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Colin McNab
C McNab 
photo copyright © 2004, Chris Marciano  
Number of games in database: 569
Years covered: 1977 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2402 (2486 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2490

Overall record: +173 -163 =229 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (132) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A11
 English, 1 c4 e5 (46) 
    A28 A21 A29 A27 A26
 Reti System (39) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English, 1 c4 c5 (32) 
    A37 A38 A30 A36
 King's Indian (13) 
    E63 E67 E62 E64
 King's Indian Attack (10) 
    A07 A08
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (98) 
 Pirc (52) 
    B09 B07 B08
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
 King's Indian (39) 
    E94 E95 E67 E69 E96
 Sicilian (17) 
    B42 B40 B43 B41 B22
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C McNab vs M Karttunen, 2006 1-0
   C McNab vs D Gormally, 2000 1-0
   C McNab vs A Rittiphunyawong, 1984 1-0
   Pelletier vs C McNab, 2012 0-1
   C McNab vs J Redpath, 2004 1-0
   M Pribeanu vs C McNab, 2008 0-1
   C McNab vs M Pacheco, 2002 1-0
   C McNab vs Chandler, 1987 1-0
   A Abdulwahhab vs C McNab, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   111th Scottish Championship (2004)
   NatWest Young Masters (1990)
   Ron Banwell Masters (2001)
   Liverpool op (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Scottish Championship (2012)
   Scottish Championship (2009)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)

   🏆 4NCL Div 1a 2018/19
   E Paehtz vs C McNab (May-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   C McNab vs D J Ledger (May-05-19) 0-1
   E Kirk vs C McNab (May-04-19) 1-0
   M Galyas vs C McNab (Mar-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   C McNab vs A Greet (Mar-16-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-03-1961, 60 years old) United Kingdom

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Grandmaster Colin Anderson McNab was born in Dundee, Scotland. He was the Commonwealth champion in 1992, and won the Scottish Championship in 1983, 1991, 1993 and 1995. He is also an International Master of problem solving.

Wikipedia article: Colin McNab

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 569  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs C McNab ½-½431977Wch U17B06 Robatsch
2. C McNab vs J Horner  0-1411979BCF-chC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
3. M Basman vs C McNab 1-0361980IlfordA00 Uncommon Opening
4. C McNab vs I Wells  ½-½491980Robert Silk International FellowshipA20 English
5. Kasparov vs C McNab 1-0401980Wch U20B06 Robatsch
6. C McNab vs I Wells  1-0581980Perth OpenA20 English
7. Pinter vs C McNab  1-0421980Valletta OlympiadA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. Hjartarson vs C McNab  ½-½311980Valletta OlympiadA21 English
9. C McNab vs D Kopec  ½-½521981SCO-chA12 English with b3
10. Van der Wiel vs C McNab  1-0231982Marbella Zonal Group AB06 Robatsch
11. Short vs C McNab  1-0441982Marbella Zonal Group AB06 Robatsch
12. Nunn vs C McNab 0-1581982Marbella Zonal Group AB08 Pirc, Classical
13. C McNab vs D Kopec  0-1301982Philips&Drew KnightsA26 English
14. Korchnoi vs C McNab  ½-½3919826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. C McNab vs Hort  0-16219826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA25 English
16. C McNab vs D Harris  1-0251982Lucerne OlympiadA10 English
17. Smejkal vs C McNab  1-0341982Lucerne OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. C McNab vs G Sigurjonsson  1-0411982Lucerne OlympiadA13 English
19. C McNab vs Suttles ½-½291982Lucerne OlympiadA10 English
20. J Seret vs C McNab  ½-½131982Lucerne OlympiadB06 Robatsch
21. C Valiente vs C McNab  0-1751982Lucerne OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
22. R Mascarinas vs C McNab  ½-½401982Lucerne OlympiadA10 English
23. C McNab vs Diez del Corral  1-0401982Lucerne OlympiadA37 English, Symmetrical
24. C McNab vs Cifuentes Parada  ½-½481982Lucerne OlympiadA14 English
25. Gheorghiu vs C McNab  1-0441982Lucerne OlympiadB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 569  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-05  WorldChampeen: McNab is a GM on this page;; in a column detailling the Scottish Allegro Tournament.

He is shown as employing the Pirc defence above and it seems he co-authored a book with Nunn on the subject.

Nov-08-05  Averageguy: I've seen this guy! He was playing in the open of the Glasgow Chess Congress.
Nov-28-05  Averageguy: I've also seen him playing at the Oban Congress. He won the Open.
Nov-28-05  WMD: His books aren't to be confused with those of Andy McNab.
Feb-03-06  BIDMONFA: Colin Anderson McNab

McNAB, Colin

Feb-03-06  MoonlitKnight: Although a comparatively weak one, Colin is definitely a grandmaster.
Jun-29-07  Paul123: There is no such thing as a weak Grand master
Aug-08-07  Akuni: <Paul123> Everything's relative
Aug-09-07  dabearsrock1010: I wonder why he stopped playing football for the Eagles, maybe all the injuries were getting to him...but this certainly cant pay as well.
Oct-25-08  blacksburg: wait this guy played for the eagles? that can't be right.
May-01-11  midknightblue: <blacksburg> yes, he was very popular and I loved the soup commercials. Now his chess is just a great bonus for all fans of his!
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  Penguincw: McNab captures a puzzle-solving title.

Oct-31-12  Anderssen99: I searched this database in vain to find McNab,s beautiful win against Sigurjonsson at Luzern Olympiad 1982 and also the game allegedly won by George Mackenzie (Against Simon Winawer) at Paris 1878 after making four under promotions (!!). I will be grateful if any member of the "Chess Family" and my friends here gives the score of those games.
Jan-06-14  PhilFeeley: Missing is McNab - Brunello, Edinburgh rapid 2007:

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McNab missed a couple of Zwischenzugs:

1. Nh6+ gxh6
2. Qg4+ Kh8
3. dxe5 Qc8
4. exf6 Qxg4
5. f7+ Re5
6. Bxe5+ Qg7
7. Bxg7 Kxg7
8. Ra1

Instead McNab played 1. Qf5 and black replied cxd4, eventually winning.

Jun-24-18  diagonal: <Winner of the very first edition of the Isle of Man Open in 1992>, then known as the Monarch Assurance International Open Chess Tournament, held in Port Erin:

1. Colin McNab (7/9), 2. Paul Motwani (6.5/9), 3.-7. Keith Arkell, his then-wife Susan Arkell (achieving a male IM norm), Glenn Flear, Gary Quillan (IM norm), Gennadi Timoshchenko (6/9), etc.

Colin McNab is Scotland's second player to be awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE, fulfilling its requirements in 1992 just after Paul Motwani.

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