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Stuart C Conquest

Number of games in database: 1,118
Years covered: 1980 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2510 (2486 rapid, 2467 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2601
Overall record: +458 -333 =316 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B90 B23 B30 B25 B40
 King's Indian (52) 
    E77 E71 E60 E70 E80
 Queen's Pawn Game (45) 
    E00 A40 A45 A46 D02
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E53 E48 E44 E20 E21
 French Defense (26) 
    C02 C05 C00 C07 C03
 Modern Benoni (24) 
    A57 A62 A67 A56 A64
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (131) 
    B22 B40 B42 B46 B20
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A41 D02 A45 A46 A40
 Grunfeld (35) 
    D85 D90 D87 D70 D94
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B12 B17 B11 B14 B16
 Pirc (25) 
    B07 B08 B09
 English, 1 c4 e5 (21) 
    A25 A20 A26 A27 A21
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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 I Morovic Fernandez, 1996 1-0
   S Conquest vs G Jones, 2005 1-0
   S Conquest vs J Degraeve, 2001 1-0
   S Conquest vs D Buckley, 2012 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?]
   NatWest Team Challenge (1985)
   British Championship (1987)
   ARG-World (1994)
   British Championship (2005)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2009)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
   14th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1990)
   British Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1988)
   British Championship (2011)
   British Championship (1989)
   Copenhagen Open (1990)
   Groningen Open (1997)
   British Championship (1984)

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

   🏆 Kensington FIDE Rapidplay
   S Conquest vs P Lalic (May-21-23) 0-1, rapid
   S Conquest vs J Bellon Lopez (May-06-13) 1-0
   S Conquest vs K 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

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(born Mar-01-1967, 56 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

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 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,118  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 M Basman 0-1261981CotswoldsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. S Conquest vs A D Martin  0-1521981ARC Young MastersD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. S Caldwell vs S Conquest  ½-½501981ARC Young MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. S Conquest vs J Ady  0-1591981ARC Young MastersE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. I Welch vs S Conquest  1-0481981ARC Young MastersB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
12. E S Lee vs S Conquest  1-0181981ARC Young MastersB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. S Conquest vs D L Lee  1-0321981ARC Young MastersD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. Botvinnik vs S Conquest 0-1331981Clock simul, 8bD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
15. S Conquest vs Y Kraidman  1-04319815th Lloyds Bank MastersA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
16. S Conquest vs P Hertzog  1-02819815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Smyslov vs S Conquest  ½-½4219815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA48 King's Indian
18. S Jackson vs S Conquest  0-13819815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. J Tisdall vs S Conquest  1-04619815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD85 Grunfeld
20. A L Hosking vs S Conquest  0-1451981Lewisham InternationalB20 Sicilian
21. S Conquest vs G West  0-1331981Lewisham InternationalA58 Benko Gambit
22. Fedorowicz vs S Conquest  ½-½151981Lewisham InternationalA25 English
23. S Conquest vs J Nykopp  1-0371981Lewisham InternationalE07 Catalan, Closed
24. A D Martin vs S Conquest  1-0371981Lewisham InternationalB06 Robatsch
25. S Conquest vs A Casa  1-0311981Lewisham InternationalE77 King's Indian
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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.
Mar-01-08  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.

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  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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