not intruding. In 1993 David Norwood and Jane Seymore published an article where they'd shown a position where Deep Thought could have play and draw, but unbelievably took the rook and lost. I'm looking for that position and was wondering if anybody can send me by mail the position of the aforementioned game. Thanks!

Sep-25-06  mojo93033: <Haggai> You can find that position by clicking here: Scroll down to the bottom and it's in the left red box.
Sep-26-06  haggai: Dear mojo93033, thank you very much!
Oct-03-06  BIDMONFA: David Norwood


Oct-24-08  ruelas007: Whoa 1 with a bunch of zeros no wonder he isnt a very active player. Here's a photo of david in bonn 2008

Oct-03-09  WhiteRook48: one more draw and he'll have exactly the same amount of draws and losses
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  Phony Benoni: For some reason, this game impress me: P Littlewood vs D Norwood, 1985
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  whiteshark: <Player of the Day>
Aug-03-12  Tal7777777: Hello Mr. Norwood! I am a fan of yours, and I have read two of your books. The titles of them are Chess Puzzles and Advanced chess.
Oct-03-12  xenophon: Was he born in Farnworth near Bolton? If so he was a near neighbour of Nigel Short in Atherton.
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  waustad: He didn't play any FIDE rated games between 2002 and 2011. Since then he's played 5 in the May listing and 9 in September listing for 2 consecutive years. I the Andorra Open is the 9 game tourney it seems.
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  waustad: It looks like he was on briefly years ago here as: NorwoodGM chessforum but like Alejandro Ramirez - littlepeasant chessforum he stopped being active quickly.
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  offramp: < whiteshark: <Player of the Day>> That's right. It appears that GM Norwood is one of 4 chess players born on October 3rd. So every 4 years he is player of the day.
Oct-03-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 45th Birthday GM David Norwood! :D

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to the <POTD>: David Norwood.
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  SamAtoms1980: I have his "Chess Puzzles" book. Whimsical, but a nice little trip for those who like to go off the beaten path.
Apr-13-14  RedShield: <David Norwood, a World Chess Federation grandmaster (the highest ranking a player can obtain), was one of the recruits. “I was studying history at Oxford,” Mr. Norwood said. “Right out of the blue, I got contacted by Bankers Trust who said, ‘You would really make a good trader.’ I had no idea what trading was.”

Mr. Norwood took the job and was soon put on a trading desk, but it was too sudden. “It was like being stuffed into a world-class chess match without knowing the moves,” Mr. Norwood said. He quit after only a few months.

Despite the setback, Mr. Norwood said the experience “kind of planted a seed in me.” After a year, he found a job at Duncan Lawrie, a British private bank, and began learning trading and investing. In 2008, at the age of 40, he retired a multimillionaire.>

Mar-25-15  Raisin Death Ray: I prefer his brother, Scott!
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  TheFocus: <...certain people do improve their chess. In the main though these people are smaller than grown-ups. Children seem to have no problem improving their chess and I do not believe that this is due to a greater capacity for hard work. The key is that adults become stubborn. They refuse to keep their minds open - especially on the chess board> - David Norwood.
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