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|Dec-21-04|| ||Benzol: Keith Charles Arkell
Born 8th January 1961 in Birmingham England
He was awared the IM title in 1985.
|Jan-07-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Keith Arkell|
|Jan-22-06|| ||pawn to QB4: Now a GM. Well known in England, nice guy, tough opponent. Particularly good at grinding people down in the endgame. Sadly, we don't seem to have a legendary game which he managed to win with rook and bishop against rook and knight. No pawns. Anyone know which it is?|
|Jan-22-06|| ||Timothy Glenn Forney: I used the endgame explorer to find it,it is not in this database yet.|
|Sep-15-06|| ||Rocafella: This guy is a frequent visitor to Bury Chess Club!!|
|Oct-25-07|| ||GIAaron: Arkell Kosten Montpellier 2002 annotated in 'Chess' magazine|
|Mar-30-09|| ||VaselineTopLove: I am trying to find the game Gdanski vs. Arkell from 2000 which was mentioned here |
|Apr-03-09|| ||GIAaron: I'll submit the game now for you.It should appear withing a week or two.|
|Apr-03-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: He was cute in Family Matters!
No, wait. That was URKEL!
My bad! :)
|Apr-06-09|| ||GIAaron: For Pawn to QB4 and Tomothy Glenn Forney,I've now submitted the game you were looking for: Arkell-Kosten Montpellier Open 2002|
|Nov-19-09|| ||pawn to QB4: Thanks very much; sorry it's taken me so long to look back here. To the guy at my club who thought I'd had a drink too many when I mentioned this endgame...err, yeah you were right about the drink, but here is the game in all its glory: Arkell vs A Kosten, 2002. I had forgotten that the poor guy on the receiving end was such a distinguished player. R&B 1-0 v R&N, no pawns, no howling blunder as far as I can see.|
|Nov-19-09|| ||FHBradley: Since when have 1 e4 c6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 c5!? been known as the "Arkell-Khenkin line in Caro-Kann"? I learned on my mother's knee that it's the Botvinnik-Carls variation, or defence, or gambit.|
|Nov-19-09|| ||Jim Bartle: You must have had an interesting childhood, FHB.|
|Jan-08-10|| ||Fusilli: "He is the winner of over 300 tournaments"? Assuming he started around age 10, this means about 8 tournaments per year. What kind of tournaments are being counted? His neighborhood's little league? The All-Unknowns Remoteland Open? ICC blitz tourneys? (The latter would certainly explain it.)|
|Jan-08-10|| ||JaneEyre: <What kind of tournaments are being counted?>|
For many years, Arkell and Mark Hebden were kings of the weekend rapidplays.
|Sep-07-10|| ||GIAaron: It's a pity that this great site Chessgames.com allows mindless vandalism of Fusilli's type.
For the record,the 300+ tournaments comprise approximately 14% Internationals,57% weekend tournaments,and 24% rapidplays etc;the other 5% being juniour events.
FHBradley,I believe that the 3...c5 Caro was first christened the ''Arkell-Khenkin line by ''New in Chess'' yearbook number 42.|
|Sep-07-10|| ||Eric Schiller: 3...c5 in the Caro is the Botvinnik-Carls line, way before Keith was born. But he plays it very well.|
|Sep-18-10|| ||GIAaron: I'm no expert on these things Eric,but are there not circumstances when a variation,perhaps casually named in its infancy,can be renamed later on in union with players who dramatically advance its developement?|
|Sep-18-10|| ||Eric Schiller: It is rare, and mostly happens when the initial name is frivolous. For example it didn't take long for Mexican Defense to replace "black knights tango" but once a name is established it tends to stick around. Later on players who make contributions get subvariations named for them.|
|Sep-19-10|| ||GIAaron: Perhaps more interestingly who has the authority to decide these things?
I guess it can just be a gradual public opinion thing,but I agree it's more common with sub variations.|
|Sep-19-10|| ||Eric Schiller: There is no authority other than authors of books and articles. I tried to get FIDE to set up a commission but that was during the Cold War so it was too controversial. Many openings had different names depending on politics (Benko/Volga Gambit, for example).|
In my research for Gambit Chess Openings and Unorthodox Chess Openings I did my best to find the player who first seriously promoted an opening idea. As those books cover over 1200 openings I no doubt got some wrong but haven't had any major complaints. For new editions I am always willing to reconsider decisions based on new information.
All the names I come up with are publicly available as part of the Caxton project on my website and are used here, as far as I know.
|Jan-06-11|| ||wordfunph: During one of his simultaneous exhibitions, GM Keith Arkell allowed fast losers to set up the pieces and start another game, and offering every player the choice of color.|
|Jan-06-11|| ||ughaibu: The Kosten case is reported in an exaggerated way. It's not an endgame with rook and bishop against rook and knight, no pawns, when the last pawn comes off it's a three move combination to win the exchange.
My memory of K.Arkell is of him tearing up his prize cheque, for the first MSO, and throwing it at Keene.|
|Jan-06-11|| ||wordfunph: another one for GM Arkell..
In rook and bishop against rook endgame, English GM Keith Arkell has apparently won 16 times out of 16. This ending has been known for many years to be a theoretical draw, but in
practice the defender frequently loses.
|Feb-10-12|| ||wordfunph: "Perhaps the most strident advocate of the rising standards theory is GM Keith Arkell. He’s quite militant in his views and is of the opinion that players like Capablanca and Alekhine were barely 2400 strength. He thinks if they came back now, they’d struggle to beat IMs. He thinks the great Aron Nimzowitsch would barely scrape a 2200 rating. Controversial views, no doubt, but thought-provoking."|
- GM Danny Gormally
Source: Chess Monthly Feb. 2012
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