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Matthew J Turner
Number of games in database: 254
Years covered: 1990 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2509 (2500 rapid, 2491 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +89 -40 =94 (61.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 31 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A45 D00 A40 A46 D02
 English (16) 
    A10 A13 A15 A16 A14
 Sicilian (11) 
    B22 B23 B25 B50 B20
 English, 1 c4 e5 (10) 
    A20 A26 A28 A22 A25
 King's Indian (5) 
    E60 E62 E64 E84
 French Defense (5) 
    C00 C03 C07 C01
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B27 B32 B25 B30 B52
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C78 C92 C68 C77 C63
 Slav (12) 
    D17 D11 D10 D15 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 A46 D04 D02 A40
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A36 A30
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E53 E42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Rudd vs M J Turner, 2003 0-1
   M J Turner vs A Hunt, 1999 1-0
   M J Turner vs C Hanley, 2012 1/2-1/2
   B Barthel vs M J Turner, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2000/01 (2000)
   Bunratty Masters (2019)
   Hastings Online All-Play-All (2021)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   BCF-ch (1999)
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)
   British Championship (2001)
   British Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 2000/01 by Phony Benoni

   🏆 Hastings Online All-Play-All
   D Gormally vs M J Turner (Jan-10-21) 1-0, rapid
   M Wadsworth vs M J Turner (Jan-10-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Hebden vs M J Turner (Jan-10-21) 0-1, rapid
   M J Turner vs D Howell (Jan-10-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   M J Turner vs G Jones (Jan-10-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Dec-11-1975, 45 years old) United Kingdom

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Grandmaster from Scotland. Scottish Champion in 2019.

Last updated: 2019-09-25 11:48:19

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 254  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Psakhis vs M J Turner  ½-½541990Groningen opB30 Sicilian
2. B Barthel vs M J Turner  0-1271991Krumbach (Germany)C55 Two Knights Defense
3. A Galliamova vs M J Turner  0-1381992Oakham YME60 King's Indian Defense
4. A Aleksandrov vs M J Turner  ½-½441992EU-ch U20E93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
5. J Barkhagen vs M J Turner  0-1291992EU-ch U20E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
6. M J Turner vs Shulman  ½-½591993EU-ch U18C00 French Defense
7. M J Turner vs E Akhmylovskaia-Donaldson  ½-½281993PortlandC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. M J Turner vs P Motwani  ½-½171994BCF-chC29 Vienna Gambit
9. M J Turner vs J Kjeldsen  0-1421994It Aarhus FestugeB40 Sicilian
10. M J Turner vs N Davies  ½-½42199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC29 Vienna Gambit
11. M J Turner vs Wolff  0-137199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. M J Turner vs Bronstein  1-0431995Hastings Challengers 1995/96C25 Vienna
13. M J Turner vs Hebden  0-1311995Hastings MastersC44 King's Pawn Game
14. M J Turner vs A Obodchuk  1-0391996Komercni Banka OpenB07 Pirc
15. S Williams vs M J Turner  ½-½241996Smith & Williamson YM 6thA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
16. A Ledger vs M J Turner  0-1481997NCL978 Invicta Kts-Midland MsB25 Sicilian, Closed
17. M J Turner vs M J Freeman  1-0501997Northumbrian MastersB10 Caro-Kann
18. J Rowson vs M J Turner  ½-½331997LondonA36 English
19. M J Turner vs S Williams  1-0351998Smith & Williamson YM 8thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. D Kopec vs M J Turner  ½-½291998BCF-chT 97/98B30 Sicilian
21. M J Turner vs Timoshenko  ½-½191998Berliner Sommer 16thA10 English
22. Ftacnik vs M J Turner  1-0591998ECC Zone 5A40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. B Lalic vs M J Turner  1-0241998Iona Tech Masters, KilkennyB06 Robatsch
24. M J Turner vs Baburin  ½-½281998Iona Tech Masters, KilkennyD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. P K Wells vs M J Turner  ½-½331998Oxford GM A EventB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 254  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-18-05  mack: Former Countdown finalist.
Jul-18-05  WMD: He certainly proved better at rearranging letters than Jim Plaskett.
Jul-18-05  mack: I can see a games collection coming on here - chess players who have been on TV gameshows. Plaskett, Turner, Hartston, Dlugt, Thurlow, um... and all the rest of them.
Jul-18-05  mack: Dlugy*
Jul-18-09  BoardLord: GM Turner became third in Arctic Chess Challenge 2008 and will participate in the 2009 edition in Tromsø, Norway as well. In connection with this I have written a profile of him that you can read at my blog Sjakkfantomet. It's in English.

Dec-11-10  BobCrisp: <Postscript on the theme of overheard conversations

At the recent, and last, <Lloyds Bank Masters>, I achieved my final IM norm and, having scored 2/4 against GM opposition, was well satisfied with my performance. The following conversation took place between GMs Mark Hebden and Patrick Wolff.

<Hebden>: "Who've you just played?"

<Wolff>: "Somebody called Turner."

<Hebden>: "Oh, you played Matthew...he doesn't know much theory but can be tricky in the middle game."

<Wolff>: "It's interesting you should say that."

<Hebden>: "Why?"

<Wolff>: "His opening was CRAP!!"

At least I know where I stand in the grand order of things.>

(November 1994, <CHESS> magazine)

Dec-17-10  BIDMONFA: Matthew Turner

TURNER, Matthew

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  Octavia: Here is a bit from <bdlord> Matthew Turner (2517) is an English chess professional. He was born on the 12th of December 1975. He became a Grandmaster in 2002, and since the year 2000 he has been stable between 2480 and 2520 with a peak-elo of 2519. Since Turner got his Grandmaster-title he has had a rather low tournament activity where the league 4NCL is his main arena. He nowadays is more a teacher of chess and he works at the Millfield School in Somerset, England. Matthews chess classes include all levels of play, from beginners to experienced international players. To last year's (2008) Arctic Chess Challenge he brought with him his 21 years old student Peter S Poobalasingam (2224), and we remember that both of them did well - with Matthew at a strong 3rd place and Peter at an amazing 9th place - performing almost 200 points above his actual elo rating.

In 2001 at Hastings he beat the young Levon Aronian who already was quite some player. But his sweetest chess memory is probably from the Four Nations Chess League in England where the board order of his team one season was 1. GM Turner 2. GM Morozevich 3. GM Short...

He was 1st= in the Ayr chess congress last week end.

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  MissScarlett: When did he become Scottish?

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