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Richard Taylor
R Taylor 
Number of games in database: 100
Years covered: 1963 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 1809 (1859 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 1942
Overall record: +44 -36 =20 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   R Taylor vs D Ansell (Oct-15-17) 1-0
   K W Lynn vs R Taylor (Oct-13-17) 1-0
   R Taylor vs Pg Abd Rahman Yussof (Oct-12-17) 0-1
   D Lovejoy vs R Taylor (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   A J Booth vs R Taylor (Oct-11-17) 0-1

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(born Feb-02-1948, 73 years old) New Zealand

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User: Richard Taylor As a result of his performance in the 2017 Oceania Zonal tournament he has now become a Candidate Master.

Last updated: 2017-03-03 02:34:29

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Ramsey vs R Taylor 0-1281963Auckland Schoolboys ChC77 Ruy Lopez
2. R Taylor vs B Hart 1-0251964NZ Ch ReserveE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
3. P W Stuart vs R Taylor 0-1281964Auckland EasterE77 King's Indian
4. R J Sutton vs R Taylor 1-0321964Auckland Easter TourneyD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Luey vs R Taylor 0-1511979NZ Corress. CC ReserveB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. R Taylor vs P S Spiller 1-0291979Howick-Pak TournamentA17 English
7. R Chapman vs R Taylor  1-0321980New Zealand Correspondence ChA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
8. R Taylor vs L F Talbot 1-0261980NZ Correspondence Chess ChB68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
9. R Gibbons vs R Taylor 0-1211980New Zealand Centennial Chmps (Reserve)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. P Kelly vs R Taylor  1-0231981Auckland Easter TtD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. R Taylor vs R J Dive 1-0341982Trophy TourneyD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. R Taylor vs P Garbett 1-0461982Easter TournamentB83 Sicilian
13. O Sarapu vs R Taylor ½-½801984Auckland TournamentB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. R Kukk vs R Taylor 1-0311985Zamenhof International Correspondence Chess TournamentC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. R Taylor vs O Sarapu ½-½611988Howick-Pakuranga Open TtC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
16. Spassky vs R Taylor 1-0311988SimulB02 Alekhine's Defense
17. R Taylor vs V Small 0-1381992Howick-Pakuranga TtB44 Sicilian
18. R Taylor vs H Danielsen 1-0242003Internet Blitz GameB07 Pirc
19. R Taylor vs P Morten 0-1342005Alegro 30/30 TtC10 French
20. R Taylor vs N Cruden  0-146200532nd North Shore OpenB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
21. R Taylor vs M Le Brocq 1-0432006H-Pak vs. North Shore InterclubB56 Sicilian
22. R Taylor vs S Yee 1-0262006Booth Shield Howick-Pak Chess ClubC05 French, Tarrasch
23. L McLaren vs R Taylor 0-1252007HPCC Simultaneous DisplayB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. R Taylor vs A J Booth 1-0232007Booth ShieldB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. R Taylor vs B Cheng 1-035200730th Waitakere Trust Open TtB40 Sicilian
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  Richard Taylor: After 8. Bd3 I should have played 8. ... Bg4 which wins the e pawn and gains a good advantage for Black.
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  Richard Taylor: In fact my games that were drawn had better combinations in them in the only game I won which was a fraud as I misplayed the opening and should have lost!
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  Richard Taylor: Thanks to two more games:

R Taylor vs M Le Brocq, 2006

R Gibbons vs R Taylor, 1980

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  Octavia: Hi Richard,
You've got a lot of games here - how did you manage that?

In March 2006 you discussed the Nimzo with me. I printed your remarks & soon after didn't play the Nimzo anymore. But I'm studying Secret Strategy by Watson. He talks about the Nimzo all the time. I'm now going back to it. In the past I didn't pay attention to ...c5, but now I do & your explanations are coming in handy! Thanks

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  Richard Taylor: <Hi Octavia> I still play it. I played it first as it was in an old book my father had by Golombek. I since got a more recent book on it. I haven't uploaded some of my best combinative games using it yet!

But I grovelled on here as I drew with some IMs (I beat at least one IM otb and beat another in Correspondence Chess) and beat some and some FMs and ex (and I think current) NZ Champions etc and I also have some more or less "historical" games played in NZ and the NZ Correspondence Championships and so on.

Of course mostly I have lost to those players but we will forget that detail!

I used to play the KI and the Benoni (I still do some times) as well as the mainline d5 leading to either the Slav or the QGD. The Nimzo is worth studying though. It has a mix of plans and can be relatively quiet but suddenly explode into complications!

Best of luck with it. Don't abandon it if you lose. If I do, I try to find where I went wrong. I also have a book on the QI but for some reason I get fewer of those. That is the problem...I think that if they play 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3. Nf3 .... there is nothing wrong with the Bogo or QI but most GMs etc seem to go for 3. .... d5 when the play is fairly straightfoward if you have played GM games against the QG....but no openings are easy!!


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  Richard Taylor: Good to see Paul and my game played at my new Club Howick-Pakuranga (Auckland) a week or so ago. The last time these two giants clashed Paul prevailed and overwhelmed your truly.
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  Richard Taylor: On here for NZ players and others I have just learnt that Peter Stuart a long time A Grade player (who came close to winning the NZ Champs I think more than once) and sometimes President of NZ Chess and who I played on an off from the 60s has died.

Some of my games on here were against Peter with varied results. Over time more recently we had more or less equal results but Peter wasn't playing at his former level. He had some I suspect age-related health issues. When he was younger he was quite fit and I believe one interest was swimming. But he was also a tireless worker for chess in NZ.

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  Benzol: <Richard> Belated birthday wishes. Sorry that I missed it.

Cheers matey.

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  Richard Taylor: Thanks Paul. I put it on FB (I didn't have my birth date on before) and a lot of people wished me well from chess, my family, and the "poetry" and lit worlds as well as friends I have who are not "intellectual" (not that I am really that much) such as a friend who is a mechanic and so on...

I'll be there on Wednesday.

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  Richard Taylor: I still have some of my crazy combinative games etc not up here. Even some of my losses were quite interesting...Even more positional games if we can define things so simply...
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  Jonathan Sarfati: Wow, lots of interesting games here!
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  Richard Taylor: <Jonathan Sarfati> Thanks. I must load up more with my combinations or ridiculous fight backs. I was doing best this century in 2008 -- 2010. But last year I drew with Ben Hague and at the club I had him lost but stuffed it but that game I lost is still interesting. Now I mainly study chess strategy books with games or problems and so on.
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  Richard Taylor: I'll put some interesting games I played earlier (Jan 2019) in the year and some of the NZ Senior games on here [I mean in the comments] (also 2019) as it seems I am now considered non persona grata or something is wrong...
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  Benzol: Hi Richard. Sorry to have missed your birthday ( again ! ). Hope all is well matey. Cheers. 😊
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  Richard Taylor: Hi Benzol! Thanks. All went well. Just a quiet day. Hope all is well your end.
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  Richard Taylor: I'll post some of my games (one or a few as I find them not necessarily all wins, there were also some interesting draws and losses by me!) not on my games listed. This was a Benoni. I had been playing it since I was 30 when I took up chess again. I mean I had played from about 1959 when I learnt chess to about 1966. Then stopped until 1978 until about 1990. Although I played since then I didn't play very seriously. I started again after getting a computer as I started in online games about 2000 on ICS. In 1978 I had studied a. The Benoni b. The English c. The Alekhine and around then I played the Dragon or other Sicilian lines. I didn't really do that much study of openings but I knew the line in the next game quite well by the date of this game and more so in about 2010.

Here is my game against Andrew Michaels, a nice fellow who is or was Rarotongan born player (but he is or was - haven't seen him for some time - thus a New Zealander as Rarotongans as far as I know have automatic NZ Citizenship), one of the few. He was actually much better than he himself thought he was and he beat me twice. In fact I struggled against Andrew.

Classical Benoni

[Event "NZ Major Open 2010"]
[Site "Alexander Park, Auckland"]
[Date "2010.01.06"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Andrew Michael"]
[Black "Richard Taylor"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. e4 g6 7. h3 Bg7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. Bd3 b5 10. Bxb5 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Qa5+ 12. Nfd2 Qxb5 13. Nxd6 Qa6 14. N2c4 Nd7 15. O-O Ne5 16. Qc2 Nxc4 17. Nxc4 Bf5 18. Qe2 Rfe8 19. Be3 Re4 20. Rac1 Rae8 21. g4 Bd7 22. Qc2 Qf6 23. Qd1 Qh4 24. Qf3 Bxg4 25. Qg3 Qxg3+ 26. fxg3 Be2 27. Nd6 Rxe3 28. Nxe8 Bxf1 29. Nxg7 Bxh3 30. Nh5 gxh5 31. Kf2 Rd3 32. Rxc5 Rd2+ 33. Ke3 Rxb2 34. Ra5 Rb7 35. Kd4 Kf8 36. d6 Bg4 37. Rc5 Rd7 38. Ke5 f6+ 39. Kxf6 Rxd6+ 40. Kg5 h6+ 41. Kf4 Ra6 42. Rc2 Be6 43. Rc5 Bf7 0-1

I had made an effort to study this variation (or the general ideas of it) and it looks as though he knew it also! He weakened his King side which was a cause of his loss here I think.

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  juan31: < Congratulations , candidate Master>
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  juan31: < Game : Leyton H. Vs Richard Taylor 2017> Parkinson Cup, excelent performance.
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  Richard Taylor: Thank you Juan. I had some interesting games in the last few years. Not playing this year over the board. I will wait until I get all my vaccines (including the usual flu one)...although my son like myself has taken to writing poetry ... he is 48 and had awful trouble at school with bullying etc but he has done well lately. He has been asked to give a reading already. He is trying to get into university. He has spent years depressed and or playing computer games and so on so it is hard. But he is trying.

Leyton is a Scotsman who is younger than I but he loves gambits and we had some crazy games. Not sure who one the most! But enjoyable. He's a nice fellow, having some marital issues, lost his job but life goes on!

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  Richard Taylor: I should put some of my good games on here. My rating went up -- NZ rating in any case.
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  Richard Taylor: I think my FIDE rating is higher now. But I am not a "proper" master. Still in the tourney I got that CM I nearly beat a FM who is the highest rated active player in NZ. I came close to beating him in 2017 as well. I also beat some other stronger players and some FMs. Over the years have....but I was never consistent. I always had trouble concentrating. I am quite a quick player though....I like tactical and mostly open games. I am fearless on the chess board!!
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  harrylime: I would kill you over the board. And you know it.
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  MissScarlett: <Richard Taylor>, are you prepared to challenge <Hazz> for his <> title? I'm not sure of the exact dates but I think it's been five years since the last title defence. The chess world is practically groaning for another. Every American here that's been approached in the meantime has turned tail and skedaddled. Frankly, I'm embarrassed for them. What say you?
Apr-22-21  macer75: <harrylime: I would kill you over the board. And you know it.>

Shiiiiit... that escalated quickly.

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  Richard Taylor: <Miss Scarlet> <'Hazz' is 'harrylime'?>

The claim he would "kill me over the board" is strange as how could we play? Actually I think you need say, Jonathan Safarti. He is an ex-NZ Champion and at one stage had a big Blindfold record....He might well take the Cup....

But tell us more, the FIDE challenge is interesting at the moment. To what age has the Hazz reached? Or is that attained -- is he about 2000 years old?

Harry Lime is a rather sad being obsessed with music. I never listen to music or very rarely these days, and when I did it was mostly Bach or say Varese.....but more because of the ideas. I quickly get bored with what is called 'popular' music. In fact I find it almost impossible to listen to music without drifting off so I simply dont listen to it these days.

So we have little in common. I am an uncommon person.

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