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Peter K Wells
P K Wells 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  

Number of games in database: 1,182
Years covered: 1979 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2397 (2466 rapid, 2452 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545
Overall record: +425 -281 =460 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (65) 
    A45 E10 A41 A46 D02
 King's Indian (52) 
    E94 E92 E98 E97 E99
 Slav (45) 
    D10 D17 D15 D16 D19
 Sicilian (43) 
    B31 B30 B22 B25 B67
 Semi-Slav (40) 
    D43 D47 D45 D44 D46
 Nimzo Indian (38) 
    E21 E20 E52 E42 E53
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (101) 
    B31 B65 B22 B30 B63
 Nimzo Indian (79) 
    E32 E54 E46 E43 E20
 Ruy Lopez (53) 
    C92 C95 C78 C91 C90
 Caro-Kann (45) 
    B17 B13 B12 B15 B11
 Queen's Pawn Game (39) 
    D02 A45 E00 A46 E10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (38) 
    C92 C95 C91 C90 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P K Wells vs Shirov, 2006 1-0
   P K Wells vs Speelman, 2006 1-0
   P K Wells vs J Emms, 2000 1-0
   D J Ledger vs P K Wells, 2001 0-1
   J Emms vs P K Wells, 1989 1/2-1/2
   P K Wells vs N Berry, 2002 1-0
   P K Wells vs V Priehoda, 1992 1-0
   L Cooper vs P K Wells, 2003 0-1
   P K Wells vs B Alterman, 1997 1/2-1/2
   A Stefanova vs P K Wells, 2000 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1991)
   British Championship (1999)
   British Championship (2004)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Balatonbereny Open (1992)
   Gibraltar Masters (2004)
   British Championship (2013)
   British Championship (1998)
   Dublin Zonal (1993)
   Oberwart Open (1994)
   LGA Premium Cup (2006)
   British Championship (2002)
   London WFW (1991)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
   European Championship (2007)

   🏆 British Rapidplay Championship
   M Surtees vs P K Wells (Apr-15-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   R Makkar vs P K Wells (Apr-15-23) 1-0, rapid
   Sief Al Din Holi vs P K Wells (Apr-15-23) 0-1, rapid
   P K Wells vs Liza Kisteneva (Apr-15-23) 1-0, rapid
   P K Wells vs P J E Ackley (Apr-15-23) 1-0, rapid

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(born Apr-17-1965, 58 years old) United Kingdom

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Peter Kenneth Wells was born in Portsmouth, England and became a FIDE Master in 1982, an IM in 1987, and a GM in 1994. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2015).

Wikipedia article: Peter Wells (chess player)

Last updated: 2018-04-17 14:01:17

 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Yeo vs P K Wells 0-13219793rd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. P K Wells vs L Prins  0-1181979MatchD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. L Prins vs P K Wells  1-0261979MatchB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. P K Wells vs L Prins 1-0401979MatchA10 English
5. L Prins vs P K Wells 1-0431979MatchB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. P K Wells vs J Kinlay  ½-½331981ARC Young MastersE61 King's Indian
7. D P Mooney vs P K Wells  ½-½461981ARC Young MastersB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. J C Hawksworth vs P K Wells  ½-½211981ARC Young MastersD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. P K Wells vs P Large  0-1491981ARC Young MastersD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
10. P K Wells vs I Welch  1-0401981ARC Young MastersA38 English, Symmetrical
11. N Davies vs P K Wells  0-1401981British ChampionshipA14 English
12. P K Wells vs P Littlewood  0-1961981British ChampionshipE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
13. F Pushkedra vs P K Wells  0-1371981British ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. P K Wells vs D Houston  ½-½121981British ChampionshipA81 Dutch
15. P K Wells vs Speelman  0-1381981British ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
16. J B Hall vs P K Wells  1-0341981British ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. D J James vs P K Wells  0-1291981British ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
18. P K Wells vs R Nokes  1-0401981British ChampionshipA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
19. D E Rumens vs P K Wells  1-0561981British ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
20. P K Wells vs J C Pigott 0-1251981British ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
21. J C Hawksworth vs P K Wells  ½-½191981British ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
22. P K Wells vs P Beggi  0-1851982LuganoD97 Grunfeld, Russian
23. S Taulbut vs P K Wells  ½-½221982British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. P K Wells vs D King  ½-½171982British ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
25. V Ravikumar vs P K Wells  0-1401982British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,182  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-08-02  Moe Green: How come I never heard of this guy Wells? Is he good?
Dec-09-02  PVS: Never heard of him myself.
Dec-09-02  Kulla Tierchen: Are the players of the day picked at random?
Premium Chessgames Member Yes, the player of the day is chosen at random, within certain criteria (number of games, rating, and so forth.)
Oct-14-04  ConLaMismaMano: Peter Wells is an English GM.
Jun-09-05  dor: was he ever alive?
Jul-30-05  EmperorAtahualpa: He was signalled in Amsterdam earlier this month. :)
Jul-30-05  jamesmaskell: He is playing in the English team in the European Team Championships.
Jan-04-06  BIDMONFA: Peter K Wells

WELLS, Peter K.

Jan-04-06  Trotski: Listen Moe - Wells BUYS you out - you dont buy him out!

Is he good, he will be in your state for a few days, think about an opening!

Jan-04-06  johnwgoes: His book on the scotch opening is quite good.
Jan-04-06  atripodi: He also wrote a great book on the Trompowski.
Jan-04-06  Hoozits: I have that book as well, atripodi. It is excellent. I especially like the detail and the "off-beat" variations that he goes into. I've enjoyed playing the Tromp more because of his book.
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  Eggman: BIDMONFA: Why do you keep turning up on a player's page and then provide a link to that very page, as you do above? Is that supposed to be funny?
May-08-06  jamesmaskell: Its for his site, Spanish language chess website. Its as they say, there are three things certain in life, death, taxes, and a page on BIDMONFA for every chessplayer!
May-08-06  Stevens: i thought there was supposed to be a rule against spamming and advertsing, so i complained. to absolutely no effect! so i used the ignore feature instead. i see from other members though that this is still going on.
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  Eggman: <<Its for his site, Spanish language chess website>>

I was referring to the link that says "Peter K Wells", and when you click on it it brings you to ... this very page! I don't get the intention.

May-08-06  jamesmaskell: Oh, yeah, I noticed that. Maybe for those who use the BIDMONFA site who dont read this one? It seems plausible but unlikely given this is the best chess database and first port of call for me at least when it comes to new players.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <Eggman: <<Its for his site, Spanish language chess website>> I was referring to the link that says "Peter K Wells", and when you click on it it brings you to ... this very page! I don't get the intention. >

The second link in the entry from BIDMONFA takes you to the starting page for their file on Wells (a photograph, date of birth and links to his games). I do not know why BIDMONFA always includes the first link, which just restores the CG page on which you started.

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  Peligroso Patzer: <atripodi: He also wrote a great book on the Trompowski.>

Wells's book on the Trompowsky should gain credibiltiy from his 13-move defeat of Shirov earlier this year using that opening!

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  Octavia: Peter Wells is a very friendly guy & fluent in Hungarian!

He also wrote "Chess explained THE QUEEN'S INDIAN" pub. Gambit, 2006 - it goes into great detail...

Apr-17-10  wordfunph: GM Peter Wells books..

+ The Complete Semi-Slav
+ Winning with the Trompowsky
+ The Scotch Game
+ The Complete Richter-Rauzer (with Osnos)
+ Grandmaster Secrets - The Caro-Kann
+ Chess Explained - The Queen's Indian
+ Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilians (with Emms and Palliser)

happy birthday GM Wells..more books to write!

Oct-10-13  PhilFeeley: Wow! This fantastic game (not here yet!) would make a good puzzle some day, perhaps black to play at move 42. Seems to have been the turnaround for this game. White had all the pressure before that.

Wells, Peter K 2410 - Kindermann, Stefan 2515
D85, 1989

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 c5 8.Rb1 0-0 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Bd2 Qxa2 12.0-0 Nd7 13.Bb4 Nb6 14.h3 Bd7 15.Ra1 Qe6 16.Bd3 Be8 17.Re1 Qd7 18.Ra5 Qd8 19.Qb3 Bc6 20.d5 Bd7 21.e5 Re8 22.e6 fxe6 23.dxe6 Bc6 24.Bxg6 hxg6 25.Rg5 Rf8 26.Rxg6 Rf6 27.Rxg7+ Kxg7 28.Bc3 Nd5 29.Bxf6+ Nxf6 30.Ne5 Qg8 31.Re3 Kf8 32.Rg3 Qh7 33.Rg6 Rd8 34.Qg3 Be4 35.Rg5 a5 36.Nf7 Rd1+ 37.Kh2 Ne8 38.Rxa5 Qg6 39.Rg5 Qh7 40.Qf4 Nf6 41.Qb8+ Ne8 42.Rg4 Rh1+ 43.Kg3 Bf5 44.Rh4 Qg6+ 45.Kf4 Bxe6 46.Ne5 Qf6+ 47.Kg3 Qg7+ 48.Kf3 Bf5 49.Rf4 e6 50.g4 Rxh3+ 51.Ke2 Qc7 52.Qxc7 Nxc7 53.gxf5 Nd5 54.Rd4 Nc3+ 55.Kd2 exf5 56.f3 Nb5 57.Rd8+ Ke7 58.Rd7+ Ke6 59.Rxb7 Rh2+ 60.Ke3 Nd6 61.Ra7 Kxe5 62.Ra5+ Ke6 63.Ra6 Rh4 0-1

Apr-17-14  Wyatt Gwyon: Wells's Tromp book is still the gold standard. Highly recommended.
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  PawnSac: < PhilFeeley: Wow! This fantastic game... Wells, Peter K 2410 - Kindermann, Stefan 2515
D85, 1989 >

yes interesting game, but In that game 57.Rd8+ looks like a lemon.

White to move - 57. __?__

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Instead of 57.Rd8+ White is better to keep the black K on the back rank with Rd7! attacking the b pawn. Then if ..b6 58. Rb7 with the idea ..Rh6 59. Rxb6 Rxb6 60. Nd7+ Ke7 61. Nxb6 and the position is drawn

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