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David Edward Rumens
D E Rumens 
Bielicki of Argentina (left) and Rumens of England  
Number of games in database: 134
Years covered: 1959 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2210
Highest rating achieved in database: 2310
Overall record: +51 -46 =37 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-23-1939, died Jul-08-2017, 77 years old) United Kingdom

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FIDE Master David Edward Rumens was UK Grand Prix Champion in 1976 and 1978.

Last updated: 2019-08-26 12:59:05

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D E Rumens vs D Mabbs  1-0361959London Boys-chB83 Sicilian
2. D E Rumens vs J Stefanov  1-0551959World U20 ch prel. group 3B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. P Hohler vs D E Rumens  1-0351959World U20 ch prel. group 3C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
4. D E Rumens vs Gilles Tcherniak  1-0261959World U20 ch prel. group 3C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
5. I Saren vs D E Rumens  1-0441959World U20 ch prel. group 3C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
6. D E Rumens vs R Hoen  1-0441959World U20 ch prel. group 3C18 French, Winawer
7. R Naranja vs D E Rumens  1-0381959World U20 ch prel. group 3A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
8. D E Rumens vs Enrique Velasco  ½-½291959World U20 ch prel. group 3B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
9. C Bielicki vs D E Rumens  ½-½391959World U20 ch prel. group 3E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
10. D E Rumens vs F Kuijpers  1-0311959World U20 ch final AC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
11. J Stefanov vs D E Rumens  1-0431959World U20 ch final AA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
12. D E Rumens vs Parma  ½-½501959World U20 ch final AB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. D E Rumens vs W Erny 1-0241959World U20 ch final AC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
14. U Kuettner vs D E Rumens  0-1261959World U20 ch final AE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
15. D E Rumens vs C Clemens  ½-½271959World U20 ch final AB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. A Tomson vs D E Rumens  0-1211959World U20 ch final AC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
17. D E Rumens vs J R Phillips  ½-½341959World U20 ch final AA02 Bird's Opening
18. S Hamann vs D E Rumens  ½-½401959World U20 ch final AE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
19. D E Rumens vs R Naranja  ½-½491959World U20 ch final AA02 Bird's Opening
20. C Bielicki vs D E Rumens  1-0351959World U20 ch final AA04 Reti Opening
21. H Tomson vs D E Rumens 0-1211961The HagueC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
22. Tal vs D E Rumens ½-½101964Simul, 24bE14 Queen's Indian
23. Le Blanchy vs D E Rumens  0-1151975Borehamwood, EnglandC57 Two Knights
24. J Adams vs D E Rumens 0-1311975Jersey InternationalC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. D E Rumens vs G Lambert 1-0351975Hastings-B 7576A02 Bird's Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-05-07  Sularus: wow... so may years between the last two games
Feb-05-07  sfm: <Sularus: wow... so may years between the last two games> Maybe some were added since you wrote the comment, but sure, there a huge missing periods in the listed activity of this player.
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  whiteshark: An intersting game with a ♘ sacrifice, <Rumens-Chandler>, 1980, Brighton is annotated here:
Apr-26-14  wordfunph: "David Rumens won 13 tournaments in Britain in 1976, during the course of which he achieved a very high percentage against players markedly weaker than himself, and he told me that in order to achieve maximum efficiency against weak players he had learned to curb his natural attacking style and outplay then on technique."

- IM Simon Webb

Source: Chess for Tigers by Simon Webb

Jul-10-17  GBKnight: Very sad news that Dave Rumens passed away on 8 July 2017, at the age of 77, after a short illness. Very successful on the UK weekend circuit in the 1970s, almost but not quite an IM, with two norms to his name, pioneered a style of play around the Grand Prix Attack, and could be said to be a forerunner of the English chess explosion to come. RIP
Aug-26-19  Nosnibor: The bio needs updating to record date of death being 8 July 2017.
Jan-23-20  Cibator: Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet on here: Rumens was joint runner-up to Carlos Bielicki in the 1959 U-20 World Championship, alongside Bruno Parma and Josif Stefanov.

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