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Alan M Byron
Number of games in database: 213
Years covered: 1980 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2179 (2132 rapid, 2131 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2243
Overall record: +64 -85 =64 (45.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B12 Caro-Kann Defense (6 games)
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B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation (5 games)
B06 Robatsch (5 games)
C77 Ruy Lopez (4 games)
B50 Sicilian (4 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (4 games)
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (4 games)
C55 Two Knights Defense (4 games)

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   A Byron vs X Wemmers (Jan-31-19) 1/2-1/2
   T Seeman vs A Byron (Jan-30-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Byron vs C Hanley (Jan-29-19) 1/2-1/2
   E de Haan vs A Byron (Jan-28-19) 0-1
   A Byron vs Seshadri Srija (Jan-27-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-01-1963, 57 years old) United Kingdom

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 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 213  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I D Wells vs A Byron  ½-½381980Blackpool OpenB40 Sicilian
2. I D Wells vs A Byron  ½-½421980Manchester Benedictine OpenB10 Caro-Kann
3. Botvinnik vs A Byron 1-0351981Clock simul, 8bC77 Ruy Lopez
4. S Reppen vs A Byron  ½-½402008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
5. A Byron vs D Jameson  1-0282008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA22 English
6. R Norinkeviciute vs A Byron  ½-½442008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
7. A Byron vs E Haugstad  ½-½482008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA30 English, Symmetrical
8. J Ocana Roca vs A Byron  1-0332008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
9. A Byron vs H Strand  ½-½622008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
10. A Byron vs M Waters  0-1322008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
11. A Byron vs A Dasaolu  1-0322009GibtelecomB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. M Roiz vs A Byron  1-0412009GibtelecomD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. A Byron vs T Sachdev  0-1502009GibtelecomA22 English
14. J G Pettersen vs A Byron  0-1332009GibtelecomB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. A Byron vs H Nezad  0-1462009GibtelecomA14 English
16. Arkell vs A Byron Uxbridge Int Group CD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. C Vernay vs A Byron  1-0582010GibraltarA52 Budapest Gambit
18. A Byron vs M Matto 1-0302010GibraltarC00 French Defense
19. U Boesch vs A Byron  0-1522010GibraltarB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. A Byron vs A Zatonskih  0-1402010GibraltarA20 English
21. J Pereira vs A Byron  0-1512010GibraltarD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Byron vs T Sachdev  ½-½482010GibraltarC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. J Houska vs A Byron  ½-½462010GibraltarD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Byron vs G Camus de Solliers  ½-½522010GibraltarA25 English
25. Y Benitah vs A Byron  1-0282010GibraltarD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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  GrahamClayton: Byron is apparently trying to produce a film/documentary on the Karpov v Korchnoi 1978 Baguio City WC match - has anyone heard any more about this?
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  Jean Defuse: ...

Chess August 2018 - Question: "Your best move?"

Alan Byron: "Probably the piece sacrifice with Bxg4 against Anatoly Karpov in a clock simul for England juniors in 1982. It was only move 13 and I had calculated it as very unclear and then went on to win when he declined the complications. Karpov awarded it one of the best game prizes and I then practically gave up chess for 20 years having reached 2300 at 18."


[Event "25-board simultaneous (with clock)"]
[Site "Chichester"]
[Date "1982.04.13"]
[White "Karpov, Anatoly"]
[Black "Byron, Alan M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E88"]
[PlyCount "96"]
[EventType "simul (rapid)"]
[SourceTitle "Chess 2018 #08"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 g6 4. e4 Bg7 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 e5 7. d5 c6 8. Bd3 Na6 9. Nge2 Bd7 10. O-O c5 11. g4 h5 12. h3 hxg4 13. fxg4 Bxg4 14. Bg5 Bxh3 15. Ng3 Bxf1 16. Qxf1 Nb8 17. Re1 Re8 18. Re2 Nbd7 19. Rf2 Qe7 20. Nd1 Qf8 21. Bxf6 Nxf6 22. Rxf6 Bxf6 23. Qxf6 Qe7 24. Qf3 Qg5 25. Bf1 Qf4 26. Kg2 Qxf3+ 27. Kxf3 Kf8 28. a3 Ke7 29. Nf2 Rh8 30. Kg2 Raf8 31. Bd3 Rh4 32. b3 Rfh8 33. Nf1 R8h5 34. Ng3 Rh2+ 35. Kg1 Rh8 36. Nf1 R2h5 37. Ng3 Rh4 38. Kg2 Kf6 39. Kf3 Rf4+ 40. Kg2 Kg5 41. Be2 Rfh4 42. Kf3 Rh2 43. Nf1 R8h3+ 44. Nxh3+ Rxh3+ 45. Kf2 Rxb3 46. a4 Rb4 47. a5 Ra4 48. Kg3 Ra3+ 0-1


BCM June 1982 p. 247 (research by offramp):

"Anatoly Karpov played a simultaneous exhibition against the BCF Junior squad on 25 boards at Westergate School on April 13th 1982. It lasted over 6 hours and the final result was +11 -4 =10.

The four winners were John Cox (Karpov vs J Cox, 1982), John Richardson, Alan Byron and the very bottom board 14-year old Edward Lee (Karpov vs Lee, 1982) of Essex.

Karpov said it was the strongest opposition he had ever met in such an event..."


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  Jean Defuse: ...

<GrahamClayton: ... film/documentary on the Karpov v Korchnoi 1978 match...>

'Closing Gambit: 1978 Korchnoi versus Karpov and the Kremlin' - A Review by Olimpiu G. Urcan:


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  MissScarlett: <A new feature documentary, Closing Gambit, is being released to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the 1978 World Championship and the start of the Carlsen versus Caruana match in November. The film was successfully screened to international buyers at the Cannes Festival earlier this year, and will become widely available on TV and digital platforms later this year.>

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