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Matthew Sadler
Number of games in database: 373
Years covered: 1986 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2694 (2673 rapid, 2646 blitz)

Overall record: +142 -54 =138 (63.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 39 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (38) 
    E32 E42 E52 E21 E53
 King's Indian (18) 
    E80 E94 E61 E92
 Sicilian (11) 
    B30 B40 B31 B20 B47
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D47 D45 D48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D31 D35 D36
 Slav (9) 
    D12 D15 D10 D11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (49) 
    B90 B52 B92 B93 B99
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (33) 
    D20 D27 D24 D23 D29
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B99 B93 B92 B96
 French Defense (16) 
    C03 C11 C01 C05
 English, 1 c4 e5 (16) 
    A29 A25 A20 A26 A21
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A40 A46 A45 D02 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Zagorskis vs Sadler, 1998 0-1
   Karpov vs Sadler, 1998 0-1
   E Relange vs Sadler, 1997 0-1
   Sadler vs Kudrin, 1988 1-0
   Illescas Cordoba vs Sadler, 1995 0-1
   I Rausis vs Sadler, 1999 0-1
   Sadler vs D Leal, 2018 1-0
   Sadler vs S Ernst, 2011 1-0
   Morozevich vs Sadler, 1999 0-1
   F Rayner vs Sadler, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1997/98 (1997)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   Hastings 1998/99 (1998)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Tata Steel Group C (2012)
   Bundesliga 1998/99 (1999)
   Groningen Candidates (1997)
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Study Chess (Sadler) by Qindarka
   Hastings 1992/93 by suenteus po 147
   Tilburg Fontys 1998 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings Premier 1997/8 by protean
   Hastings Premier 1998/9 by protean

   🏆 4NCL Div 1a 2018/19
   Rapport vs Sadler (May-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   Arkell vs Sadler (May-05-19) 0-1
   Sadler vs S T Ansell (May-04-19) 1-0
   J Camacho Collados vs Sadler (Feb-10-19) 0-1
   Sadler vs I Rees (Feb-09-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-15-1974, 46 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
GM from England. Winner of the British Championship in 1995 and 1997 (=Michael Adams), and winner of the 13th International Open in Barcelona in 2011 with 8.5/10 and the Oslo Chess International (2011) with 8/9, the latter representing a TPR of 2849. Member of the Guildford 1 team that won the 4NCL 2013-14.

Wikipedia article: Matthew Sadler %28chess player%29

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 373  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sadler vs K Ellis  1-0201986King's Head QuickplayD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Hebden vs Sadler ½-½531988Hastings 1988/89D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Sadler vs Gelfand  0-1641988Oakham Young MastersE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
4. D Norwood vs Sadler ½-½281988Oakham Young MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
5. D Norwood vs Sadler  ½-½201988London WFWA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Sadler vs Hebden 1-0291988London WFWE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. Sadler vs Fedorowicz  ½-½401988London WFWE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. Adams vs Sadler 1-060198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Suba vs Sadler  ½-½37198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA09 Reti Opening
10. Sadler vs Kudrin 1-036198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
11. Sadler vs C McNab  ½-½251989London WFWA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
12. J Polgar vs Sadler  1-0531989Hastings Open 1988/89B42 Sicilian, Kan
13. J M Hodgson vs Sadler  1-0261989London WFWA27 English, Three Knights System
14. Sadler vs Adams 1-0501989London WFWE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
15. Sadler vs Larsen  0-1491989London WFWE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
16. Sadler vs N Davies  ½-½241989London WFWA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
17. Suba vs Sadler  1-0541989London WFWA20 English
18. Sadler vs Vladimirov  ½-½401990Hastings Challengers 9091D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Speelman vs Sadler  ½-½29199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
20. A Maric vs Sadler  0-125199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. M F Noble vs Sadler  0-1491990BCF-chD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Petursson vs Sadler  1-0411990Aosta OpenA25 English
23. Hebden vs Sadler  0-1341991Hastings ChallengersD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. Sadler vs R Byrne  0-1331991London WFWD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. N Davies vs Sadler  ½-½301991London WFWA26 English
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Oct-13-11  nok: Man, you scared the hell out of me starting your post that way.
Oct-13-11  rapidcitychess: <twinlark>

I'm not sure if "death-defying" and "chess" can be used together. ;D

Oct-14-11  twinlark: <nok> Sorry about that.

I just came back and when I checked on the kibitz log on my home page, I actually had the same reaction for a brief shocking moment before I realised it was actually my post.

Oct-14-11  bronkenstein: <...Matthew Sadler had already been invited to Wijk aan Zee in July, for the Grandmaster Group C, and accepted. In an article on tournament director Jeroen van den Berg says he's (pleasantly) surprised about Sadler's recent results, and admits that he belongs in the B group. Since that group is already full, he'll 'have a chat' with Sadler about the situation.> from
Nov-25-11  parmetd: Despite repeated claims by Sadler of turning down invites to play RR tournaments... he accepted one! Tata group C:
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  Penguincw: I don't know how long it's been since he last played, but today he beat Hopman in 40 moves.
Jan-29-12  Diarrhea: Sadler has had a shocking tournament as I'm sure he would agree. With his rating at 2660 and many players rated 2200, 2300, 2400, he should have chalked up a good number of wins, but drew most of the games. It admittedly must be anoying playing in a tournament with lots of players rating much lower than you, as you have to win more games to maintain the same rating, but he really should have steamrolled many of the lower graded players who he drew against.
Jan-29-12  AlphaMale: He can retire again now in good conscience.
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  Penguincw: Yep indeed. Sadler lost 29 points, the most in the whole tournament. The next biggest loser was Topalov (in Group A) who lost 18.
May-02-12  RookFile: < wow, interesting 1...a6 and 2...h6!!!!>

It's not so interesting when you do what Botvinnik said. Against weird stuff, you should contruct a strong pawn center (pawns at c4, d4, e4, f4 etc.) and ask black what he does now. The mistake is to emphasize piece play.

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  wordfunph: coming soon! Study Chess with Matthew Sadler..

Oct-11-13  PhilFeeley: An interesting game (missing here) from when Sadler returned to regular play in the Dutch League:

F. Elburg - M. Sadler, Dutch League, 2011

1. c4 b6 2. Nc3 Bb7 3. e4 e6 4. d3 c5 5. g3 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. Nge2 d6 8. 0-0 Nc6 9. h3 h6 10. Be3 a6 11. Qd2 g5 12. f4 gxf4 13. gxf4 Qd7 14. Kh2 Rg8 15. Bf3 0-0-0 16. Rg1 Na5 17. Bf2 d5 18. cxd5 exd5 19. e5 d4 20. Bxb7 Qxb7 21. exf6 dxc3 22. bxc3 Rxg1 23. Rxg1 Bxf6 24. Qe3 Qd5 25. d4 Nc4 26. Qd3 Kb7 27. Qg3 Nd2 28. Rd1 Nf3+ 29. Kg2 Nxd4+ 30. Kf1 Nxe2 0-1

Also discussed in his new book <Study Chess with Matthew Sadler> where he provides a lot of variations.

Oct-11-13  PhilFeeley: In the book, he discusses (Ch. 2) how he came to take up the Dutch Defense. There should be more of those games here. Some may be mislabeled "Queen's Pawn Game."
Oct-11-13  PhilFeeley: Another Dutch missing from here, and a very interesting game:

E. De Hann - M. Sadler, Dutch Cup, 2011

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 0-0 6. 0-0 c6 7. b3 d5 8. Ba3 Nbd7 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nbd2 b6 11. Qc2 a5 12. Rfc1 Ba6 13. e3 Rac8 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. Nc4 c5 16. Qd2 Rfd8 17. Qe1 Nb4 18. Bf1 Bb7 19. Qe2 Be4 20 a3 Nc6 21. Ncd2 Bd5 22. Qb5 cxd4 23. exd4 Na7 24. Qa6 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Qxa3 26. Rc7 Nc6 27. Bc4 Qa1+ 28. Kg2 Qxd4 29. Qb7 Qxd2 30. Bxd5 Qxd5 31. Qxc6 Nc5 32. Qxb6 Nd7 33. Qa7 Kf7 34. Qb7 Qxb7 35. Rxb7 Kf6 36. Ra7 Nc5 37. Rxa5 Nxb3 38. Ra7 Nc5 39. h4 h6 40. Rc7 Ne4 41. Rc2 g5 42. hxg5 hxg5 43. Ng1 Rd2 44. Rxd2 Nxd2 45. f3 Ke5 46. Kf2 Kd4 47. Nh3 Nxf3 48. Kg2 g4 49. Ng5 Nxg5 0-1

Mar-16-16  pazzed paun: Had a chance to skim sadlers new book chess for life about making a comeback at an advanced age

Excessive amount of pace devoted to openings and their statistics

Jun-14-16  Caissanist: For someone who's basically retired (only 6 rated games in the past year), he's doing awfully well. Currently he's only one rating point away from being England's #2 player. No doubt it helps that he lives in a country where he can get a single game against a strong opponent pretty much whenever he wants to.
Apr-25-17  Caissanist: Continuing to steadily improve as a 42 year-old amateur, Sadler now has his highest FIDE ranking in 15 years. For the past few years he's only played in the English 4 Nations Chess League but, with a result of 7.5-0.5 in the last year's games, it seems that he knows what he's doing.
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  MissScarlett: Sadler's game face:
Apr-12-18  zanzibar: If that's what he looks like in a totally winning position I'd hate to see his game face when he's losing.
Sep-02-19  Sally Simpson: ***

Mathew is the 'World Colour Chess' Champion. (I had no idea what that was either).

Basically, you have two moves each every turn. The board has many different colours, if you move to a blue square your opponent must move to a blue square.

Then you opponent makes another move to any colour of square he likes, you must then copy the colour move and make a move of your choice.

Normal chess rules apply.

I'd like to see a pgn of a colour game

Mar-25-20  0o0o0o0o0: He is defying chess gravity by getting better with age. At 45 he almost has a record high of 2700.
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  keypusher: <0o0o0o0o0: He is defying chess gravity by getting better with age. At 45 he almost has a record high of 2700.>

I blame AlphaZero.

Mar-28-20  0o0o0o0o0: @keypusher

:) he finally found his muse!

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  perfidious: <0o0o0o0o0: @keypusher

:) he finally found his muse!>

Sometimes it takes a while, but was it worth the wait?

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  MissScarlett: <British Chess Magazine>, April 1988, p.151:

<Do You Know Your Fischer?

Matthew Sadler does! The Kent junior appeared on an ITV game show, "You Bet", on February 20, claiming to be able to identify any Fischer game he was shown on a chess board. He coped almost totally successfully. The astute viewer may have noticed the clue "Gligorich". The games were all taken from the Faber book <My 60 Memorable Games>, recently reprinted.

However, the programme was planned last October but there was an unanticipated difficulty. The LWT producer could not lay hands on a copy of the book in London shops, or from the publisher. However the <BCM> helped out, as we still had a few left on the shelf!>

I imagine Matthew sometimes wakes at night in a cold sweat, having dreamt about this clip having turned up and gone viral on the Internet.

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