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Andrew Ledger
  
Number of games in database: 410
Years covered: 1988 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2334 (2375 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2443

Overall record: +138 -115 =156 (52.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian Attack (31) 
    A07
 French Defense (21) 
    C05 C00 C10 C07 C03
 English (20) 
    A10 A15 A16 A17 A13
 English, 1 c4 e5 (16) 
    A21 A25 A26 A27 A28
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Sicilian (15) 
    B22 B25 B23 B27 B30
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (61) 
    B17 B12 B11 B18 B10
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D84 D97 D86 D85 D78
 Slav (18) 
    D17 D10 D15 D12 D11
 French Defense (17) 
    C10 C07 C11 C01 C00
 French (11) 
    C10 C11 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D02 A41 A46 A45 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D J Ledger vs A Ledger, 1999 1/2-1/2
   T Rendle vs A Ledger, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Chandler vs A Ledger, 1997 0-1
   A Ledger vs G Gaehwiler, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Isle of Man Open (1998)
   British Championship (2021)
   Isle of Man Open (1997)
   British Championship (1994)
   Gibraltar Masters (2003)
   British Championship (1997)
   Isle of Man Open (1996)
   British Championship (2004)
   British Championship (1998)
   British Championship (1992)
   British Championship (1991)
   British Championship (1996)
   British Championship (1990)
   British Championship (2001)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Four Nations Chess League
   A Ledger vs J Emms (Oct-23-22) 1/2-1/2
   B Clarke vs A Ledger (Oct-22-22) 1-0
   H Olson vs A Ledger (Oct-10-21) 1-0
   A Ledger vs D Gormally (Oct-09-21) 1-0
   A Ledger vs N Pert (Oct-08-21) 1/2-1/2

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ANDREW LEDGER
(born May-23-1969, 53 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]
IM Andrew J. Ledger from England.

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 430  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gavrikov vs A Ledger  1-036198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA15 English
2. A Ledger vs Wojtkiewicz  0-1311989Hastings Challengers 1989/90A07 King's Indian Attack
3. A Ledger vs J Gallagher  1-0391989Hastings Challengers 8990A46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Ledger vs Wojtkiewicz  0-1311989Hastings Challengers 8990A07 King's Indian Attack
5. M J Freeman vs A Ledger ½-½521989Dorset v. BedfordshireD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
6. J Howell vs A Ledger  0-1601989British ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
7. A Ledger vs Arkell  0-1611989British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
8. G Lane vs A Ledger  1-0291989British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. A Ledger vs C Ward  1-0291989British ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. C Beaumont vs A Ledger  ½-½141989British ChampionshipA15 English
11. A Ledger vs P K Wells  1-0301989British ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. S Conquest vs A Ledger  ½-½421989British ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
13. A Ledger vs Flear  ½-½311989British ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
14. J Levitt vs A Ledger  ½-½161989British ChampionshipD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
15. A Ledger vs K Murugan  ½-½201989British ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
16. A Ledger vs Jukka Korhonen  1-083198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. N McDonald vs A Ledger  0-150198913th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA05 Reti Opening
18. A Ledger vs Ulybin  0-1501990Hastings Challengers 9091B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. V Akopian vs A Ledger  1-0501990Oakham YMD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
20. Svidler vs A Ledger 1-0401990OakhamB15 Caro-Kann
21. R Tozer vs A Ledger  ½-½601990OakhamD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
22. A Ledger vs C Morrison  1-0471990British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. G Buckley vs A Ledger  0-1211990British ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
24. Arkell vs A Ledger 1-01001990British ChampionshipA15 English
25. A Ledger vs J Cavendish  1-0401990British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 430  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Is there a <Ledger opening> ?

And what are those <Ledger lines> ? :D

Apr-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  pawn to QB4: The Woodhouse Cup: fought over between Yorkshire teams since 1884 - don't suppose there are many local competitions as old as that. Still playing for the original trophy, made (so I've heard) by the silversmith responsible for the first FA Cup, and some us still play for it like life depended on it. After more years than I care to remember when we missed out by a single match point - twice needing to beat York and drawing 4-4, like the scars of that are going to heal easily! we of Sheffield have finally done it. This is our board one, and he not only led us with skill and sportsmanship and wit and charm - he even bought me a pint after today's win at Hull. Cheers Andrew - the good will lasts until your next trip to Chesterfield.
Apr-19-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <pawn to QB4> Congratulations! and thanks for a nice chess story.
Jun-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Once: And I had the pleasure of playing on the same team as Andrew before he moved "oop north" - the Department of the Environment team in the London civil service in the 1990's.

He hardly lost a game for us on board one (I can only remember one loss) and he gave the rest of the team a helping hand by bumping us all down a board. Good to see that he is still going strong in the provinces!

Aug-13-09  BIDMONFA: Andrew Ledger

LEDGER, Andrew
http://www.bidmonfa.com/ledger_andr...
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Jan-10-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Photo and interview: http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/...
May-01-15  Sally Simpson: A. Ledger - A. Cherniaev, Hasting 2000.

Doing a puzzle book on the bus going to work. '365 Checkmates' by Gallagher.

Hit this one (No.77). Solved it and spent the rest of the journey just giggling about it.

I love a good swindle.

Black is winning and to wrap things up he played...


click for larger view

35...Bd5.

White to play. (hint...Think Mondays)

I have submitted the full game. Someone be ready with an apt pun.

May-02-15  Retireborn: I loathe swindles myself, Geoff! Probably because I've been on the receiving end so often :)

In this case pawn f6 is a big red warning flag and the theme Rh8+, Qf8 isn't difficult to spot.

May-02-15  Sally Simpson: Hi Retireborn,

Like a carton in a newspaper this one just caught me. The King going from h8 to g8 to f8 and then mated.

I'm sure if you scan your scorebook you will have won a few games you should have lost.

All we have to remember is that when we win one we have to give one back. It's the law of Chess Physics.

Of course each swindle has it's instructive value and should not be dismissed simply as a cheapo.

It's when you play that winning move. The one you think will force resignation - that's you in blunderland and are at your most vulnerable.

R Austin vs G Chandler, 1980

I never even smelt it coming....

Back to this game:
Move 35 hints at time trouble if it was 40 in two hours. (I've no idea what the time control was.) But there again we must remember our Alekhine. 'Being in Time Trouble is not an excuse."

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