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Henry Robert Steel
Number of games in database: 68
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2418 (2399 rapid, 2424 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +27 -23 =18 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B48 B27 B90 B30 B92
 French Defense (6) 
    C11 C18 C17 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (4) 
    B90 B92
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B48 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B46 B47 B42 B72 B40
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B46 B47 B49
 King's Indian (9) 
    E94 E67 E61 E60 E92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kamsky vs H R Steel, 2014 0-1
   H R Steel vs A Grandell, 2008 1/2-1/2
   H R Steel vs T Rendle, 2008 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)

   🏆 1st BRICS Masters
   H R Steel vs A Fier (Apr-23-17) 0-1
   H R Steel vs Ganguly (Apr-23-17) 0-1
   P Constantinou vs H R Steel (Aug-12-14) 1-0
   H R Steel vs C C Rios (Aug-11-14) 1-0
   H R Steel vs Moulaye Brahim Hemam (Aug-10-14) 1-0

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(born Jul-10-1989, 33 years old) South Africa

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International Master (2014).

Won the 2007 South African Championship. His third place in the African Continental Championships 2011 with 6.5/9 earned him an IM norm and qualified him for participation in the World Cup (2011). He bowed out in the first round to Ukraine's super-GM Vassily Ivanchuk. He played on board 3 for South Africa in the Chess Olympiad (2012) held in Istanbul, scoring a double IM norm.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 69  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Samsonkin vs H R Steel  1-0352001World Championship U12B83 Sicilian
2. H R Steel vs I Starostits  1-0412004Internet Section 07A g/8'+2B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
3. P Michalik vs H R Steel  0-1482005Wch U16B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. A Adly vs H R Steel  1-0332007African Individual ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
5. H R Steel vs C Perez Romero  1-0302007Gibraltar MastersB01 Scandinavian
6. Andersson vs H R Steel 1-0442007Gibraltar MastersA33 English, Symmetrical
7. H R Steel vs M Al Sayed  0-1482007Gibraltar MastersB30 Sicilian
8. I Stokes vs H R Steel  0-1312007Gibraltar MastersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. H R Steel vs J Sarkar  0-1392007Gibraltar MastersB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. J Urbina Perez vs H R Steel  0-1632007Gibraltar MastersB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. H R Steel vs J V Gunnarsson  ½-½822007Gibraltar MastersB56 Sicilian
12. S Vijayalakshmi vs H R Steel  1-0662007Gibraltar MastersE60 King's Indian Defense
13. H R Steel vs D Dimitrijevic  1-0422007Gibraltar MastersB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
14. H R Steel vs A Gara  ½-½402008FSIMA FebruaryB27 Sicilian
15. D Harika vs H R Steel  1-0402008Gibraltar MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
16. H R Steel vs A Grandell  ½-½1162008Gibraltar MastersB27 Sicilian
17. N Getz vs H R Steel  ½-½392008Gibraltar MastersB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
18. H R Steel vs J Hickman  1-0312008Gibraltar MastersB08 Pirc, Classical
19. F Lindsoe vs H R Steel  0-1242008Gibraltar MastersB44 Sicilian
20. H R Steel vs T Rendle  ½-½272008Gibraltar MastersC18 French, Winawer
21. O Foisor vs H R Steel  1-0652008Gibraltar MastersA10 English
22. H R Steel vs A Dasaolu  1-0282008Gibraltar MastersB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. H R Steel vs Bellon Lopez  0-1372008Gibraltar MastersB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. A Bryn vs H R Steel 0-1192008Gibraltar MastersB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. M Shapir (Porat) vs H R Steel  ½-½412008FSIMA FebruaryE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 69  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-29-08  FICSwoodpusher: Henry Steel is the winner of last years SA closed. This is the top tournament in South Africa. I don't know his exact age but I think he is still a scholar (secondary school).
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  perfidious: Has this player ever met an opponent worthy of his Steel?
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  HeMateMe: He makes Steely choices.

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