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Stuart C Conquest
Number of games in database: 920
Years covered: 1980 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2510 (2486 rapid, 2467 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601

Overall record: +370 -277 =264 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B90 B23 B40 B25 B20
 King's Indian (43) 
    E71 E77 E60 E80 E70
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A40 E00 A45 A50 D02
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E44 E48 E20 E53 E46
 French Defense (20) 
    C02 C05 C00 C07 C08
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D35 D37 D31 D06 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B22 B42 B40 B46 B20
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A41 D02 A45 A46 A40
 Grunfeld (28) 
    D85 D94 D70 D90 D78
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B17 B14 B16 B18
 Pirc (21) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C84 C60 C99 C72 C80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 0-1
   Bronstein vs S Conquest, 1996 0-1
   S Conquest vs Morovic Fernandez, 1996 1-0
   S Conquest vs D Buckley, 2012 1-0
   S Conquest vs G Jones, 2005 1-0
   S Conquest vs Degraeve, 2001 1-0
   R Bates vs S Conquest, 2001 0-1
   S Conquest vs Petursson, 1992 1-0
   S Conquest vs R Bellin, 1996 1-0
   Kasparov vs S Conquest, 1983 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1987)
   British Championship (2005)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championship (2010)
   14th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1990)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
   British Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1989)
   British Championship (1988)
   British Championship (1986)
   British Championship (1990)
   British Championship (1984)
   British Championship (2011)
   British Championship (1985)
   British Championship (1983)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2000/01 by Phony Benoni
   Yopal 1997 by Phony Benoni

   🏆 4NCL Division 1d
   S Conquest vs Bellon Lopez (May-06-13) 1-0
   S Conquest vs Arkell (Aug-03-12) 1/2-1/2
   G Jones vs S Conquest (Aug-03-12) 1/2-1/2
   T Chapman vs S Conquest (Aug-02-12) 0-1
   S Conquest vs J Houska (Aug-01-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-01-1967, 55 years old) United Kingdom

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Stuart Conquest was born in Ilford, England. He was awarded the FM title in 1981 when he became World Under 16 Champion at age 14 and subsequently became an IM in 1985 and a GM in 1992. Conquest became British champion in 2008.

Wikipedia article: Stuart Conquest

 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 1,000  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Conquest vs A Muir  1-0361980Portsmouth OpenD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. S Conquest vs M Marlow  1-02419804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. S Conquest vs R Calvo  1-04219804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. S Conquest vs K Langeweg  0-14319804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
5. K Pytel vs S Conquest  1-03119804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
6. S Conquest vs I Wells  0-1401980Jersey Lloyds Bank InternationalA04 Reti Opening
7. S Conquest vs Hebden  ½-½241981Lewisham (ENG)A57 Benko Gambit
8. S Conquest vs M Basman 0-1261981CotswoldsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. S Conquest vs A D Martin  0-1521981ARC Young MastersD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. S Caldwell vs S Conquest  ½-½501981ARC Young MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. S Conquest vs J Ady  0-1591981ARC Young MastersE81 King's Indian, Samisch
12. I Welch vs S Conquest  1-0481981ARC Young MastersB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
13. E S Lee vs S Conquest  1-0181981ARC Young MastersB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. S Conquest vs D L Lee  1-0321981ARC Young MastersD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. Botvinnik vs S Conquest 0-1331981Clock simul, 8bD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
16. S Conquest vs Kraidman  1-04319815th Lloyds Bank MastersA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
17. S Conquest vs P Hertzog  1-02819815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Smyslov vs S Conquest  ½-½4219815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA48 King's Indian
19. S Jackson vs S Conquest  0-13819815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Tisdall vs S Conquest  1-04619815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD85 Grunfeld
21. Tisdall vs S Conquest  1-0401981BrightonD90 Grunfeld
22. Speelman vs S Conquest 1-0261981BrightonA04 Reti Opening
23. S Conquest vs K Burger  0-1721981BrightonA06 Reti Opening
24. Short vs S Conquest  1-0411981BrightonB40 Sicilian
25. S Conquest vs Westerinen  0-1341981BrightonA07 King's Indian Attack
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  Benzol: One of the positions Stuart Conquest demonstrated last night at the HPCC.

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From the good old days when we had adjournments. Stuart playing white is to seal his move.

His first question to those gathered around was "Who is better here?" I myself favoured white but after some discussion it was generally agreed that overall black's chances were better.

So if you are white "What do you play and how do you proceed to try and draw?"

Stuart sealed his move and then went off to have dinner and generally relax whilst his opponent choose to forgo dinner and spent the two hours before the resumption on the analysis of this position.

A number of moves and ideas were proposed by our group of players but most of us missed the idea that transpired over the board. To his credit only Edward Tanoi of Papatoetoe Chess Club found Stuart's amusing and quite elegant solution.

1.♗xe8+ ♔xe8
2.♕b5+ ♖xb5 stalemate!

Stuart's poor opponent had looked at just about everything except this for two hours and his faced apparently dropped when Stuart uncorked 2.♕b5+. Stuart himself was quite amused.

Sep-04-07  strifeknot: Excellent, <Benzol>, thanks for posting that!
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  Benzol: Stuart Conquest was the winner of the 2nd George Trundle NZ Masters Tt. He finished on 7 points ( 9 Rounds ) with Darryl Johansen and Stephen Solomon 2nd= half a point behind.
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  whiteshark: To your health, Stuart!
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  Benzol: Congratulations Stuart on becoming British Champion for 2008.


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  chancho: Congrats to Stuart Conquest on winning the British Championship. I remember this photo of Conquest with the great Gazza:

And here's the game from the simul:

Kasparov vs Conquest, 1983

Aug-19-08  myschkin: . . .

“I’ve never ordered tomato juice in a pub before in my life” (Interview + Video)

Dec-22-08  WhiteRook48: he beat Kasparov once but lost a game with 87...Ke6???? 88. Bf5# easy conquest.
Mar-03-09  WhiteRook48: have a merry Conquest!
Mar-31-09  Dredge Rivers: I prefer his brother, Norman! :)
Mar-31-09  Jim Bartle: Unfortunately his rating was only 1066.
Jan-04-10  JaneEyre: Stuart makes an appearance at a chess boxing bout:

Feb-05-10  TheFocus: I thought this was a nice quote:

In the former Soviet Union a cleaning woman (with mop and bucket) once pointed out how I could have defended better in a rook ending - GM Stuart Conquest (New In Chess, inside back cover of issue 8 of 2009.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a game not in the database:

[Event "1988 British Championship"]
[Site "Blackpool, England"]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Conquest, Stuart"]
[Black "Wall, Tim"]
[ECO "A02"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]

1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. ♘xd4 ♘f6 5. ♘c3 ♗e7 6. ♗d3 0-0 7. 0-0 ♖e8 8. ♔h1 ♘c6 9. ♘xc6 bxc6 10. f4 ♗f8 11. e5 dxe5 12. fxe5 ♘g4 13. ♗f4 ♕d7 14. ♕e1 ♕e6 15. ♕h4 h6 16. h3 g5 17. ♗xg5 hxg5 18. ♕h7#

Source: "Learn Chess from the Greats", Peter J. Tamburro, Courier Dover Publications, 2000

Mar-01-11  newzild: Mr. Conquest once beat me in a simul (Hamilton, New Zealand, about 11 years ago). I remember it well, because it's the only time I've ever played a grandmaster.

Happy birthday, Mr. Conquest.

Mar-01-11  ketchuplover: ditto
Mar-01-12  wordfunph: on GM Stuart Conquest..

<2002 Bled Chess Olympiad:

GM Stuart Conquest had been held up literally in England for some days. On his way to the Olympiad, he was robbed of his computer, baggage, and his passport at London's Victoria Station and had been unable to fly with the rest of the team. His belated appearance galvanized his team and helped England to brush Chile aside 4-0.>

happy birthday GM Conquest!

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  WannaBe: Stuart is not related to Robert Conquest(?), correct?
Mar-01-16  waustad: Someday I hope to play in one of the amateur sections of the main tournament he directs.
Mar-01-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Stuart Conquest.
Mar-01-17  Marmot PFL: I know the site has to make money but instead of a photo of the GM i'm seeing a tire ad.
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  technical draw: A phony name if I ever heard one. Wasn't there a cartoon called Johnny Conquest?
Jan-05-21  lentil: It was "Johnny Quest".
Jan-05-21  Z4all: To be accurate, "Jonny Quest" (~1964). A fantastic kid's cartoon, with one of the best kick-ass music themes ever (by Hoyt Curtin):

Alex Toth did the character designs, so you know it's gotta be good (plus it's one of Joseph Barbera's favorites too). (Barbera) (Curtin)


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Yes <Race Bannon>, <Hadji> and the gang I loved that cartoon.

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