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Kevin J Wicker
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1974 to 1987
Last FIDE rating: 2275
Highest rating achieved in database: 2305
Overall record: +11 -14 =9 (45.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-27-1953, 67 years old) United Kingdom

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Kevin John Wicker was born in London, England. He was awarded the FM title in 1980.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K J Wicker vs J K Robinson  ½-½421974Leicestershire County ChA07 King's Indian Attack
2. K J Wicker vs Gilliam 1-0181975LondonB07 Pirc
3. T K Hemingway vs K J Wicker 1-0271975?A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. K J Wicker vs R Kneebone 1-0101975Charlton OpenA57 Benko Gambit
5. K J Wicker vs Roger Webb ½-½311978London League Division 1 MatchA57 Benko Gambit
6. K J Wicker vs Y Gruenfeld  1-04619782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. K J Wicker vs M Ginsburg  1-05119782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. K J Wicker vs M J Franklin  1-03519782nd Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. K J Wicker vs Nunn 0-1241980Aaronson MastersA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. K J Wicker vs Smyslov 0-1301980CopenhagenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. K J Wicker vs N Kirov  ½-½211981Politiken CupD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. I Radulov vs K J Wicker  1-0671981Politiken CupC05 French, Tarrasch
13. J G Nielsen vs K J Wicker 1-0411981Politiken CupC00 French Defense
14. K J Wicker vs H Tjarnemo  1-0411981Politiken CupA48 King's Indian
15. K J Wicker vs L Spassov  ½-½481981Politiken CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. J O Pedersen vs K J Wicker  0-1731981Politiken CupA04 Reti Opening
17. M Carlson vs K J Wicker  1-0501981Politiken CupA33 English, Symmetrical
18. K J Wicker vs J F Nykopp  1-0511981Politiken CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S Bjarnason vs K J Wicker  1-0391981Politiken CupA00 Uncommon Opening
20. K J Wicker vs H Sorensen  0-1341981Politiken CupB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
21. K J Wicker vs B Barth Sahl  ½-½431981Esbjerg-BD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. K J Wicker vs H D Pedersen  ½-½271981Esbjerg-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. H Dobosz vs K J Wicker  0-1591981Esbjerg-BA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
24. J Fries-Nielsen vs K J Wicker  ½-½191981Esbjerg-BC01 French, Exchange
25. Jansa vs K J Wicker  ½-½861981EsbjergB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
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Nov-28-04  mmeow: nice job! i can't imagine u are so good!
Aug-15-05  mcgee: May well have been the first person to play the Mutkin Counter Gambit (1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 b5 4 g4). I looked on ch*ssbase and they listed first example as 1993, but Wicker published two of his games from the mid 1970īs in Not The British Chess Magazine in 1984/5.

The second game, against Roger Webb (Simonīs brother) was a good lesser-known candidate for swindle of the century. Wicker lost his queen for a knight around move ten and drew. The first game (the Mutkin debut?) was a good lesser-known candidate for Worst Game Of The Century. It went something like this:

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 c5 3 d5 b5 4 g4 d6? 5 g5 Ne4??? 6 Bg2, and, a few moves later, 1-0.

Anyone got these games? Mr Wicker out there perchance?? It would be wonderful to see them again.

May-16-11  Cibator: The full score for that first game (Wicker v Kneebone, Charlton Open 1975) went as follows:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4. g4 d6? 5.g5 Ne4?? 6.Bg2 Qa5+ 7.Kf1 f5 8.f3 Nxg5 9.Bxg5 bxc4 10.Nc3 1-0

I've submitted the second one (v R Webb) for inclusion on the site.

Jun-03-11  Cibator: OK .... it's now nearly three weeks on, and it's evident that the Wicker-Webb game referred to above is regarded as just too wild and woolly (or simply plain awful) to merit full admission to the database here. A view that I have to admit probably has some justification.

So instead, we'll bring it in "by the back door".

White: K J Wicker
Black: R Webb
London League Division 1 match, 1978.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.g4

The Mutkin Counter-Gambit.

4. ... Nxg4 5.cxb5 e5 6.dxe6 fxe6 7.Bg2 d5 8.Qa4? Qh4 9.Nh3?? Ne3!

Faced with playing either an ending a clear piece down, or a wild melee with only N for Q, White opts for the latter.

10.Bxe3 Qxa4 11.Nc3 Qb4 12.O-O Nd7 13.Nf4 Nf6 14.Nd3 Qh4?(Qa5!) 15.Bf4 Be7 16.Bg3 Qg5 17.e4 dxe4 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Rb8 20.h4 Qg4 21.Bc6+ Kf8 22.Ne5 Qf5 23.Rfe1 Rb6? 24.Rad1 Qc2 25.Rd3 Bf6 26.Red1 g6 27.Ng4 Kf7?(Bd4!) 28.R1d2 Qb1+?(Qc1+!) 29.Kg2 Rf8 30.Nxf6 Kxf6 31.Rf3+

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Here the game was adjourned, under the League rules that applied at the time. It was agreed drawn without further play in view of the forced line:

31. ... Kg7 32.Be5+! Kg8 33.Rxf8+ Kxf8 34.Rd8+ Ke7 35.Re8+! Kf7 36.Rxc8 - with the threat of perpetual check unless Black plays 36. ... Rxc6 37.bxc6 Qe4+ 38.Kg1 Qxe5 39.c7!

Here, 39. ... Qe1+ 40.Kg2 Qe4+ 41.Kg1 Qb7 is a loss after 42.Rh8!

So Black has no option but 39. ... Ke7 40.Re8+ (or ... Kg7, Rg8+), leading to a drawish Q & P ending.

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  wordfunph: written by FM Kevin Wicker..

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Dec-05-11  Nosnibor: I first played Kevin Wicker in the leicestershire County Championship 21 January 1974(Round 6).It was me that produced an unusual opening as will be seen:- White: K J Wicker Black: J K Robinson,Closed Sicilian. 1e4 c5 2Nf3 e6 3d3 d5 4Nbd2 Nc6 5g3 Be7 6Bg2 a6 7O-O Nf6 8Re1 h5?! 9h4 Bd7 10c3 Qb6 11exd5 exd5 12c4 Bg4 13cxd5 Nxd5 14Nc4 Qc7 15Ne3 Nxe3 16Bxe3 O-O 17Qd2 Rad8 18Qc3 Bf6 19Qxc5 Rxd3 20Bf4 Qa5 21Qxa5 Nxa5 22Ne5 Bxe5 23Bxe5 Nc6 24Bc3 Rfd8 25Be4 Rd1 26f3 Rxa1 27Rxa1 Be6 28Kf2 Bd5 29Bxd5 Rxd5 30Re1 Kf8 31g4 f6 32Kg3 Kf7 33Kf4 hxg4 34fxg4 Ne7 35Re2 g5+ 36hxg5 Rxg5 37Bd2 Rb5 38b3 Ng6+ 39Kg3 Rd5 40Rf2 Rd3+ 41Kg2 Ke6 42Bf4 draw agreed
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  FSR: The only game in the database with the immortal Mutkin Gambit is C Nakamura vs T Dorsch, 1994.
Oct-26-15  zanzibar: He also co-authored one of the two old Wade opening series Batsford books:

And the French isn't even listed as one of his <CG> openings listed above.

Feb-18-18  broonbottle: Wicker also wrote the short: 'Queen's Gambit Exchange Variation' published by The Chess Player, 1976. This is an excellent guide with 11 games. It goes well with Stean's 'Simple Chess'.

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