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Robert Bellin
R Bellin 
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Number of games in database: 652
Years covered: 1969 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2313 (2332 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420
Overall record: +209 -165 =278 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B40 B51 B31 B81 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (62) 
    A45 A46 D00 D01 D04
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C85 C97 C78 C63 C80
 French Defense (24) 
    C07 C05 C03 C18 C11
 Reti System (21) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Pirc (20) 
    B09 B07 B08
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B32 B30 B58 B56 B57
 Dutch Defense (38) 
    A96 A92 A95 A81 A93
 Ruy Lopez (27) 
    C79 C69 C64 C77 C95
 Reti System (25) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    A40 A46 A45 E00 A41
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (23) 
    B67 B68 B69 B61 B62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Bellin vs J Penrose, 1974 1-0
   E Torre vs R Bellin, 1981 1/2-1/2
   J Gallagher vs R Bellin, 1985 0-1
   Korchnoi vs R Bellin, 2007 0-1
   J Beadle vs R Bellin, 2015 0-1
   R Bellin vs T Bae, 2000 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   British Championship (1979)
   Islington Open (1972)
   Graz (1979)
   British Championship (1974)
   Eerbeek (1978)
   British Championship (1981)
   British Championship (1977)
   Caorle Open (1984)
   British Championship (1980)
   British Championship (1978)
   British Championship (1976)
   Copenhagen Open (1989)
   British Championship (1987)
   Gibraltar Masters (2003)
   British Championship (1985)

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   R Bellin vs N Pogonina (Jan-31-19) 0-1
   R Bellin vs H Bharathakoti (Jan-30-19) 0-1
   R Barski vs R Bellin (Jan-29-19) 0-1
   R Bellin vs D Martinez Martin (Jan-28-19) 1-0
   K Cyfka vs R Bellin (Jan-26-19) 1-0

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(born Jun-30-1952, 71 years old) United Kingdom

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Robert Bellin was born in Great Yarmouth, England. Awarded the IM title in 1977, he was British champion in 1979 (on tie-break). He is married to Jana Bellin.

Wikipedia article: Robert Bellin

Last updated: 2023-03-25 17:05:18

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 652  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Bellin vs F Parr  0-1361969British ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
2. R Thomas vs R Bellin  1-0571969British ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
3. R Bellin vs M Gavrilovic 1-0281969British ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
4. R Lancaster vs R Bellin  ½-½271969British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. R Bellin vs M J Haygarth  ½-½171969British ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
6. P M Jamieson vs R Bellin  1-0361969British ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
7. R Bellin vs G Bonner  1-0331969British ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
8. S Saverymuttu vs R Bellin  ½-½181969British ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
9. R Bellin vs D Lees  ½-½251969British ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
10. M J Franklin vs R Bellin  0-1301969British ChampionshipA36 English
11. F N Stephenson vs R Bellin  ½-½401969British ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
12. R Bellin vs J Hardinge  1-0301969SouthportB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. R Bellin vs Keene ½-½461969Training game, IpswichB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. R Bellin vs D J Sherman  1-0381970Islington OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
15. R Bellin vs R G Ambler  1-0311970Islington OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
16. R Bellin vs Timman  ½-½221970Islington OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. Timman vs R Bellin  0-1421970Islington Junior A+B61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
18. R Bellin vs Miles  1-0551970Islington Junior AC42 Petrov Defense
19. R R Smith vs R Bellin  ½-½241970Islington Junior AA04 Reti Opening
20. R Johannes vs R Bellin  0-1391970Islington Junior AA04 Reti Opening
21. R Bellin vs M Stean  ½-½261970Islington Junior AB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
22. R O'Kelly vs R Bellin  ½-½201970Islington Junior AA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
23. R Bellin vs Nunn  ½-½231970Islington Junior AC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
24. R Moberly vs R Bellin  0-1361970Islington Junior AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. R Bellin vs S Mariotti  ½-½401970Islington Junior AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 652  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Robert Bellin
Born 30th June 1952 in Great Yarmouth
Awarded the IM title in 1977 he was British champion in 1979 (on tie break). He was also 1st= in 1974 but lost the playoff.
Feb-13-05  MidnightDuffer: The author of an upcoming book, "The London System", April 28th is the set release date, check it out at amazon, why do they already have the cover of the book though? Sounds good!
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  ray keene: probably bellins greatest international success was a clear first prize in the international tournament -all play all-held at beijing canton and shanghai in 1981. bellin dominated this event ahead of chinas top players, jon speelman and myself.
Jun-30-06  BIDMONFA: Robert Bellin

BELLIN, Robert

Jun-30-06  THE pawn: the bellin wall.
Jan-01-07  Necessary Truths: The guy must be an optimist for marrying Dr. Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles Bellin. From this we can deduce that the proper style of play against him is conservative - waiting for him to take some kind of risk and then exploiting it.
Jun-21-07  Thorsson: I find it slightly odd that Bellin and Dr Jana appear to have lasted the course. IIRC correctly Bellin's education was extremely truncated, because even at an early age he was absolutely fixated on chess. OTOH perhaps there's a pattern here, Hartston was Cambridge, Miles dropped out of Sheffield...

I remember that he used to turn up at all the congresses in a battered old camper van, which definitely didn't have a shower on board...

Dec-10-07  brankat: From the Bio: <He is the current Husband of Dr. Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles Bellin.>

Hmmm, sounds so 21st century,She must have had a few :-)

Jul-09-08  Broon Bottle: I understand Mr Bellin has earned a GM norm. How is his quest going to become one of the oldest new GMs? ch-cheers
Aug-04-08  Broon Bottle: Any news on Bellin's hopes of becoming the oldest GM in town?
Jun-30-10  wordfunph: WGM Jana Malypetrova married British IM William Hartston in 1970. She later divorced him and married GM Tony Miles. She later divorced him and married IM Robert Bellin?
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  MissScarlett: Now we know what attracted Jana:

May-16-21  Nosnibor: I note that game 163 is a duplicate of game 164 in the data base. With reference to Robert I first met him when he was a teenager whilst he was competing in the 1969 British Championship. A very amicable young man and I believe he met Jana whilst playing in a local tournament. The last time I saw him was at Alan Edwards funeral in 2010. He and Alan were good friends.
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  MissScarlett: Are you sure they're duplicates? The system has a quirk that sometimes causes the same game to be listed twice. Check the respective gids.
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  Stonehenge: I've deleted a Chandler-Bellin duplicate.
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  WTHarvey: Double Queen Sacrifice

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Black mates in 4.
Christopher Ward vs Robert Bellin, West Bromwich, 1997

1...♕xe3+ if 2.♖xe3 f2+ 3.♔h1 f1/♕+ 4.♖xf1 ♖xf1#

Mar-25-23  Nosnibor: Herewith a game from the 1971 World Junior Championship held in Athens. <White: Kamran Shirazi> < Black: Robert Bellin > <Opening Nimzo Indian Defence E41 > 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Nge2 0-0 6.a3 cxd4 7.axb4 dxc3 8.Nxc3 d5 9.cxd5 exd5 10.Be2 Nc6 11.b5 d4 12.Na2 Ne7 13.0-0 Nf5 14.exd4 Nxd4 15.Be3 Nxe2+ 16.Qxe2 Bg4 17.f3 Bf5 18.Rfd1 Qe7 19.Qf2 b6 20.Rd4 a6 21.Nb4 axb5 22.Rad1 h6 23.Nc6 Qc7 24.Nd6 Ne8 25.Bxb6 Qxb6+ 0-1

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