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James Clifford Howell
Number of games in database: 109
Years covered: 1980 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2495
Highest rating achieved in database: 2520

Overall record: +32 -36 =41 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B33 B81 B45 B42 B96
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C96 C84 C89 C65 C95
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C96 C84 C89 C95 C91
 Two Knights (4) 
    C55 C57
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B90 B81 B92 B95 B93
 King's Indian (8) 
    E67 E63 E80 E77 E84
 Petrov (7) 
    C43 C42
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B92 B90 B95 B93
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    D20 D26 D22 D21 D29
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D00 D02 E00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Howell vs C G Ward, 1994 1-0
   J Howell vs J Aijala, 1995 1-0
   J Howell vs Anand, 1986 1/2-1/2
   J Howell vs S Fishburne, 2004 1-0

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(born May-17-1967, 52 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 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I D Wells vs J Howell  ½-½431980Lloyds Bank U18B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. I Stohl vs J Howell  1-0371983EU-ch U20E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. S Agdestein vs J Howell  ½-½401983EU-ch U20E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
4. Salov vs J Howell  0-1481983EU-ch U20E83 King's Indian, Samisch
5. Blatny vs J Howell  0-1321984EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
6. J Howell vs Hebden  1-0331984BCF-chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. J Richmond vs J Howell 0-1431984BCF-chD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. J Howell vs A D Martin  1-0421984BCF-chC53 Giuoco Piano
9. Blatny vs J Howell  0-1321984EU-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
10. Chandler vs J Howell  1-0391985Commonwealth-ch 3rdB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. J Howell vs Hebden  1-05719859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Nunn vs J Howell  1-05219859th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Dlugy vs J Howell  1-0511985Wch U20E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
14. Anand vs J Howell  0-1821985Wch U20B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. J Howell vs Blatny  ½-½261985Wch U20C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Khalifman vs J Howell  1-0521985EU-ch U20A48 King's Indian
17. J Howell vs Blatny 1-0731985EU-ch U20C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. J Howell vs Piket 0-1341985EU-ch U20B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
19. J Howell vs I Sokolov  1-0611986EU-ch U20B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
20. J Howell vs Ivanchuk 0-1341986EU-ch U20C42 Petrov Defense
21. J Howell vs Anand  ½-½411986Wch U20B42 Sicilian, Kan
22. Granda Zuniga vs J Howell  1-0821986Wch U20E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs J Howell  1-0611986Wch U20E77 King's Indian
24. J Howell vs J Meyer  1-0431987Nuremberg opA86 Dutch
25. Adams vs J Howell  ½-½481987BCF-chC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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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
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  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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