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Aaron Summerscale
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Number of games in database: 420
Years covered: 1985 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2395 (2378 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +163 -95 =138 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 24 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (42) 
    A45 A46 D02 A40 A50
 King's Indian (30) 
    E94 E99 E91 E76 E77
 English (15) 
    A15 A13 A10 A16 A17
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D35 D30 D38 D37 D36
 Reti System (11) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E20 E42 E32 E30 E25
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (38) 
    C07 C11 C01 C00 C12
 Slav (27) 
    D17 D10 D18 D11 D12
 Sicilian (18) 
    B76 B90 B23 B70 B53
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A41 A46 A45 D00
 French (17) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D31 D35 D06 D30 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C W Baker vs Summerscale, 2001 0-1
   P K Wells vs Summerscale, 2003 0-1
   Summerscale vs M Basman, 1992 1-0
   Summerscale vs V Georgiev, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Flear vs Summerscale, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Summerscale vs J Rowson, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Summerscale vs P Roberts, 2009 1-0
   F Rayner vs Summerscale, 2008 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Scottish Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1995)
   South Wales Masters (2000)
   British Championship (1996)
   Jersey Open (2000)
   British Championship (1998)
   British Championship (2000)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championship (2015)
   British Championship (2010)
   London Chess Classic FIDE Open (2010)
   British Championship (1999)
   British Championship (1992)
   Dublin Zonal (1993)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   Summerscale vs Daniel Gurevich (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   B Clarke vs Summerscale (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid
   Summerscale vs N Rosenthal (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid
   Summerscale vs T Abrahamyan (Feb-24-18) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Summerscale vs J Banawa (Feb-24-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Aug-26-1969, 52 years old) United Kingdom

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Aaron Summerscale was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1997.

Wikipedia article: Aaron Summerscale

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 429  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Summerscale vs Flear  0-15319859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
2. Plaskett vs Summerscale  1-033198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. Summerscale vs Adams  0-138198711th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA28 English
4. Summerscale vs Smagin  0-158198917th World OpenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Basman vs Summerscale 1-039198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
6. D Taylor vs Summerscale  0-121198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Summerscale vs Suba  ½-½511990British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Speelman vs Summerscale  1-0281990British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
9. Summerscale vs C Flear  0-1381990British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Summerscale vs R Marsh  1-0471990British ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
11. Summerscale vs M Basman  ½-½321990British ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. F Rayner vs Summerscale  1-0251990British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
13. T Wall vs Summerscale  0-1221990British ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
14. Summerscale vs J C Hawksworth  1-0421990British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S Conquest vs Summerscale  1-0401990British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
16. Summerscale vs V Ravikumar  ½-½111990British ChampionshipD04 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Summerscale vs R Shabtai  0-137199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA80 Dutch
18. Summerscale vs P Brown  1-027199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA48 King's Indian
19. P H Nielsen vs Summerscale  0-136199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
20. J Howell vs Summerscale  1-042199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
21. V Moskalenko vs Summerscale  1-0421991Andorra opD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Flear vs Summerscale  ½-½341991Hastings Challengers 9192D02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. D Komljenovic vs Summerscale  1-0211991Andorra op 9thD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Smagin vs Summerscale  1-0361991Nimes opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. M Basman vs Summerscale  ½-½381991British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 429  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-17-05  Chesschatology: It's time to give Aaron a Kibitz!
He used to coach me at school, and he was an excellent teacher with a real love of chess and a talent for inspiring it in other people.
Aug-26-06  BIDMONFA: Aaron Summerscale


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  GrahamClayton: Is his sister Clare Summerscale, the former Director of Junior and Women's Chess for the English Chess Federation?
Oct-03-08  Karpova: IM Aaron Summerscale's <Confessions of a British Nightclubber>:

He gives his comments on a game against Christopher Ward from 1992.

An excerpt: <Normally I would have got up to have a walk around at this point, feeling very pleased with myself for having got the advantage. Should I press for the full point or cash in and offer a draw to my more illustrious opponent? As I moved my chair back I caught a look of glee in Chris’s eye that chilled me to the bone. Only now did I realize the enormity of my crimes against the chessboard as he bashed out...>

Oct-24-08  biglo: According to Claire is married to Aaron
Aug-17-10  GrenfellHunt: Summerscale's "Confessions" is wonderful. A classic chess short story.
Aug-27-10  wordfunph: together with Claire, authors of the book "Interview with a Grandmaster"..

Aug-27-10  BobCrisp: And they all lived happily ever after.
Aug-27-10  kellmano: <wordfunph: together with Claire, authors of the book "Interview with a Grandmaster"..>

I own that book. It is quite good, but my abiding memory is an annotation from Claire in which, referring to a check delivered on the first rank, says 'It is never pleasant to be probed along one's own back rank'.

So immature of me.

Aug-27-10  TheFocus: Really enjoyed the story "Confessions..."
Jul-28-15  offramp: ¬¬¬

"And summer came. And the scales dropped from the eyes of Aaron, brother of Moses."

- Exodus XXII vii

Jan-06-16  PhilFeeley: I keep finding games not in's database. This time it's one of Aaron's from 2002: Summerscale-Snape, but I don't know what tournament, just that it was in England.

The opening is the King's Indian:

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Be2 e5 7. 0-0 Nc6 8. d5 Ne8 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Be3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bf2 g5 13. a4 a6 14. a5 Rf6 15. Na4 Rh6 16. c5 Qe8 17. Kh1 Qh5 18. Bg1 Nf6 19. cxd6 cxd6 20. Nb6 Qh4 21. Nxc8 Rxc8 22. h3 Nh5 23. Bf2 Ng3+ 24. Kg1 Rf6 25. Nd3 Rff8 26. Re1 Qh6 27. Qa4 Nxe2 28. Rxe2 Qf6 29. Rc1 Rxc1 30. Nxc1 Ng6 31. Rc2 Rf7 32. Bb6 Bf8 33. Nd3 h5 34. Nf2 Nh4 35. Qe8 Kg7 36. Qc8 Ng6 37. Bc7 Be7 38. Qxb7 Bd8 39. Qc8 Bxc7 40. Rxc7 Rxc7 41. Qxc7+ Kh6 42. b4 g4 43. hxg4 Qh4 44. gxh5 1-0

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  fm avari viraf: After winning the most coveted World Ama. Chess Championship Title & a glittering Gold Medal for India at Hastings, England in 1998, I participated in the International Chess Congress at Hastings & I shared the Runner-up Prize with GM Aaron Summerscale & my Russian friend GM Alexander Volzhin.
Jan-11-21  Gallicrow: Twelve years late, but in answer to GrahamClayton's query from 2008 (answered by biglo, but the link now doesn't work) - Claire Summerscale was Aaron's wife at the time but they are now divorced and she is married to someone else. Claire's maiden name was Lusher.

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