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James Clifford Howell
J Howell 
Number of games in database: 381
Years covered: 1976 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2495
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +163 -95 =123 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B22 B33 B47 B90 B42
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C96 C91 C84 C78 C74
 French Defense (22) 
    C05 C10 C07 C00 C02
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (22) 
    C96 C84 C91 C89 C92
 French Tarrasch (16) 
    C05 C07 C09 C04
 Pirc (13) 
    B07 B09 B08
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B90 B92 B99 B93 B81
 King's Indian (37) 
    E97 E67 E77 E80 E62
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B90 B92 B99 B93 B96
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C97 C86 C84 C89 C85
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (11) 
    D20 D29 D21 D26 D27
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (11) 
    C97 C84 C86 C89 C92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Howell vs Ward, 1994 1-0
   J Howell vs F Manca, 1986 1-0
   J Howell vs J Aijala, 1995 1-0
   J Howell vs Anand, 1986 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Oakham Young Masters (1988)
   Wrexham (1995)
   European Youth Championship 1985/86 (1985)
   British Championship (1994)
   British Championship (1991)
   Muenster Open (1994)
   Isle of Man Open (1995)
   British Championship (1989)
   British Championship (1992)
   British Championship (1995)
   European Youth Championship 1984/85 (1984)
   British Championship (1984)
   Isle of Man Open (1994)
   Wichern Open (1995)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)

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(born May-17-1967, 55 years old) United Kingdom

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James Clifford Howell was born in Brent, England. He was awarded the IM title in 1985 and ten years later the GM title.

Wikipedia article: James Howell (chess player)

Last updated: 2019-05-17 05:08:31

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 418  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Le Donne vs J Howell  1-0241976London-New York Telex MatchA21 English
2. I Wells vs J Howell  ½-½431980Lloyds Bank U18B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. J Howell vs Z Makai  0-13219804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB10 Caro-Kann
4. J Howell vs D Barua  ½-½661983British ChampionshipC23 Bishop's Opening
5. Chandler vs J Howell  1-0411983British ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. P Littlewood vs J Howell  1-0521983British ChampionshipE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
7. J Howell vs T Chapman  0-1461983British ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
8. A Sutherland vs J Howell  ½-½551983British ChampionshipE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
9. J Howell vs A F Brameld  1-0191983British ChampionshipB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. J Ady vs J Howell  0-1221983British ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
11. J Howell vs P Byway  ½-½741983British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
12. B A Jacobs vs J Howell  1-0451983British ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
13. J Howell vs P W Hempson  1-0411983British ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Hebert vs J Howell  1-0411983British ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
15. A Dyson vs J Howell  1-04419837th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB06 Robatsch
16. I Stohl vs J Howell  1-0371983EU-ch U20E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. S Agdestein vs J Howell  ½-½401983EU-ch U20E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. Salov vs J Howell  0-1481983EU-ch U20E83 King's Indian, Samisch
19. Short vs J Howell  1-0491984British ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. J Howell vs M Levene  1-0321984British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. P Thipsay vs J Howell  1-0731984British ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. J Howell vs R Granat  ½-½701984British ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
23. J Richmond vs J Howell 0-1431984British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D K Johansen vs J Howell  0-1711984British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
25. J Howell vs R Hawkes  1-0631984British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
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  Benzol: James Christopher Howell
Born 17th May 1967 in Brent
Awarded the IM title in 1985.
Mar-20-05  who: In his book "Essential Chess Endings" problem #10 he gives the position White: Kg8, Ra6, Pg7
Black: Ke7, Rg2
White played 1.Rh6 Rg1 and he faults this. In fact this leads to a very elegant promotion of the pawn. 1.Rh6 Rg1 2.Kh8 Kf7 3.Rh7 and white will queen next move with a double check and win the rook. Does anyone know where I could find his email to let him know?
Mar-20-05  pyryk: I have no idea about Howell's email, but I bet that the people @ Batsford could redirect any comments about the book to Howell.
May-26-06  stanleys: Little correction:this man a grandmaster.He played very well in some soviet tournaments in 1988-90
May-17-08  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Howell!
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  woldsmandriffield: >who< James Howell gives this position from the game Singh vs Alo, Dubai Olympiad 1986:

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He gives the game continuation: 1 Rh6 Rg1 2 Kh7? Kf7 3 Rh2 Rxg7+ 4 Kh6 draw agreed and invites the reader to do better.

>who< does better with 1 Rh6 Rg1 2 Kh8 Kf7 3 Rh7. Bravo - a neat line.

Howell merely states though that “if White is going to play Kh7 then h6 is the worst possible square for his rook”. This is true! He then gives 1 Ra1 Ke8 2 Re1+ Kd7 3 Re4 (Lucena) winning.

Of course, there are other ways to win such as 1 Kh7 Rh2+ 3 Rh6.

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